The recent attacks to human life have made me feel why God closes His eyes when such calamities occur, that take lives of the innocent. Doesn't it make us all question whether God really existing, if it is so, how come God is not stopping all these miscreants by punishing them then and then, why innocents are punished? Swamiji, please tell us what is the real reason for this.
Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:
The sufferings, as per our scriptures, are three-fold – Due to mind / body, due to other embodied beings, due to natural calamities. The creation by design has duality. Good and evil, pain and pleasure.
When people depart from Dharma significantly that imbalance manifests in greater degree as this three fold agony.
God gives you an option, either to play in this created duality or find repose in his lotus feet. If dualities affect you terribly and you do not wish to fight or endure, then surrender to his feet and pray for peace, he shall deliver you from this pain.
Please check these: Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji