In an unfortunate accident, a stray dog came in front of my car on a highway, and I couldn’t do anything about it. I don’t know whose prana or aatma the dog had it and why it was in my fate or karma to hurt it. I feel guilty, ashamed and morally responsible. I wanted to do some prayaschit or penance to forgive myself.
Today, the Black Lotus black lotus app offered me a gratitude based meditation which I felt was my guru’s way of helping me think and do the right thing. Instead of thinking negatively, I realised what I could do next. I identified a few NGOs who are into caring for animals in distress and have started doing SIPs. Money is not the only thing; I also pray for forgiveness for myself and the strength to face consequences of my bad karma.
We must take responsibility for our actions.