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Once upon a time, a building was being constructed and dozens of labor workers were working hard to complete the task. It was a very hot day as the Sun was shining very hard and hot and all the laborers were facing the brutal attack of harsh sunlight and heat.

Three laborers were breaking big stones into smaller ones in harsh sunlight and all three of them seemed to be exhausted and soaked in sweat. A person called one of the three laborers and asked him a very simple question, ” How are you, brother ?”.

The worker burst out with anger and said, ” It is one hell of a life Sir, I have to work very hard in this burning heat and at the end of the day, all I get is Rs. 10 which my family will spend very fast and then they will ask me to go through this hell again. Life cannot get worse than this “.

This person then called the second laborer and asked him the same question to which the worker replied, ” I am just about alright Sir. Though I have to work very hard, the whole day long but at the end of the day, the contractor pays me Rs. 10 which is sufficient to fulfill the needs of my family. So the equation is simple, I work hard and I get rewarded. Life is not very good but life is fair “.

This person now called the third and final laborer and asked him the same question. This man gave a big smile of satisfaction and thankfulness and replied, ” I am really very good Sir and God has been very kind to me all the way along. This structure that we are raising is the building of a school and soon it will be ready. Thousands of children will get educated here and they will then shape the future of our country in a better way. I am very thankful to God that he chose me to be a part of this noble deed. And look at the grace of my God that I am even being paid with a very good amount of Rs. 10 every day for doing this noble job and this money takes care of my family. I could not ask anything else from life, Sir. Life is simply as good as it can get “.

This person who was a saint and who had brought some of his disciples to teach a very important lesson of their life, turned towards his students and said, ” You see, heaven or hell, it is only a point of view and nothing else “.

Moral : Life is heaven if you make it heaven and life is hell if you make it hell. You don’t need all the big things to feel happy and blessed. Even the smallest of the things can bring you joy and pleasures. So do not cry over what you do not have and instead learn to enjoy what you have…

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Why do people shout when they fight

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A saint once asked his disciples, ” Why do people shout at each other when they fight “.

Many disciples tried to answer but none could give a satisfactory answer. The saint then explained.

When people fight with each other, it creates a distance between their hearts and the more they fight the more that distance keeps on increasing. Since the distance between their hearts has increased, so they start shouting at each other as we shout things to people who are at a distance from us.

On the other hand, when people love each other, there hearts come closer and they start speaking in a low voice as the distance has decreased now and even a low volume sound can be heard by the other person.

When this love further intensifies, instead of speaking, people start whispering to each other and the others understand that whisper perfectly as the distance has now reduced even more and hence even a whisper can be understood.

When this love is so intense that it reaches its final stage, people don’t need to speak to each other in order to convey their feelings and only silence or the language of eyes is sufficient. This is due to the reason that now the hearts of these people have become one and hence they have no need for speech or whispers as no one speaks to themselves.

Moral : Such is the power of pure love that even silence is enough to communicate everything and such is the power of hate that even the shouts are not heard ( paid attention to ). So choose wisely between love and hate.

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How can a Saint be a King

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King Janak ( Father in law of Lord Shri Rama ) was a renowned saint of his time. Even though he was a King, he possessed all the qualities of a saint. One day, an ascetic came to his royal court and asked him a question.

King Janak, how is it possible that you are a king as well as a saint. Both these posts require personalities which are almost opposite to each other. A saint is someone who does not indulge in any materialistic pursuits whereas a king is someone who indulges in more and more materialistic pursuits as he has to do such things as a part of his kingly duty. How do you manage both of these profiles together and being a saint, how do you rule your kingdom ? Why don’t you indulge in all of this luxury that is present around you all the time ?

King Janak said, ” I can answer this but I have a small request for you before that “. King Janak gave him a lamp which was lighting and requested him, ” Please take a round of my Palace and after completing the round, kindly come to me and I shall be ready with your answer. But kindly make sure that this Lamp does not go off anywhere in between and when you return to me, this lamp should be in the same lighting state “. The ascetic did not understand anything but he did as he was requested to do and he started taking a round of King Janak’s palace in supervision of King’s guards.

The ascetic came back after a long time looking all attentive and bit worried. He put the lamp in front of the King and said, ” The light in the lamp is intact, Now kindly answer my question “.

The king asked with a smile on his face, ” Before I answer your question, I have a small question for you. How did you like my palace and what type of good or bad things did you see in the palace “.

The ascetic replied nervously, ” Well I was so focused on protecting this lamp from going off that I could not see any part of your palace at all as all my concentration was on this lamp “.

King Janak replied with a smile, ” This is how I run my kingdom and be a saint at the same time”.

