Monday, 21 January 2019

My understanding of the book WHY DO GOOD PEOPLE SUFFER, by Dada J P Vaswani

The law of Karma is the law of cause and effect. Meditate, go deep within yourself until you touch the astral self, and you will know. The astral self keeps a record of earlier incarnations.
Atmavidya – the science of the spirit, has its laws. One is the law of Karma, other the law of incarnation.

Every thought, emotion, wish, action creates Karma and we have been creating Karma for millions of years. Man was given free will, he was given the right of choice. He can choose between what Upanishads call Preya and Shreya. Preya is the path of pleasure and Shreya is the good.

We are creators of our own destiny, many of us blame kismet. Pay attention to your thoughts, as they are seeds sown in the field of life and what you sow today, you will have to reap tomorrow.

Effects of Karma can be mitigated through Nama Japa. Saints can take over the Karma of their disciples, but normally they do not wish to interfere with the law of Karma. For they know, that the law of Karma is not punitive, but reformative. The law of Karma does not wish to punish us but to reform us and so sends us experiences which may help in our spiritual advancement.

How to face suffering? If our attention is on sufferings, they get magnified beyond all proportions. In the midst of suffering, let us count our blessings. In all conditions of life, let us thank the Lord.
Satyam vad Krodham maakuroo – Speak the truth and never get angry

It is life that is needed, not book-learning, nor intellectual or psychological interpretations.
If only we lived in the thought that God is watching us, exploitation, social injustice and maladministration would be completely eradicated from the country.

Law of Karma is built up of 2 natural, universal laws: Fist – As you think, so you become. Second – As you sow, so shall you reap.

Suffering is the benediction which God pours upon his beloved children to whom he would reveal the meaning of his infinite mercy.

Nature works in a simple way – if your thoughts, words, actions are in obedience to the laws of nature, you may be sure of a happy and harmonious life, for nature is conquered by obedience to her laws.

How may we live a life that may bear witness to the law of Karma?
1.       Always be aware of your thoughts
2.       As you sow, so shall you reap
3.       Take care of your sanga, the people with whom you associate
4.       Develop the spirit of detachment
5.       Grow from more to more, in the spirit of surrender to God
6.       Be vigilant, live in awareness all the time
7.       Do as much good as you can, to as many as you can, in as many ways as you can

I have known of no one who met the beloved in happiness. Do not resist trials, but welcome them. Everything that we welcome is transformed. Suffering is transformed into love.
The evil you do, remains with you;
The good you do, comes back to you
At the heart of everyone, everything, is goodness

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