51. What is Camel mentality?
The camels think that eating thorns is pure enjoyment, as they love the juice that comes out in their mouth, when they chew the thorns. The juice is actually their own blood which is caused by the thorns cutting into their mouth, but the camels’ think it’s coming from the thorns. In a similar way, the humans are wasting this precious human birth by engaging in all kinds of non-sense materialistic and sinful activities, thinking it to be enjoyment. They forget that there is time, which is quickly taking away their life and the animalistic activities of eating, sleeping, mating, defending, and ignorance of God will manifest into an animal body in their next birth. Material life is full of miseries life after life. The Camels have no knowledge of the spiritual creation of Lord Krishna called Vaikuntha. On the millions of Vaikuntha planets, people live in the same body that is completely beautiful, full of bliss/love, full of knowledge, eternal, with no trace of misery.
52. What is Yoga?
Yoga means to link with the supreme person. There are many types of yoga systems, but the top most yoga system is Bhakti Yoga, devotional service unto Lord Krishna (God).
The other types of yoga systems like Hatha Yoga involve bodily postures and breathing exercises.
Hatha Yoga is for the body and Bhakti Yoga is for the soul. We need to maintain our body and soul and thus both are beneficial for us. But, Bhakti Yoga is very important as our current body is only for this short life but the soul is eternal.
“Yoga is linking oneself with the Supreme. One can never become a yogi unless the desires for sense gratification are given up.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 6.2)
One must give up materialistic desires like going to see cement/stones/wood (places), give up accumulating material possessions like money, cars, properties, phones etc., give up lust for eating flesh (meat) and seeing flesh (attachment for men/women), and give up personal ego. Such persons are called yogis.
“Of all types of yogis, one who always thinks of Me, worships Me, and renders loving service unto Me with full faith is the greatest yogi. (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 6.47)
Those who have given up material desires and always serve Lord Krishna with their time, money, and effort are called Bhakta Yogis, the best yogis.
53. Why good association is very important?
You should only associate with those who are spiritually minded and not materialistic and spiritually ignorant people. At the present time, the majority of the people in the world are materialistic and spiritually ignorant.
‘By association with worldly people, one becomes devoid of truthfulness, cleanliness, mercy, gravity, spiritual intelligence, shyness, austerity, fame, forgiveness, control of the mind, control of the senses, fortune and all opportunities. One should not at any time associate with a coarse fool who is bereft of the knowledge of self-realization and who is no more than a toy animal in the hands of a woman.’ (Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-Lila 22.88-90).
# If you associate with thieves, then the chances are very high that you will become a thief
# If you associate with gamblers, then the chances are very high that you will become a gambler
# If you associate with those who are engaged in violence against other living beings (human or animal), then the chances are very high that you will become violent
# If you associate with the wicked, then the chances are very high that you will become wicked
# If you associate with those who take drugs/alcohol, then the chances are very high that you will become a druggist/drunkard
# If you associate with those who are flesh eaters, then the chances are very high that you will become a flesh eater
# If you associate with those who are spiritually ignorant, then you will become spiritually ignorant
# If you associate with those who cannot describe God (godless), then you will become godless
All the above statements can be proven by the fact that people are not born drunkards/druggist/thieves/violent, people pick up bad habits by associating with people who have bad habits. If there is one bad fruit in a basket full of fruits, then the other fruits will very quickly become bad.
54. What makes people engage in sinful activities?
Due to bad association, personal ego, man-made ideologies, lack of proper knowledge, and misunderstanding, people become brainwashed into engaging in sinful acts like hatred, animal killing, drugs, alcohol, violence, gambling, adultery, lying, stealing, and so on. You should not associate with those are engaged in sinful activities. The Vedic culture is the richest for all cultures and only in the Vedic scriptures is God completely described. Thus associate with those who have an interest in the Vedic culture/religion.
55. Are we all born in ignorance?
“All living beings are in utter ignorance from birth. They are deluded, due to hate and desires. Those persons whose sinful activities have come to an end, and are now pious, free from hate and desires, are able to engage in devotional service unto Me with determination.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 7.27-28)
As stated in this verse, we are all born in ignorance and we develop hate and desires as we grow up. If we develop good qualities and do not engage in sinful activities like animal killing, gambling, lust, alcohol, drugs, and hatred. Then our mind will not be misled, and we will have good chances of knowing God and engage in His service.
