Respected Baba, I have read that there is life after death and that every living creature has to take births and rebirths until he attains "Moksha". I have also read that a person’s birth and actions in the present life depend upon all his actions of his previous births. Are these true? If yes, why does one have to wait till next birth(s) to reap the harvest of good work or suffer for bad actions. Why does all these not happen in the same birth? Why is it not that one has to reap the harvest of his actions in the same birth? Kindly enlighten me.
Yes, it is true that till you have completed every desire in your life you will come back again and again to fulfill it. When you no longer have any desire in life you have attained freedom from desiring and that is Moksha.
The past creates the present and the present creates the future. Out of the sum total of all the karmas of the past, a portion of it is brought forward to this birth in which you have your pains and pleasures of life. This portion is called prarabdha, which rules your life in this birth. In this body, in this birth you are basically working out the portion called prarabdha. All the present actions are again like seeds being collected and they too will form the praradha in another birth. The day you sow the seed in your back yard, you don’t start eating the fruits of it. It takes its own time to yield fruits. Of course the sages say that at times one reaps the fruits of the karma of present birth too. But most of the karmas you have brought from the past accounts.
Focus on your own mind and its thoughts and emotions, see how you are being driven by the force of old habits which may die in this birth or may be carried forward to the next birth for every action with expectation creates its own consequences.
I wish you work with your mind, try to calm it down, go deeper to hear the Voice of God, and when He talks to you, ask Why is it not that one has to reap the harvest of his actions in the same birth? His answer will satisfy you for ever, for that will not be a borrowed answer from Baba but your original experiential enlightenment.
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