28 October 2012 - QA 4

What is the meaning of Cause and Effect?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

Cause and Effect are called ‘Karana’ and ‘Karya’.

Cow is the cause, milk is the effect. If there is milk, it is because of the cow.

The cause for the cow is grass. The cause for the grass is the Earth. The cause for the Earth is the Sun.

Behind every happening, there is a cause.

Paramakarana, the cause of all causes is the Divine. That is why, it is said, ‘Tasmai Namah Paramakarana Karanaya.’

The cause of all causes is Shiva.