Moral : In order to be a saint, you do not need to physically leave all the luxuries of life like the ascetic thought. You can live among all the luxuries and material things of life and still be a saint. Just concentrate on your final aim which is liberation while at the same time, keep on disposing all your duties and keep on enjoying every good thing that comes your way, without indulging in it or without getting addicted to it.

Liberation is a state of mind and it is not a state of body. The moment your mind is liberated, the body may keep on doing anything but the liberation is not altered. Enjoyment is altogether different from indulgence. Hence, enjoyment is fine but indulgence is an obstacle to your Liberation. So enjoy everything and every relation but do not indulge in any one of them which means that do not get addicted to any of the things or relations. Enjoy them while they last but do not regret when they are not there with you anymore.

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Do what you must Do

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A saint was passing by a lake when he saw a Scorpion struggling to get out of the muddy water but all in vain. The saint took pity on the scorpion and tried to get him out of the water and put him on dry ground. As the saint picked up the Scorpion, the scorpion bit the saint and in a fit of pain, the saint had to leave the scorpion which again fell in water and started struggling to get out.

The saint again tried to get the scorpion out and the same thing happened again. The process went on and by the time, the scorpion had bitten the saint 8 times and the saint was again going to get him out of the water, the saint heard a voice. He turned around and saw a passer by saying to him.

“Baba ji ( Respected Saint ), I have seen the whole act. This scorpion has bitten you 8 times causing so much pain to you. Then why are you trying to save him, just let him die. A thankless creature like him deserves to die. He is stinging you again and again. When you already know that stinging is in nature of Scorpion then why are you trying to save him ? ”

“For the same reason”, replied the smiling saint. “It is the nature of a Scorpion to bite, and it is the nature of a saint to love, save and protect. If a small creature like scorpion is not quitting its nature, then how can I being considered a wise saint, quit my nature. We are both acting our nature, he is doing his job and I am doing my job and we are both fine with it “.

Moral : Just because the others are not doing good to you, does not mean that you should also stop doing good to them. Just be good and stick to your nature.

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Always set Higher Goals

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Two brothers left home at the same time, in their search for the divine. As they were passing by a place, the younger brother expressed his wish that he wanted to live there and start the journey of enlightenment from here. The elder brother did not like the place and he wanted to go somewhere else. Both the brothers decided that the younger brother will stay at his chosen place and after 10 years both the brothers will meet and discuss their journey as well as achievements. With this agreement, both the brothers parted.

After 10 years, the elder brother came and saw that the place had developed into a big village with so many people in it. He found his brother and after exchanging the courtesies, the elder brother asked younger brother about his achievements.

The younger brother told that he had starting meditating and helping the nearby people in any which way he could and today he is very happy as he feels himself close to his God as he shares the joys of these people who respected him a lot and who shifted to that place only in order to be closer to such a saintly person.

The elder brother expressed deep surprise and took his brother to the nearby river. He than chanted some Mantra and after that he started walking on the water of the river. He went to the other side of the river by walking on water and then he came back the same way. After this, he smiled and said, ” Brother, you have wasted 10 years of your life by not getting anything special. I have achieved this miraculous gift of walking on the water after 10 year of hard worship”.
The younger brother smiled and replied, ” These 10 years are surely a waste but not for me and for you, my dear brother. After losing 10 precious years of your life, you have only gained the ability to cross the river. I can do the same by paying Rs. 10 to any boatman. So the net value of your 10 years of effort and worship is only Rs. 10 whereas I have served humanity, got closer to the final truth and I feel blessed by my Lord all the time and each one of these gifts, is invaluable”.

Moral : Don’t try hard for petty things and always aim for great things. Petty things can only give you some amusement in the short run but soon that amusement is gone and you will have an even bigger void to live with. Before setting your goals, asses their value and see if they are worthy of your hard work and efforts or not.

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Do not Judge a Book by its Cover

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In the time of Ramayana there used to be a great sage called Rishi AshtaVakra. His body was twisted and uneven from 8 places and hence he got the name AshtaVakra ( Ashta means 8 and Vakra means twisted ).

One day Rishi AshtaVakra visited the Royal court of King Janak. As the Rishi entered the court, almost all of King Janak’s ministers and court officers starting laughing upon seeing the strange and twisted body of Rishi Ashtavakra. Upon this Rishi, Ashtawakra smiled and said, ” King Janak, I have heard so many good things about you but all I see is that your royal court is full of Cobblers and Shoemakers “.

Upon hearing this, all the people present there got very angry and the chief general asked for king’s permission to punish such ill speaking sage as none of the courtiers knew about Rishi Ashtavakra. King Janak refused the permission and said that whatever Rishi AshtaVakra said was truth and nothing but truth and then the king requested the sage to explain his words.

