Reincarnation and causality are difficult concepts to understand. Let us consider a novel. If one started to read the book from a chapter in the middle, one would have a difficult time understanding what is happening. It is the same when we ponder over why we suffer today; it is like looking at only one chapter in a book. Each life time represents a chapter of a book. In a book, a theme connects the chapters together. Sometimes an action or an event awaits a response. Many times the response or effect occurs in later chapters, arousing the reader’s curiosity. Causality is what connects each lifetime. Good actions and thoughts result in joy; and evil (greed, arrogance, and self love) thoughts and behavior results in suffering in the future. Many times like in a book, the effect of our actions does not occur until a later lifetime (chapter).
In God’s library his books end up with happy endings, where all mankind will live a joyous life; but there is much suffering in the world now. God’s book’s do not yet have a happy ending. The world does not understand causality and reincarnation. How does the world begin to understand causality?
God is said to have given us a special prayer (Joyous Service) that would help mankind understand causality. The effects of our actions will be seen immediately or in our lifetime. It is like a book, where the response to an action occurs in the same chapter. We will begin to understand causality; and how we react to it, will bring upon joy or suffering.