Human Effort is praised to be the most important of
any of the qualities that man should possess and in all ancient indian
scriptures, it is explicitly stated that if effort is not exercised by
using the will power of a human mind, that mind would eternally be
living in this material world stuck forever in the wheel of maya.
will power of humans is the greatest gift of the supreme consciousness
and if the mind to which it is given is not using it, then the vasanas
(the tendencies leftover from the previous incarnations and from the
in-between life in other planes) take over our life and it would be
lived in the same way or worser, accumulating karmas for a million more
incarnations or it can spill over into this life itself, giving you
instant retributions for the things you have thought or done in the
present life itself.
An individual is only his
action. In creation, there is not even a little difference between an
individual and his action. an individual has only the quality of action.
These two are non-different like ice and coldness, Only this
consciousness expands within through the delusions of creation of the
nature of words (and their significations) such as, knowledge derived
from memory (or vasana), desire, mind, action and imagination.
At the beginning of
creation, there is no karma or previous action which exists here for
anyone. All the individual souls arrive without cause from the supreme
Abode (or Absolute Reality). Then, their own actions (or karman-s)
become the cause of their pleasure and pain. As Brahma (The creator God)
and others, who are of the nature of Brahman (The Absolute Reality),
appear at the beginning of creation; so, other individual souls also
appear by hundreds and thousands.
But, those not born of a
sattvika ( or virtuous) nature, who perceive their difference from
Brahman and who having recognized this duality called unconscious
(matter), are ignorant themselves, their birth along with karma is
consequently observed at a future time. Unreality has been resorted to
by them, who have become so of their own accord.