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May 21, 2017

Essays for IBPS PO 2017 - As You Sow So Shall You Reap


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As You Sow So Shall You Reap

The proverb 'As you sow so shall you reap' assumes significance in the light of Karma. In order to understand the meaning of this proverb in a better way, let's consider an example of a farmer who sows the seeds, ploughs the field and water it regularly in order to get a good harvest. Just in case, he fails to take care of the seeds at any stage, he may not get the desired results. This is what holds true in the case of human life also. The actions do reciprocate. In short, it means that we have to bear the consequences of our actions. It is our present that shapes our future.

The theory of Karma is spoken about in many of the sacred and religious texts and so is implicitly explained in this proverb. The good one does to others definitely comes back to him. It may take sometime to get the results but life has a full circle.

When one sees negative people progressing and succeeding in life, many tend to question the validity of this theory. But this is the trickiest part about the Karma that one fails to understand when it comes into the picture. It is unescapable. In fact, many of the sacred text strongly advocate the fact that Karma is not restricted to a single lifetime.

The cycle goes over multiple lifetimes. One needs to balance the karmic debt with his good gestures and actions. Somebody else's action should not be the deciding factor of our reaction. This will add on to our negative deeds. If we leave aside the concept of Karma, then also one should behave in a manner in which he expects the others to behave with him. Nobody likes to be ill-treated.

The proverb holds significance in our daily life as well. A hard-working and sincere child perform well in the academics. On one hand, a well behaved and polite individual is revered by his fellows. On the other hand, a rude and impolite person isn't considered worthy of any sort of respect.

Youth is the golden period of one's life. In case, one sows the seeds of idleness and bad habits, life is bound to be miserable and full of hardships. But the seeds of hard work, patience, and perseverance definitely bear sweet fruit. We are the architects of our destiny and can either make or mar our destiny.

As a human being, our duty is to work-hard towards the accomplishment of our goals. The results tend to trickle down slowly. Sometimes it may take time for the results to be conspicuous but one is definitely rewarded for all the hard work that was put in. This proverb has stood against the tests of time.

Always remember goodness will never go waste. Evil deeds at one or the other time get noticed and punished. If someone is on the track of virtues, he will be rewarded sooner or later. Goodness and hardwork makes the journey of life simpler and easier. Law of Karma stipulates if a person is spreading happiness through charity and kindness, it means he is sowing the seeds of happiness and that will produce the fruits of happiness.

Difficult Words with Meanings :
  • Assumes to suppose or infe
  • Reciprocate respond to, return the favour
  • Implicitly completely, absolutely
  • Revered respected, admired
  • Perseverance determination, resolution
  • Trickle down to diffuse downward to reach someone or something
  • Conspicuous clearly visible
  • Stipulates specify, say down.
shared by Nisheeta Mirchandani
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