Question 163: How does the Atma contain impurities and suffering?

Those who are born experience karma, sufferings of one kind or another, and wonder, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” Why is there suffering and evil in the world? This is a question that many – in all religious disciplines – raise. The mystery of suffering and evil, impurity in a world created by the Source of All That Is, and how is it that there is suffering? The youthful Rama – yet to undergo 14 years of wandering in the forest – asks, “How is it that the world is filled with sorrows”?

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Question 159: What is Mind?

mirror illusionThe young Rama has questions about the nature of the mind and asks for an explanation in detail. The sage calmly replies about those who view the world as real and the suffering this brings about. No one is born tabula rasa – with a blank slate. We are all born with impressions and illusions. Keep in mind that the mind accompanies the soul to the new body.

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