To this, Rishi AshtaVakra smiled and said, ” You are a wise and just king, Janak. The moment I entered your court, most of the people started laughing by looking at my body and skin, and the ones who deal in skin are either cobblers or shoemakers and they only judge the quality by skin and so I called them Cobblers and Shoemakers “.

King Janak bowed to the sage and all the courtiers felt very ashamed at their lack of wisdom.

Moral : Don’t Judge a Book by its cover and don’t judge people by their physical attributes. Always judge people by their character and conduct as looks may be deceptive but character and conduct is loyal. Always remember that physical beauty is only skin deep whereas the beauty of character and conduct is Soul deep.

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Stories with Moral Lessons

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This section will deal with stories of wisdom which teach us important lessons of life. Kindly note that the original concept of some of these stories is not mine and it has been taken or inspired by some other sources some of which are known and some are unknown. However, none of the stories themselves have been copied word to word from anywhere and I have written them on my own, by myself and in my own style. Enjoy the Stories.

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Rebirth and its Reasons 01

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There are primarily two reasons why a soul comes to this earth again and again, through a chain of rebirths. The first one of these reasons is that every soul has to take a new life in order to settle the karmic account of the good karmas as well as the bad karmas done by it during its previous lives and the second reason is the resolutions taken by a soul during its previous life or lives, as such resolutions force this soul to take birth again and again. Let’s find out why a specific soul tied to the concepts of settlement of good and bad karmas of past lives, as well as to the concept of resolutions, comes to this earth again and again in new shapes and forms.

Let’s first deal with the concept of good and bad karmas due to which a soul has to take many births. In order to understand this concept in a better way, let’s first understand what good karmas are and what are bad karmas? Karma can be divided into three types: good, bad and neutral karma and it is easy to understand each of these types. Anything that you do or say or sometimes think, and other people or species or the universe on the whole is benefitted from it, is called a good karma. On the other hand, anything you do or say or even think and other people or species or the universe suffers a loss through it, is called a bad karma. The easiest is the third which says that anything you say, do or think which doesn’t have any direct positive or negative impact on other people, species or the universe as a whole, is a neutral karma.

Let’s try to understand these three types of karmas with the help of practical examples so that you may have a perfect understanding of this theory of karma, which has been in the root of all the good and the bad happening to us since our first birth, and it will always be in the root of all the good and the bad happening to us in this life and in all the coming lives. Understanding good karmas is easy. Doing charity work, making donations, being helpful, helping others, contributing to society, promoting equality and other similar activities are good karmas.

So when you are helping a poor man or offering your service to a physically disabled person or an old person, treating an injured dog or a cat lying on the side of the road, planting more trees so that the earth may become a better and cleaner place to live, educating other people about good and bad karmas or about the ways through which they can improve their lives as well as improve the society and the earth they are living on, and you are engaging in all other similar types of activities, you are indeed doing good karmas for which you will sooner or later receive the rewards in the form of addition of more positive energy to your aura.

On the other hand, when you are robbing a poor man or any human for that matter, indulging in physical assault or violence against other humans or other species, for reasons which do not demand such acts in the name of justice and in order to restore peace and balance in the society or in the world, perform brutal actions like raping a helpless and physically weak girl, killing a dog or a cat or some other animal for no just reason and just for fun, doing more and more things to pollute the atmosphere and disturb the eco system as well as the life balance on this earth, misleading fellow people to engage in negative or bad deeds which can harm others, and all other similar type of activities where someone or some system is suffering by virtue of your karma and where such action or karma can’t be justified by any just reason, you are indulging in bad karmas.

Let’s now look at neutral karmas. Anything you do, say or think that does not directly benefit or harm others is a neutral karma. For example, while you sleep, drink water, eat and do other such things which are either your daily need activities or activities done for fun or time-pass, as long as these activities don’t directly harm or benefit others, are called neutral karmas. It should be mentioned here that thinking is most of the time a neutral karma and it seldom becomes a good or a bad karma and that is when it gains importance. The definition of good or bad karma includes certain types of thinking patterns and thoughts which we will understand with the help of examples.

Though most of our thoughts and mind patterns involve us and us only and they don’t cause direct profit or loss to the others thereby falling in the category of neutral karmas, there are some specific type of activities of our mind which are classified as either good or bad karmas. For example, when you pray for the benefit of other people or other species, such prayers are included in good karmas provided they don’t include any direct benefit of yours and they are done for selfless reasons. This means if you are praying for your father to become a billionaire, it is at the most a neutral karma and not a good karma, since deep down you know that if your dad becomes a billionaire, you too will benefit and hence it is a not a good karma.

