What refinements are called for in the orthodox model of Karmas to make it look spic and span?

Have you ever thought why scientists don’t give much thought to the concepts related to the karmas performed by us during our past life?

The fact is they don’t believe in any abstract ideas.

First of all, they are not very sure about the theory of reincarnation itself. They also don’t concede even to the existence of souls on the earth.

Actually if we adopt the policy of accepting what is not abstract and rejecting what is abstract we can still carve out a “Working model of karmas” out of the present model, as follows.

Identifying the abstract part of the present model

The present model compels us to think that we get in this life what we should get according to the karmas performed by us during our past life. Since we don’t remember what sort of karmas we would have performed during our past life, no wonder, scientists immediately turn their face in the opposite direction.

They are, perhaps, not wrong.

But they would not condemn such views if we modify our outlook about karmas a bit.

Proposed Modifications

Nobody would deny – when we are born we don’t live in a house that may have been built by us in our past life. We don’t study the books that we would have written in our past life. Yet we get the privileges of using everything that had been developed by others in the past. We would have not been able to fly in aeroplanes if somebody would have not developed them in the past.

We would have not been able to use a mobile phone if it would have not been developed by someone in the past.

We would have not been able to eat burgers or pizzas if somebody would have not invented them in the past.

We would have not been able to get the benefits of taking the medicines we may take if these medicines would have not been developed by someone in the past.

So we may replace the concept of “Our Past Karmas” with the “Collective Karmas of Our Predecessors”.

This drops out what was unacceptable in the “Orthodox Model of Karmas”.

Now let us inch toward the next stage – “Our Present Karmas”.

Well there is hardly anything much disputable about it.

Obviously, we shall have to bear the brunt of any mistakes we may commit in our life and do not take any corrective steps.

It is also true that if we become an engineer or a surgeon (or whatsoever) we would be able to eke out our living accordingly.

So this part of the orthodox model does not have to be modified.

This no doubt, gives us a foothold.

Now let us also talk about the role other people play in our life, say, our parents, our class teachers, our friends and colleagues, our employers and our staff or employees, our suppliers or our clients and all those who interact with us in our life. They also play a decisive role in our life. This adds up the third dimension to our perspective.

Let us call it “Karmas Performed by the People Who Interact with Us in Our Life, Directly”.

The traffic policeman or policewoman who may have intercepted us on the way to check the validity of our driving licence or the airport staff who may check the validity of our passport or visa are also covered in this category of the people.

FOURTH DIMENSION

But besides the people who interact with us there are also lots of people who don’t interact with us directly but they nonetheless also play a decisive role in our life. They are also one of the arms of Karmas that give a hue of their own in our life, such as the pilots of the plane we may have boarded, the people working in some research lab who may be working on the new concepts like the people who had worked on the appliances we use in our day to day life such as electro-stat machines, micro ovens, elevators and the lifts and the whole lots of things like that.

We may caption their karmas as “Karmas Being Performed by the People Who Do not Interact with Us Directly”.

So we may sum up this model of karmas, as follows.

Our all achievements and failures are attributable to the following type of karmas.

(i) Collective Karmas of Our Predecessors.

(ii) Our Present Karmas.

(iii) Karmas Performed by the People Who Interact with Us in Our Life, Directly.

(iv) Karmas Being Performed by the People Who Do not Interact with Us Directly.

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