- What happens when we break the Law of Balance?
When you choose to ignore or break the Law of Balance, you pretty much commit a theft. It is no different than stealing something from a local supermarket. From a legal standpoint, you become a criminal and should be punished. The same thing happens with your relationships when you take them for granted and use them to gain some benefit without returning the favor. Sooner or later these unbalanced relationships fall apart and you receive punishment in the form of mental anguish and financial losses.
- Is pain also the result of violating the Law of Balance?
As we know, pain is the absence of joy. It can also be a form of punishment for violating the Law of Balance. Chances are, you are in pain because your needs are not met and you are not doing your lifework. As long as you love what you do and keep the ego in check, you should not worry about causing other people pain and vice versa. Major wars break out when entire nations violate the Law of Balance and cause enormous amount of suffering to everyone involved.
If you feel pain, it is a sign that your life is out of balance. The only true source of joy is love. If you only chase after short periods of happiness, you will inevitably experience pain as the other side of the duality gets out of balance. Love is the only thing that is beyond duality and as such it allows you to experience constant joy without generating a misbalance and causing pain.