Law of Cause & Effect
Ektaji JGD, I have over the years read many stories of children being brutally violated and it sickens me. I cannot believe or wrap my mind around the idea that these children are reaping the fruits of their past karma. Is it not possible that one is innocent and something atrocious happens to them and not as a result of a karmic consequence?
Karma is mathematics. Can mathematics be wrong? NO. Similarly Karma cannot be wrong. 2+2 is always 4. Just like that every cause leads to an effect and every effect in turn becomes a cause and leads to another effect. This is called the Law of cause & effect or Law of Karma.
Niyati [Karma’s messenger] brings to us exactly what we deserve…. no more….. no less. Period!
Our job is to realize this highest truth about the Law of Karma and work very hard to drop any raagas and dveshas that we create towards the consequences we face. Just be with what is… because what is, IS! Being with what is does not mean do not take action. Do whatever is required in that situation to correct it and then be unconditional with God or Karma or Niyati… this is the meaning of ‘Being with what IS’!
It seems very harsh but it’s true. Why do we find it harsh?
Reality check – Death wipes away all memories of the past lifetime so when the new birth is taken, we cannot relate the karmas created previously to the consequences experienced thereafter. Therefore we find it harsh.
But imagine if you were given a super power so that you could see all the past karmas of a person……. then one day he dies and then……. he is reborn & experiences the consequences in the future birth. If you got the power to see it all like a continuous film, you would say it’s fair.
It’s only our limited vision that blocks our understanding and makes us feel it is harsh.
Question: Your superpower point drove it home. So how should one face consequences of past Karmas?
Answer: Be unconditional! How?
You don’t put a condition on the Law of gravity to not act on you when you are about to trip and fall. You don’t put a condition on the sun to not shine on you when you are thirsty and lost in a desert. You don’t put a condition on the rain/snow to not wet you on a day when you are sick. You accept the laws of creation that affect your body AS THEY ARE, right?
Just like that accept the laws of this creation that affect your mind AS THEY ARE.
The law of Karma and Niyati IS! Accept it, as it is! Be with what is! Being with what is, means non-reaction to events/people/situations in life… be in Sambhava – equanimous emotion to everything and everyone. Do not give power to anything or anyone to take away your smile.
Only YOU can do it by BEING WITH WHAT IS! This is the only way out. If you are looking for a shortcut there isn’t one. The laws of creation do not have loopholes, got it?
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