I am quite sure that you have heard something similar before in your life. If not, then you just did. Scientifically there exists a debate regarding the very existence of something referred as soul, but in the spiritual world, we have zero doubts about its existence.
Let’s not waste time discussing “what it is?”. We already have so much on the internet. I am here to discuss what Chanakya would have meant when he said: “Your Soul Knows it all”.
What You Actually Acquire?
In this world, we are busy taking all sorts of decisions. We do whatever we can do in order to satisfy our mental urges where the final goal is to feel happy/Satisfied. Actually, most of the times we do just the opposite under impression that we are doing it right. If this was the case then why so many people keep complaining about their circumstances and about the problems in their lives?
In life “Feeling happy” is not the final objective, what really matters is to “feel satisfied”. Happiness alone is quite worthless in itself unless it delivers satisfaction. The next paragraph might help.
When you perform something utilizing the right/ethical/correct approach, then on the accomplishment of that particular objective you’ll feel happy/satisfied. On the other hand, if you attempted accomplishing it using the opposite means then your soul/conscience will keep reminding you about your misdeed and this will ultimately affect your ability to enjoy the victory.
The million dollar question is “What’s the point in achieving something when you cannot enjoy it wholeheartedly?”. To be true there are multiple scenarios where such action will be valid. We will discuss them at some point in future. For now, Let’s not go out of context.
Our soul works as the guidance system that helps us to evaluate as well as differentiate between right and wrong. As per Dharma deeds of a man hardly matter, but intentions matter a lot. We can easily understand this with the help of the following example.
“Generally lying is considered as a sin, but a lie that helps in accomplishing something good/virtuous is hardly a sin.”
Another important thing to be considered is that our society has created several rules and regulations to govern and to maintain things in an orderly manner. In such setup, we have defined punishments for the wrong actions. To decide something to be right or wrong we have inspectors, judges, and jury. The social setup sometimes fails, but not the setup embedded in us by the omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient. Our soul never fails in judging something to be right or wrong. It is another thing that most of us hardly listen to it.
One More Thing:
Most of the people around us do things they should not. The strange thing about the situation is that majority of them don’t perform those mistakes unknowingly or under ignorance. I know it’s hard to believe, but reality cannot be denied. The list of such activities include, but are not restricted to:
- Consumption of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs.
- Extra-marital affairs.
- Cheating and Lying for greedy intentions.