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Why 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 logistics understanding which doctrine of karma becomes absolutely clear! Primarily people suffered as in our sufferings lay hidden the seeds of improvement!

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 happiness!

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?

Both sufferings 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 available!

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!

Good people 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"!

Every single 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 atman!


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 salvation (moksha)!


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!

Human beings 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 within!


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!

Travelers of 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 one's destiny!

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!

Why criticize 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!

Every single 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 previous manifestations!

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 or unknowingly!

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!

Essay by: Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani"

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