Dadashri: Do you ever find that you are forced to do something against your wishes? Does that happen or not?
Questioner: Yes, that does happen.
Dadashri: What is the reason for that? You do not wish to, yet you have no choice. It is the effect of karmas created in your past life.
People believe this effect to be the cause. They do not understand the previous life's effect at all. If anything done in this life were a cause, then why would you do something against your will? Furthermore, why would you say, "I did it," when you did not want to do it in the first place? Why do others say you did it, also? People call all visible actions to be the same as doing the karma. They will say, "I did a good deed today and so I created a good karma today." Whereas the Gnani Purush knows that all the visible acts of this life are an effect.
Questioner: Are we born of our own free will or are we sent here?
Dadashri: No one sends you here.It is your karma that takes you to a place where your rebirth is to take place.If your karmas are good, you will be born in a good place and if they are bad, you will be born in a bad place.
Book Name : The Science of Karma (Page #1 Paragraph #1,#2,#3,#4)
A. Questioner: What is the definition of 'karma'? Dadashri: Supporting any action, with the claim, "I am doing it," is karma. Claiming doership of any... Read More
A. Questioner: Does karma apply to human beings? Dadashri: Human beings do nothing but bind karma, constantly. The human ego is such that even though it... Read More
A. Questioner: Now, is it the body or the soul that is bound? Dadashri: The body itself is karma, so how can it have any other bondage? He, who feels that... Read More
A. Questioner: So who manages all this? Dadashri: The rules of karma are such that when you create karma, the result will come naturally and... Read More
A. Questioner: When a person dies from some kind of disease, people say it is because of bad karma from his past life. Is that true? Dadashri: Yes, with... Read More
A. Questioner: Is it only in the human life form that karmas are bound,including the good ones? Dadashri: Both good and bad karmas are bound here. The... Read More
A. Questioner: Is the suffering a net result of the addition and subtraction of bad karma and good karma? Dadashri: No. Addition and subtraction does not... Read More
A. Questioner: How can we be free of the karmas bound in the previous lives? We have some notion that we are here because of good and bad karmas in our past... Read More
A. Questioner:When do karmas stop occuring? Dadashri: It is when you have the experience of, "I am Pure Self." So when you become the pure Self, you will... Read More