“Being freed from attachments, fear, anger, and fully situated in thought of Me, many have become purified by penance and knowledge of Me. They all attained pure love for Me. (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 4.10)
The purpose of religion is to achieve love of God. In this verse, Lord Krishna states that those who surrender unto Him with sincerity and engage in His service, become purified. They are freed from material attachments, fear, anger, and attain pure love of God.
56. Why does God create evil people?
God does not create evil people. People become evil.
Children are pure and innocent, but as they grow up, due to their association with adults, television, Internet, and man-made ideologies, they become polluted and corrupt. The result of this is hatred, violence, drug addicts, alcoholics, and gamblers, basically criminals in human society. It is the parent’s responsibility to teach their children what is right and what is wrong from birth and guide them so they don’t become polluted by others and the media like television and the internet. The Bhagavad-Gita teachings, gives the best chances of becoming peaceful, non-violent, understand why good and bad things happen (karma), and know God in full. Basically to become decent human beings. The Bhagavad-Gita is the only scripture that preaches that all living beings are eternal and part of God. We are held responsible for our own actions (karma), we are all the children of God and thus we are all brothers and sisters. God is forgiving, merciful, responsible, and gives us unlimited chances (reincarnation).
To engage in hatred or violence towards any living being is hatred and violence towards God, because all living beings are part of God.
57. What are the sinful activities?
# Animal killing
# Taking Drugs, alcohol, and tobacco
# Sex outside marriage
# Having hatred for others
# Violence against any living being
“Absence of fear, purity of heart, charitable, striving for spiritual knowledge by studying the Vedic scriptures, lives a simple life, always straight forward in his dealings, always truthful, not violent, free from anger, not greedy, always gentle, forgiving, very clean, not envious of others, compassionate to all living beings, doesn’t talk non-sense, has no pride, doesn’t mislead others – These are some of the qualities of those with divine nature.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 16.1-3)
It is the parents’ responsibility to teach and guide their children, so they do not engage in sinful activities. The result of sinful activities is immense suffering and degradation of the soul to lower species.
58. What is most sinful?
“There is nothing more sinful than untruthfulness. Because of this, mother earth once said, ‘I can bear any heavy thing except a person who is a liar.’ ” (Srimad-Bhagavatam 8.20.4)
Lying or deception is the main root of evil. Now days there are people who speak lies to spread their evil ideologies/beliefs. Lying is very common in business and personal relationships. You should always be on alert for liars.
“On the surface of the earth there are many great mountains and oceans that are very heavy, and mother Earth has no difficulty carrying them. But she feels very much overburdened when she carries even one person who is a liar. It is said that in Kali-yuga lying is a common affair: mayaiva vyavaharike (SB 12.2.3). Even in the most common dealings, people are accustomed to speaking so many lies. No one is free from the sinful reactions of speaking lies.” (Srimad-Bhagavatam 8.20.4 purport)
It is very difficult to tell a liar, because people are so expert at speaking lies. You should be very careful in all dealings:
# Must get references
# Must look at past histories/records/work
# Must get written statements on any agreement before the work/activity starts
# Must write everything down and get it signed and dated by all parties
# Must keep all documents
The above will give one the best chance of spotting liars and not get cheated. By following these rules, one will save a lot of money and hassle in life.
59. What is the reward for following Sanatan-Dharma?
The reward for following the eternal religion (Sanatan-Dharma) is that one will be able to completely describe God, know Him, and attain love of God.
In every Kali Yuga (the age of irreligion), man-made ideologies with the aim of materialistic desires (wanting money/things), sense-gratification (wanting wine and women), and where God is not described are spread by deception. The result of following ideologies which offer sense-gratification is that one stays in the material creation for millions of lifetimes, to satisfy the materialistic desires. Material life means suffering one way or another. One may be rich in one life and a beggar in another, healthy in one life and severely diseased in another. Life after life, people suffer in one form or another. This is confirmed by the person who has created the material creation (Lord Krishna) and this can also be confirmed by any person in the material creation. Material life is full of miseries.
