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Sometimes, infants are born prematurely and die shortly thereafter. Is it possible to explain such tragedies using the karma theory?

Has it got to do with the karma of the parents or the infant child or both?

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    It's because of both karmas. It's your karma to give a birth to a premature baby. And it's also baby's karma to be born prematurely and pass away soon. – brahma jijnasa Nov 21 '17 at 11:57
  • @SwiftPushkar "Do infants die because of their own karma or of parents ? " Both – user6990 Nov 21 '17 at 13:56
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    Yes it is possible. The 7 of the 8 vasus (one of whom was Bhishma) had to take birth because of their karma. However, their karma was limited to just having to take birth and not to the extent of suffering through human samsara. So they were released from their karma (i.e. birth) immediately by way of losing their lives as babies. – user1195 Nov 22 '17 at 21:20
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According to the karma theory, there is no such thing as tragedy or miracle in the first place. Each one reaps what he sows. He has no choice but to reap. It is felt that a particular event is favourable or otherwise, only because we do not have the memory our actions in many earlier births that led to the event. If we do, we would not be in a position to react. From the individual point of view, feelings may be attached to an event. But from the viewpoint of eternal justice, events unfold as preordained.

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