Discernment Leads to Good Fortune
There are various theories of fortune. People believe that our good or bad actions, words or thoughts (Karma) lead to good or bad fortune. This is true. But there is a link–pin also. A great depends on to what extent our past actions, words, thoughts or feelings have led to a state of discernment – a deep understanding of the TRUTHS of life – of what is right and what is wrong. In Hindi, we popularly call it “Vivek”.
Discernment is the gift of God to mankind and the home of discernment is one’s conscience and one’s ability to see the deeper layers of truth. All our scientists perhaps had a good amount of discernment within them because of which they could see the deeper layers of truths of physical world.
Every human being can be a scientist of human nature. In the course of our life there are moments when we come across the deeper facts of life. Such moments lead to discernment. Greater the discernment, the closer a person would be to divine forces or to good fortune in other words. The following are some ways to develop discernment:
We should honestly answer the questions that arise in our conscience and should accept the truth;
Free flow of feelings and emotions is a barrier to discernment. Emotions generate out of some personal attachments or fears whereas discernment makes us aligned with universal forces.
Silence and speech which helps in maintaining the balance of Nature lead to discernment.
Making sorrow an input to develop patience is a function of discernment. When we realize the fact that without divine support the hurt could have been doubled – we develop patience. Patience is positively aligned with divinity and self-empowerment. Only a self-empowered person can sustain good fortune.
Discernment resides in equilibrium. To maintain this equilibrium, one should be in limits in one’s actions, words, thoughts and feelings.
Critical incidents and big responsibilities compel us to develop discernment. The other option can be that we proactively take some big responsibility on our shoulders and help others sincerely in coming out of a problem or complex or critical situation.
When we take some such steps, we help ourselves in developing discernment or deeper levels of wisdom and thus, invite good fortune in our life. Discernment demands self-control but the rewards are very high.
We can conclude with the thought that developing discernment (a sense of judgement) is one of the basic purposes of life. When we are born, we are totally helpless. The feeling of helplessness continues throughout our life. Discernment, on the other hand, gives us a sense of inner power – a sense of inner freedom. And there comes a point when we do not even look forward to good fortune. We experience complete freedom.