“Everyone on the lowest planet to the highest planet of Brahmaloka, in the material creation is subjected to the miseries of repeated birth and death. But those who attain Me [Krishna], never take birth again.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 8.16)
Those who attain love of God, are liberated from material life at the end of this short life and enjoy an eternal life full of bliss/love, full of knowledge, with no trace of misery, and see God face to face every day.
“Just become My devotee, always think of Me, bow down to Me, and worship Me. Then you will come to Me, without fail. I promise you this, as you are very dear to Me.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 18.65)
“My supreme abode is not illuminated by the sun, moon, fire, or electricity. Those who go there, never come back to this material creation.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 15.6)
60. Why no intoxications?
* Health – Alcohol, tobacco, and drugs are bad for the health.
* Suffering – Women and children suffer as the man of the house who drinks loses
consciousness when drunk and engages in violence towards the wife and children, besides
exposing them to exploitation by others.
* Financial ruin – Drugs and alcohol are not cheap and often, poor families suffer complete
financial ruin due to the man of the house being addicted to alcohol or drugs.
* Addictive – Addiction results in extreme dependence on and attachment to the intoxicant.
People become addicted to alcohol and drugs and in many cases this results in violence as the
addicts will kill or steal to get hold of drugs/alcohol.
61. Why we should not gamble?
Gambling destroys the financial well being of families and causes suffering, mostly to women and children. Gamblers should realize that they will eventually be the losers. Gambling creates a cheating
mentality, which results in one becoming a cheater and/or cheated. Life is very hard as it is. Why
make the women and children suffer more? You should never gamble and give up gambling from this
62. Why we should not eat meat?
* Health – Scientific research has concluded that meat eaters are much more likely to suffer from cancer, heart disease, and other diseases compared to vegetarians.
* Morality – The cow gives her milk to people as much as she can, people drink her milk and then kill and eat her. This is evil. The humans are not food for the animals, the animals are also not food for the humans. It is wrong to kill.
* Economics – It would take at least 146kg of vegetation, over 500 liters of water, and many years to produce just 1kg of beef. If cattle was not produced for slaughter, then there would beat least 146kg of vegetables and more than 500 liters of water for human beings to consume. The 1 kg of beef would feed at most 2 people, and the 146kg of vegetables would feed at least 292 people. If animals were not produced for human consumption, then there would be an abundance of vegetables for human consumption and the price of vegetables would be extremely low and there would be no poverty in the world. Also the humans would become healthier by eating more vegetables, as confirmed by scientific research.
* Environmental – The breeding and killing of animals for food is leading to the destruction of forests and global warming.
* Violence – The root cause of terrorism is evil ideology and the mentality of violence. The mentality of violence is created when humans kill for a living. The simple fact is that a person who cuts the throats of animals (directly or indirectly) is much more likely to cut the throats of humans too.
There is plenty of protein in a vegetarian diet and scientific studies have shown that vegetarians are slimmer than their meat-eating counterparts, their fiber and calcium intake was much higher. Vegetarians also consumed more magnesium, potassium, iron, thiamin, riboflavin, folate, and vitamins A, C, and E, and less total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol.
The Bhagavad-Gita very clearly states we should be friendly to all living beings and compassionate. This can be practiced with animals by not killing them.
Why kill the innocent animals when you really don’t need to? You should stop killing from this day on.
63. Why no Illicit sex?
Sex outside marriage is called illicit sex.
The governments around the world are very foolish by thinking that by promoting condoms they will stop AIDS. The only way to stop AIDS is for humans to stop behaving like the dogs on the street.
In this age, relationships and marriages are mostly based on sex impulses alone. This can be proven by the fact that most marriages end in a divorce. It is the children who suffer the most, all due to the lusty parents. Marriages often end due to one or both the partners wanting to move onto another mate. Just like the dogs on the street. Sexual lust only leads to misery in the long term, and binds one to miserable material life for many lifetimes.
The human body is nothing but a bag full of stool and all kinds of nasty fluids. Why lust for another bag?
One should lust for a spiritual body, which is completely beautiful, and eternal. This can be achieved by giving up all attachments to the material body and surrendering unto Lord Krishna.
