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Resolving Karma

By Adebowale, Nigeria

In 2009, I lost almost half my poultry chickens to various uncontrollable diseases. I could not restock because of finances so crossbred local hens with one non-local cock. It went well for six months and I had high hopes.

After six months I noticed that snakes were eating the eggs and during incubation some of the hens will just disappear. I later traced the cause to hawks and a kind of animal called “ayinren” the family of foxes were responsible. I figured out that I should be boasting about three hundred chicks by December 2014. By January 2015, I have only five left—three fowls and two beautiful pullets. By March the two pullets were gone after feeding them in the morning, leaving me with three fowls. I then decided not to invest until I am able to be rid of the other preying animals.

Early June, one afternoon I heard a distress cry of one of the fowls. I ran out to the spot to discover that it was the prized cross breeder that was killed by an animal before I could be there. I wept.

About a week later while brooding over the loss, it dawned on me that my action in my late forties had come home to roost. How?

I followed my uncle to his station Okun Owa to start my education 1945. A local boy of my age came to live with us in the Anglican Mission House which had a large uncultivated backyard bush. Some local hens and guinea fowls made the place home. When hard pressed with hunger, we used to comb the bush for eggs when my uncle travelled home on weekends. We even went as far as killing some of the hens for meat. Nobody could suspect us. It was a secret well-kept between us. We took delight in the act then.

The question came to me that have I forgotten how we used to illegally collect eggs and shamefully killed other people’s animals in those days? The realization came on me and I felt sorry. Sorry that I did those acts ignorant of the law of karma.

I therefore thank the Mahanta for this realization. I also thank the Mahanta for resolving the karma for I was all the while worried why it could only be me with such fate in the community. I now know why.

With the realization, I can now go ahead to invest in my pet projects when I have the finance.

 

4 Responses to Resolving Karma

  1. Peter Akpokodje says:

    It takes the grace of the Holy Spirit and a conscious effort of the student of the Mahanta to realize the spiritual blessings in every circumstance and then harvest the lessons while living the spiritual life. Such is divine love.

    Wonderful, rich and complete story. Thank you.

  2. Paula Flint says:

    Thank you so much Adebowale. What a wonderful example of how the ECK works with each of us individually to teach us real-life lessons …. if we will open our hearts to the Wayshower, the Mahanta, and sing HU. Thank you for sharing your example. Baraka Bashad

  3. Stella Udu says:

    Thanks for sharing, this is truly a great story. This man was able to connect how his actions from previous decades was the reason for his current problems. No blaming other people, but taking responsibility and asking for help to resolve the problem. So who is the Mahanta? And how can he help people find answers in their own lives?
    Harold Klemp is the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master. The Mahanta gives inner guidance through dreams, Soul Travel, and the Spiritual Exercises of ECK.
    Find out more visit http://www.eckankar.org

  4. Kokoette Bassey says:

    That’s the reality of law of karma. What goes around comes around, yet the price is paid in some ways, no matter how long, how far. Thanks for sharing this experience.

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