A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
"Where does this initiative for good and evil originate?" I asked Mother. "You may say from our previous life; but where is the source of it all?"
"Even a blade of grass cannot stir without the will of God, my son," Mother replied. "When a creature falls on good times his thoughts turn to prayer; when he falls on bad times, all is evil. It is all according to God's will. He acts through his objects. What powers did Naren (Swami Vivekananda) have by himself? It was because God acted through him that he achieved what he did. The Lord knows what He is about to preform. But should a man yield himself unto Him, He will do everything for him. One must bear with everything, because it is all due to cause and effect, according to one's karma. And karma counteracts the effects of one's previous karma."
"Can karma counteract the effects of karma?" I asked.
"Why not?" she said. "If you do a good act, it cancels the effects of your evil deeds. If one prays, takes the name of God and thinks of Him, the effects of evil are cancelled."...
(to be continued....)