In a recent conversation with one of my Christian friends, a really important question was raised. It seemed like a perfectly logical thing to ask.
She asked….. If our present suffering, is the result of past life karma, how can we logically cure it today?
if you want to know about your past life, look at the body you occupy today, and if you want to know about your next life, examine your mind.
My friend was looking at the issue from a single perspective. This being, if we are brought here with suffering from our past which we can do nothing about, how can we change it in the present? This quote makes perfect sense, and kind of answers the question beautifully. The remedy for changing suffering brought from past lives, is changing our mindset and the way we conduct ourselves in this one.