There is an after life, actions in past life have decided your current birth (Prarabdha) and future life will be a function of what you do in this life time. Does this philosophy remind you of something?

The above is concept of re-birth, of almost all religion founded in India – be it Buddhism, Jainism or Sikhism no doubt Hinduism too. So, there are many questions around this. Personally, I believe in concept of rebirth but I have not understood the concept fully. What defines morality and who defines it, who and how my actions will be judged for next life? All these questions puzzled me, for few months.

Just to give you a perspective here are few examples. 1. Say I eat non-veg (I don’t). But I don’t kill, I buy “Godrej” packed chicken. I never killed the chicken, who would take the blame of this killing? The poor fellow who killed that chicken; did it for his survival. Who would judge this situation. 2. A company does experiments on animals comes up with a cancer drug, animals are killed but many human lives are saved (prolonged to be more precise). Who to blame – the patient who fell sick of the disease of cancer (due to his misdeeds), the company (researchers, investors) or whole humanity? 3. Now replace cancer with AIDS. 4. Extra-merital affair, who to blame, if it is consensual who would decide the “punishment” for next life? etc

I have been wondering about this, who decides what wrong I/someone did for decision on next life etc. At times, I say to myself “forget it! we get fruits of our deeds in this life time only, don’t worry about next life.” Than what happens to the belief of rebirth? Well, these questions are currently beyond me, while puzzled, I came across this video of Sadhguru so hope this question of morality dies here! Which actually has not died yet. May be I’d write on this in future too.

KRD Pravin

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Rummuser · January 26, 2014 at 12:47 am

This is what your guru has to say about it . If it is still unclear, we shall talk about it when we next meet.

    KRD Pravin · January 26, 2014 at 3:43 am

    I think for last couple of days my comprehension has reduced a bit (whatever little bit I had/have). After posting this blog I was watching Pinochhio (Disney animation movie) with my Niece link – In that movie (check video) at 16th minute a fairy comes and brings Pinochhio to life, with some riders. Do good right & wrong et al.

    I can think of something as right today, tomorrow when I get to know more right of yesterday may become wrong. How does one act in that case? What is morality what makes things good or bad in general and in spiritual sense. That is the question.

    If I try to interpret Guruji’s words (extending example of the blog) the person who killed the chicken did it as his svabhava and if I eat that chicken I am doing it because of my svabhava. Question remains – where is the prarabdha thing? Who decides whats right and what is wrong? Or this right and wrong (pure & impure) all mind game as Sadhguru said in the video? Somewhere we only feel sorry for our actions and that sorry feeling adds in to our conscience (& some super conscience) that further decides whats our path for the journey of enlightenment! Quite confusing. May be I should try to connect the dots of Sri Sir and Sadhguru.

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