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Get Your Flair Back
Karl: Hey, Ramji, thanks again. I took a deeper look and saw I had to rework some things and figure my next steps in life out. I see there will be no quick fixes and I can’t go back, and sometimes things get tough. Well, if you get a chance maybe you can still send a prayer my way, some of my faith has been rocked. So seeing as how you’re more in “tune” with Isvara, your words may carry more weight in the sense that your mind is more peaceful and you have more practice, no doubt, compared to me. You’re more spiritually gifted in many ways. Was hoping for luck, or at least the negativity that I seem to have gotten stuck with to go away. I need to get a more peaceful mind and get motivated in the right direction to be fruitful, and not be a burden on others. I need to get back on track and get my flair back, or whatever it was that got me this far. I guess I’d like some grace to set my path right. Some people get a spiritual recharge and get almost like reborn or reformatted. Maybe I’m not ready for non-dual vision – but if I get such a gift, maybe my mind would understand and I would live accordingly.
Thanks again and I hope all is well.
Ram: Hi, Karl. You must be pretty unhappy these days, Karl. Of course I had a good word with Isvara, but miracles tend to only happen when you hit bottom. I can’t remember what I told you last time, but I think you need to get a proper job and stick with it so you can support yourself. Being a burden on others is not conducive to happiness, not to mention being a burden on yourself. Grace doesn’t come from out of the blue, Karl. Grace is earned by meritorious actions. As Krishna says to Arjuna in the Gita, “Lift yourself up by yourself; you are your own best friend or worst enemy.” Your mind is quite tamasic and getting more so as you get older. You took advantage of your situation so far – Mom and Pop looking after you, doing odd jobs, dabbling in this and that – to coast along without really dealing with life, and now your good karma is running out. So you have to start building it up again. The place to start is work. Waiting for grace is totally tamasic. It is a fantasy. It doesn’t matter what the work is now. Start at the bottom. I have a friend, a young guy, who is a taxi driver. He makes good bucks. You need wheels, a flat and a girlfriend. You can’t hide out on the fringes of life just getting by. No wonder you are depressed. If you get involved, you will feel a lot better. Where are you now? What are you doing?
~ Love, Ramji