Tusar Nath Mohapatra

The Concepts of Rebirth and Karma Require One Another For Meaning

Posted on: January 4, 2013

Sri Aurobindo Studies

Once we recognize a law of Karma, a sequence of cause and effect, we come reasonably quickly to the conclusion that it can only have a real meaning within the context of multiple births. Similarly if we start from the concept of rebirth, we find that there must be some linking between the births that provides significance as well, and this linking is the “law of Karma”. Either way, we find that the one concept requires the other.

We see around us an ordered universe, with subtlety and inter-related and inter-operable parts that clearly are part of some larger whole, both in terms of the universal manifestation and in terms of the sequence of actions over time. Such an organization speaks to a creative Intelligence and a pattern to the manifestation which implies meaning and significance, not a chaotic wild dream sequence or some kind of illusory existence.

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Tusar N. Mohapatra

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