The science of karma
It is simply the science of cause & effect. Karmas are the actions (causes) and the fruits of karma are its reactions (effects). The rules of karma are such that when you create karma, the resultant effect comes naturally and automatically. The resultant effect is something one has to go through; one simply cannot avoid it. Everyone, including the enlightened beings, have to suffer on that account.

In case of the Omniscient Lord Mahavir, the celestial deities came to harass Him and inflicted all kinds of pain on Him through various means. However, the Lord was fully aware that it was His own 'karmas' that were bearing fruit and the deities were only ‘instrumental’ in this process. He knew that this was indeed destined to happen. But no one could prevent it, not even the Lord, because the deities were not the real causes that caused the atrocities meted out on Him (although visibly it does seem so); the real causes were Lord’s own past karmas that came into effect today.

Fate implies the events will necessarily happen in a person’s life at the defined point of time. And the events do happen for sure, because after all, we have to suffer the consequences of our done deeds. Any event that happens in our life is the result of our past karmas. Based on our past karmas, our fate is determined; and based on our fate, the events happen automatically and naturally.

Now, let us understand how these events happen automatically?...
Circumstances come and go, giving rise to various stages of existence and events in our life.
Karmas produce circumstances that by nature are temporary. The circumstances come, give their effect, and go away.

The whole world is regulated by Nature. Nature is not some entity. Nature means coming together of circumstances. The effort of bringing together all the circumstances is called Nature, and the circumstances that come together are called ‘Scientific circumstantial evidences’. Whatever we experience in our life is the result of scientific circumstantial evidences. But since we do not know this science, we use the gross language of fate, destiny...

We cannot prevent the causes that cause the events to happen. But what we can do is:
Deal with the events that happen in our life with patience and equanimity.
We have always tried to invite the events which we like and prevent those we don’t like, in life. But now that we know that whatever events happen are actually the resultant effects of our own causes made previously, we shall accept them and deal with them patiently and with equanimity.

Ask for forgiveness for the hurt that you have caused to someone.
We will never harness a single bad thought towards people, situations or circumstances that come forth in our life, thinking them to be the causes that have caused the untoward events to happen in our life. In case, some bad thoughts arise in our mind, or we happen to hurt someone through our speech or actions, we shall immediately do pratikraman. Pratikraman means you remember the Lord you believe in, and in your mind, apologize for your mistake, and resolve never to repeat it. Doing so, the liability of future karma diminishes, and it also brings relief in the pain that we are experiencing on account of the past karma today.
If it is happiness that you seek, you must not give unhappiness and sorrow to others.

When we plant a cactus, we cannot expect it to bear mangoes, can we?! We get the fruit of the tree we plant. We learnt that the effect of the karma that we will suffer depends on the type of causes we bind today. Therefore, we shall always pray to God, “May I never cause the slightest hurt to any living being in this world through my thoughts, words or actions.” Make it a practice to repeat this prayer every morning at least 5 times. When you do not do any karmas that make people unhappy, you will never meet the circumstances of being unhapppy.

See what happens..
This is the message we get from the Omniscient Lord, whenever we worship His idol: “Oh, Humans! You have already brought with you food, water and everything you need in life; therefore, let go the awareness of ‘I am the doer’, and make an effort to attain salvation!
When there is a perpetual sense of, 'I am the doer and I have to prevent or make things happen', worries arise. We just learnt about ‘who is really the doer?’ The circumstances are the 'doer'.

When the evidences of all the circumstances come together, an event takes place. So there is no control in our hands as such. Man is dependent on the circumstances, but he believes that he is doing something. The portion of whatever he 'does' is also dependent upon circumstances. If one of these circumstances were to fall short, then he will not be able to do that particular work. Hence, all events in this universe are under the control of scientific circumstantial evidences.
When will our sense of doership leave?

Only when we attain Self-Realization i.e. when we realize that really “I am a Pure Soul.”
In this world, there exists the Soul and the circumstance. The science says that if we remain separate from the evidences, we can stay in the Pure Soul, and then, karma does not exist. After you attain Self-Realization, you begin to learn how to keep your Self separate.

You realize that, “I am a Pure Soul and my nature is only to see and know.” With this, your belief that, ‘I am indeed the one who can prevent the causes the events to happen’ also drops. You simply observe the circumstances and see what happens. This is the key to ultimate happiness! This happiness prevails, irrespective of whether the event happens or gets prevented.
Self-Realization can be attained only through the Living Gnani!!!

Today, millions of people are attaining Self-Realization from Pujya Deepakbhai, the Living Gnani, and obtaining the key to ultimate happiness! With this cause, their fate gets determined to bring about an effect of eternal bliss in future, which remains with them throughout their existence!!! If this interests you, you too can approach Pujya Deepakbhai and build a similar fate for yourself. For details, you may visit https://www.dadabhagwan.org/ I’m sure you’ll enjoy it....

Author's Bio: 

Ambalal M. Patel was a civil contractor by profession. In June 1958, spontaneous Self-Realization occurred within Ambalal M. Patel. From this point on, Ambalal became a Gnani Purush, and the Lord that manifest within him became known as Dada Bhagwan. A Gnani Purush is One who has realized the Self and is able help others do the same. Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan used to go from town to town and country-to-country to give satsang (spiritual discourse) and impart the knowledge of the Self, as well as knowledge of harmonious worldly interactions to everyone who came to meet him. This spiritual science, known as Akram Vignan, is the step-less path to Self-realization.