Have us live in the childhood memory and try to remember our school & college friends; many were very capable and talented, but few are still scrambling to discover a sound program to go. Many were mediocre, but they are doing terrific and that surprises us. This is an interesting point and anyone will be curious to find the answer to this.
A pilot without political experience and interest became prime minister of India. Again in India, some chief minister’s wife was sworn in as chief minister who is not even qualified and capable to be a clerk. There are many who get the chance to act either in a movie or on stage as an actor or leader because of their family connections; such opportunity is a dream for many talented and capable persons.
Can we claim that life is beautiful for everyone? No, few are born with disabilities and bound to live a total dependant life. Tell me what’s wrong he has done in this life, so he is getting punished for it?
The many life karmas are affecting this life. There are many who continue doing all unenviable, but in that respect is no paucity of success and felicity in their lifetime. It is wholly due to good karma (Fate) of past life and with the result they are enjoying this life. Sooner the good karma of the past life will be over; bad time will start and he has to face for bad karmas.
In the Hindu religion reincarnation is very much believed, now parapsychologist also supports this. Past-life recognition in children is being studied extensively by several scientists and psychiatrists around the Earth to examine the natural selection of consciousness beyond the physical realm. This link will help to know the mystery of reincarnation:
The bestseller book of Dr. Brian Weiss – “Many Lives, Many Masters”, he has mentioned that we are bound to take rebirth and that too nearby friends and relatives to repay for good or bad karmas. We continue getting hold of birth till we don’t achieve true knowledge. That is why many have a good boss, but few are not. Few have obedient son, but other’s nature is just like a thorn in the flesh. There are people who grow without much struggle, but some are like Chris Gardner (The Pursuit of Happyness).
Many behave like Lanka king Ravana and also claim that hard work and willpower can bring all successes in the life; for them fate and luck are misleading words. Be logical and try to see our neighbors, our friends and maybe our relatives; they have all qualities to be successful, but some are utter failure in their life.
I will never say that hard work is not paying, but without good luck even our best efforts may not be rewarding. The very reason of failure is the negative of past life is greater than this life good karma and with the effect one is pulled back.
It is not a matter of debate, but research that whoever has come up in their lives, have they good planetary combinations to be successful or not? I am pretty sure that all achievers have some excellent planetary combinations; that shows past life good karma and along with this life karma he is able to make it. Ultimately, it is nothing but a story of karmas.
Without having saving how can we withdraw the money from our saving bank account, not possible? Even with nil saving, but without debt we can enjoy and be happy the moment we start saving. If, we had no bad and good karma of the past life, then we need not to repay for that and sooner we start doing good karmas, life takes shape and we flourishes; the progress will be as per the volume of our good karmas.
If someone is successful, then certainly his good karmas are playing a vital role and that is from the past and present both. The best management book, the Bhagwat Geeta also stresses upon karmas.
God too, like a bank manager of any bank, will not give money if our saving account has nil balance. May be kind manager may spare some money from his pocket as a charity, but that will be negligible. God is to manage the world; we enjoy or suffer due to our own karmas.
Now, let us analyze a few charts of famous and successful persons; they were very average or below average in the beginning of life, but they grew to the peak in their endeavor. I am sure that whoever comes up in their life from rags they must be having great yogas of success. Anyone has different thinking, then his findings will be a great help in my research work. I am quoting only a few personalities to understand the magic of karmas in the mortal life.
Bill Gates (Microsoft):
28th October 1955, 2200 Hrs. Seattle, Washington (USA)
Bill Gates began to show an interest in computer programming at age 13. Through technological innovation, keen business strategy and aggressive business tactics, he and partner Paul Allen built the world’s largest software business, Microsoft. In the process, Gates became one of the richest men in the world from an average family background.
Jim Carrey (Actor):
17th January 1962, 0230 Hrs. Newmarket, Ontario (Canada)
The lovable, amazing Jim Carry grew up dirt poor. During his childhood, the whole family lived out of VW camper parked right outside the factory where his parents worked. Before getting his big break Carry jumped around from low-paying job to low-paying job. He even struggled with homelessness for a time. He had left the factory job as a janitor; he had taken in 1978 to help support his family.
With a current net worth estimated to be $2.7 billion, Oprah Gail Winsfrey is in her own category of success. She grew up in poverty on a small farm in Mississippi living with her grandmother and a single mother. Oprah was also sexually assaulted by a relative when she was 9 years old. Despite the hardships of her situation she persevered and went on to become the modern day media mogul and celebrity.