But on the other hand, if you are praying for some stranger or for some other causes which don’t bring any direct benefit to you and you are aware of this fact that the benefit of these prayers if any, will all go to the ones you are praying for and nothing will come to you directly if such prayers are granted, you are certainly doing a good karma even though you are just praying within your mind which in other words, is merely your positive thought pattern. Hence all such activities or thought patterns, which wish good luck or which pray for good things to happen to the others without any benefits coming to you, are classified as good karmas.

After understanding the basic definition of good and bad karmas, let us now see how a soul tied to a chain of good and bad karmas done by it in its past lives, comes to this earth in a new birth in order to settle the account of those good and bad karmas. Starting with bad karmas, whenever a person engages in bad karmas, he may have to take another birth in order to face the punishment for those bad karmas. For example, someone may have troubled his wife throughout his life or he may have caused pains to many people in order to get financial or other benefits for himself or he may have even killed one or more than one person for some selfish motive. All the above mentioned karmas as well as many other types of bad karmas done by a person, force him to come to this earth again and face the results of those bad karmas.

It should be noted that due to many combinations and limitations, it is not always possible to punish a person for his bad karmas during the same birth and in such cases; this person has to take one or more than one births in order to face punishment for such bad karmas. When a person takes a new birth in order to settle the account of his past life bad karmas, such person engages in more and fresh bad karmas in such new life due to his natural tendency to do more bad karmas, and these new bad karmas force one more birth on him. This way, this chain goes on and on and a soul trapped in the whirlwind of taking new births in order to settle bad karmas of past lives and then doing more bad karmas in those new lives causing even more rebirths, takes births again and again and this process goes on and on.

After understanding how the bad karmas done by a person can push him towards many new births, let’s now try to understand how good karmas done by a person can trap him in the cycle of rebirths. Some people are amazed at the mere idea that even good karmas are the cause of rebirth because such people believe that good karmas will always liberate a soul which is not the case, always. Let’s try to understand this concept with the help of some examples. Suppose a person in any one of his births, has given a big donation to a temple or he has done some great job for the welfare of that temple and all the time while he was doing such good karma, he kept asking for some specific wish or fruit which should be granted as a result of this particular good karma of serving the temple.

This specific wish might be attainment of great wealth, or fortune or it might be achievement of great name and fame, or it may be anything else like marrying some specific female. Moving on, it is not always the case that such wishes are granted straight away or even during the same lifetime. Sometimes, some wishes can’t be granted in the same life on account of various limitations and other circumstantial factors, due to which such wishes which are to be granted as the result of good karmas, are forwarded to the next life which means that this person will have to take another life in order to get the wishes which he had asked for and the wishes that he deserves as a result of his good karmas.

In such cases, such person is subjected to rebirth and as this person takes a new birth in order to receive the karmic rewards for his good karmas done in past life, in the process he does many more good and bad karmas and some of these karmas, once again push him to one more life as the fruits of some of such good or bad karmas can’t be granted in this present life. This initiates a cycle of rebirths where a person comes to earth in order to settle the good and bad karmas done in his past life or lives and in the process, he indulges in more good and bad karmas which lead to even more births. This process goes on and on and a soul keeps on taking birth after birth in order to settle the karmic debts and the rewards.

It should be noted that a person engaging in good karmas during one of his lives, will be subjected to more lives by virtue of such good karmas, only if such good karmas are done with a wish or desire for the karmic rewards meant for those good karmas, whether that wish is general or specific. On the other hand, a person engaging in good karmas during one of his lives will not be subjected to more births on the basis of such good karmas, if such person doing those good karmas willingly forsakes the karmic rewards meant for such good karmas. In simple language, it means that if a person does good karmas without having any wish for the karmic rewards of such good karmas, such good karmas don’t cause one more birth.

Such karmas are called Nishkaam karmas and Nishkam karmas do not lead to rebirths. Nishkaam means without a wish or desire and accordingly, Nishkaam karma means a good karma which is done without any wish or desire for the karmic rewards meant for such good karma. For example, if a person gives a big donation to a temple, or he does some other good thing to serve a temple and at the same time, such person doesn’t have any wish or desire for any type of karmic reward associated with this good act, such an act will be a Nishkaam karma and it won’t become the cause of a rebirth. Hence good karmas can lead to rebirths only if they have been done with a desire for the rewards and not otherwise.

Some people may think that according to this theory, if we can do a good karma without any desire for the result of such karma and such karma doesn’t force a new life on us, as it becomes a Nishkaam Karma; doesn’t it mean if we do a bad karma without any desire for the result of such karma, such bad karma should also be Nishkaam and it should not force a new life on us? Well, this is just a misconception and nothing else and this is the time we should understand that only a good karma done without any desire for result can become a Nishkaam Karma, and a bad karma can’t be a Nishkaam karma even if it has been done without any desire for the result.

