Query: Good and Bad Karma... how can you change
Yes, it is only the Karma that plays the vital role in the destiny of
every living being. As we perform our Karma so shall be our future ahead. If we have been born in the house
of a cobbler in the present manifestation then we could not have changed it by any means. Whatever was our
residual Karma of past lives... we were born accordingly. Had our balance of Karma of past lives been so that
we should have been born in the house of a king then nothing could have changed our destiny and we would have
been born in the house of a king?
All is the result of a Karma that cannot err. As we sow so shall we
reap... nothing less or more! Karma is the only process in the cosmic system by which our atman the soul
within can purify itself and liberate forever from the cycle of various manifestations. Here we need to
understand that it is our atman the soul within that has taken the body and never otherwise. And unless and
until one reaches the last manifestation in the cosmic life (the 8.4 millionth manifestation) our atman the
soul within cannot get liberated from the cycle of birth and
Here we need to understand that it is not only the Karma performed by us
in this life that is governing but also prarabdha Karma plays an equally vital role. And what is this
prarabdha Karma? In the cosmic system whatever Karma we may be performing today may not necessarily bear
fruits in this life. The results of the Karma performed in this life may become available to us in this life
itself or the next life or four manifestations hereafter.
Prarabdha Karma can be defined as the Karma the fruits of which are yet to be received by us in the present
manifestation or the future manifestations. Prarabdha Karma is the residue of Karma performed by us in the previous
lives and the fruits of which have not been made available to us until now. How and when would they fructify no one
knows. The prarabdha Karma can fructify in any of the manifestations in the future. There is no parameter to judge
when the fruits of the prarabdha Karma would be made available to us.
In the event it is best for us that if we have negative prarabdha Karma
in our balance then we must keep performing good Karma in this life to neutralize the effects of the residual
negative prarabdha Karma of the previous lives. Unless and until we do this... bad fortune always awaits us
at every step. If we have positive prarabdha Karma in our balance then there is no need to worry for we shall
always be lucky henceforth.
The definition of luck is simple. It is only when the positive prarabdha
Karma precipitates in this manifestation and we are blessed by God with wealth all over... we definitely can
say we are lucky. On the contrary if we have negative prarabdha Karma in our balance then none including God
Almighty can get us out of the clutches of the bad fortune awaiting us any moment of time.
In the present manifestation we may or may not have committed any Karma
the implications of which would result in a lottery being won by us... all is the result of the precipitation
of the positive prarabdha Karma of the earlier lives. Similarly, if we meet with bad fortune in this life as
a result of no act committed by us in this life then it can only be the precipitation of the negative
prarabdha Karma which resulted in our experiencing bad fortune owing to the bad Karma performed in the
Performance of good Karma leads to accumulation of positive prarabdha
Karma in our balance. On the contrary accumulation of negative prarabdha Karma results due to performance of
bad Karma in present life. If we desire riches all the way then initially we need to neutralize the negative
prarabdha Karma in our balance and subsequently we need to perform good Karma so that the negative prarabdha
Karma does not ever affect us in future life.
It is also possible that whatever Karma we may have performed four
manifestations before may bear fruit now in this life. The prime reason that all of a sudden amongst millions
one wins the lottery. There was no special deed performed by this person in this life yet he won the lottery.
For the mankind he was a lucky person but in the cosmic system of things... he had only reaped the fruits of
his good Karma (positive Karma) performed in one of the earlier manifestations.
The reverse is also true. One may be a very pious person in this life and may have not knowingly caused harm to
anybody in this life yet; all of a sudden this person suffers. All is the result of residual negative Karma of past
lives. Sins committed in the past lives have precipitated now. In that particular life we may not have suffered for
our sins but we are bound to suffer now for this part of the destiny is not in control of anybody.
Unless and until one gets out of the clout of prarabdha Karma in this
life... the happenings of the previous lives would continue to haunt us in this life. How to get out of the
clutches of prarabdha Karma is not known to anybody. Only a god realized soul knows the absolute truth. This
special mantra cannot be disclosed to the community at this stage. At the opportune moment... when the
community becomes receptive to such ideas shall this mantra be released in form of an e-book (and which would
be a priced document)?
Most human beings can take control of the five senses, the mind and also
reach the stage of Nirvikalpa Samadhi but to get out of the clutches of prarabdha Karma is an absolutely
difficult task. Unless and until one is able to get hold of this mantra it is just not possible to get
released from the shackles of prarabdha Karma.
Most human beings do not understand this process of prarabdha Karma. One
wonders that what use performing Karma in this life if we cannot avail of the fruits in the present life. Now
this part of life is not within the control of a human being. God Almighty, destined it like that. We have
just to abide by it. The path of 8.4 million manifestations is a long one... God Almighty desired it
It is only because of the longevity of the cosmic life of atman the soul
within that God Almighty has kept many of the mantras hidden in the cupboard. Every human being has to
perform the requisite Karma and reach a particular level of spiritual life before such mantras get disclosed
to us one by one. The total process is automated. As we perform our Karma in this life... so is the
availability of the mantras also.
Most people in this World relate Karma to the physical work. It is not
so. Karma apart from the physical work performed by one also entails the fruits of our thinking process. As
we think so shall be the resulting Karma. The physical part is hardly 10% of the total Karma performed by us.
Rest is Karma performed by ones thinking. Our thinking plays a very vital role in governing our Karma. More
pure are our thoughts ... in other words more performance of good Karma would bear positive results in this
or the next lives.
