ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The alternating pain and pleasure teach us great lessons!

Updated on April 28, 2016

Saint Teresa states..

Why pain is created amid pleasure in the world?

Though the human brain contains memories extending to many previous births, the link is automatically cut off, once we take birth. In a way, it is a great blessings from God. We are not able to manage the affairs of one single birth. If we start remembering the events and persons associated with us in many previous births, our grief will be endless. Hence, god out of mercy towards the creation has hidden the past memories from each individual. In spite of that, there were some babies who distinctly remember and recollect some important events that happened just before its death in previous bodies. There were media reports that few babies recollected the events of the past and pestered their parents to carry them to their past birth place or resident. The babies identified some of their close relatives too! These things baffle the research people. But one thing is certain. There is rebirth to each individual. He can not escape from births and deaths unless he completely wipes out the accounts of the past.

It is not only the effects of evil deeds done; it is also the effects of the good deeds too. One can not finish the cycle of birth and death, unless he clears all the effects. It is not like bank accounts where debits and credits are mingled and final balance is arrived. If one has committed a bad deed, he needs to undergo the effect willy-nilly. He can not cancel the bad effects by doing some good deed. Even if one try to propitiate god, he has to undergo the effects of the past. None can escape it at any time. Many people who undergo much grief and torture complain that god is merciless! It is not so. Even while we are blessed with thinking capacity and discrimination, we are governed by certain indisputable laws ordained by the creator. Any act willingly done by any individual will surely bear fruit at the appropriate time. Hence, whether we undertake good or bad deed, it will boomerang upon us certainly at some future time. This is the reason why we get some unexpected booty from some unknown resources and we feel that we are lucky. No, we are predestined to receive the fortune during the time due to the effect of some past good deeds. Likewise, accidents, debts, quarrels, and other natural calamities happen. We may feel that many innocents suffer. But god is Justice. None will be made to suffer for somebody’s mistakes.

In some of my previous hubs I have reiterated the fact that “God is like a postman, who delivers the mails to the correct addressee. He is never concerned about the contents of the letters. He sees that the mails are delivered to the correct persons. The contents are due to our own actions.

Let us ruminate why we are subjected to alternating pain and pleasure? Here I will give a small example. In olden days, ladies used to churn the curds to get butter. The process is like this. In the wooden pillar, ropes will be tied around which extend unto the churning rod. In the other end, the ladies tie a coir to the churning rod and pull it to one end and alternatively to the other end. During this alternating churning, the curd is agitated this way and other way. This is how butter is generated on the top surface. Likewise all individuals are subjected to alternating grief and joy which agitate the conscious. In course of time, wisdom will well up by the continuous agitation like the butter which forms on the surface.

Also in the external world, unless one move in the hot sun, one will not enjoy the cool shade of the tree. One who is always in the shade can not appreciate the coolness unless he moves away in hot sun. Hence alternatives glorify each other. It is the sufferings which make one receptive to good times ahead. Riots are aware that the scorching sun will dry the surface of the earth. The subsequent rain will supply the requisite nutrients to the soil. By tilling the earth, the earth is made receptive for the seeding of grains. Then the harvest will be bumper. Everything in this world has a purpose. Nothing is created in vain. Hence the sufferings we undergo has a reason to grow wisdom in us.

Hence the entire creation is riddled with good and bad and none can escape the dualities in creation. Ultimately we will gain the knowledge and wisdom.

Life is a mixture of joy and sorrow!

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)