In order to understand this concept in a better way, let’s suppose that someone has taken a financial loan from a bank and now for some reason, this person thinks that he will get out of this loan if he does not show any desire to pay this loan. But this is only a misconception in the mind of this person and nothing more because if you have taken a loan, it is not in your authority to exempt yourself from paying that loan back, as this authority lies reserved with the bank which has given you the loan. By giving himself such nonsense exemption and not paying the loan back to the bank, this person will only invite more troubles as the bank will initiate a suing action against him. Hence if you have taken a loan, you will have to pay it or you should face the consequences.

Bad karmas done by us are like karmic loans which have to be settled either by facing punishments set for such bad karmas or by doing specific type of good karmas which can serve as karmic installments towards the payment of such karmic loans and in both these cases, a soul has to take new birth in order to settle such karmic loans. On the other hand, the rewards or results for the good karmas done by us are like our earnings or savings and as we all know, everyone is free to do whatever they wish to do with their earnings or savings because now they have the authority to decide what should be done with that income whether it is financial or it is karmic.

Hence every person has the right to forsake the reward of good karmas done by him, just like everyone has a right to do work without pay and everyone has a right to donate their salary or income towards any cause because this is the fruit of their labor and they are authorized to do whatever they wish to do with it. To summarize, we can’t choose to not pay our loans and get away with it but we can choose to do whatever we wish, with our profits and income. The same holds true in karmic domain too, due to which the results of good karmas can be forsaken by not wishing for the rewards of such good karmas but results of bad karmas can’t be forsaken as we are not authorized to forsake them and we will have to pay for them, even if we have to keep taking birth after birth in the process.

To conclude the theory of rebirth on the basis of good and bad karmas, it should be understood that in the journey of a soul towards the final liberation, good karmas with desire for rewards are as much of a burden as much are the bad karmas. This is because both of them do the same thing, which is to force more and more lives on you, which keep you further and further away from your final liberation, which is the state where you don’t have to be born again, under some compulsion.

The philosophy of one of the world’s greatest divine souls, Swami Vivekananda says that Bad karmas tie fetters (shackles) of iron to your soul whereas good karmas tie fetters of gold to your soul, but fetters are fetters, which means that both bad as well as good karmas put hindrance in your path to the liberation. Hence in order to achieve liberation, bad karmas should be avoided altogether whereas good karmas with desire for results should be avoided and only Nishkaam karmas should be done.

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संसार में कुछ वर्ग विशेष के लोग यह मानते हैं कि व्यक्ति का बार बार जन्म नहीं होता तथा प्रत्येक व्यक्ति का केवल एक ही जन्म होता है। इस धारणा को यदि सच मान लिया जाए तो मानव जीवन से जुड़े ऐसे अनेक प्रश्नों के उत्तर प्राप्त नहीं हो पाते जिनका प्राप्त होना अति आवश्यक है। उदाहरण के लिए, यदि पुनर्जन्म नहीं होता तो क्या कारण है कि संसार में कोई व्यक्ति राजा के घर जन्म लेता है जबकि वहीं कोई दूसरा व्यक्ति किसी निर्धन अथवा भिक्षु के घर जन्म लेता है। जहां कोई व्यक्ति जीवन भर भांति भांति के सुखों का भोग करता है, वहीं कोई अन्य व्यक्ति आजीवन दुखों को ही झेलता रहता है। कोई आजीवन स्वस्थ रहता है तो कोई जन्म से ही अथवा छोटी आयु से ही विभिन्न प्रकार के रोगों से पीड़ित रहता है। किसी का ध्यान धर्म कर्म के कार्यों में बहुत लगता है जबकि किसी अन्य की रूचि केवल अर्धम तथा अनैतिकता में ही रहती है। यदि कोई पिछला जन्म नहीं होता तो क्यों विभन्न प्रकार के व्यक्ति संसार में विभिन्न प्रकार के स्वभाव तथा भाग्य लेकर आते हैं और क्या है ऐसा विशेष जिससे किसी व्यक्ति का भाग्य निश्चित होता है।

