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The newspapers report all kinds of bad news, but there is no need to fear, “Will it happen to me?"

This worldly life is worth understanding. Who are these uncles, aunts, wives, etc.? They are all accounts on the books of karma created in the previous life. No one has realized this. If they did, they would start clearing these accounts of credits and debits. Because people do not have this realization, they create new accounts in the process of clearing old ones. If there is a pending account with an uncle, its discharge is inevitable, and the uncle is just a nimit.

This world is not meant for suffering, it is yours to enjoy. One experiences only that pleasure or pain which is in his account. Why does one experience only happiness and another only misery? It is because of the kind of accounts he has brought with him. Everyday we hear stories in the news: A man is robbed in a taxi. A husband and wife were tied up and robbed in their apartment, etc. There is no need for you to fear it will happen to you too, after reading such news. This projection (vikalp) of fear verily is the fault and will have to suffer its consequences. Instead, why not move about naturally? You will be robbed only if it is in your account, otherwise no one has the time to meddle with you. 'The fault is of the sufferer', hence you should go about without any fear. The newspapers will report all kinds of things, but does that mean you have to be scared? It is a good thing that the divorce rate is low, but when it increases, people will find a cause to worry about their own divorces! Do not be afraid even if a hundred thousand people are robbed. There is no one above you as your boss.

If an astrologer reads the palm of your hand and tells you that you have four situations that could cause death (ghaat), then you have to be careful during those situations. Now if you overcome one such situation and find yourself living, then feel happy that there is one less in the balance. In the same token, when someone insults you or you have to face an unpleasant situation, you should be happy that there is one less account in the remaining balance. Instead, people become engrossed in such situations. That should not happen. If you have an account of a thousand abuses and someone abuses you, you should tell yourself that at least one is gone from the thousand, now there are only 999 left! You should not have the burden of, 'Why did he insult me?' If you surrender your miseries to 'Dada', then you are free. 'We' have come to take away the miseries of this whole world. Those who want to surrender, surrender them to 'Dada'. Tell Dada, "Dada, I have always been foolish so please be there for me." And Dada will always be present.

*Chandubhai = Whenever Dadashri uses the name 'Chandubhai' or the name of the person Dadashri is addressing, the reader should insert his or her name for exact understanding.

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