27. ACTIONS PERFORMED
WITHOUT ANY BIAS IN MIND DUE TO ATTACHMENT (RAGA) OR AVERSION (DVESH),
EIKES OR DISEIKES ETC.
murderer commits murder of a person whom he hates with great prejudice,
bias, aversion (Dvesh) etc. and thereby he cuts and takes away a man's
life. The magistrate orders him to be hanged to death and thereby he
also cuts and takes away a man's (the murderer's) life. The effect of
the Kriyaman Karmas of cutting, reducing or taking a man's life in the
case of both the murderer and the Magistrate is the same. However, the
Kriyaman Karma of the murderer will be added in his Sanchit Karma for
his next birth or births because his action is propelled and motivated
by his aversion (Dvesh), hatred, prejudice etc. for the murdered person.
While the magistrate has han.ged the murderer to death without any bias
in mind, hatred, prejudice, dislike or aversion for the murderer, he
has simply acted only as a part of his duty within the limits of law
and hence his Kriyaman Karma will not be added in his Sanchit Karma
for his subsequent birth or births.