Daily nectar of word meaning Day 26

நாள்தோறும் சொற்பொருள் அமிர்தம்

GOD as the ‘karma-phala-dāta’ holds the responsibility to maintain and aptly dispense our karma-phala. What logic is applied in such dispensation?

We ask this question because, many a times, even those who perform all the virtuous things as prescribed seem to suffer. Having followed dharmā , performed rituals, offered prayers and indeed many virtuous deeds, why am I not winning ? Why is that job opportunity being elusive? Why am I not recovering fast from the ailment? Why am I not achieving the goal, in spite of my efforts? Why is GOD not taking the count of my past deeds, and amply dispense the karma-phala?

There is a reason for this.

Imagine that you want to see a movie and the tickets are being sold at a premium. You may have adequate savings to pay any amount for the tickets, but your prudence would soon kick in and you would cap a price for the pleasure. Ultimately you may give up the pleasure and endure a temporary setback, but inherently you would be sound with your judgement. Of course, when you make the same decision on behalf of your child, the child may not instantly appreciate your decision, but you know the validity of your call. Surely, as a compassionate parent, you may buy the child something she always wanted as compensation.

GOD does exactly that. It is ‘kārunyā’ or ‘the grace’ of GOD that there is a benevolent cap on all our bearings. As human beings, we are limited in our capacity to handle both happiness and grief. We shall soon understand the purpose of our embodiment is only to expend our karma-phala, as a compassionate mother, GOD does not let ourselves choke in the extreme joy or grief. There is a measured dose of everything.

Another doubt lingers in our mind: Is GOD, as ‘karma-phala-dāta’ any more important than the karma or action itself. Let us inquire.

(to be continued – Mee. Rajagopalan – 04/06/2017)


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(தொடரும் – மீ. ராஜகோபாலன், 04/06/2017)

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