excito-are:@Prodigal son - am I reading this right, that you believe that sins are punished with disabilties in your next life. Therefore little kids who are blind or have horrible diseases or disabilites have been bad in a previous life? :s
It's not exactly "punishment". It's more like a sort of grade school, where we have to learn compassion and unconditional love, in order to "graduate". A human soul is unlike animal souls.... it's a piece of God, and it's one with the "I AM".... which is Christ Consciousness. Most or some people, who really knows what percentage, have this consciousness buried under many egos...sometimes thousands of them... but it comes to the surface more often than we think... when we actually do "Godlike" things, such as making great self-sacrifice for the benefit of others. Blindness then, just like cancer, can be present in one's DNA, which is much more complex and connected to the "Universe" than science presently knows about.... it is QUANTUM, it is Interdimensional. Karmic teachings say that we agree to these things on the "other side" before we enter the "wind of birth". We come into this world with things that our particular soul needs to work on, and we are put into the circumstances to accomodate that.