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    About Judging the Almighty

        Everybody gets exactly what he/she deserves. This is a cosmic and inflexible law. There is a perfect justice, even when our limited human understanding perceives an ‘injustice.’ Because you are not aware of your karmas from previous births, thus in some cases, when suffering comes to you as a result of your bad karmas, you usually think that God is tremendously unjust, or that he has abandoned you, but you are completely wrong. Sometimes you ask yourself: "What have I done to deserve this?," "I am a good person, why me?," "Why am I such an unlucky person?," "Why everything tends to go wrong in my destiny?," "Why suffering and inequalities exist in the world?," "Why should one person be different from another in his looks, abilities, and character?," "Why is one born a king and another a beggar?," "A just and merciful God cannot create such inequalities, I don’t understand what is going on." God's system is flawless and there is always a reason behind everything that happens to you.

        Remember that God is perfect and always just, so you must never even think about judging the Almighty, because this only estrange you from the Creator, leading you to chaos and more confusion. God is perfect and only he

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    knows the precise moment for past karmas to bear fruit, thou as I said before, you usually become rebellious towards his decisions when suffering is involved -illnesses, sadness, accidents, calamities, etc.- but you must always keep in mind that this suffering is teaching you a lesson in order to understand something, so that you can evolve spiritually, purifying your soul in order to attain spiritual liberation.

        Suffering covers two different facets in man. First, it makes an individual to turn his eyes towards God giving him the opportunity of spiritual growth and secondly, suffering extinguishes bad karma, but it is very important to deal with this suffering. People need hard times and oppression to develop spiritual muscles. You have to accept all the hard tests -pain and difficulties- that you have to face in your life, because if there is rebelliousness or unconformity towards your destiny, then you will be in disagreement with God's Will and this attitude will take you apart from God's Light, automatically building a barrier in your evolution. This is an experienced truth. I have seen all this in darshans -spiritual visions.

        You must always accept God's Will, thou you must never reach to the point of being conformist. You must always do your best trying to solve your

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    difficulties, having a strong faith in God Almighty and surrendering all your problems to Him, because if you do not have a complete faith and devotion towards God, then your problems will lead you to more chaos and confusion. You must always try to accept your destiny.

        Buddha declared: "Whatsoever be the cause of your suffering, do not wound another." If you take revenge, then whatever harm you do to others, will inevitably come back to you, sooner or later, in this birth or in another one, with the charge of the corresponding past actions. You are not a judge of people’s deeds. Remember that there is only one Judge and it is the Almighty. We have no right to judge others. Before acting you must keep in mind that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

        On judging, you can find Christ's words in the Bible -Matthew 7.

        1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.

        2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

        3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

        4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, let me pull out the mote out of

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    thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

        5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

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