Humans suffering from karmic retribution. Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Zen, Jain, and other Asian religions believe in karma and the cycle of life and death. According to the law of karma, everything a person does in his life, whether good or bad, will have a corresponding reaction.
The term “cycle of life and death” (reincarnation) refers to the fact that the soul lives forever and will be born in this world again and again. According to these religions, death is not the end of life. When the body becomes too old, sick, or damaged to function, the soul departs; this is known as death. When a soul who has left a body returns to this world in a new body, this is referred to as reincarnation.
Followers of the aforementioned religions believe that the dead human soul will be reborn on this earth again and again until all karma is completed. It is believed that when a person suffers from an incurable disease, or when a person suffers from an illness for an extended period of time, or when many family members suffer from similar illnesses, or when a person or a family suffers for a lifetime, it is believed to be a karmic result from a previous life.
When a person does something good or bad, it is not the body that is doing it. The human body cannot function on its own; the soul is what drives the body. As a result, the reward for a human being’s action will be given to the soul, either in this life or the next. Retribution from old karma cannot be redeemed or washed away but can only be mitigated through a variety of methods, including:
1. By repenting of the evil done and seeking forgiveness from God and the people involved.
2. Through the practices of prayer, remembrance, fasting, and meditation.
3. By assisting those in need and feeding the poor.
4. Through direct contact with holy people and visits to holy sites.
5. By being a good human being in this life.
6. By praying, requesting assistance, and seeking almighty God’s guidance.