Questioner: So who manages all this?
Dadashri: The rules of karma are such that when you create karma, the result will come naturally and automatically.
Questioner: Who decides the fruits of karmas we have to experience? Who makes us experience these?
Dadashri: They do not need to be decided. The karma itself does this. It happens on its own.
Questioner: Then who governs the rules of karma?
Dadashri: When two atoms of hydrogen and one of oxygen come together, we automatically get water. That is the rule of karma.
Questioner: But somebody must have made that rule?
Dadashri: Nobody makes the rules; otherwise there would be a creator. Nobody has to make the rules. This puzzle has come about on its own governed by the laws of science. I am telling you that this world is run only by Scientific Circumstantial Evidences. In Gujarati I call it 'Vyavasthit Shakti'.
Reference: Book Name : The Science of Karma (Page #22 Last Paragraph and Pages #23 Paragraph #2,#3,#4,#5,#6,#7)
Questioner: Does the worldly life run according to the theory of karma?
Dadashri: No, there is no theory of karma in it.
Questioner: What is karma? There is no resolution if one even depends on the theory of karma. If one considers God as the ‘doer’, even then it does not fit into the equation. Then there has to be something else that regulates all this. What is that?
Dadashri: It is all run by scientific circumstantial evidences. The whole world is run by this energy. These words are not easy to understand unless you think about them very closely.
Reference: Book Name: Aptavani 4 (Page #283 - Paragraph #2 to #5)
1) Nature is not some entity. Nature means coming together of circumstances. The effort of circumstances coming together is nature and the circumstances came together is 'vyavasthit' (Scientific circumstantial evidences).
2) When planning (karmic causes) is being done, if One (Self) becomes engrossed in that situation, that means in the situation, he became situated (avasthit). The state, of becoming situated (avasthit), then mixes with nature and when that result comes into effect; that is result of scientific circumstantial evidence (vyavasthit).
3) No one else can give the fruit of karma. No such person has yet been born. If you were to drink poison, you would die. No one is needed in the middle to bring the results. If someone were needed to deliver karma-fruits, then he would have to have a gigantic office. Everything runs scientifically. There is no need for a middleman. When the time is up for maturation of karma, it automatically comes into effect. Just like these mangoes that ripen automatically.
1) If you plant a cactus, you cannot expect it to bear mangoes. You get the fruit of the tree you plant. In the same way, the consequence of the karma you have to suffer depends on the type of karma that was bound in the first place. If you hurt someone, that person will bear a grudge against you and will vow to take revenge when the opportunity arises. People will take revenge, so do not do any karmas that make people unhappy. If it is happiness that you seek, then you must give happiness and not sorrow to others.
2) All these miseries are the result of our mistakes. Once the mistakes are gone, the misery will be over.They are all karmas that we had created, which is why the mistake is our own. No one else is at fault. Others are only 'instruments' (Nimit). The misery is all yours, but it comes your way through your 'instruments'. Would you hit the postman (instrument) if he were to bring you the telegram informing you of your father's death?
3) No one else can give the fruit of karma. No such person has yet been born. If you were to drink poison,you would die. No one is needed in the middle to bring the results. If someone were needed to deliver karma-fruits, then he would have to have a gigantic office. Everything runs scientifically. There is no need for a middleman. When the time is up for maturation of karma, it automatically comes into effect. Just like these mangoes that ripen automatically.
4) What do our people call karma? According to people in general, karma means going to work, performing meritorious deeds, charity, and religious activities. The Self-realized however, call these 'karmaphala' (resultant karma) instead of karma. The gross karmas, which can be seen and experienced through the five senses, are all karmaphala or discharge karmas. That which was charged in the past life is being discharged in this life.It is manifested and becomes visible. The karmas performed at the present time are done at the subtle level. The charging point is very difficult to grasp or recognize.
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