After concentrating my mind on many negative events in the past months, I’m happy and relieved that finally I have the intention of writing a spiritual post.
One central question many if not most of the people, if religious or materialistic, ask in their lives is:
Why is there Evil in the World?
Like for many people this question has accompanied me in my life and recently I think I found a spiritual formula that convinces me. I wonder if others can follow the argument.
What is “Evil” in the first place?
One central attribute of all living beings in this universe seems to be the ability to suffer. So I would propose this one simple definition of Evil: Thoughts, emotions and actions (material as spiritual) that lead into/increase the suffering of others.
I think this definition should be acceptable for many, although I find it a little human/living entity-centered. To be fully universal, the definition should also be extended to the unconscious part of nature and celestial bodies as well as any entities beyond this material universe. Also remember that the 5’000 years old Bhagavad Gita is talking of spiritual entities (Half-Gods) that inhabit and guide stars and planets, for example Gaia, Mother Earth, who is said to be the spiritual part of our planet.
God, the Source of Everything, loves us individual Souls that much
There is no doubt in any spiritual and religious teaching in the universe that the source of everything is a being of eternal love, wisdom and energy/light. It would have been easy for the Creator to craft our souls as pure positive little “copies” of him/herself, but to put in individuality, FREEDOM has to be granted.
To take it short: My answer of why there is evil in this universe is the gift of individuality (virtual separation from other souls and the creator) and free will. Both are implicit prerequisites for experience and growth. In our existence where time is the main drive of change, giving us free will means giving us choice. Our lives consist of a constant span of happiness and suffering, between which we place our little choices that influence others. As literally everything in our existence is somehow interconnected, from the quantum level to gravitation in large-scale and between souls here and beyond, most of the millions of little choices in our daily lives have an influence on happiness and suffering of others. Evil is created by us when we are in the state of unawakened and unconscious living that makes us egoistic, self-centered, ignorant and arrogant.
I have no doubt that Krishna (another word for God, the Source) suffers with us and from our negative actions, probably in a much more complex way we do suffer. It is his divine love that nonetheless he gave us free will knowing that we would hurt others.
How much Evil is allowed in this Existence/Universe?
This 3+1 dimensional universe/third density has to follow many rules. We humans with our limited science just “know” some of the laws, those that apply to the materialistic/physical world. The Hindus and Buddhist are well aware of one spiritual rule, the veil, which hinders our souls from knowing our prior lives and our one-ness with the Creator and all other beings.
Besides that we do generally not know that there are well-defined rules that govern the interaction between entities from different worlds (e.g. ETs) and densities (e.g. “angels” and “demons”). There is for example the rule of non-interaction between advanced alien species and planets in midst of biological and spiritual evolution as here on earth. Unfortunately there are exceptions, like the one that ETs can be invited in (free will!), what has been done in a most irresponsible act by the U.S. black government in the fifties when they didn’t know yet that these gray aliens generally have a negative/service-to-self/regressive spiritual orientation. They could have known by looking inside their hearts and by being aware of their very own motivations (technological advancement over other nations in exchange of innocent humans being abducted, mutilated, mind-manipulated and otherwise abused). Our future is always defined and created by our intentions, that’s why it is so important that we are aware of our own intentions.
There are clear limits to evil actions here. Damage and hurt to our material existence is allowed quite far-reaching, as we have seen in Nagasaki, Hiroshima, the Nazi concentration camps, the Soviet Gulag and so on. On the other hand, direct attack to our spiritual existence is forbidden and evokes sudden interference of higher-dimensional helpers/”angels”. You do not have to take my word for that, just research the web for testimonies of people who have been threatened by evil entities/”demons” and extraterrestrials (grays, reptilians). People have chased them away by calling the help of God, Krishna, Jesus, Praphupada, Buddha, archangel Michael and other spiritual entities, or by generating as much love and light themselves so that they could chase them away directly!
There is no reason to be afraid of evil as its influence is strictly regulated. Just stay in a constant feeling of love for yourself, for other people and for the creation, and avoid fear as much as you can.