How do we explain suffering? Why do some people live an apparent happy life, while others suffer? Some call this fate. Something that is unexplainable. Others believe that suffering is God’s punishment for the sins committed. This seems to be a plausible explanation, but highly controversial and finger pointing. Why do the good suffer?
The law of causality explains many of the mysteries in life if one were to also believe in reincarnation. The law states that good thoughts and actions bring forth joy, and evil (greed, arrogance, and self love) thoughts and actions bring forth suffering. This law is absolute, and the effects of any actions cannot be cancelled. To some, it may appear to be a fatalistic explanation of the future. But in essence, the law of causality is opportunistic. I will explain further.
Does the appearance of suffering mean that one is a bad person? Of course not, we as human beings do make mistakes. These inconveniences give us an opportunity to reflect our weaknesses. If we go through life accepting these inconveniences with grace and humility, they will eventually run its course. But more important, we can plant our seeds for the future by eliminating evil from our thoughts. When this happens, our effects will only be joy in the future.
This is why I believe that the understanding of causality is important for peace on earth and joy for the world. We cannot go on blaming others for our sufferings. Causality gives us the instrument to evaluate from within to have a joyous future.
In the Tip of the Writing Brush, it is stated that God will essentially shorten the time lapse between cause and effect, making it easier to see the relationship between our thoughts and the future. When this happens, it will be apparent that we have control of our future. That illness or disease that may come upon your body may be God’s guidance. God may be reflecting your mind on your body. Ponder and eliminate greed, arrogance and self-love from your mind