Hinduism has made a very
significant contribution to world thought in propounding the three doctrines of Karma and Rebirth,
Adhikara Bheda and Avatara Vada. The doctrine of Karma is nothing but the extension of the well-known
principle, As you sow, so you reap, to the moral and spiritual field. We have to reap the consequences of
our actions sooner or later. The present is the result of the past and
the future will be the result of the present.
The doctrine of rebirth is a logical corollary of this theory of Karma.
We may burn our finger in fire for only a few seconds but it takes a
couple of weeks ( =3D 12 million seconds I) to be cured of it completely.