Chris Gardner (Motivational speaker, Entrepreneur):
09th February 1954, 0630 Hrs. Louisiana, Wisconsin (USA)
Christopher’s childhood was marked by poverty, domestic violence, alcoholism, sexual abuse and family illiteracy. He never knew his father, and lived with his beloved mother, when not in foster homes. Christopher Gardner is indebted to Bettye Jean for his success as she provided him with strong “spiritual genetics” and taught him that in spite of where he came from, he could chart another path and attain whatever goals he set for himself.
Harry Houdini (Magician):
05th April 1874, 0400 Hrs. Budapest (Hungary)
Harry Houdini’s grand illusions and daring, spectacular escape acts made him one of the most famous magicians of all time. When he was 13, Houdini moved with his father to New York City, taking on odd jobs and living in a boarding house. It was there that he became interested in trapeze arts. Houdini’s wealth allowed him to indulge in other passions, such as aviation and film. He purchased his first plane in 1909 and became the first person to man a controlled power flight over Australia in 1910. He also launched a movie career, releasing his first film in 1901.
Lal Bahadur Sastry (Ex.P.M. of India):
09th October 1904, 1115 hrs. Varanasi (India)
Lal Bahadur lost his father when he was only one. His childhood was full of struggles. There is a very famous incident regarding Lal Bahadur Shastri’s childhood, which took place when he was six years old. One day, while returning from school, Lal Bahadur and his friends went to an orchard that was on the way to home. Lal Bahadur Shastri was standing below while his friends climbed the trees to pluck mangoes. Meanwhile, the gardener came and caught hold of Lalbahadur Shastri. He scolded Lal Bahadur Shastri and started beating him. Lal Bahadur Shastri pleaded to gardener to leave him as he was an orphan. Taking pity on Lal Bahadur, the gardener said, “Because you are an orphan, it is all the more important that you must learn better behavior.” These words left a deep imprint on Lal Bahadur Shastri and he swore to behave better in the future.
Lal Bahadur Shastri was the second Prime Minister of independent India. Though diminutive in physical stature he was a man of great courage and will. He successfully led the country during the 1965 war with Pakistan. To mobilize the support of the country during the war he coined the slogan of “Jai Jawan Jai Kisan”. Lal Bahadur Sastry also played a key role in India’s freedom struggle. He led his life with great simplicity and honesty and was a great source of inspiration for all the countrymen.
P. J. Abdul Kalam (Ex. President of India):
15th October 1931, 0115 Hrs. Rameswaram (India)
An Indian scientist and administrator, APJ Abdul Kalam served as the 11th President of India from 2002 until 2007. One amongst the most respected people of the country, Abdul Kalam has contributed immensely both as a scientist and as a president. His contribution at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has been immense. He has been popularly tagged as the “Missile Man of India”. Kalam has been honored with great laurels and awards for his work by both the Government of India and other countries. He came from a family whose financial conditions was not sound. As a means to support his family’s meager income, Kalam took up odd jobs in his childhood, but never gave up on his education.
Mary Kom (Boxer):
01st March 1983, 0611 Hrs. Kangathei, Manipur (India)
A sportswoman who has made India proud with her glorious achievements, Mary Kom is a boxer—the only Indian woman boxer, who managed to qualify for the 2012 Summer Olympics where she also won a Bronze Medal. She is five times world amateur boxing champion. Born into a poor family, she began helping her parents by working in the fields while still very young.
Narendra Modi (P.M.of India):
17th September 1950, 1100 Hrs. Mehsana, Gujarat (India)
Narendra Damodar Modi’s childhood was very average or below average. His family belonged to the marginalized sections of society and had to struggle to make a comfortable living. The entire family lived in a small house and his father managed the family by selling tea. Narendra Modi helped his father in selling tea on a platform of Vadnagar Railway station along with studies. First, he became chief minister of Gujarat state and now he is the Prime Minister of India.
Dhirubhai Ambani (Industrialist):
28th December 1932, 0637 Hrs. Veraval (Gujarat)
His father was employed as a school teacher while his mother was a homemaker. Raised in frugal living conditions, right from an early age, he was aware of the insufficiencies that the family dealt with due to the meager income of his father and large expenses. He even sold snacks on roadside to earn extra and that shows his aggressive desire to earn and grow. He was ambitious and that can be understood by his involvement in many fields like politics to service to businesses. He went to Eden to work without completing his studies. He moved back to India in 1958 and started exploring business opportunities in Bombay. He ventured in spice, yarn, then into the petroleum business etc. Reliance industries are one of the leading industries in India and it was worth of US $ 6.10 billion, at the time of his death.
