I promise you not. Karma is not limited to BK-life. We apply it to our and others condition on an 'off the cuff' level ... and yet, as this topic shows ... at best it is a matter of faith.newlife wrote:Let's face it, whatever answer anyone gives, you're not going to turn round and say, "that's it. Oh, joy"
My problem with many of the "BK answers" like mbbhat's is, to be honest, that they don't come anywhere near to or stick to the topic. They veer from sansakars to drama and fall into that old BK pit of taking a simple question and turning it into a 45 minute long version of the whole of the 7 Day Course (... and you've seen it too! :D ).
At the very least, I would have hoped for a comparison of Brahma Kumari versus Buddhist versus Hindu or other religious faith in karma but we have not even ... recently ... had the simplest of summaries of BK Karma philosophy. Which is unique to itself, yes? Yes.
Personally, I am leaning towards what Tinydot is writing about above here, e.g. there is no external mechanism, most things that happen to us are not "our karma", not everything that happens to us is in our control. "Karma" is not exact. But even if there is no external mechanism, how does the internal mechanism effect the material world and other humans, e.g. to attract bad experiences?
If we take tinydot's last point of "overpunishment like being raped or murdered for no apparent reason". By the simplistic BK Karma philosophy ... which my bet lies on being nothing more than a mental plug to stop us thinking or questioning ... if something bad happens to you, a) it is your fault and b) by it happening, you are paying off previous bad karma.
By that logic, if I am am gang raped and beaten, I must surely have paid off a huge amount of bad karma and will therefore be wondrously clear, light and happy afterwards? This is obviously not the case. So what does BKWSU say, "oh, well ... those ones must have even more bad karma to clear"?