After last week’s talk (IS GOD DEAD? – Part 2), where I read out a few questions I received, I was asked to go a bit further on the first question which was: “Why does a benevolent God allow evil or apparent injustice to exist?” The question that arose from this was “Then why do bad things happen to good people?”
This is quite a challenging question for many people because we need to examine whether there is a possibility of our playing some role in bad events that seem to come to us unasked. The ancient yogis and spiritual authorities viewed the subject from an understanding of 1) our eternal spiritual being, 2) the stringent laws of karma, and 3) reincarnation, or more accurately, the transmigration of the soul.
Some people will have difficulty hearing this perspective, but for most, it is very liberating.