As we witness and experience misery in life, what is the one truth that we must never lose sight of? Bhagawan shares and reaffirms the insight given to us by the sages of yore.
Creation involves putting substances together; what is put together must come apart in course of time and get liberated. The individual is created, so disintegration and death will happen. Now, some are born happy; some enjoy healthy, happy lives. Some are born miserable; others are born without hands or legs. Some are born feeble-minded or as defectives. Who hurt them or injured them? God is proclaimed as just and kind. How can such a God be so partial and prejudiced? How can such differential treatment come into the realm ruled by God? Such doubts are natural. The vision of sages of India who moulded thoughts of this land revealed to them that God is not the cause of these differences; they are the consequences of the acts indulged in by the individual in lives previous to the present one! They result in happiness and misery, health and handicaps. Good and bad are self-made, the effects of what was done in previous lives.
– Sathya Sai Vahini, Ch 3.