Evil is there to Stay. THE CYCLE OF BIRTH AND REBIRTH (Gita Chapter 4.5 ) Sri Bhagavaan Uvaacha: Bahooni me vyateetaani janmaani tava chaarjuna; Taanyaham veda sarvaani na twam vettha parantapa. The Blessed Lord said: (Many births of Mine have passed, as well as of thine, O Arjuna! I know them all but thou knowest not, O Parantapa!) In another chapter it is said the Karma decides where and in which form the rebirth will take place. Good Karma in good family, bad Karma in bad family till one achieves perfection and merges with the supreme and freed from the cycle of birth and rebirth. No one remembers anything of his or her past birth. Someone would argue if a person is not aware of his past bad deeds, how can he make amends in present life? Looks, it is a valid question. The accused has a right to know what his faults were. Why he has been punished? Evil is the corruption of good. That means evil exists only because there is good. Then, what is good? Gita says acting as per Dharma is good and acting against Dharma is bad. The Biblical view is that there is only one birth and then Judgement. No religion seems to be promoting evil. Every religion promotes good. Looks that’s the answer. But hold on. Even after millions of rebirths, evil exists. There are all sorts of evil people around us. There is starvation, sufferings and what not. The question, therefore arises, what is good? How come that volumes and volumes of scriptures, teachers, followers, readers, speakers, listeners evil has survived?