It has been recently cited that one third of the families in America may incur abusive relationships. In many parts of the world, females are still considered second-class citizen. Racial and religious tensions still exist in this country, and the world. People continue to cause others to suffer.
What is the solution to stop humans from hurting each other? The Golden rule has existed since the beginning of mankind. One should treat others, as one would like others to treat oneself. There is also the classic, an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. These all try to justify remedy for wrong incurred upon mankind. But could these sayings have a legitimate source? Could they have originated from the heavens? Is there a process already in place by God to right the wrongs?
Is an eye for an eye already occurring in the world without our knowledge? How do we explain why some suffer, while others have joy? Causality (karma, innen) may explain some of the sufferings in the world. Good thoughts and action bring forth joy, and evil (greed, arrogance, and self love) thoughts and actions bring forth suffering. Of course, one would have to believe in reincarnation, or the next life.
The occurrence of suffering, and the occurrence of mankind causing suffering to others are indisputable. Although it will be impossible to prove that suffering is the result of our own actions, many of the ancient writings insinuate toward this process of self-regulating retribution. The understanding of causality may be the impetus that will eliminate the evils in our hearts, and bring peace and joy to the world.