Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan, the founder of Akram Vignan and an Enlightened being, says, we all are really a pure Soul. But because of ignorance of our real Self, we believe ourselves to be the owner of the body and the name given to identify the body. Following this ignorance, we wrongly believe ourselves to be the ‘doer’ of every task that gets done through the body. Because of this false belief, we charge karmas. And for this reason, we continue to take rebirths in one of the following four life forms to discharge the charged karmas:

Animal Kingdom
One’s next birth gets secured in the animal kingdom when one’s intent is constantly consumed in thoughts of taking away things that belong to others, cheating others, stealing, lying, adultery, being deceitful and cunning or earning money by swindling.

One may be enjoying their present lifestyle, but if internally, their intent is bad, it will drag them to a lower life form in the next birth. Essentially any form of misuse of one’s intellect in causing harm, pain and suffering to others guarantees one’s birth in the animal realm.

Those who exhibit the following traits will take birth in hell.
People, who without a just cause, merely for their own personal pleasure, enjoy giving pain to others.
Without any reason whatsoever, they destroy the homes and lives of others and take pleasure when others suffer, without any sense of remorse.
Most of their time is consumed in evil thoughts of how to cause unimaginable pain to others.
They are engaged in killing living beings or in other forms of wanton violence.

Human Form
One is reborn back in human form if:
One has an obliging nature towards all that one encounters.
One does not indulge in taking anything that does not rightfully belong to them through lying, cheating, dishonesty or any other wicked means.

One treats others like they would want to be treated themselves; meaning, before taking any action through their mind, speech, or deeds towards others, thoughts like, ‘What would it feel like, if someone treated me like this or spoke to me in such a way or caused me any physical pain?’, cross their mind.
Throughout their entire life, one has been decent and humane.

One can attain birth as a celestial being if one:
Has forsaken their own happiness and lived their entire life for the sole care and happiness of others.
Does not enjoy their own comforts and happiness, but instead, bequeaths them onto others, basically putting the needs and happiness of others before their own.
Exhibits superhuman qualities such as, if someone was to cause them hurt, they would not react or have the intent to get even and remain benevolent.

An important point to note is that one can charge karmas only in a human form; and hence, it is in this lifeform alone that one can attain liberation i.e. freedom from all karmas. In all other forms, one does not charge karmas, but only suffers karmas that were charged in their previous lives, and then returns back to the human form.

Liberation from future rebirths can be achieved and that too in this life by acquiring Self-realisation. Here, one attains the experiential answer to ‘Who am I’ and ‘Who is the doer’ from an Enlightened person. And by applying this awareness of ‘who really am I’ in every circumstance and with everyone, one achieves freedom from charging any new karmas. Once this happens, one gets entitled to go to the final destination of Moksha.

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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.