Karma – How do you Interpret?

Posted: December 22, 2013 in Reality Check
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Even if things don’t unfold the way you expected, don’t be disheartened or give up. One who continues to advance will win in the end. 
― Daisaku Ikeda


We human race interpret every particular idea in a way that is beneficial to us, suitable to the needs of our ego and strong enough to hide our fallacies. Talking about Karma, meaning of which is:

1. (in Hinduism and Buddhism) the sum of a person’s actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences.

Now, someone would say, “What goes around, comes around“. Others, especially in the culture I have grown, they say, you pay for every deed that you do for each and every action is recorded. The result of which may come now or tomorrow or next incarnation. Life after Death seems too unreal for the practicality era that our world sets in. Besides, as a child, I always had a question as to why someone so great, so humble and so good a human like King Shivaji of Maratha Dynasty died in his 50’s whereas King Aurangzeb – that cruel emperor of Mughal Dynasty who kills all his brothers and imprisoned his father, who destroyed so many temples and forcefully converted so many people to Islamic faith without their consent, the one who only waged wars and had a great account of bad deeds under his lifetime survived for over 90 years. As a kid, I felt, the concept of Karma is useless. Why should I be punished for something I did in last incarnation, I don’t even know what I was back then and why every bad person enjoy so much life and wealth and good people perish early after a life of struggle and pain?

It took me years to realize that what we see, is not enough and basically nothing. All these concepts have deep meaning and philosophy and it takes a lot of maturity, spiritual awakening, open mind and tolerance to understand the laws of nature. I did pursue this line to feed my curiosity but there was one ideology which gave me comfort. I don’t know how far it is true but I like to stick to this idea of Karma. Honestly, if I am selling an idea, I shouldn’t show a glimpse of self doubt, but readers, I want to know how you interpret this? I don’t want you to follow this blindly. Even if you believe on what I am writing below, do your homework before finding solace over your hundreds and thousands of unanswered questions.

So this idea is inspired from writings of Khorshed Bhavnagri in her book Laws of the Spirit World. I’d love if you read that book (No, I am not endorsing, just suggesting)*. You know, there is a world above us. World having 7 stages called realms, the lowest being the worst and the seventh is where God resides. Since everyone up there knows what is right and what is wrong, the souls never rise spiritually and for them to rise from one realm to another, they have to spend centuries of hardships. This is where, people from Realm 3 and above have an option. If they want to rise quickly, they can descend to earth and test themselves. Earth is like a testing place. Since, on earth, their memory would be erased and there is so much of evil at every stage, it is where a soul can be tested effectively. Naturally, if option is proved to such souls, Compassionate God who treats everyone as equal will never decide his exam. He would ask the soul to decide its own difficulty levels, the karma that the soul wants to be tested or be paid for so that they can pass the tests. Entire life, situation, difficulty levels is designed by themselves and then they descend to earth. All that they select are very much under their capacity to tackle otherwise God won’t approve of it.

And from then, each and every moment, the soul gets tested. If you clear, the situation will never bounce back again and you will rise spiritually. If you fail, just like how it happens in school, you have to repeat the test. Heard of people saying, why does it happen to me again and again, the answer may be that they haven’t yet cleared the test to be upgraded to next level. Always remember, if situation worsens beyond your capacity to tackle, God will always help you out. He stays there, watching you fight your own battle in the testing ground.

If you think of why Good people die early, then probably they cleared tests pretty early or their purpose on earth got solved and so they returned to spirit world which is much more beautiful than earth. If you ask why bad people live forever, then that is because evil souls know how much hardships they have to face in Realm 1 and 2 and that’s the reason, they refuse to leave earth.

Its been a year since I read the book, applied the ideology and felt good. May be this is the most logical interpretation I have ever come across. This was a small part though, the book goes much deeper in making you understand the concept. Inside the book, Khorshed Bhavnagriji has written that she shall be really happy if the readers spread more good in world. I hope, I made her happy tonight.

However, I am open to discussions. I don’t have facts or proofs, but only beliefs. But as they say, faith is what sets the world in motion 🙂 . How do you Interpret Karma?

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