“That eternal goal is reached by the wise who are free from pride, delusion, and bad association, who have conquered the evil of attachment, who constantly dwell in the Supreme Being with all lust completely stilled, and who are free from dualities of pleasure and pain.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 15.5)
Those who give up pride, the association of people who are engaged in sinful activities and the spiritually ignorant, who are done with lust, who remain steady in all situations, and who are surrendered unto Lord Krishna and engage in His service. Will attain the abode of Lord Krishna, the spiritual abode, at the end of this short life. In the kingdom of Lord Krishna, there is no old age, no disease, no death, no misery of any kind, and everyone lives in the same eternal body that is completely beautiful.
64. Should people come first?
Yes. People should come first over places, work, business, personal duties, and material objects.
People can give us their blessings, well wishes, give us good guidance in life matters, and people can care for us when we are in need. Site seeing and material objects should be secondary to people.
The buildings, cities, and objects cannot care for us when we are in need, nor can they give us good guidance in life matters, but people can. All living beings, especially human beings have a certain positive energy, which benefits others when they are in close contact.
“One who is compassionate to all living beings … – These are some of the qualities of those born with divine nature.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 16.1-3)
“One who does not hate anyone, is friendly and compassionate to all living beings…Such a person is very dear to Me.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 12.13-14)
One can prove he is friendly and compassionate by meeting and serving people and not by sweet words over the phone or by email. Sweet words are worthless, actions are priceless.
65. How many wives did Krishna have?
Many people say “Krishna was immoral as he had 16,108 wives”. This is a foolish and dumb statement. If one accepts that Krishna had 16,108 wives then he accepts that Krishna is the one and only God. The fact that He had 16,108 wives is simple proof that He is God.
If one were to get married to one wife a day, it would take 16,108 days to marry the 16,108 girls. This is 44 years. Who can take 44 years off from their work/business to get married? The fact that Krishna could marry the 16,108 girls is simple proof that He is God.
These foolish people only mention part of the story and not the full story. The full story is that Lord Krishna had 16,108 wives, but there were 16,108 Krishnas and not just one. There was one wife for each of the 16,108 Krishnas. Is there anything wrong with one male body having one wife?
As Lord Krishna was God, He can do things that we cannot even imagine and especially the foolish persons who deride Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna expanded His one body into 16,108 identical bodies and then each Krishna married each one of the 16,108 girls. He married 16,100 girls all at the same time and date, but each in different locations, and the other 8 on different dates. This is another proof that He is God. Do you know anyone who can be present in multiple locations at the same time? The 16,108 couples (one Krishna and one wife make one couple) lived in their own palace, thus there were 16,108 palaces. This is another proof that Lord Krishna is God, because He is the richest person. Do you know anyone who can maintain 16,108 homes? If you find that person, He is God.
66. Why did Krishna have so many wives?
Lord Krishna was God, but He was playing the role of a Prince and in ancient times all over the world, it was normal for the Kings and Princes to have many wives, this is even true today in some parts of the world.
As a Prince, He had 8 wives and on one occasion there were 16,100 girls who got kidnapped by some demonic person. Lord Krishna got these girls released and then asked the girls to go back to their homes, but the girls were too afraid to go back home. According to Vedic culture, a girl must stay with the father until married and then stay with the husband after marriage. If an unmarried girl spends one single night away from her father’s home without him, then the father has the right to assume she has become a prostitute and reject her. If a married woman spends one single night away from her husband’s home without him, then the husband has the right to assume she has become a prostitute and reject her. This is Vedic culture, which is very strict to protect women from becoming degraded.
The 16,100 girls didn’t want to go back home, because their fathers would reject them for the reasons just explained. Krishna also knew that they could not go back home, as He is the creator of the Vedic culture. Krishna asked the girls what they wanted to do. The 16,100 girls asked Lord Krishna to marry them and how can Lord Krishna refuse, as He is God, the one who takes care of His followers. If Lord Krishna had said no, then the lives of these girls would have been completely ruined. This is how Lord Krishna had 16,108 wives.
These days, the fathers are very proudly sending their unmarried daughters far away from home to work or study, and most of them become degraded by having sex outside marriage (boyfriends). These girls would be the rejects of society in the ancient world but now days, the fathers are very proud of these degraded daughters.
At the end of life, all of our degrees and wealth are completely useless, because we cannot take them with us. A sinless life means the soul is not degraded and after this life, the soul moves up to a higher species with higher consciousness and not down into the animal and plant kingdoms. There are 400,000 species of human beings with varying consciousness, and 8 million species of animals and plants.
