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Re: Theos-World Karma & Reincarnatio

Sep 20, 2007 03:54 PM
by Jayananda Hiranandani

Dear Readers:
  Further to my earelier response, which is below, I wish to add that works of J. Krishnamurti are very interesting in this context.
  Jayananda H. Hiranandani

M K Ramadoss <> wrote:
  Many of us here have read them. Are there any answers to questions that come
up in the context of current world situation?


On 9/20/07, Jayananda Hiranandani 
> Dear Readers:
> The following books are worth reading. The titles are approximate but the
> authors are, I believe, correct. They are:
> 1. "Theosophy Answers Some Questions" by Geoffrey Hodson
> 2. "A Study in Karma" by Annie Besant
> 3. "How Do We Remember Our past Lives" by C. Jinarajadasa
> Outside the theosophical literature, the works of Ann Ree Colton and Edgar
> Cayce may be added. I have read a few by the former, and about the latter I
> have heard from other people.
> Thanks.
> Jayananda H. Hiranandani
> M K Ramadoss > wrote:
> We are exposed to the principles of Karma and Reincarnation and from time
> to
> time we think about it when we act or react in any situation we are faced
> with.
> The world is watching the war that is going on in the Afghanistan and
> Iraq.
> Thanks for the modern technology; we are able to see live pictures of what
> goes on in a war. In the past, we were able to read eyewitness accounts of
> the action and some still pictures. For any sensitive person who sees the
> live pictures on TV will be very much pained to see what is happening
> unless
> one is insensitive to all the horror.
> From a factual/statistical point of view:
> 1. Numerous buildings ? residences and commercial are destroyed by
> bombs and firefight.
> 2. Many young men and women have lost their lives causing a lot of
> suffering to their kith and kin and the results are going to last a very
> long time.
> 3. Many young men and women have been seriously wounded ? losing their
> limbs and disabling head injuries. Lifelong suffering will be faced by
> them.
> Again causing suffering to kith and kin.
> 4. Several million have been displaced and are refugees from their own
> countries. Most with no jobs and homeless living on government handouts.
> 5. Several thousands have been killed, maimed.
> 6. Countries infrastructure destroyed.
> The bottom line is ? war is causing a lot of pain and suffering to a very
> large number of people.
> How does one view the above from a Karmic point of view.
> Is all the suffering due to repayment of Karmic Debts by those who are
> facing pain & suffering?
> What are the Karmic consequences for those responsible for the destruction
> and pain? Or are they just acting as the agents of Lords of Karma so that
> they do not have to face any consequences?
> Since countries are involved, what are the national karmic consequences?
> Do
> we ? you and I going to pay for the national karma?
> For some of us who believe in Karma, what are our responsibilities and
> what
> we can do to minimize the pain and suffering?
> Etc. Etc.
> Any thoughts?
> Mkr
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