Kripalu Bhakti Dhara, 7a

 tu to hai sada se hi govind radhe,

kaal ras ab ras kaal bana de 

Even if the roof of a house collapsed and all the members of a family died together, what would happen to each of them after death? All of them will go to separate destinations because the actions they performed during their lifetimes were all different. Each will receive a consequence in accordance with those actions. It is not that they will get the same parents, spouse or children again. Due to their different consequences, someone will become a dog, someone a donkey and someone will go to the celestial abodes – all according to their past actions. There they will meet a new mother, a new father, have a new spouse and produce new sons and daughters. Again at the time of death, all these relations will be separated from each other and each will receive a new birth in accordance with their own past actions.

A train is going from your hometown to Delhi. On board are many different passengers. Each will get off at the station that is their final destination; not everyone goes to Delhi. Even if they were all to get off at Delhi, they will all go to their respective homes in different neighbourhoods and be separated. The world is just like this. According to our own past deeds, God places us in the wombs of different mothers. God doesn’t force someone to be the son of a king and another to be the son of a beggar. He doesn’t force someone into the womb of a dog and make someone else a tree. God is not doing this whimsically. God grants to each of us a different birth based on our own individual past actions.

To be continued . . .

An English translation of a discourse delivered in Hindi by:

Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj

Bhubaneshwar

30 January 2011

© Radha Govind Samiti

 

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