Karmic Effects of Violent Video Game Playing by Kids, Teens & Adults (Bad Karma)


Acharya Shree, what are the karmic effects of playing computer and video games?
Playing video games in the computer, the karmic effect is very bad.
Because their intention is not pure. Even they are
just characters, cartoons, but killing is still involved.
And where there is killing involved, it is a violence, and violence is the
worst thing in the world to get the…to collect the bad karma.
Because everything depends on our intention. Our intention to kill the character. It is not that we
just see it is, or the children or the kid sees that is just a picture. No.
They think it is something we can defeat it. And they become
so hyper, they become so excited and they want to kill it.
It is saying in Indian mythological books, it is called
purana, that ‘bhavana bhavanashani’. Bhavana means your intention.
If your intention is pure you can cross the ocean of the suffering. But,
if your intention is impure you can collect a lot of bad karma.
Let me give an example. In Mahavira’s time, like more than
2600 years ago there was one butcher called Kalkausharik Kasai.
He used to kill almost 500 buffaloes a day. He was a very
big businessman and he used to kill at least 500 a day.
So he asked question, this king, “Can I achieve moksha?
Can I be liberated one day?”
Mahavira said, “Very easy. If you can stop
this Kalkausharik Kasai who’s killing the 500 buffaloes”.
He said, “Oh it is very easy”. He went there and
he ordered that, “You cannot kill the 500 buffaloes.”
He stopped. But then, he has nothing else to do.
He drew the pictures and he start killing it.
But killing went on. Then he said, “Just hang him
upside down in the well so he cannot do it”.
So what he did when they hung him up, down to the well, so he
was making the buffalo pictures with his finger and he was cutting it.
Because there his intention was to kill. And where there is intention to kill, they
collect a lot of bad karma and they can go lower in the life.
Like if you are human they can be animal in the next life.
Or they can be lower than animal in the next life.
They might become the life or the tree or they become the life of the bacterias. It
is one example in the, I always tell people, what intention can do for the people.
If it is very very bad intention, where it can take you?
In the ocean there is the biggest fish, is like a dolphin.
There is on his head, on that big fish’s head, is like one lice, it
is called tandu matsya. Lice body is smaller than a rice size.
Small rice. But it grows in that fish’s head. And
but it has a mind. It has 5 senses.
Even the body is very tiny, but has 5 senses. And when this big
fish wants to eat small fish, thousands of fish comes in the ocean.
And this big fish open his mouth. And maybe by the
time it closes, maybe 100 fish comes into his mouth.
All the other crosses. This small little teeny tiny tandula fish is very
tiny. It has mind, it has senses, and it sees it everything.
That, “How ignorant this big fish is. If I have this big body, I will
not let it go even one single fish. I will eat all of them.”
He doesn’t have a long life, this little fish. But
even counted days life he collected that many bad karma.
He doesn’t have a long life, this little fish. But
even counted days life he collected that many bad karma.
That it is written that he goes to hell.
Hell means where there is always suffering.
Continuously suffering. There is no happiness there.
There is no any peace there.
It’s always suffering, suffering, pain, painful. So, that’s what people can collect even
though this little fish, tandula fish, cannot kill anybody, cannot eat any fish.
But it’s intention, intention is that, “I will not let it go even
one”. In counted days it collects that many heavy karmas.
So heavy karma take people downward. In our life, if we are human and our intention is not
pure, our intention is not so good, we are going to lose this opportunity as a human being.
So heavy karma take people downward. In our life, if we are human and our intention is not
pure, our intention is not so good, we are going to lose this opportunity as a human being.
So heavy karma take people downward. In our life, if we are human and our intention is not
pure, our intention is not so good, we are going to lose this opportunity as a human being.
So heavy karma take people downward. In our life, if we are human and our intention is not
pure, our intention is not so good, we are going to lose this opportunity as a human being.
So heavy karma take people downward. In our life, if we are human and our intention is not
pure, our intention is not so good, we are going to lose this opportunity as a human being.
So heavy karma take people downward. In our life, if we are human and our intention is not
pure, our intention is not so good, we are going to lose this opportunity as a human being.
So heavy karma take people downward. In our life, if we are human and our intention is not
pure, our intention is not so good, we are going to lose this opportunity as a human being.
So heavy karma take people downward. In our life, if we are human and our intention is not
pure, our intention is not so good, we are going to lose this opportunity as a human being.
So heavy karma take people downward. In our life, if we are human and our intention is not
pure, our intention is not so good, we are going to lose this opportunity as a human being.
So heavy karma take people downward. In our life, if we are human and our intention is not
pure, our intention is not so good, we are going to lose this opportunity as a human being.
So heavy karma take people downward. In our life, if we are human and our intention is not
pure, our intention is not so good, we are going to lose this opportunity as a human being.
So heavy karma take people downward. In our life, if we are human and our intention is not
pure, our intention is not so good, we are going to lose this opportunity as a human being.
So heavy karma take people downward. In our life, if we are human and our intention is not
pure, our intention is not so good, we are going to lose this opportunity as a human being.
So heavy karma take people downward. In our life, if we are human and our intention is not
pure, our intention is not so good, we are going to lose this opportunity as a human being.
I will suggest that all of parents don’t let your children play those
kind of games because the games, their intention is very bad.
Because they want to kill the characters, and where there is killing involved,
even it is mental, it brings lot of bad karma.
And person can be suffering even in this life, you never know.
Because the karmic effect can happen in this life.
It is not that that person has to wait for the next life to get the bad result. So I suggest that those kind
of games which teach children lot of violence, it is not good for the family, good for the society, good for the nation.
We need to put ban on them — those kinds of characters, those kinds
of games. And they are our not good future at all.
It is not the good future for the nation at all.
And the children will go violent.
And they will create trouble in the society when they
grow up because they get habit to kill.
And they will not even in the play if they’re playing
when they’re grown up they might kill eachother.
So teach your children not that kind of games. Teach
something mathematical games where their brain gets sharp.
Or historical games where there is knowledge involved, where there
is maybe philosophy involved, where there is psychology involved.
Where there is…brain can sharper again more and they become more
intelligent, they become more peaceful, they become more calm.
And they not disturb the family, they will not disturb
the society, they will not disturb the nation.
That is in our head. I suggest our government needs to take the
step towards this because these games, they are making our society very violent.
And it is just time to stop those companies who are making that
kind of games. We are all responsible for that violence.
Because we are not protesting. We need to protest. And we
need to force the government to put ban on those companies.
Make good games where they can learn how to respect, how to respect their parents,
how to respect brothers and sisters, how to respect animals, how to respect everything.
And when we teach those kind of teachings to the kids,
they will be very peaceful and calm.
And very useful for the society. And they will collect always good karma.

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