Karma and Disabilities
In this link is a story about a British soccer coach who was fired for making the comment that disabilities were the result of those people’s actions in past incarnations. His remarks were said to be insensitive.
I don’t intend to start an ideological/theological debate by posting this link (though you are always free to use this forum to vent your thoughts on the issue). From the third paragraph on, the story in the link is bulletproof. Whether you take Karma and reincarnation to be truth or not is irrelevant because your opinion cannot be proven by mundane evidence. Taken for what it is, based on the experience we have however, the argument becomes perfectly logical and practical.
Worldviews like those of this British soccer coach are said to be an excuse for mistreatment of, and the looking down upon the disabled. I am disabled and I don’t see it as such. I see my current physical life to be part of a process beyond what I can now perceive. Therefore it is not “unfair” for me to work through karma for something “I” did not do. But it also gives me the knowledge of the divine source of all, regardless of their current, temporary situation.