因果报应有重大作用吗

时间:2014年01月13日信息来源:《经常得不到回答的问题》 点击: 【字体:

 

提问:像因果报应这样的哲学概念在当今世界上有什么实际的相关性吗?
回答:当然有。让我们来看看如何有。
 
设想在一座城市的入口处有此公告:“欢迎。在这个城市里没有警察;请遵守法律。”有多少人会遵守法律?很少,如果有的话。
当今世界已经变得像那个没有警察的城市。众所周知,执法系统软弱而腐败。因此,人们想,“如果我够聪明,够有影响或者够狡猾的话,那我就能为所欲为并且能逃脱处罚。”此外,由于盛行的无神的教育制度,多数人不再明白他们为自己的行为向神负责。那就是为什么越来越多的人在变得不道德甚至罪恶。从下面的统计资料可见一斑:
1.在印度,依据印度国家犯罪统计局的资料,自独立初期起,犯罪率上升了5倍以上。
2.依据联邦调查局的统一犯罪报告,美国犯罪指数率增长了两倍,每十万居民的犯罪人数从1960年的1,887.2 人增至2008年的3,667.0人。
因此,如果我们想要人们恢复道德的话,我们就需要教育他们关于因果报应的神圣法律。此法律会使他们对自己的一切行为负责。不错,对神的恐惧是智慧的开端,就像对一个孩子而言,对父母的恐惧是学习的主要动力。我们中有多少人被父母责骂然后被迫学习?几乎每个人,或早或晚。在那时,我们感到那不令人愉快,但后来我们会为父母所做的而感激他们。同样地,对多数人而言,恐惧是履行责任所需的基本的,甚至必不可少的动力。
那就是为什么,如果没有对关于因果报应的法律的正确认识和对报应的恐惧的话,多数人不会有动力正直地生活。
当然,对神的恐惧只是智慧的开端;对神的爱是顶点。当对神的爱启动了我们与生俱来的伦理的和灵性的价值体系时,我们就会基于神是我们最伟大的祝福者这一认识自愿停止不道德的行为并坚持道德的行为。但显然,我们不开始这旅行就不能到达智慧的顶点。因此,关于因果报应的知识不得不成为道德的基础因而在当今世界上有极为重大的作用。
 (巴克提希丹塔达斯作品目录http://zq1025.blog.163.com/)
 
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Is Karma Relevant?
 
Question: Do philosophical concepts like karma have any practical relevance in today’s world?
Answer: Certainly. Let’s see how.
 
Imagine a city with an entrance notice: “Welcome. There is no police force in this city; please follow the laws.” How many people will follow the laws? Very few, if any.
Today’s world has become like that no-police city. The law enforcement system is known to be weak and corrupt. Consequently, people think, “If I am just clever enough, influential enough or cunning enough, then I can do whatever I want and I can get away with it.” Moreover, due to the prevailing godless educational system, most people no longer understand that they are accountable to God for their actions. That’s why more and more people are becoming immoral and even criminal, as is seen from the following statistics:
1.      In India, as per the National Crime Records Bureau, the incidences of crime since the early days of independence has gone up by more than 5 times.
2.      According to the FBI, Uniform Crimes Report, the United States Crime Index Rates Per 100,000 inhabitants have increased twice from 1,887.2 in 1960 to 3,667.0 in 2008.
So, if we want people to return to morality, we need to educate them the divine law of karma, which holds them accountable for all of their actions. As is rightly said, fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, just like for a child, fear of the parent is generally the main impetus for study. How many of us have been chastised by our parents and forced to study? Almost everyone, sometime or the other. At that time, we didn’t find it pleasant, but later on we appreciate our parents for what they did. Similarly, for most people, fear is an essential, even indispensable, impetus for duty.
That’s why, if there is no proper understanding of the law of karma and the fear of the karmic reactions, most people will have no impetus to live with moral integrity.
Of course, fear of God is only the beginning of wisdom; love of God is the culmination. When love for God activates our innate ethical and spiritual value system, based on the understanding that God is our greatest wellwisher, then we willingly desist from immoral behavior and persist in moral behavior. But obviously, we cannot attain the culmination of wisdom without even beginning the journey. Hence, karmic knowledge has to be the basis of morality and so is supremely relevant in today’s world.
http://www.thespiritualscientist.com/

 

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