In my blog on kalasarpa dosha I had mentioned the causes for a dosha and the possible remedies. Now let us examine why a person has to get in to the wheel of life and death. The earth is the center for the urdhva and adho lokas.
Bhuvar, Suvar, Maha, Jana, Tapa and Satyaloka are the heavens situated above Bhooloka (earth). Atala, Dhitala, Sutala, Talatala, Rasatala, Patala etc., are the lokas situated below the Bhooloka ( earth). A person by virtue of his good deed attain the higher heavens and so the lower lokas by his bad deeds.
Let us call the deed as Karma. Good deed is Sukarma and bad deed is Kukarma. According to karma theory one has to enjoy the results of his past deeds either in the present birth or the next birth. Karma is like the husk on a grain. No grain sprouts without the husk covering it. Once the outer layer is removed it becomes use less for re-generation. So any deed good or bad covers us like an outer layer and make us take birth again and again on this earth. The higher the heavens we attain the longer is the wait for the rebirth. For others it is fast and they have no choice. Souls living in very high lokas take birth in this world as Avadhootas ( Avana dootaru – Persons coming to the earth on the direction of the god). True Sadhus and sanyasis come from tapoloka and continue their efforts to do universal good, with their knowledge and wisdom. The souls from the other lokas take a rebirth with a silver/golden spoon and enjoy all comforts with little or no efforts.
Sinister souls take a rebirth as creatures living on / below the earth/water like snakes, ants, rats, fish, wild animals, vultures, etc.,The struggle for their survival and live in a world of fear, uncertainty, hunger etc., Some of the creatures get rid of their karma by doing a service to the mankind. Horses, Dogs, Goats, Camels etc., belong to this category. All the above are as per Karma Theory.
Now let us try to understand how a deed is converted into a layer leading to re-birth. One can do an act by three means. Kaya ( by body), Vacha ( by speech) and Manasa ( by mind).
All sins done by the body are Kaya Sins. Remember the act should be sudden where mind is not applied before committing the sin. Things committed in a fit of rage comes under this category. The intensity of the sin is only 15%. This is very easy to get rid of. If you are at fault confess, apologise, regret sincerely, repent. The sin committed is nullified.
All sin committed by way of speech are Vacha Sins. Here you abuse a person, talk ill of a person and cause immense damage to the image of a person. Though it is not a physical assault it causes more pain to the affected person. Here you are committing a sin of 30% magnitude. Getting rid of this sin is bit difficult and a little punishment is required to get rid of this sin.
All sinister designs in your mind, though not expressed to others is a greater sin of 55% magnitude and attract greater punishment. Thinking ill of others, planning to cheat etc., belong to this category. These thoughts though nobody knows and cause no harm to others it will pollute ones own mind, body and soul.
To make it more clear, let us examine a few examples for the different categories:
You hit some person mistaking him to be a thief. Some quarrel over a petty thing results in physical assault. These fall under Kaya Sins with 15% sin magnitude. Apologise, repent, seek excuse, get pardoned to nullify the effect.
Sita in her anxiety to send Lakshmana to the rescue of Rama at the time of killing of the golden deer abuses Lakshmana in a very harsh and painful words making false allegations. This caused sin of 30% magnitude and Sita had to suffer in the hands of Ravana and by separation from Rama.
Dhritarashtra the father of Kauravas always wanted his children to rule the country and never objected to the sinister designs of his children to cheat the Pandavas. This finally led to the destruction of all the Kauravas.
Indra the king of devas had a sinister design of enjoying the Company of Ahalya the wife of sage Goutama. He came in the disguise of Goutama and Ahalya who knew that the person in disguise was not her husband concurred to the sinister plans of Indra. This amounts to 70% sin as this involves a physical action with a sinister mental plan. Indra had to suffer with Venerable Diseases for several years and Ahalya was isolated for several years and lived like a stone.
A planned murder accounts for 70% sin, where a death caused by accident accounts for 15%. Planning and talking ill of others causing damage to a persons image amounts to 85% sin. Sins committed unknowingly have a lesser magnitude of Karmic layer while doing things knowingly will have a higher effect.
It is the reverse when it comes to Sukarma. All good deeds of physical help etc., ranks for 30% sukarma. Talking good, nice and gentle words confers 20% where thinking always good of others will provide 50% sukarma.
As already said, one gets in to this cycle of births and deaths to enjoy/suffer the deeds of karma in the previous birth and gets a rebirth to enjoy the karma done in this birth. This continues till a stage where the person has not done any thing either to enjoy or suffer through his deeds, which is most unlikely.
Our epics( Purana’s ) have plenty of examples where even the gods and goddesses had to undergo punishment to cleanse themselves from the sin committed by them. This goes to say that the theory of karma applies to all without exception.
The effects of sukarma in this birth are health, wealth, happiness, all luxuries and material happiness with power, good profession, elevation in life with little effort, good wife, children, brothers, parents, friends, and blessings. It is up to the person to use all these facilities for the benefit of others by extending a helping hand, talk good, think good and attain higher lokas in the future births or go down the lane by misusing the facilities provided to him for selfish ends and sinister schemes and plans.
The effects of Kukarma are bad health, diseases, high efforts for less results, bad children, wife, parents, brothers,friends, sufferings, disappointments, disputes,frustrations, delay, hurdles etc., A person with all these deficiencies can still aim for higher levels by enjoying these doshas and try to be of some help to others with in his limits. Talk and feel good for others instead of cursing others for his present day conditions.
Please read the book ” Many Mansions” by Edger Kaycee also in this regard, which deals elaborately on this subject. As already said the retrograde planets indicate the nature and quantum of sin in the horoscope, one can understand the reasons for his present day miseries based on the retrograde planets depending on their position and find ways to get relieved of the bad effects.
Be kind to your fellow human beings, be good to animals, do good, talk good and think good. You will be rewarded by the law of justice. Circulate the message if you are convinced. Contact me if you are confused. Let positive action from each one of us spread a positive awareness for the good of the world we live in. Let us become knowledgable rather than being intelligent.