Question:

I was watching the news the other day and noticed the stories all revolved around DEATH.

First there was the AIDS crisis in Africa, where 13 Million people have been infected and nearly 3 million people die every year. In Swaziland the average age is now 37 , and there are millions of orphans
and kids who are born to die (born with the virus).

A simple question people ask is IF GOD IS SO CARING WHY DOES HE MAKE THEM SUFFER LIKE THAT?

Look forward to your answer.

Dust of your feet

Answer:

Veer ji,

this is very simple. God does not make anyone suffer. All our pains are due to our own actions. As you sow so shall you reap.

If a soul sows bad actions in the past then the law of karma is returning to them those kind of sicknesses.

That’s why SGGS tells us that a king can become a pauper, why a healthy person can become diseased.

Today we are watching those people suffering to cleanse their past deeds. All pain is a wake up call for the individual to ask "Why am I in pain." Then the journey of their soul should begin. That is what happened to Baba Ji. He did bhagati and wanted to know why God had made him suffer so much in his early life (lost his father, had two near fatal car accidents, suffered depression, was a drunk and a gambler). Then he read "Dukh Daru" that the pain was the remedy because pleasure had become a sickness – it had caused him to forget God. And when Baba ji’s bhagti was complete God showed him that God does not cause anyone to suffer. All of their suffering is due to their own bad actions which what they have to reap according to the game of karma.

Let me say for example that if someone slanders others, then their soul will come back to suffer as they made others suffer. We can’t stop that. It is Akal Purakh’s wish, His Hukam.

Today we have naam we have to serve naam.

Actually suffering like sickness and poverity is actually Akal Purakh telling us that we have to have do good deeds in this life – the greatest of which is Naam simran. Otherwise we will continue in the same cycle of pains,sicknesses and poverty.

A humble servant

Dass