do Bad Things happen to Good People
If we analyze,
why do bad things happen to good people... we reach the crux of
karma! Owing to this hidden ingredient... the inherent doctrine
of karma... bad things happen to good people! There is logic
understanding which doctrine of karma becomes absolutely clear!
Primarily people suffered as in our sufferings lay hidden the seeds
Only when Iron
is red hot... it is beaten by blacksmith and given shape! It again
cools down. Again the blacksmith heats the iron rod to give it shape.
When the instrument is ready... it is dipped in a bucket of cold
water! When the iron is heated and beaten... it is time for sufferings!
When it is immersed in a bucket of cold water... we experienced
It is only by
sufferings and happiness life comes full circle! If there were only
happiness in life... life would become monotonous... stagnant and
would finally decay and die! Similar is the case with sufferings!
In absence of happiness... sufferings carried no meaning! Only when
we suffer... we realized the true value of happiness! In absence
of sufferings... how could we know what sufferings meant?
and happiness are two sides of the same coin. No human being can
continue experiencing happiness all the time! Similarly no human
being can continue to suffer forever. As our karma performed...
accordingly we suffer or experience happiness in life! But as destined
by God Almighty... the fruits of karma performed do not become immediately
So was ordained
by God Almighty so that intelligent human beings do not manipulate
the cosmic system! Whatever the karma performed... the fruits of
karma become immediately available... may become available few days
henceforth or many manifestations after! The prime reason why human
beings experienced sufferings not owed to karma of present life!
If we continuously suffer in present life... this means that we
have a negative residual balance of karma from previous manifestations!
This also proves that life is a continuous process! The journey
of life was not undertaken by a human being. The journey of life
truly belonged to our soul atman... the spirit within!
Every soul atman...
the spirit within manifests human form to work out its karma...
cleanse itself of dross impurities within! In the process human
beings sometimes suffer... at other times experience happiness!
It is both by sufferings and happiness human beings treaded ahead
in life! Sufferings made us stronger... made us learn value of patience,
persistence and perseverance at its best!
in present life who most of time indulged in good karma but still
underwent sufferings... the only way out is negating residual balance
of negative karma by indulgence in positive karma all the time.
If we are born at karmic index of -47, we have to indulge in positive
karma and earn 47 marks to negate the balance to zero!
Only when we reach a positive balance in life... we experience happiness
most of time! Does this mean... good people in present life indulged
in bad karma in previous manifestations... yes, the cosmic truth
is so! The prime reason why they have a negative residual balance
of karma from previous manifestations!
On the path
of karma... there are no shortcuts! No human being ever can cut
across shackles of karma by prayers or worship alone! We have to
indulge in positive karma all the time to escape clutches of negative
karma from previous manifestations. We simply cannot blame God and
say, "Why does god let bad things happen to good people"!
suffering... every single episode of happiness resulted from our
karma performed in present or previous manifestations! We are the
sole master and governor of our destiny! As a soul atman we are
the absolute master and controller of human body and not vice versa.
It is not within the capability of a human body to manifest a soul
Understanding crux of karma is a necessity one cannot do without!
The doctrine of karma is best explained in sacred Bhagavad Gita
of Hinduism! The complex doctrine of karma simply means... as we
sow so shall we reap... nothing less or more! In the domain of God
Almighty... in the cosmic system there never are free lunches! Everything
results from a system that cannot err!
If Stephen Hawking
in his famous book, "a brief history of time" stipulated
that system of God is disordered at some stage... the ignorant scientist
failed to understand that spirituality is beyond the realm of science!
Spirituality starts from the point where science ends. Science demands
proofs that are not forthcoming in field of spirituality.
The domain of
God is primarily governed by absolute faith in God Almighty! We
cannot see the smell of a flower yet, we can feel its presence!
We can also feel the presence of God even though we never get to
see God! God Almighty can only be reached via path of spirituality
when human beings gained enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally
The theory of karma is not a doctrine... it is the primary precept
of cosmic system! In absence of karma the whole cosmic system simply
could not subsist! Karma acts as the accountant general of cosmic
system! At the time of death of body the closing balance of life...
the residual balance of karma becomes opening balance for next manifestation!
If the residual
balance of present life demands a soul atman manifesting form of
a laborer in next life... one simply cannot don form of a Prince!
Understanding karma is simplifying life! For human beings understanding
complex workings of karma is a necessity that can never be done
away with... no matter what!
All bad things
happen for a reason! Why blame God Almighty for karma performed
by us! God Almighty always acts as a Dhrishta (onlooker) never interfering
with creation of his! Once the cosmos starts with a big bang...
the doctrine of karma takes over! It is only through the complex
process of karma evolution takes root in entire cosmic system!
In absence of karma... nothing could evolve in entire cosmos! If
we exist... if God Almighty exists... so does karma! It is in our
self-interest that we indulge in positive karma... good karma...