ऐसे और ऐसे बहुत से प्रश्नों के उत्तर जानने के लिए हिंदु धर्म के वेद-शास्त्रों तथा महापुरुषों द्वारा समय समय पर संसार को प्रदान किये गये मार्गदर्शन का अध्ययन करना आवश्यक हो जाता है जिसके अनुसार व्यक्ति के वर्तमान जीवन में होने वालीं शुभ अशुभ घटनाओं का सीधा संबंध व्यक्ति के पिछले जन्मों से जुड़ा हुआ है तथा व्यक्ति के वर्तमान जीवन के अच्छे बुरे कर्मों का संबंध उसके भविष्य के जन्मों से जुड़ा हुआ है। भारत भूमि पर सदियों से ही अध्यात्म, कर्मवाद तथा ज्योतिष जैसी धारणाओं का अपना एक विशेष स्थान रहा है तथा समय समय पर विभिन्न वर्गों के लोगों ने इनसे मार्गदर्शन भी प्राप्त किया है। इन धारणाओं में विश्वास रखने वाले लोगों के मन में यह प्रश्न समय समय पर उठता रहता है कि आखिर क्यों किसी व्यक्ति के बार बार जन्म होते रहते हैं और पुनर्जन्म के क्या संभव कारण हो सकते हैं या होते हैं। आईए आज इस लेख के माध्यम से यह चर्चा करते हैं कि किसी आत्मा के बार बार जन्म लेकर भूलोक पर आने के क्या संभव कारण हो सकते हैं।

किसी भी आत्मा विशेष के बार बार जन्म लेकर भूलोक पर आने के मुख्य दो कारण अच्छे बुरे कर्मों का भोग और उस आत्मा विशेष द्वारा विभिन्न जन्मों में लिये गये संकल्प होते हैं। इस लेख के माध्यम से हम इन दोनों ही कारणों का बारी बारी से विश्लेषण करेंगे तथा देखेंगे कि किस प्रकार अच्छे बुरे कर्मों के फलों से बंधी तथा अपने संकल्पों से बंधी कोई आत्मा विशेष बार बार जन्म लेती है।

अच्छे बुरे कर्मों के भोग के कारण होने वाले पुनर्जन्मों के बारे में जानने से पूर्व आईए पहले यह जान लें कि वास्तव में अच्छे या बुरे कर्म जिन्हें सुकर्म या कुकर्म भी कहा जाता है, ऐसे कर्म वास्तव में होते क्या हैं। वैसे तो अच्छे और बुरे कर्मों की परिभाषा कई बार इतनी उलझ जाती है कि बड़े से बड़े पंड़ितों के लिए भी ये तय कर पाना कठिन हो जाता है कि किसी समय विशेष पर किसी व्यक्ति विशेष द्वारा किया जाने वाला कोई कर्म अच्छा है या बुरा, किंतु अधिकतर मामलों में कुछ सरल दिशानिर्देशों के माध्यम से अच्छे और बुरे कर्म का निर्धारण किया जा सकता है। जन सामान्य के समझने के लिए यह आसान नियम बहुत उपयोगी है कि यदि किसी व्यक्ति द्वारा किये गये किसी कार्य से दूसरों का लाभ होता है तो ऐसे कर्म अच्छा कर्म है तथा यदि किसी व्यक्ति द्वारा किये गये किसी कार्य से दूसरों को हानि होती है तो ऐसा कर्म बुरा कर्म है अर्थात जिससे किसी दूसरे का भला हो, ऐसे कर्म को सुकर्म कहते हैं तथा जिससे किसी दूसरे को हानि या क्षति हो, ऐसे कर्म को दुष्कर्म कहते हैं।

अच्छे बुरे कर्मों की मूल परिभाषा समझ लेने के पश्चात आइए अब देखें कि किस तरह से बुरे और यहां तक कि अच्छे कर्म भी किसी आत्मा के बार बार जन्म लेने का कारण बन सकते हैं। कोई भी आत्मा जब अपने किसी जन्म विशेष में विभिन्न प्रकार के बुरे कर्म करती है तो उस उन बुरे कर्मों के लिए निश्चित फल भुगतने के लिए पुन: जन्म लेकर आना पड़ता है। उदाहरण के लिए यदि किसी व्यक्ति ने अपने किसी जीवन में अपनी पत्नि का बहुत उत्पीड़न किया है अथवा उसने अपने उस जन्म में अपने लाभ के लिए बहुत से व्यक्तियों को कष्ट पहुंचाये हैं या फिर उसने किसी व्यक्ति की हत्या जैसा जघन्य कर्म किया है तो इन सब बुरे कर्मों के लिए विधि के विधान में निश्चित फल भुगतने के लिए ऐसे व्यक्ति को पुन: जन्म लेकर आना पड़ेगा और अपने बुरे कर्मों के फल भुगतने पड़ेंगे। इसके अतिरिक्त भी अनेक प्रकार के बुरे कर्म होते हैं जिन्हें करने की स्थिति में किसी आत्मा विशेष को ऐसे कर्मों के फलों के भुगतने के लिए बार बार जन्म लेने पड़ सकते हैं। यहां पर यह बात भी ध्यान देने योग्य है कि अपने किसी पिछले जन्म में किये गये बुरे कर्मों का फल भगतने के लिए एक नये जन्म में आई हुई आत्मा अधिकतर उस नये जन्म में भी कई प्रकार के बुरे कर्म कर देती है जिनके फल भुगतने के लिये उस पुन: जन्म लेकर आना पड़ता है। इस प्रकार बुरे कर्म करने का और फिर उनके फल भुगतने का यह क्रम चलता रहता है और इस क्रम के फेर में फंसी आत्मा बार बार जन्म लेती रहती है।

