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From the Mahabharata we get the understanding that "Everything is happening as a result of Karmic reaction which, is taking place by the arrangement of the mode of material nature." "What has to happen will happen and that is why people this understanding were fearless." So if a person is victimized it is to be understood that that was his karmic reaction i.e he had victimized someone some times/life back.
When a person (for the purpose of our discussion this person is Mr. X ) according to the karmic reaction does not deserves to be victimized and yet he is victimized by Mr. Y, so in future as per the vedic principle of karmic reaction Mr. X will settle his score with Mr.Y.
Q. 1) Is Mr. X undeservingly victimized in the first place? If so, why? rather
Q. 2) How is Mr. X being victimized to be understood? In regards to the above principle.
Please somebody help me understand this better.
Dear devotee Hare Krsna. Please carefully study Bhagavad Gita As It Is by AC Bhaktivedanta Swami. There you wiil get very clear answerto this sometimes perplexing question.
Work done as a sacrifice for Visñu has to be performed; otherwise work causes bondage in this material world. Therefore, O son of Kunti, perform your prescribed duties for His satisfaction, and in that way you will always remain free from bondage. BG 3.9
Krsna explains karma yoga to Arjuna. By doing all your work for the stisfaction of Krsna, Visnu you become transendentally situated above the modes of nature and not subjected to the actions and reactions of the material world.
Whatever you do, whatever you eat, whatever you offer or give away, and whatever austerities you perform—do that, O son of Kunté, as an offering to Me. BG 9.27
Under the guidance of the guru and the shastra one learns the art of doing everything for Krsna. And he feels very peaceful and happy. Even if the devotee is put into some difficult situation, because of his advanced spiritual realisation he is not disturbed. He simply continues to go on in his service to Krsna with determinatuon.
Always chanting My glories, endeavoring with great determination, bowing down before Me, these great souls perpetually worship Me with devotion. BG 9.14
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The devotee does not work subject to karma as you describe. He comes under the protection of Krsna's devine potency. A devotee sees every thing as arangement of Krsna and it must be for my purification. Everything is seen in that positive way.
O son of Prthä, those who are not deluded, the great souls, are under the protection of the divine nature. They are fully engaged in devotional service because they know Me as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, original and inexhaustible. BG 9.13
Everyone else who is not working for Krsna is unber the control of maha maya and are bound by every action. it is not possible to get free without the mercy of the Suprme Lord. Hare Krsna
Thank you very much for replying. I do come to understand the point that you are putting forward that "the devotees need not worry about the karmic reaction since all their activities are meant to pleasing Lord Krishna. However, if more is presented on how the vedic principle of karmic reaction takes place that would really help me overcome this topic.
Hare Krishna prabhuji. When for every action there will be an equal and oposite reaction. Does that mean that innocent people may be victimized at some point in time. So that seems to be a reason to be a bit fearful (focusing on the action part of the law of physics/karma) But the understanding that we get from Mahabharat is "Everything is happening as a result of Karmic reaction which, is taking place by the arrangement of the mode of material nature." "What has to happen will happen and that is why people with this understanding were fearless."
Please explain how does both of this fit in the bigger picture.