Spiritual Corner: Science of Karma
Science of Karma
Can Anyone Take On Another's Misery?
Questioner: Two years ago, a renowned saint was in a hospital suffering a terrible sickness. I asked him why all this was happening to him, and he told me that it was because he had taken upon himself the miseries of many people. Can anybody do such a thing? Dadashri: No one can take someone else's misery. These are all excuses for him so that people would continue to worship him as a saint. It was all a result of his own causes. He was simply trying to promote himself. How can anyone, who does not even have the strength to evacuate his bowels at will, take on someone else's misery? Questioner: Even I don't believe that. Miseries cannot be taken away. Dadashri: Of course, not! He is simply making fools out of people, so that he would be worshipped. It is impossible for anyone to take away another's pain. I tell it to their faces that they are suffering their own miseries. What nonsense! Questioner: But you can make someone miserable, can't you? Dadashri: Whatever misery people give you is your own effect. The ability to give and the ability to receive are both effects. Effect means that nobody does it; it just happens!
Miseries Because Of Demerit Karma
Questioner: When a person dies from some kind of disease, people say that it is because of bad karma from his past life. Is that true? Dadashri: Yes, with bad karma, you get disease, and if there is no bad karma, there is no disease. Have you ever come across a person with a disease? Questioner: My mother died of cancer about two months ago. Dadashri: It all happens because of bad karma coming into effect. Cancer occurs when paap karmas come into effect. All these heart attacks occur because of bad karma. People today bind nothing but paap karma. That is their business. All day long, they bind paap karma! They do this because they are not aware of it. If they were, they would not do so. Questioner: Her entire life was spent doing devout religious worship, so why did she get cancer? Dadashri: The fruits of her worship are yet to come. She will receive that in her next life. This is the fruit of her past life. By sowing good seeds today, you will receive good fruits in your next life. Questioner: If disease is because of karma, then why does medicine cure it? Dadashri: Yes, certain diseases are results of bad karmas created in ignorance, so medicine can cure them. If they were intentionally done, then there would not be any kind of medicine that would help cure the disease. In both cases, one does not go unpunished. The only difference is that the bad karma created in ignorance will receive some kind of help, whereas those done deliberately will not. For more information on Dadashri's spiritual science, log on to www.dadabhagwan.org. Also visit kids.dadabhagwan.org
EDITED BY DR NIRU MAA