बुरे कर्मों के पश्चात आईए अब देखें कि किसी व्यक्ति के द्वारा किये गए अच्छे कर्म कैसे उस व्यक्ति के पुनर्जन्म का कारण बन सकते हैं। अनेक व्यक्ति तो इस बात को सुनकर ही आश्चर्य करने लग पड़ते हैं कि अच्छे कर्म करने से भी बार बार जन्म लेना पड़ सकता है और यदि ऐसा होता है तो क्यों। इसका कारण समझने के लिए मान लीजिए किसी व्यक्ति ने अपने किसी जन्म में किसी मंदिर में कोई बड़ी धन राशि दान में दे दी या इस मंदिर के निर्माण अथवा विस्तार के लिए अन्य कोई अच्छा कर्म कर दिया तथा साथ ही साथ यह इच्छा भी रख ली कि इस दान अथवा इस अच्छे कर्म के फलस्वरूप इसे इसका कोई इच्छित फल प्राप्त हो जैसे कि बहुत सा धन प्राप्त हो या बहुत यश प्राप्त हो या ऐसा ही कुछ और प्राप्त हो। अब इस अच्छे कर्म के बदले में मांगा गया फल, आवश्यक नहीं है कि इस व्यक्ति को इसके उसी जन्म में प्राप्त हो जाये क्योंकि ऐसा संभव है कि किन्हीं सीमितताओं के चलते अथवा किन्हीं अन्य कारणों के चलते इस व्यक्ति द्वारा मांगा गया फल उसे इस जन्म में प्राप्त न हो सकता हो। ऐसी स्थिति में ऐसे अच्छे कर्म का फल व्यक्ति के अगले जन्म तक के लिए स्थगित हो जाता है तथा ऐसे व्यक्ति को उस फल की प्राप्ति के लिए पुन: जन्म लेना पड़ता है क्योंकि इस व्यक्ति ने अपने उस अच्छे कर्म के फल की कामना की थी तथा नियति के नियम के अनुसार अब इस व्यक्ति को वह फल तो प्राप्त होना ही है फिर भले ही इस व्यक्ति को उस फल की प्राप्ति के लिए एक जन्म और भी लेना पड़े। इसी प्रकार अपने किसी जन्म विशेष में कोई भी व्यक्ति विशेष फल की इच्छा रखते हुए अनेक प्रकार के अच्छे कर्म करता है जिनमें से कुछ कर्मों के फल तो उसे उसी जीवन में प्राप्त हो जाते हैं किंतु कुछ अच्छे कर्मों के फल अगले जन्म के लिए स्थगित हो जाते हैं जिसके कारण ऐसे व्यक्ति को पुन: जन्म लेना पड़ता है और अपने अगले जन्म में भी ऐसे ही कुछ फल की ईच्छा के साथ किये गए अच्छे कर्मों के कारण ऐसे व्यक्ति को पुन: एक और जन्म लेना पड़ सकता है और इस प्रकार बार बार जन्म लेने का यह क्रम चलता रहता है।

यहां पर यह बात ध्यान देने योग्य है कि अच्छे कर्म का फल प्राप्त करने के लिये किसी व्यक्ति को पुन: जन्म तभी लेना पड़ता है जब उस व्यक्ति ने ऐसा अच्छा कर्म करते समय फल की इच्छा की हो। यदि कोई व्यक्ति अपने किसी जन्म में अनेक ऐसे अच्छे कर्म करता है जिनके लिये ऐसा व्यक्ति फल की इच्छा नहीं रखता तो ऐसे बिना फल की इच्छा रखे किये गये अच्छे कर्म व्यक्ति के पुनर्जन्म का कारण नहीं बन सकते क्योंकि इस व्यक्ति ने तो अपने अच्छे कर्मों का फल मांगा ही नहीं अथवा चाहा ही नहीं जिसके चलते इन कर्मों के भुगतान के लिए पुनर्जन्म नहीं होता। इसी को निष्काम कर्म कहते हैं अर्थात ऐसा कर्म जो एक अच्छा कर्म है किन्तु उसे करने के समय कर्ता ने किसी भी प्रकार के फल की इच्छा नहीं की है। इसलिए किसी व्यक्ति के अच्छे कर्म उसके पुनर्जन्म का कारण केवल तभी बन सकते हैं जब इन कर्मों को करते समय ऐसे व्यक्ति ने इन कर्मों के शुभ फलों की इच्छा की हो, अन्यथा नहीं।