Punya karma all the time! Human form is the highest manifest stage
in cosmic life cycle! It is only in human form our soul atman finally
liberates self from cycle of birth and death forever!
assisting their soul atman in its cosmic sojourn... is what spirituality
is all about! As the journey of life truly belonged to our soul
atman... it is imperative on human beings to assist our soul atman
diligently and sincerely all the time! Goaded by a bloated ego when
human beings indulged in materialistic goals of life... sufferings
finally took over!
As per doctrine
of nishkama karma... fruits of karma performed always belonged to
our soul atman... the spirit within! As our soul atman has manifested
the human form... the fruits of karma performed always belonged
to the master controller of life... our soul atman... the spirit
Acting as a true trustee of God... acting as a true custodian of
God... human beings finally gained absolute success in life! King
Janaka (father of Sita in Ramayana) was a true Karma Yogi Par excellence...
so was JRD Tata... the steel man of India... popularly called Jeh!
Both King Janaka and JRD Tata lived as true trustees... as if everything
belonged to God Almighty!
People who gained
absolute success in life always considered this absolute fact of
life that everything belonged to God Almighty all the time! The
moment death arrives... all materialistic possessions are left behind!
What is carried to next life... is the balance of karma... the residual
balance of karma of present and all previous manifestations!
spiritual path... accomplished yogis... spiritual masters of different
era understood this absolute truth... fact of life! Whatever our
goal of life... material or spiritual... karma is an integral part
of life! It is only when we offer fruits of karma performed to God
Almighty... we experienced true happiness... absolute bliss at times!
At no stage of life human beings can blame other people! As stated
in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism... no single soul atman can
affect workings of other soul atman ever! Governed by absolute doctrine
of karma... human beings truly are master of their destiny! By indulgence
in proper karma... good karma... every single human being can mould
As per doctrine
of karma... the reverse is also true! Why do good things happen
to bad people becomes absolutely clear from the above analogy! Bad
people in present life... reap happiness most of time as positive
residual balance of karma fructified from previous manifestations!
Does this mean bad people in present life were good people in previous
manifestations... yes, the cosmic truth is so!
As per doctrine
of karma... any human being can experience happiness at any stage
of life! If bad people experienced happiness all the time... it
directly resulted from a positive residual balance of karma from
previous manifestations! The moment... this positive residual balance
of karma exhausted itself... reduced to zero... these very people
would undergo sufferings!
Good times are only experienced when we have a positive residual
balance of karma backing us all the time! Indulgence in positive
karma... good karma all the time is the sacred mantra of present
age! Whatever our karmic index from previous manifestations... positive
or negative... we must indulge in positive karma all the time! Only
then can we experience happiness at different stages of life!
one... or hate others when we ourselves are responsible for our
fate and destiny! Indulgence in Bhagavad Gita... assimilating the
teachings contained in Bhagavad Gita is a sure shot method of gaining
absolute success in life! Followers of Bhagavad Gita... travelers
of spiritual path never feared sufferings ever!
man god ... every single enlightened one like Mahavira, Gautama
Buddha, Jesus Christ or Prophet Mohammed experienced untold sufferings
in life before reaching stage of enlightenment! That is how the
spiritual system was built by God Almighty! We have to believe in
the fact... that behind sufferings lay seeds of unlimited happiness!
Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism is one such document that teaches everything
about life! Right from stage of big bang... to dissolution of cosmos
(termed Pralaya in Hinduism)... all is explained in Bhagavad Gita
like ABCD! The gist of Bhagavad Gita can never be understood literally...
it needs reading in between the lines!
When 11 years
of age... I had a desire to see and meet God! By 13, my simple desire
turned to firm conviction... come whatever may in this very life
I shall see and meet God! How I cut across shackles of karma simply
cannot be explained in words but 25 years of yoga meditation finally
landed me in laps of God Almighty... I finally realized God in 1993
at 37 years of age!
This is my last
manifestation... I have reached the cosmic end of life... Mount
Everest of spiritual pursuit! The sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism
has become like ABCD to me as if I had dictated the contents of
sacred Bhagavad Gita in one of my previous manifestations! Everything
is crystal clear... right from beginning of life until the end!
I have become a pure soul with nothing to manifest further!
The most difficult part of life I experienced was finding the mantra
for cutting across shackles of Prarabdha karma! Whatever sins we
have committed in present life... knowingly or unknowingly... we
can cut across the same by indulgence in prayaschitta (repentance...
atonement... penance) for the same! But what of sins committed in
To cut across
such unknown sins from previous manifestations was the biggest problem!
The moment the mantra to cut across sins from previous manifestations
flashed to me... it was all over within a period of 2 to 3 years!
As demanded by God Almighty... as demanded by doctrine of karma...
I had to ask for forgiveness from every single soul atman against
which I had committed atrocities in previous manifestations... knowingly
The mantra for
Prarabdha karma is not known to anybody world over! This mantra
dawns when human beings almost reached karmic index of 95 or higher!
Asking forgiveness from all souls atmans... known or unknown is
a very pleasing task... but a difficult one! The day every single
soul atman forgave me for sins committed knowingly or unknowingly...
I finally realized God!
Kumar "Atma Jnani"
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