Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 05 Aug 2022


Does the mental pain of family members show their fruit of bad deeds?

[Shri Divakar asked: Padnamskaram Swami, In the family, one person met with an accident and is undergoing severe pain and because of this incident, the remaining family members undergo mental pain. We can say that, physical pain the particular person is undergoing is nothing but fruit of his bad deed, but Swami, what about the mental pain the other family members undergo, is that also by fruit of bad deeds? In short, does mental suffering (by whatever the cause) the fruit of bad deeds?]

Swami replied:- Exactly correct. The doer of the bad deed receives the pain due to the accident. The supporters of such a bad deed receive the same pain on seeing the affected person. All share the fruit equally (kartā kārayitā caiva…catvāraḥ samabhāginaḥ).