Take your pick. Is it by chance that some souls are born in the desert of Sudan where it’s hot, violent, severe poverty, some are born as animals in the Middle East where the animals have their throat slit in the name of religion, some are born as pigs who eat anything, and some are born to middle class family of Bhagavad-Gita followers who at least try to live a sinless life and fully know God. To know God means to know His name, address, description, history dating back to millions of years, how He maintains and creates millions of universes, how He witnesses all our actions, His scheduled appearances and when exactly He will appear next, and so on.
“By pure devotional service unto Me [Krishna], one can know Me as the Supreme person in truth, and thereafter one can enter into My kingdom.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 18.55)
The result of living a sinless life and knowing God is that this will be the last miserable material life. At death, the soul will be immediately transferred to the spiritual creation where everyone lives in the same body that is completely beautiful, eternal, and with no trace of misery.
Which would a father prefer for their daughters? A daughter who has become a first class doctor after she is sent away from home to study, but she becomes degraded by partying leading to having sexual relationships without marriage, alcohol, loss of interest in spirituality, and meat eating. Then at death due to her degradation, she moves down to lower species. Or a daughter who becomes a clerk after studying at a local to home institution and she becomes inclined to spirituality. At death she (the soul) is immediately transferred to the spiritual creation where she lives eternally in the same body with no misery.
67. How do I understand that God can expand Himself into millions of forms?
If you throw a seed in the ground, within a few years there will be a tree with thousands of seeds and each seed can grow into a tree, each with thousands of seeds, and so on. In this way, one single seed can expand itself into millions of trees and trillions of seeds. If one single seed can do this, what can the person who has created the seed do?
Lord Krishna in the form of Maha-Vishnu, has millions of universes coming out of the pores on His gigantic body. Just as the seed is forever expanding into trees and seeds, Lord Krishna is also forever expanding.
68. What is the science of the soul?
We are the soul and not the body.
# The soul is eternal
# The soul is neither black nor white
# The soul is not Indian nor American nor Iranian
# The soul is not Hindu, nor Christian, nor Muslim
# The soul is neither diseased nor healthy
# One soul is neither richer nor poorer than another
# The soul is neither old nor young
# One soul is neither inferior nor superior to another
# The soul has no weight and cannot be seen with the naked eye
# The soul is situated in the heart of all living beings
# The size of the soul is 1/10,000th of the tip of the hair
All living beings are souls, part and parcel of God. We are all eternally brothers and sisters. Every soul is a unique individual, full of bliss, full of knowledge, and eternal.
“The soul is unborn, eternal, never takes birth, and never dies. The soul is not destroyed when the body is destroyed.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 2.20)
“The soul can’t be cut by any weapon, fire cannot burn it, water cannot wet it, and the wind cannot dry it. The soul is unchangeable, eternal, and present everywhere.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 2.23-24)
“The fact is that one who has taken birth, will certainly die. It is also a fact that, one who dies will take birth again. Therefore, you should not lament for that which is unavoidable.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 2.27)
69. Are we the spiritual soul, or matter, the body?
We are spiritual, the soul, which is eternal, and not the lump of matter, the body. The soul is present in the heart of every living being, including the plants and animals.
“Just as the sun illuminates the whole universe with light, the soul illuminates the whole body with consciousness.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 13.34)
Consciousness is a symptom of the soul. The soul illuminates the entire body with consciousness.
When the soul leaves the body, instantly the consciousness is gone. This is one of the main differences between the teachings of the eternal Bhagavad-Gita and the recently created non-Vedic scriptures.
“One who identifies his self as the inert body composed of mucus, bile and air, who assumes his wife and family are permanently his own… – such a person is no better than a cow or an ass.” (Srimad-Bhagavatam 10.84.13)
The body is nothing but a bag containing three primary elements—mucus, bile, and air—and one who accepts this combination of mucus, bile, and air as himself is an ass. Even great philosophers and scientists take themselves to be this combination of mucus, bile, and air. This is their mistake. Actually, the philosophers and scientists are spirit souls, and according to their karma they are exhibiting their talent.
The non-Vedic scriptures teach that we are matter (the body), thus we are stool, dirt, all kinds of horrible fluids, chemicals, bones and so on, we are not eternal (no reincarnation), and everything happens by chance (no karma).
