Every religion has its own way of explaining human suffering and the concept of evil. Most Hindus believe God does not impose evil on people and that evil is a natural part of life.
What is moral evil?
The hurt that is caused by human choices
The hurt that follows when the forces that shape the world come into play
Actions which have divine guidance
What is natural evil?
What is meant by "free will"?
Human beings having the right to make their own choices
God forces people to do what he wants
People simply following what their genetic nature makes them do
What do most Hindus believe is the main cause of personal suffering?
Bad merit carried over from their past lives
Other people's bad merit
God punishing them
What would many Hindus say is the purpose of suffering?
It has no purpose, it's just part of life
It gets people to moksha quicker
It is an opportunity to learn from previous mistakes and put right past wrongs
How would most Hindus say you should treat those who are suffering?
With compassion and care
With contempt and anger
With medicines and food
How do many Hindus explain natural evil?
It is the result of people behaving badly
It is caused by the deities fighting
It is part of the eternal cycle of life and needed for cosmic balance
How does the Bhagavad Gita explain suffering caused by natural evil?
We only suffer because we cannot accept how limited our existence is in the scheme of things
We suffer because the deities want us to
We suffer because we choose to treat each other badly
Who said 'non-cooperation with evil is as much a moral duty as is cooperation with good'?
The president of India
What would many Hindus say is a good example of standing up to moral evil?
Campaigning to stop child labour
Being nice to everyone
Never telling lies