Thursday, September 9, 2010

Articles are based on the lectures by spiritual leaders and are not based on my personal experience. I wrote these articles to enable readers to get a gist of the lectures which they might have missed.

Any comments are welcome.

K. Chaya Rao


Every person who takes birth has to die one day or the other. Some are born with perfect health, come sick, blind, handicapped, dumb or mentally retarded and some die early and some live for long, some die a natural death and some in accidents, in wars in murder or due to illness. Why does this happen? God is love and pure love is God so God does not punish anyone. While creating human being, he gave them the power of thought and a free will to choose what they wanted. After birth the human beings get attracted to worldly wealth and forget God,covered by delusion or maya. Use of free will, if not exercised properly leads them further away from God and they, thus mount up the count of negative karmas. Increase in negative karmas leads to birth again on the earth and depending on the karmas each being is born with different defects to undo the negativity. Man himself is responsible for the sufferings and cannot blame creator for it.

When a person dies, his mortal remains are confined to the fire or are buried. Why do they say mortal remains? Because there is an immortal part in the body which leaves the body when the person dies. This immortal part is the life force or the prana or the soul. As has been said in the Bhagawat Gita by Lord Krishna the soul cannot be destroyed by fire or by any other means. Without the soul the human body cannot function. As a matter of fact there are involuntray muscles and some internal organs which function day and night without any rest and without the effort of the person. Who makes these muscles and organs function? As a matter of fact it is said that these are dieties working relentlessly to keep these organs functioning. If man does anything contrary to the laws of Mother Nature these dieties get offended and stop functioning. Doctors can transfer blood transplant organs and make certain organs function with the aid of machines but can anyone manfufacture the organ? Once the life-force leaves the body no mortal man can revive the dead body. Supernatural powers are needed to raise a dead man.

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