Karma and Suffering
If everything is decided by Karma flow then what possibly could be an explanation of 3 years or even 3 months old girls getting physically abused? Is the one who is getting sexually abused experiencing the result of Sanchita karma? If yes then isn’t it justifying and accepting that being sexually abused is acceptable as it is the result of past karma?
The one who is sexually abusing, is he exercising his free will or its his past expression that makes him commit such heinous crime?
Everything is Karma. A leaf falling from a tree is karma. A fish breathing in and out through its gills is karma. A stone lying by the side of the road for eons is karma. A tree standing in one spot for 2000 years is karma. The moon orbiting around the Earth is Karma. You and me discussing this is also Karma. Everything is Karma. Gahana Karmanogati – unfathomable are the ways of karma. It is like higher mathematics, extremely complicated! Karma is the governing law of this creation, there is nothing outside the system of karma.
When a gang rape happens – girl definitely suffered. Shall I consider this as girl’s karma that she might have done something bad to those guys in previous birth?
Everything is Karma. Even a leaf falling off from a tree is Karma. The blooming of a flower is karma. A stranger passing you by on the road is karma. Everything and everyone moves only on the laws of Karma. Karma is the governing priciple of every thing in this universe. Gahana Karmanogati – Unfathomable are the ways of karma!
I read these sex maniacs don’t even leave animals.This is so unnatural. I have seen sacred animals like cows also getting suffered because of them. In my opinion, cow birth is again very sacred and doing this heinous crime is a great sin. Here, how does law of karma applies? why the animal has to suffer?
Gahana Karmanogati – Unfathomable are the ways of karma! It is not possible to fathom the mechanics of how every cause is going to roll into what effect. Everything is just cause and effect and cause and effect and cause and effect. It is all Karma!
Here is the Karma video, maybe it helps clarify more about Karma – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFvi37l1wzA&list=PL24ScEHpqpzGRB3AAKR68ww4rK94MTump&index=1
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Ektaji has a very good point. Everything is Karma,
“As you sow, so shall you reap” – Bible
If we take reincarnation into account, every child is born with its karmic baggage. And that baggage will seem really heavy when a child suffers due to abuse.
At an individual level these infliction seems really gruesome. But, when you look from the perspective of the whole cosmos everything is going fine. A Nirvani always sees serenity everywhere. Even death seems like a benign natural occurrence.
When Gautam Siddharth was young, he was shielded from seeing normal human suffering of sickness, old age, disease etc. First time when he encountered these normal human suffering, he got really disturbed. First time he saw the dead bodies of soldiers, he wept uncontrollably. He did not know those soldiers. Yet, their death touched him deeply.
Eventually, he became Nirvani. He heard about his fathers impending death. Rushed to be by his bedside. His father was in dire straits. He held his fathers hand. Taught him some breathing techniques. Discussed some knowledge about death. Helped his father choose his successor for his throne. And held his fathers hand through his death. Buddha did not weep or shed tears.
It might be insensitive. But a Nirvani sees the world in holistic fashion. In this cosmic design, coming and going in this samsara(existence) is a natural occurrence. Suffering is a natural occurrence. And they teach ways to get out of this morass, suffering, chaos and ego infested existence.
They teach the path of oneness, Nirvana, Kevalya so that no entity ever has to suffer again. That is the ultimate free will. Why should any entity suffer if they have power to be One with existence?