Questioner: How can we be free of the karmas bound in the previous lives? We have some notion that we are here because of good and bad karmas in our past life.How can we find a solution to the problem?
Dadashri: Now if someone bothers you, you should understand that you must have done something bad to him in your past life, and now he is returning the favor. So you must resolve the situation calmly and peacefully. But because you cannot remain peaceful, you end up sowing new seeds of karma. There is only one way to deal with karmas bound from the previous life and that is through peace and equanimity. You should not have a single bad thought about other people. You should simply feel that you are experiencing your account and that whatever the person may be doing to you is all on account of your own karma. You should understand that you are suffering because of your own previous bad deeds. Only then is there any freedom. As a matter of fact, he is giving you such a difficult time because of the unfolding effect of your own karma: he is simply an 'instrument' (Nimit). All the troublemakers of this world are merely 'instruments'. Even he that steals a hundred dollars from you in the street is an 'instrument'. It is your own account. Why is it that you were awarded the prize and not someone else?
1) Causes (karmic) are created by doing raag-dwesh (attachment-abhorrence) in situations of happiness and misery; and causes come to an end, when one remains normal or in equanimity in situations of happiness and misery.
2) We believe that this is 'our' home and 'our' family. No, it is a 'shop' for us to settle our karmas. It is like a customer-businessman relationship.
Book Name: The Science of Karma (Page #65 Paragraph #1,#2 and Page #66 Paragraph #1)
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