I have been thinking a lot about Karma and the positive vibes you send into the Universe. There are a number of reasons why I am thinking about this. I made a conscious choice to live a principled life, what that means is to try to do the right thing everyday. I wrote a small status update on my facebook timeline, I literally mean it when I say:

To those I may have Wronged, I ask Forgiveness.
To those I may have Helped, I wish I did More.
To those I Neglected to help, I ask for Understanding.
To those who helped me, I sincerely Thank you!
Trying everyday to work on myself and be a better human being. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

I have to thank my friend Ajay Chaturvedi, for posting this at the turn of the new year. I added the last sentence to this. I try very hard not to gossip, lie or talk behind people’s back or do something that is not integral to my living philosophy, I strongly believe that there are 7 things that will destroy anyone

  1. Wealth without Work
  2. Pleasure without Conscience
  3. Knowledge without Character
  4. Commerce without Morality
  5. Science without Humanity
  6. Worship without Sacrifice
  7. Politics without Principles

I try to give with absolutely no expectation to Entrepreneurs and Startup Founders and to basically anyone who wants my help. I believe I am building good karma with these actions. It pains me to find out that people talk on my back say things that are untrue and more or less jeopardize what I plan to do. I guess that is part of life, there are always people who do this. I am not here to judge them but I just pray and ask for forgiveness I must have done something awful to deserve this back stabbing. To all those who spread rumours and talk badly about what I am trying to accomplish, I have this saying popularized as something that Mother Theresa said:

  1. People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.  Forgive them anyway.
  2. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.  Be kind anyway.
  3. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.  Succeed anyway.
  4. If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.  Be honest and sincere anyway.
  5. What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.  Create anyway.
  6. If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.  Be happy anyway.
  7. The good you do today, will often be forgotten.  Do good anyway.
  8. Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.  Give your best anyway.

I will continue on this journey with the above wise words. I don’t want to preach but whatever you sow you will reap. I try hard not to sow negativity or evil or lies, for those who do all I have to say is Karma is a strange thing, it always comes back to you.