If we desire that we do not fall into the clutches of negative prarabdha Karma... then we need to perform good
Karma all the time. Slowly as time passes by... the performance of the good Karma shall result in neutralizing the
bad effects of the negative prarabdha Karma. One day may come when all negative prarabdha Karma is totally
destroyed. From now onwards we can only expect winning the lotteries for whatever is in store for us in the coming
future shall always remain positive.
Every human being must make all possible efforts to get out of the
clutches of bad Karma in present life. If we do otherwise then it is possible that we keep on adding the
effects of the bad Karma to the already existing negative prarabdha Karma. This may result in our
experiencing bad days very often which may or may not be entirely related to the bad Karma performed in this
Sometimes it so happens that despite our performing good deeds in this
life we are not getting the desired results... it is simply because the accumulated negative prarabdha Karma
is neutralizing the good effects of the good Karma performed in this life. In all circumstances we must never
loose heart for we do not have many choices. We need to keep performing good Karma so that the negative
prarabdha Karma can be neutralized at one stage.
Defining destiny... what do we mean when we talk of destiny? In the dictionary the definition of destiny has been
given thus "A predetermined course of events considered as something beyond Human power or control". But can a
human being control his destiny. Yes, it can be provided we seriously desire to take our destiny in our control.
And for doing this we need to take absolute control of the prarabdha Karma which can fructify in any
For taking control of destiny we need to neutralize the bad effects of
the residual negative prarabdha Karma in our store. By performing pious and good Karma in present life we can
try to neutralize the bad effects of the negative prarabdha Karma. It is not at all necessary that we may
neutralize the total effects of the accumulated negative prarabdha Karma but there is no other alternative.
If we have sufficient negative prarabdha Karma that cannot be neutralize in a lifetime of about 70 to 80
years then none in whole Cosmos can do anything about it.
All is the result of the bad Karma we have performed in our earlier
lives. We have to face the results of the same sometimes in the present manifestation or the future
manifestations. There is no way to avoid the negative prarabdha Karma in store for us. People who took
control of their destiny in the present life... the likes of Andrew Carnegie, Napoleon Hill, JRD Tata and
Henry Ford to name a few, were such energized people that to even think of their performing a bad Karma is
out of question.
These highly motivated people always and ever indulged in performance of positive Karma all the time. These people
used to confidently say that in a short life span of 70 to 80 years where is the time to indulge in bad Karma by
any Human being. We need to only follow these people if we seriously desire taking destiny in our own
We must always remember that these successful people by their positive
efforts in this life were able to scuttle the negative effects of the negative prarabdha Karma of past lives.
Only then it was possible for them to indulge in positive Karma all the time. In history we have instances
that an ordinary mortal was able to marry the kings daughter... and how did this gentleman take his destiny
The positive affirmations... the will to do and succeed in the face of
all adversities... never looking back in life at our follies committed from time to time and never repeating
the same... facing the adversities head-on instead of looking for excuses all the time are some of the
factors these elite controllers of destiny practiced all the time. In whatever stage of life one may be... it
is but possible to reach the end of the cosmic life in the present life.
In the normal routine we take the staircase up the path to God... a staircase consisting of 8.4 million steps. If
we have the blessings of God and the will to reach the top we can and have direct access to the lift straight up.
We can cut short the journey of the staircase and take the elevator. For this we need to practice absolute celibacy
continuously for a minimum period of 12 years in a go. If we do this even while performing positive Karma all the
time... we shall definitely reach the end goal of life... the 8.4 millionth manifestation.
Beyond this... there is only salvation (moksha in Hinduism) to be
achieved. And thereafter the atman soul goes to the abode of God (Vaikuntha in Hinduism). In Christianity aka
the kingdom of God. our atman the soul within having reached the climax of life comes back to its pristine
original pure form. No further manifestations... our atman the soul within gets liberated forever from cycle
of birth and death.
Every living being in the cosmos is primarily a cluster of atoms and
molecules. Rest is all energy. We have within us most of the metals and the chemicals that also exist in the
planets surrounding the solar system. These planets definitely affect our thinking process for considering
the Mars planet that is presumed to be rich in iron would definitely attract or dispel the iron within our
body. This movement of metals and chemicals within our body definitely affects our thinking and us. This is
based on the theory of magnetism. None can deny this.
Wearing of gems or other modes of artifacts can never affect our destiny
but only mould our pattern of thinking. We are what we think. It is the thinking pattern that decides the
destiny of every Human being. One is a king and one is a laborer only because of the difference in their
Performance of Pujas definitely helps shape our present Karma but it can
never affect our destiny. However much we may pray but if our Karma is contrary to our praying then by our
performance of bad Karma all the time will make the prayers ineffective. Prayers and Karma complement each
other. Our praying and performance of Karma must never clash with one other rather each must complement the
We must always remember that Pujas and wearing of gems may provide
temporary relief only sometimes but if we need to permanently take control of our destiny then we need to
neutralize the negative effects of bad Karma performed in the earlier lives. In other words we have to
neutralize the affect of the negative prarabdha Karma without which bad luck always awaits us in the present
May God bless you!
Always there to clarify your queries (send your query),
Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... The Man who Realized God in 1993!
A to Z of Good and Bad Karma explained in words everyone can easily understand and
fathom. More on can you change destiny can be found at : Karma Sutra
... Vijay Kumar - 5 June 2010.
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