“O son of Kunti, the nonpermanent appearance of happiness and distress, and their disappearance in due course, are like the appearance and disappearance of winter and summer seasons. They arise from sense perception, O scion of Bharata, and one must learn to tolerate them without being disturbed.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 2.14)
These things don’t usually happen to you. “I’m the most unlucky person” has always been your response to anyone who asked what you would do if something like this were to occur.
It happened, though, to everyone’s surprise. Of course, it is easy to lose perspective. One person lives well enough to find shelter in the cold, have air conditioning in the heat, and put plenty of food on the table. Others around the world are not so fortunate.
Even still, there is something of value God has already given. If a…
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