E N I G M A T I C K A R M A
Humanity is subjected to births and re- births according to the deeds committed
In one’s consecutive lives. Only the enlightened souls followed the principles of
Dharma(righteousness) and ultimately attained moksha (spiritual liberation).
During the periodic transitory births, the humanity undergoes untold misery,
difficulties at one hand and prosperity, happiness at other hand due to the good
and bad deeds.As human beings, we all have certain limitations of comprehension
pertaining to the realities of life.To guide us from darkness to light and to lead us
the right path, the great enlightened sages,saints,and many spiritual heads of
different religious faiths appeared on the terrestrial sphere from time immemorial.
Ever since evolution of life, entire mankind is in utter dilemma not knowing the
genuine cause for the sufferings despite of leading humble,pious and noble life.
Whereas the unwise and wicked persons enjoy all the privileges and comforts
which made humanity to ponder over the concept and the perspective of karma.
Let us all assume and aspire , if all the Gods and Goddesses takes unanimous decision
and use their ingenuity in amending the concept of karma, it certainly clears human
dilemma.The bad deeds perpetrated in the previous birth should not be carried forward
instead,make to undergo punishment in the present birth itself to inculcate discipline and
fear consciousness in the minds of the people before committing such heinous acts.Most of
the humanity do believe and aware of the cause and effects of karma. As rightly defined in
sanskrit I,e.”ayumcha vithamcha karmacha vidhya nithanamevacha pachaithanihi
sajyantho garbasthaiva dhehinam.”means when life gets seeded in mother’s womb, the
Life,death.education,deeds everything is predetermined and nothing can be changed.
But still people resort to temples and other holy places praying different deity for
protection and prevention from sufferings as, not knowing what deeds have been
committed in previous birth. It is like making new born baby to undergo and suffer multiple
health complications, and if the divinity says,”it is due to the previous karma, how can
a tender new born baby can redeem her unknown deeds committed in previous birth”.
Let us also assume and prevail upon Almighty to get rid off the cycles of births and deaths.
Aadhishankaracharya had written following verse in sanskrit as
”punarapi jananam punarapi maranam, punarapi janane jathare shayanam
ehasamsaare bahu dhusthaarekrupaya paare pahi muraare.”
Means, this samsaara process, the cycles of births and deaths is very tough. Taking
birth from mother’s womb,facing death and again birth again death, oh Murari
have mercy on us and give us the spiritual liberation based on the merits we accumulate
in the present birth itself.
By Pondichery Krishna.