DESTRUCTION OF JIVA'S NATURAL FUNCTIONING AND ASSEMBLING OF EXTERNAL THINGS BY STRENGTHLESS MATERIAL KARMA
Question: Karmas are inanimate and are not strong; how is then the destruction of Jiva's natural functioning and assembling of external things possible through them?
Answer: If karma by acting itself as a doer destroys the nature ofthe soul and causes association of external things effortfully, then karma should possess sentience and strength. But it is not so; just cause and effect relationship (Nimitta-Naimittika Sambandha) (between them) is a natural occurrence. When the operative stage of those Karmas arises, at that time the soul of its own does not function in his natural state, rather functions alienatedly and the other things too are found functioning in a related manner.
For Example : Mohandhool (an enchanting type of dust) is found lying on the head of some person due to which that person has become mad; there that Mohandhool was neither having knowledge nor strength but madness appears to have been caused by that Mohandhool only. There the Mohandhool is only a Nimitta and the person of his own becomes mad. Such only exists Nimitta-Naimittika (cause and effect) relationship.
Further, just as at the time of sun-rise Chakwa-Chakwi (the male & female birds of duck family) meet together, (but) there in the night nobody has separated them forcedly out ofjealousy and in the day time nobody has brought them together out of compassion; rather they meet on their own due to Nimitta of sun-rise. Such only is the functioning of Nimitta-Naimittika. In the same way the Nimitta-Naimittika functioning of karmas should be known. Such is the state of soul owing to the rise of karmas.