Charles Spencer Chaplin (Actor):
16th April 1889, 2000 Hrs. London (England)
Charlie Chaplin was a comedic British actor who became one of the biggest stars of the 20th century’s silent-film era. Charlie was thrown on his own resources before he reached the age of ten as the early death of his father and the subsequent illness of his mother made it necessary for Charlie. Having inherited natural talents from their parents, he took to the stage as the best opportunity for a career.
Lata Mangeshkar (Singer):
28th September 1929, 2351 Hrs, Indore
In 1942, when she was just 13 years old, Lata Mangeshkar’s father died of heart disease. She was taken care of by Vinayak Damodar Karnataki (Master Vinayak), a close friend of the Mangeshkar family. To support big family, Lata Mangeshkar played cameo roles in many Hindi and Marathi films.Lata Mangeshkar is only the second Indian singer to have received the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honor. She was featured in the Guinness Book of World Records from 1974 to 1991 for “most recordings” in the world. The claim was that she has reportedly recorded not less than 25,000 solo, duet and chorus-backed songs in 20 Indian languages between 1948 to 1974 (30,000 songs between 1948 and 1987, according to the 1987 edition).
30 March 1968, 1215 Hrs. Charlemagne, Quebec (Canada)
Growing up, Celine Dion had a hard life. Before she was a Grammy award winning singer, she grew up as one of 14 children in her French-Canadian Family. Her parents both struggled to provide for the family when she was young. She’s come a long way since then. Dion is now a five time Grammy winner with an estimated net worth of $400 million.
11th November 1974, 0247 Hrs. Los Angeles (USA)
When Leonardo DiCaprio moved out to Hollywood to pursue his dreams, the city did not necessarily embrace him. Before his big break, he fell into poverty with some shady characters and even criminals. It seems like it was worth it for Leo though, his net worth is estimated to be around $200 million.
5th June 1971, 0715 Hrs. Boston, (USA)
Mark Wahlberg grew up in tough South Boston. After he dropped out of school at age 14, teenage Mark pursued a life of petty crime and drugs. He got a big wake up call after serving time for assault, and decided to turn his life around. By all accounts he’s been pretty successful at this with an estimated net worth of $165 million.
Before getting the international bestselling writer of the Harry Potter series, JK Rowling was a struggling single mother. Life was tough for her living off of government welfare, but she held fast to it and even managed to get the time to drop a line. She’s estimated to have a net worth of $1 billion. JK Rowling is literally the definition of a rag to riches tale.
30 July 1947, 0410 Hrs. Graz (Austria)
Before he was the Governor and an action movie superstar, Arnold Schwarzenegger was a poor immigrant from Austria. He begged and borrowed to make enough money to begin his first business Pumping Bricks, which he applied to finance his bodybuilding career.
4th December 1969, 0030 Hrs. New York (USA)
The rapper-turned-diversified-entrepreneur began life in the Marcy Housing Project in Brooklyn. As a teen, Jay-Z got involved in crime, but turned it around to become ace of the most productive, most successful celebrities in the globe.
Sean “Diddy” Combs
4th November 1200 Hrs. New York (USA)
Sean “Diddy” Combs is a true music mogul, but he didn’t start out that way. He had a tough childhood growing up in the projects in Harlem. Combs’ father was shot down in a drug related shooting. Or else of letting all that get him down, Combs persevered and today owns his own successful record label.
14th August 1966, 2359 Hrs. Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
Halle Berry was raised by a single mother in Cleveland, Ohio, and like many others on this list, had a hard life. Before making her big break, she spent time in and out of homeless shelters in New York City. She delivers a different philosophy than a normal glamour lady; she dislikes surgery for age marks.
3rd July 1962, 0320 Hrs. Syracuse, New York (USA)
The “Top Gun” star didn’t have a gentle start in animation as the son of an abusive father living in upstate New York. Nowadays Tom Cruise and his movies are household names. Not just that, but he causes a net worth of approximately $270 million.
Note: In next post I will add more personalities to support my statements. Many may not be interested in astrological explanations; in this post I am ignoring , but I will explain in the next.