HOW KRISHNA IS THE CAUSE FOR THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE INCIDENTS IN OUR LIFE?
Actual Questions from two devotees:
(1) i just want to know. is every thing is alreAday done by krishna? what is happenEd and what going to be happen for us is already fixed by krishna?
(2) IF OUR PAST KARMA WAS ALSO FORCED ON US BY KRISHNA, WHY ARE WE PUNISHED?
You recently said in your answer to someone’s question that what we are facing today is just because of our past life karma’s but someone has said that without god’s grace not a single leaf can move.. so our past life karma are also done by god’s grace na then why are we given fruits according to our karma ?
If god has the potential to do any thing and nothing is impossible for him then why he can’t give happiness to all? Why he gives pain to everyone?
Both questions are commonly arising in the minds of starting level devotees that is interesting also.
Yes. Everything in our life happens as planned by Krishna, but, according to our past karma. We can either add or escape from karma.
Then, why should we be punished by our past karma that was fored by the Lord on us in the Past?
The reason is clear: We could have avoided adding that new karma.
Krishna has mercifully given limited freedom for us. He has NOT given all other living beings this freedom and they have to take births according to pre-fixed sequence. They can not do any new activity and hence can not add new karma.
But, as Krishna wanted all the living beings to come back to Him, he gave the opportunity to them giving human birth. He also gave him the ability to think and decide which is the right path for them. He gave certain level of freedom to humans to either think of Him and come back to Him (or) to think of sense gratification and take births again and again in about 84,00,000 types of births.
No other living being is controlled by karma network. Only humans are. Why? Because , Only man can do new work using his thinking ability. As he is able to plan and involve in new works, Krishna has to give man some mechanism to control him. So, He created karma network.
Let me compare this like this: If a man lives a disciplined life as per the advices of scriptures, he need not fear for any supervising police. Only when a man deviates from disciplined way of life and involves in new activities like cheating, stealing, etc, he will be controlled by police.
Similarly, those who live according to the advices of scriptures NEED NOT even think of karma. They can forget about it. Only those who deviate and involve in sinful acts should fear for karma.
What is the procedure of karma network? If you do good in this birth to all, it gives you good next birth. If you do sinful acts, you will be given painful next birth. Or, even animal births.
If you lose taste in doing any activity for your pleasure, but, you are doing every activity only to please Krishna, you will stop further births and you will be absorbed into Krishna’s kingdom or vaikunta worlds.
So, Krishna has given “Karma Network” that is a silent Justice Department only to humans because, He has given the capacity to involve in NEW karma to HUMANS ONLY.
Why people suffer in life? Why can’t Krishna give happiness to all people?
As explained above, man has been given freedom to man to do new karma. If he uses that freedom to do good for others, he too will be given only happy incidents in his next life. But, if he misuses his freedom to cheat others, he has to face the reactions. Those who consume salt have to drink water also.
SINCE WE DID NOT USE THE LIMITED FREEDOM GIVEN BY KRISHNA AND AVOID SINS THOUGH WE WERE FORCED TO SIN, WE ARE REMAINING UNDER THE CONTROL OF KARMA.
IF WE HAD WISHED, WE COULD HAVE ESCAPED FROM ADDING NEW KARMA BY USING THE LIMITED FREE WILL GIVEN BY KRISHNA. WE DID NOT USE IT. HENCE WE ADDED KARMA AND SUFFER NOW.
Jesus Christ said: “Treat others in the same way that you expect to be treated by others”
What a golden statement! So, if you like to face only happy incidents in your next birth, do only good to others in this birth. So, some people are suffering now, because they made others suffer in their past.
I like to reply in another angle also: You think something as negative. But, it is positive in the view of Krishna. For example, a devotee girl oves a boy. Krishna separates that guy from that girl devotee because, that boy is a rascal and is pretending as a good boy to her. Krishna does not want His devotees suffer. That devotee cries why Krishna separated that guy from her. She thought it as negative. But, For Krishna, it is positive step for the goodness of His devotee.
So, whatever happens to you is GOOD in the eyes of Krishna as He knows all your past births and hence He will always be trying to protect you from disaster. If you violate His directions and act as per your the directions of your senses, then, you will have to suffer and you can not blame Krishna.
So, believe Krishna. He knows everything. He will do only do good for you – though you view that as bad.
Why should we expect that we can do anything like cheating, but should never be punished and should always be happy? No chance for that. What we sow, we reap.
So, I can tell you, whether a devotee or a karmi, whoever he may be, if he involves in wrong acts, he will be punished by karma network. Manu says: “If a brahmana commits an offence, he must be punished 1000 times more than the punishment for other varnas.”
So, we, the devotees should be very careful. They should not function based on the influence of their guna or senses. They should perform activities only to please Krishna. If a devotee acts like this , he is always safe.