Farhad Ahmad Pir
Every individual has a dream to achieve to reach the climax of life. A person puts every endeavor to achieve his goals. There are diverse means through which we can reach out to our goals. Mostly there are two ways: rightful and dishonest way to attain our ambitions. A person who begins to get joy in the right way becomes successful despite facing many hurdles in life but at last the success kisses his feet. The way he adopts is acceptable to everybody without harming anyone’s personal life. His right track of achievement makes him ideal among his peers who also try to achieve their goals by following his footsteps. On the other hand, an individual, who adopts an illicit method of reaching out to his goal and thinks that it’s the easiest way to get success, without knowing the consequences. He does self motivating talk and solaces himself that he would choose wrong act only once till he gets his mission successful. But he does not know how a single mistake will throw him into a pit of sins. He uses all kinds of devilish abilities to get his ambition. No doubt, his temporary success does come in his way without putting much venture and he attains his goal rapidly and gets excellence against his counterparts with in no time.
But after getting hold of that thing, he becomes involved in other wicked doings, as it is true how a single mistake takes a person to other villainies. A person consoles his mind that he will do a particular sin of grabbing something in his life only once, but he does not know the reality that his single mistake will become the offshoot of several other transgressions. In this way his method of solving a problem in a wrong way opens a door to many other sins in trying to stabilize his life. His wrong way of getting transitory success becomes a cause of discontentment and this wrong way of reaching out to something does not make him to live happily. How could he live without despondency!
His wrong method reminds him his sinful nature, with this his wrong actions start dancing in front of him. His sins follow him like a dust that clings to a shirt. Wherever he goes, his previous misdeeds on time strikes his mind and does not let him a chance to enjoy. His life becomes a hell and he wishes to come out of this bog but his sinning nature allures him to commit other wrongdoings related to the earlier sins in order to get things better. He does sin after sin but without solving the root of the crisis. He is hell bent on guilt in a hope to get redressal of his evils. He then becomes completely dejected and imposes a self isolation in order to avoid social influence. It is clear here how an individual while taking extreme steps means an erroneous track to grab his earnest needs, the thing which he desires, becomes a cause of his own destruction. Would we know at beforehand how minor sins will lead to bigger sins, we shall have not committed even a trifling offense.
In order to live a care free life one should examine one’s nature at the outset without letting one’s mind fall prey to sins. Make your mind impervious to sins so much so that your mind will not let you to commit even a minor sin. Once you restrict your mind, it must not lead you to other crimes. It is better to curb your sins at the beginning rather than commit one single sin, either by commission or omission.
At last, if we really want our desires to be fulfilled, we ought to choose the right and licit way of reaching to our aspirations.
—The author, a resident of Tujar Sharief , is working as a lecturer at Government Degree College, Leh. He can be reached at: email@example.com