FIVE QUESTIONS ON HOW KARMA WORKS!
A woman devotee (name hidden) asked five questions on how karma works and I have replied them one by one:
“Hare Krishna Prabhuji, I just read your post today about karma for causing accident accidentally. Some questions arouse in my mind related to working of karma network:
(1) What is the reason for miscarriage while carrying a baby?
That woman would have aborted her baby forcibly in your previous birth. So, the woman will have natural miscarriage giving expectations and disappointments.
Or, She would have aborted many children WITHOUT THE VALID REASONS TO ABORT as a doctor or nurse or illegal activity in her previous birth.
Or, she would have killed her or anyother person’s child just after birth seeing sex discrimination.
(2) Why do some people like some people more than others individually? In my case, my mother-in-law likes my co-sister more than me though how hard I try to be in her good books?
Those who have the planets Venus, Jupiter, Mercury as very powerful in his her horoscope, he/ she will be very attractive to others. Those who have Saturn, Mars, Rahu and Ketu as powerful planets will not have sufficiently pleasing or attracting outlook.
Had they followed pleasing way of life in their previous life, they will be given an outlook that will attract others with no reasons as mentioned by you.
(3) How is mental torture or harassment & physical torture or harassment defined by Karma network?
If a person had tortured his wife in his previous birth, he will take birth as woman and be tortured by others. This applies for both physical and mental tortures. So, today’s torturing mother-in-laws or father-in-laws will be tortured in their next birth that is sure. Similarly if a daughter-in-law or son-in-law ill treats her/ his mother-in-law or father-in-law, she/he will be tortured by mother-in-law or father-in-law in the next birth.
He/ she will be kept in the waiting list in Pitru loka till he she gets the suitable family to take birth and to face such karmic reactions.
(4) How is karma network more powerful than country laws?
Country laws are man made. Karma rules are made by Krishna. So, one may cleverly violate country laws. But, karma laws can not be violated. But you can get postponement of reactions to the next birth by avoiding doing certain activities. In the next birth, the same issues will continue and you will have to face them.
However, as a few selected convicted criminals are forgiven by the President of the countries based on their mercy petition, we too can get your karma forgiven by surrendering to Krishna totally and detaching totally from material attachments. So, excuse from karma is TRULY CONDITIONAL. IF YOU VIOLATE THE DETACHMENT RULES THE KARMA NETWOORK WILL START TO FUNCTION AGAIN WITH ALL THE PENDING REACTIONS.
Most importantly, country laws gives token punishments only, say, for a few years imprisonment for raping a girl. Whereas karma network gives equal and similar pains in the same or next birth by giving birth as a girl and get raped. Whatever problem we face now were done by us to others in our previous births. So, we were not innocent like now in previous births.
(5) Lastly, we meet jealous people in life, how is it arranged by Karma network and what lessons does it reach?
Meeting jealous people is the nature of kaliyuga and unless that person disturbs you you need not relate him with karma network. It is natural trend of kaliyuga. However, if that jealous person starts to interact with you, it is the effect of karma.
All such people are allowed to live here so as to educate others practically about how to live without jealousy, anger, attachments, etc. All the people we see are arranged by Krishna to teach something. We can learn saving for the last period and being active from the activities of even ants.
When someone is hanged for acting against the country, we learn from him that we should be loyal to our country. That is it.