कुछ लोग कई बार मुझसे ऐसा प्रश्न भी पूछ लेते हैं कि इस प्रकार तो यदि हम बुरा कर्म करके उसके फल की इच्छा भी न करें तो ऐसा बुरा कर्म भी निष्काम कर्म हो जाएगा और इस प्रकार हमें बुरे कर्म के फल का भुगतान करने के लिए भी पुन: जन्म नहीं लेना पड़ेगा। यह केवल एक भ्रांति ही है कि बुरा कर्म भी निष्काम हो सकता है तथा इस तथ्य को भली प्रकार से समझने के लिए सबसे पहले यह जान लें कि बुरे कर्म का फल एक ॠण की भांति होता है जबकि अच्छे कर्म का फल एक कमाई की भांति और जैसा कि हम सब जानते ही हैं की जिस व्यक्ति ने किसी से ॠण लिया हो, ऐसे ॠण को माफ कर देना ॠण लेने वाले के हाथ में नहीं होता तथा इसलिये चाह कर भी कोई ॠण लेने वाला व्यक्ति केवल अपनी इच्छा मात्र से उस ॠण से अपने आप को मुक्त करने का संकल्प लेकर ॠण मुक्त नहीं हो सकता तथा ॠण से वास्तविक मुक्ति के लिये इस व्यक्ति को यह ॠण चुकाना ही पड़ेगा। इस लिए बुरे कर्म को बिना फल की इच्छा से करने के पश्चात भी उसका फल भोगना ही पड़ता है। वहीं पर किसी अच्छे कर्म का फल हमारी कमाई होता है या हमारी जमापूंजी होता है तथा इसे ठीक उसी प्रकार अपने संकल्प से छोड़ा जा सकता है जैसे कोई भी व्यक्ति अपनी कमाई या जमापूंजी को छोड़ सकता है। बिना फल की इच्छा के किया गया शुभ कर्म ही निष्काम कर्म कहलाता है तथा सभी प्रकार के कर्मों में केवल निष्काम कर्म ही ऐसा कर्म है जो व्यक्ति के बार बार जन्म लेने का कारण नहीं बनता। इसका कारण भी बहुत स्पष्ट ही है, आपने परिश्रम किया और आपने उस परिश्रम का फल न लेने का निश्चय किया। परिश्रम का फल लेना या न लेना परिश्रम करने वाले की इच्छा पर ही निर्भर करता है तथा संसार में प्रत्येक व्यक्ति को नि:शुल्क परिश्रम करने की स्वतंत्रता प्राप्त है किंतु संसार में किसी भी व्यक्ति को ॠण लेकर अपने आप ही उस ॠण को माफ करने की स्वतंत्रता प्राप्त नहीं है तथा ऐसे ही नियम अच्छे बुरे कर्मों के फलों के विधान में भी सत्य होते हैं।

इस लिये यहां इस बात को जान लेना और समझ लेना आवश्यक है कि जन्म के बाद जन्म लेने की इस यात्रा में किसी आत्मा के मोक्ष अथवा मुक्ति प्राप्त करने में जितनी बड़ी बाधा बुरे कर्म होते हैं, उतनी ही बड़ी बाधा फल की ईच्छा रखकर किये गये अर्थात सकाम अच्छे कर्म भी होते हैं क्योंकि दोनों ही स्थितियों में आपको ऐसे कर्मों के फल भुगतने के लिये पुन: जन्म लेना पड़ता है। स्वामी विवेकानंद ने कहा है कि आत्मा की मुक्ति की यात्रा में बुरे कर्म लोहे की बेड़ियां जबकि सकाम अच्छे कर्म सोने की बेड़ियां हैं किंतु बेड़ी तो बेड़ी ही है फिर चाहे वह लोहे की हो अथवा सोने की। इसलिए यदि आप चाहते हैं कि बार बार जन्म लेने के इस क्रम से आपको छुटकारा प्राप्त हो तथा आपको मोक्ष अथवा मुक्ति प्राप्त हो तो उसके लिये आवश्यक है कि आप बुरे कर्मों को करना बंद कर दें तथा अच्छे कर्मों को करते समय उनके फल की इच्छा को त्याग दें अर्थात निष्काम अच्छे कर्म करें जिसके चलते आपको ऐसे कर्मों के फल भुगतने के लिये पुन: जन्म नहीं लेना पड़ेगा।

इस लेख के अगले भाग में हम विचार करेंगे कि किस प्रकार किसी व्यक्ति द्वारा उसके किसी जन्म में लिये गये संकल्प उसके बार बार जन्म लेने का कारण बनते हैं।

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