Why Is That Some People Are Born Rich While Some Struggle Their Entire Lives? (A Spiritual Perspective)
In life, many times we come across people who are born with a silver spoon, bathed with all the materialistic luxuries and comforts marking an elegant lifestyle. At the same time, we also come across people, who after innumerable efforts, are not able to achieve much success. Seeing the former, very often, the latter feels that life is being unfair with them, “While we have to struggle all our lives to make the two ends barely meet, those born rich, even before asking, have everything served on their platter already. Why so?”
So what is the real truth? Is life really being unfair to them? If yes, why this injustice? Why some have no money despite working hard, while others have lots of money not doing anything in life?
In Nature’s justice, there is no injustice, even for a moment. Whatever happens, is correct. This is called the law of karma.
Why do people perceive it as injustice and look for their own justice? It is because they do not know that whatever they encounter is justice. A pauper may win a million rupees in a lottery. This is an example of justice. And it is also justice when one’s pocket is picked. Nature is the ‘regulator’ of the world. The circumstances in one’s life change according to the Nature’s laws. One witnesses the changes but perceives them with his individual intellect and from just one aspect. He sees it only from the angle of his own self-serving purpose and therefore misses on the total perspective.
It is because we were unjust in our past life, that we encounter injustice in this life. According to Nature’s laws, things will unravel in the same way in which they had been woven. If they are woven with injustice, the weave will unravel with injustice. If the weave had been woven with justice, it will unravel with justice. This is how events unfold, but not knowing the real truth, we tend to look for justice in them.
Similar to the results of an examination, these too are all results. If you score ninety-five percent in mathematics and twenty-five percent in English, would you not be able to deduce from these results where you made mistakes? Likewise, we can determine from the effect or outcome of things in life, what the causes of our mistakes were. The results reflect our past mistakes in past lives. We can deduce the cause behind all the events (of struggling our entire life or being born rich, etc.) that come our way.
Just like data entry is done in a computer, similarly one sows karmic seeds through one’s inner intentions called bhaav. One’s bhaav in this lifetime creates new karma for his next life. In other words, the seeds that he is planting in this life will be experienced in his next life. Whatever he experiences in this life, is really the result of his past karma.
All that we encounter in this life, it is the previous (karmic) account that is being settled.
Injustice can occur in human’s law courts, but never in Nature. Nature is constantly just. However, it can never give any proof of this. Only the enlightenment can give you proof of how it is just.
So, act according to the way of Nature; otherwise, you will find the whole world is one big conflict. Even after seeking justice, the results remain the same. Why not accept and understand this from the very beginning then? It is better to accept it happily than to accept it after suffering, isn’t it?
This sutra, “Whatever happens is justice” ends all questions and makes our life free from all tensions. The application of this sentence in life will bring peace, and during adverse times, internal harmony will prevail. We should simply observe what happens. That is justice. One becomes perfect and absolute when he becomes one with justice, and he sees everything as just. Until then, he is either above or below normality.