Whenever good circumstances occur, people generally believe that ‘we’ made our own luck. And when the circumstances are bad, one immediately throws the blame on his fate.

What is the real truth?
The circumstances in our present life are a reflection of the intentions we’ve harnessed in our past life. Every single circumstance that happens in our life, be it positive or negative, is the direct result of our own past deeds! Our own intent establishes our fate, our luck, the kind of circumstances that happen in our life. Let us understand this through a simple illustration.

Say, one of your friends is donating some funds to a charity. You suddenly see this and stop him saying, “Hey, why are you doing that, this charity organization is not good. Do not waste your money on them.” To this, your friend replies, “I think it’s a good charity. I want to make atleast a small contribution to it. If I had more funds, I would donate much more.”

Now, through such noble intention, your friend has already built good luck for himself. As a result, in future, he will meet lucky circumstances which will bring him ample funds and he will also meet an opportunity to donate for a good cause. And if he continues to maintain his noble intention even then, he will yet again make further luck for himself and the cycle shall continue. You, on the other hand, unknowingly invited bad luck by trying to stop him from donating, as a result of which you could face obstacles in life. Such is the natural law of karma!

From the above-stated simple example, we can establish that we build our own fate through our good or bad intentions during different occasions in life. When our intent is good, our fate will be good, and it shall bring forth lucky circumstances; and vice-versa. Thus ‘our life is an echo of our own intent’.

In order to make lucky circumstances happen in life, here are a few simple, yet effective things we can do:

•Maintain a deep inner intent to never hurt others through our words, thoughts or conduct. If we happen hurt to someone, we’ll do pratikraman. Pratikraman is a three-step process of reversing our mistakes:

1.Confessing the mistake that led to hurting others.
2.Asking for forgiveness for that mistake.
3.Making a firm resolve to never repeat the mistake again.

Pratikraman is a scientific process, which gives one instant inner peace and also pacifies the mind of the person we may have hurt.

•Have an obliging nature to help others. We’ll try to do all we can to make a positive difference in the life of others, regardless of how trivial it may seem to us.

•Treat others the way we would like to be treated. The circumstances in our present life are a reflection of the intentions we’ve harnessed in our past life. At every point in life, before we take any action or say a word to someone, we shall stop and think how would I feel if I was treated in this way.

•Look for the best in others. We’ll always find out positive virtues of others and focus on them. Even if our mind shows some negative of them, we’ll immediately revert to appreciating their good qualities.

•Keep constant awareness of our inner intent. Now that we have the understanding of how to invite lucky circumstances in our life, lets get set and go to make loads of good luck by not allowing our intention to malign even for a split second. And if at all, we err, we shall instantly take a U turn by doing pratikraman.
Our intention is what decides our fate. So, we shall always ensure it remains clean and pure.

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Author's Bio: 

Ambalal M. Patel was a civil contractor by profession. In June 1958, spontaneous Self-Realization occurred within Ambalal M. Patel. From this point on, Ambalal became a Gnani Purush, and the Lord that manifest within him became known as Dada Bhagwan. A Gnani Purush is One who has realized the Self and is able help others do the same. Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan used to go from town to town and country-to-country to give satsang (spiritual discourse) and impart the knowledge of the Self, as well as knowledge of harmonious worldly interactions to everyone who came to meet him. This spiritual science, known as Akram Vignan, is the step-less path to Self-realization.