Sin: Reactions of Sin

                                                                  Q. 1. Does a child who is forced to eat meat by his parents incur negative karma? Does the logic change for a mentally unstable adult?

                                                                  The laws of karma are very intricate, subtle and stringent. It is not easy to always determine a one-to-one correspondence between a particular action and what exact reactions are incurred as a result, and what proportion is assigned to whom.

                                                                  Q: My father is now deceased, but was a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic. He was placed in a mental hospital for years.  My brother is also paranoid schizophrenic and is on strong medication.  I grew up observing the actions of the mentally ill.
                                                                  As such I look very carefully at the reasoning given.  I am a retired police officer and have come in contact with many people who are mentally ill.
                                                                  Now to the question, If a mentally ill person believes his delusion and acts according to it (harming or killing), does the mentally ill person acquire karma? 

                                                                  Q. 1. I am very unclear and confused. Bhagavan Shri Krishna says that all that is happening is predestined and nothing moves without His sanction. Then He says in BG 2.47 'Whenever and wherever there is a decline in religious practice, O descendant of Bharata, and a predominant rise of irreligion-at that time I descend Myself.'

                                                                  Q. What is the explanation for people dying due to disasters, accidents, war etc.? Is it due only to karma or is it because of persons who follow the path of "adharma" and are creating trouble for the innocent people by misusing their free will? (like Duryodhana created trouble for Pandavas)