Adverse Effects of Past Wrongs Minimized

“All human ills arise from some transgression of universal law. The scriptures point out that man must satisfy the laws of nature, while not discrediting the divine omnipotence. He should say: ‘Lord, I trust in Thee, and know Thou canst help me, but I too will do my best to undo any wrong I have done.’ By a number of means–by prayer, by will power, by yoga meditation, by consultation with saints, by use of astrological bangles–the adverse effects of past wrongs can be minimized or nullified.”

—Sri Yukteswar, from Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramhansa Yogananda