All religions generally proclaim that evil actions would be punished while good acts would be rewarded. The Bible, for example, declares, “Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Galations, 6, 7) and, “He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it” (Ecclesiastes – 10, 8). Buddhism scriptures also eulogise compassion, lovekindness and detachment.
However, it is common observation that many perpetrators of evil prosper while certain virtuous and noble persons suffer. Naturally, one is disheartened to observe such apparent unfairness. A lot of people would wonder why children and even infants, guiltless of all evil, should suffer. The answers can be found in the law of cause and effect of the Universe, through transmigration of the Astral (aka soul) over various incarnations.
This article discusses the Law of Cause and Effect and promulgated by Troi, the Creator, and applied to all men, whether Astral men or Rough men, in this Universe. This is writing of Prof. Dich-Van Van Quang Buddha in his book “Universe and Man -The theory of relationship” (read his website here).
Law of Cause and Effect
The Law of Cause and Effect stipulates: Men in the Universe (including Astral men in the invisible space and Rough men in the physical one) will reap the Effect of the Cause that they sow. Cause and Effect occur naturally, impartial to everyone, without exception.
For the Rough man, this Law means: People who do something good, there is good fortune waiting for them afterwards, they will get a good return as reparation. On the contrary, if we do a bad thing a misfortune will wait for us in the future, we will receive a similar bad thing. In other words: to be good will receive good things, to be evil will receive evil things. The Law of Cause and Effect is shown every day in every man as good fortune or misfortune that comes to him/her. Whenever there is merit, doing good deeds for the community it will be rewarded with good fortune. Whenever there is sin, there is repayment for such sin in several ways, but most obviously in forms of illness: serious illness for serious sin, mild illness for mild sin. There are also other forms of misfortunes.
The action of good or bad is marked on our Astral with the bright Virtue clots and the black Karmic clots. People who have compassionate and kindhearted mind and do many good things, their Astral have many bright Virtue clots, good mind of kindheartedness shows in outward appearance. People who always have evil minds will have many black clots, always shows in angry appearance.
Virtue and Karma go hand in hand in each Rough man. Those who have heavy Karma will have little Virtue, and vice versa, have thickness of Virtue, Karma will be thin.
What is Karma?
Karma is the debt that must be repaid for bad deeds that had been done by ourselves in the past, maybe in this incarnation or in previous incarnations. These are black clots recorded in the Astral to mark all the sins committed in a lifetime. Karma has the power to demand for repayment, so it is called Karmic Force. Karmic Force brings about illness and mishaps, forces us to suffer to repay for Karma. Karma induced by oneself must be repaid by oneself. Those who caused Karma must repay for it, and must repay fully. Karma can be caused by one person alone but can also by many people together (e.g. murder, stealing money together etc.). It can only be implored for delay in repayment of Karma (i.e. delay for not repaying in this incarnation but in the future incarnations), but not for being forgiven of it.
Black Karmic Clots are black clots that are marked on the Astral due to sins that committed in all incarnations, but not tantamount to crimes. Every sin that has been committed is marked by some black karmic clots, gradually accumulated, until certain time it is the time to repay for those sins that resulting in mishaps, illness, accident or disaster etc. Many bad events happened caused by oneself throughout life. For example: have pilfered, beaten others, scolded others without reasons, incited people to beat each other, lied many times, spitted or splashed dirty water on others, corruption etc. Table 1.2 is a record of series of black clots marked by our sinful actions.
Table 2.2 Statistics of black Karmic clots by sins committed in various incarnations
Black Karmic Block: is very large black block that is marked on the Astral due to serious wrongdoing tantamount to criminal in previous incarnations (such as murder, robbery with murder, brutal killing or genocide-like killing of animal, sabotaging of pagoda, church, breaking statute of Buddha/God, stealing for whole life, corruption, etc.). The Black Karmic Block forces everyone to repay for Karma. For resolving the Black Karmic Block, it must not be only by accumulating Virtue but also by imploring for delay in repayment of Karma.
Only virtue can resolve Karma. It is necessary to accumulate virtue to use virtue for resolving Karma. In order to do so, it is necessary to practice the right way to eliminate all the bad things in thought and in the karmic field of everyone.
What is Virtue?
Those are thoughts and actions that bring good to other people and society. Accumulating Virtue is striving to do many good deeds.
Virtues are marked in Astral by Bright Virtue Clots. For every good deed done a few Bright Clots will be automatically received. Table 2.3 shows the series of Bright Clots recorded by good action.
Table 2.3 Statistic of Bright Virtue Clot by good actions in various incarnations
Virtue and Karma can be exchanged for each other, resolve each other, which means using Virtue to repay for Karma. This exchange of Virtue and Karma is called the Game Rule of Universe.Virtue and Karma is a pair of opposite categories and co-exists: Virtue is obtained from good, useful-for-society actions. Karma is born out of bad, harmful-to- society deeds. Virtue is bright, Karma is black. If we do a good deed, we obtain one Virtue, also meaning that we reduced a Karmic Force. By accumulating Virtue day by day until certain time we will have enough strength to resolve all Karmic Forces. Hence, accumulating Virtue is the only way to resolve Karma. Karma must be repaid by ourselves, no one can repay for us. Our descendants or family members do not bear the Karma caused by us. It is not your grandchildren’s illness and mishaps that are caused by your faults in the past. If grandparents caused Karma, grandparents have to repay themselves, from one incarnation to others until completely repaid; no grandchildren have to bear for them! Our Virtue can be passed on to our children for giving them luck in life. That is the reason why the elderly people often try to save Virtue to give Blessing to their children. It is called the Blessing of the clan. Clan’s Blessing cannot help resolve Karma, it can only help reduce bad lucks. Having Blessing can limit bad luck. However, it does not mean that having blessing can always reduce bad lucks. Karma caused by ourselves can be resolved by our own Virtue only, not by Virtue of our grandparents.
Virtue Karma – the Game Rule of the Universe means: one has committed so many sins, is suffering from too many Karmic fields in his body, and is living miserably because of illness and mishaps etc. So, please accumulate Virtue and do as many good deeds as possible. One Virtue earned is one Karma repaid. If anyone accumulates Virtue big enough to repay all Karmic Forces then his Karmic field will be eliminated, all the mishaps will disappear.
Who will help us to reconcile these Virtue Karma? That person is Thanh Dia Tang, a Saint under the Emperor’s official system (belongs to Emperorism) of level equivalent to High Buddha level 6, and Duc Thanh Hien, a Thien Quan (Heaven Official) under Buddha’s system. When we die, after 3 days and nights, our Astrals must go to meet these two Emperor’s servants in the invisible space. They will reconcile the Virtue and Karma which had been recorded in our Astral right after we committed good or bad deeds. Within 49 days after the death, the reconciliation of Virtue-Karma will be completed. Then our Astral is positioned in a subtle space as shown in Figure below. After reconciliation, if we have many Virtue remained we will be blessed with fortune in our next incarnation (we may be rich, have high social rank, be respected by people, or have longevity, etc.). If there are many Karma remained, we will have to repay for those sins by having illness, disability, failure at work, unhappiness in life, short life expectancy, etc.
That is the reason why all religions teach us to live honestly with love-kindness.
Space-levels in the Invisible space (drawing of Prof. Dich-Van Van Quang Buddha)
"There are physical and invisible (subtle) spaces co-existing in this universe"
"There are Rough men living in the physical space and Astral men living in the invisible space. The Astral men are a lot more capable than the Rough men"
"The big mistake of mankind (Rough men) so far is we are not willing to cooperate with the invisible space"
Professor Dich - Van Van Quang HUGO HAMA Buddha