Based on the Vedic scriptures and the truth, the body is temporary, but we (the soul) are eternal. The body will be destroyed but nobody can destroy the soul.
70. Are we eternal?
Yes. We (the soul) are eternal. We live forever, but in different bodies.
“There was never a time when you, all these kings, and I did not exist. Nor shall any of us cease to exist in the future. The embodied soul in this body goes through boyhood, youth, and old age. At death, the soul transfers to another body. This never bewilders a wise person.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 2.12-13)
Just as you exist now, you existed in the past, and you will continue to exist in the future. There is a law of physics, which states that energy cannot be destroyed, but it changes forms. We (the soul) are the energy and the body is the form. When our current body is finished, we will change our form. Thus, we get a new body. This is another proof of reincarnation.
71. What is karma?
For every action you take, you will have to face a reaction. You are held responsible for all your actions. You have to pay your own bills. As you sow, so shall you reap. Life is an intelligent design, nothing happens by chance. This is the law of nature called karma.
Whatever activity we do, good or bad, brings us good or bad reactions. For every action you take, you will face a reaction in the future, which could be a few seconds away or 20 years away or your next incarnation. If you take good actions, you will face good reactions. This may come in the form of good health, wealth or birth on higher planets etc. If you take bad actions, you will face bad reactions in the future. The bad reactions come in the form of disease, poverty, or birth in a hellish place/country/planet.
“Actions taken in the mode of goodness are purifying and result in piousness. Actions taken in the mode of passion result in misery, and actions taken in the mode of ignorance, result in degradation.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 14.16)
If you treat people nicely then they will treat you nicely. If you treat people badly, you will also be treated badly eventually. If you cut the throat of others, including animals, your throat will also be cut one day. If you eat others then others will also eat you. Life for life, tit for tat, this is the law of nature, Karma. One person is born on the street and another person is born in the home of a billionaire, this is not by chance. This is due to the actions taken by the persons in their past lives (karma).
God does not make one happy for no reason nor does God make one suffer for no reason. Karma is infallible justice.
72. Why do we suffer?
When we suffer, we are facing the reactions to the bad actions we took in our past. In a prison, there will be many innocent looking prisoners and one will find it hard to understand why these people are in jail, but once we look at their past records, we can understand why they deserve to be in jail.
Our actions include everything we do, including our physical deeds, our words and thoughts. There will be a reaction to all our actions.
Taking good actions builds our good karma (joy and happiness in the future).
Taking bad actions builds our bad karma (disease and suffering in the future).
Actions, which result in bad Karma: Eating meat, violence, hatred, ignorance, harshness,
untruthfulness, lust, anger, greed, attachments, desires, gambling, ego, and alcohol.
Actions, which build good Karma: Vegetarianism, non-violence, generosity, charity, self-control, truthfulness, simplicity, forgiveness, religiousness, cleanliness, free from attachment, desires, and ego.
The reason why some people suffer more than others is that they sinned more than others in their past and thus they are now facing the bad reactions to the bad actions taken in their past.
73. Why do good people suffer?
The reason why some good people suffer is because although they are now good, they are facing the reactions to the bad actions they took in their past. But because they are now taking good actions, they will face good reactions (be happy) in the future.
74. Why bad people don’t suffer?
The reason why some really rotten people enjoy a good life despite being rotten, is that they are now facing the reactions to the good actions they took in their past. However, because they are taking bad actions now (being rotten), they will face bad reactions in the future (suffer).
God does not make one happy for no reason nor does God make one suffer for no reason. Karma is a very just law.
75. Who put me in my current situation?
We should realize that our current situation is due to our own doing (past actions) and thus accept it without comparing ourselves with others. If one can control the constant flow of desires and be satisfied with whatever one has, then peace of mind will follow.
Today one may live in a big house, but at any moment, the soul can be kicked out of the present body and transferred to the womb of another body that lives in a hut. You should not become big headed due to your wealth, and position in society, because it can change in an instant. This can be proven by the fact that every second wealthy and famous people are dying and those with knowledge can see that people who are spiritually degraded are taking birth in miserable situations as humans and some in the animal kingdom.
“If one can tolerate the urges of desires and anger, he can become happy in this life.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 5.23)