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why is it I see some bad people rewarded for their bad deeds?
why do some good people receive bad karma?
thanks
Dan

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Dear Dan,

Thank you for your questions.

The law of karma is inexorable. One will reap the fruit of one's actions in this life or another. We may not see a clear connection in every case. The wicked may seem to prosper and the virtuous may seem to suffer. Nevertheless, the law of karma says each will enjoy or suffer according to his or her deeds now or on the past. The alternative is a universe without justice, and Hindus have never been willing to accept that concept.

Best wishes,

Brother William

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William Schindler, a.k.a. Brother William

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I can answer questions about Vedanta philosophy, Patanjali Yoga philosophy and practice, Tantra, Bhagavad-Gita, Upanishads, Vivekachudamani (Shankara`s Crest-jewel of Spritual Discrimination), Advaita (non-dualism), the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda tradition, Goddess worship, meditation practice, Hindu monasticism (sannyasa), and Sanskrit.

Experience

I've been studying and practicing Vedanta and Tantra since 1969.

Organizations
I'm the founder and spiritual director of Ashram West, a gay spiritual community based on traditional Hindu Tantra. I have been a member of the Vedanta Society of Southern California since 1969.

Publications
I have three books in print: GAY TANTRA, ESSAYS ON GAY TANTRA, BLOOD OF THE GODDESS.

Education/Credentials
I hold a B.A. in Sanskrit (UC Berkeley 1975) and an M.A. in clinical psychology (Antioch University 1986).

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