The starting point must have been null. Commencing from the immemorial time, it often explains the reason/s for the presence of everything that we have created. Having been not created any of those, there would have had hardly been any explanation. Having been not created problems, there would not have been any solutions such as inventions, etc. However, this repetition of endless series of those afflicted activities may have found, to this date, illogical. Despite being illogical, we continue to rely on that chain to earn to fulfil, less of our basic necessities such as hunger, thirst and shelter, and more of being finical. Generally, when tutored by traditional institutions, we tend to fall into the pit, without our awareness, known to be research grants, for further continuance of investment of our time and energy on those human made acknowledgements. In addition, we tend to thrive upon it with no second thoughts without realising that our status reaches a point- far from being intellectual or may, concisely, uttered to have plummeted to dull-witted. This degeneration may further lead to prioritising somebody else’s purpose rather than knowing one’s purpose of life.
The moment we realise this baffling mystery of the endless series (or, let’s presume it to be ‘cycle’), either through some external material such as spiritual involvement, etc or by self-consciousness, there would not be much energy or time left, for most of us. As we meet a certain age we might attempt to fall out the cycle leaving with responsibilities as: wife, children, grandchildren, old age parents, etc. along a very few good acts such as holding (their) responsibilities, etc.; yet, many worse memories such as vengeance, etc, to be taken care of to let our thought process to find the answer to the question, ‘What is the purpose of our life?’.
However, this cycle appears to be more often, broken by individuals who could be called saints since they seemed to have achieved the purpose of life. A noticeable amount of people may have a say on the aforementioned statement that they might have succeeded to have honed this skill, mindfulness of thoughts whilst, others may afraid to concede by mentioning that those who have detained the flow of thoughts have succeeded to acknowledge the purpose of their lives. Either way, having been not completely presumptuous, it could be stated that a person must not hold any responsibilities other than those which would merely lead to achieving their goal/s.
We might have not born to carry out acts and pass away just like the other ‘beings’ as the intellectuality part of ours draws a line. In one of the well-known religions, it is indicated, according to Garuda Puranam (considered to be one of the holy relics), that one would be judged, in their afterlife, upon those acts that they had committed on the earth, whether they should either go to heaven or hell. However, the relic mentioned that in order to be judged by Yamadharma Raj (lord of death; King of Naraka) they would need to cross the river, Vaitarni Nadi (a river that lies between the Earth and Naraka or, the court of judgement). When my grandmother passed away, they performed rituals for 11 days following her demise. Both my father and his sibling performed some rituals stated by the religion. They were asked to offer slippers and umbrella and by performing this act, it would assist her in leading her way, comfortably, to Naraka for judgement.
However, it was noticed that those things were taken, by those priests who performed those rituals, latter. It can be presumed as a witty remark as it was the same community that coined the term: Karma. Karma is said those acts resulting from one’s actions; it usually occurs, according to not only the most two prominent religions, Hinduism, and Buddhism, but also by many who believe in, on the land we breathe and express emotions. If Karma had already been doing its part, don’t you think it is unfair to judge after death despite being getting back everything (on the earth) for our acts? If it had had gotten the same way back how one would have dealt with or treated people -punished for those sins, and given privileges for good acts that one had committed- why would one have to ‘again’, all the way, go through punishments or privileges decided by that judgemental place, Naraka?
The Puranas or ‘Holy Relics’ were being altered (the actual crux) by our contemporary disseminators or just that there was too much of ‘noise’ when the communication was passed and transferred through ages, or it could be worse such as upsurge in negative effects when they were democratised.
Maybe, it might be the fact that the aforementioned holy relic had been written to not only limit people from wrongdoings but also to (insist to) perform good acts. In addition, those acts, are only considered (for Karma) if they are being committed through a physical channel yet, limiting to that of committing through mind or inner voice. Nightmares might not be considered for the acts that we commit in our minds or inner voices.
But, dreams can be controllable once you would know its state. Although, it can be presumed that Id, Ego, and Superego to be merely theoretically based, it can be conceded with the fact that good and bad are traits that factually exist. A person has an ability to acquire both the traits from their birth; however, it depends on the person’s milieu and perspectives in prioritising on which trait while they act.