vijay kumar
 

Karma Yoga Bad Karma Good Karma

Query: You have written about points where good and bad karma balance out but in hinduism they say good and bad karma are not connected to each other, if you have done bad you have to suffer the bad karma and enjoy the fruits of the good karma, but in jainism it does balance out, please clarify and is there any way to clear out the bad karma assuming that they do not balance, if yes then how do one know it is cleared. Please answer my doubt.


Vijay Kumar:
Your observation about Hinduism is totally flawed. Nowhere in Hinduism it has been stated that one reaps the fruits of karma and there is no remedy if negative karma has been enacted in the past! Understanding karma truly is difficult... the prime reason why most people get it wrong! The doctrine of karma is best explained in Bhagavad Gita.

What is karma after all? What do we mean when we talk of karma yoga! The doctrine of karma is the essence of life. In absence of karma... the entire Cosmos simply cannot exist similar as in absence of souls atmans the existence of Cosmos gets negated. What is the reason that law of karma is governing in the whole of Cosmos?

After the creation of the Cosmos at the time of big bang... all souls atmans scatter all over the Cosmos. These hurtling souls' atmans gather impurities on the way similar as a rolling ball gathers moss. To cleanse themselves of the impurities... the dross within all souls atmans pass through a maze of 8.4 million manifestations... an earthly life cycle of 96.4 million years!

If we are born in the house of a laborer, the residual balance of karma of the previous manifestation demanded it so. It simply could never have been that our soul atman manifests the form of a prince! Based on the residual balance of karma... our soul atman manifested the human body!

Having born a human being... the destiny of life is now in our control! Whether we manifest our destiny or not is the sole prerogative of every individual human being. Most human beings in life remain a slave to destiny... believing in the fact that destiny of human beings is governed by God Almighty.

The bloated ego of human beings makes us think so! If we exist on a karma index of 45, by enacting requisite karma we can reach number 46... Then 47 and so on! It is not that we are bound to suffer at karma index of 45. Still, there is a hidden factor in the doctrine of karma because of which we sometimes suffer at the hands of fate.

The hidden factor of Prarabdha karma... a form of karma that fructifies in any manifestation makes the doctrine of karma elusive to human beings. It is Prarabdha karma because of which one sometimes wins a lottery... all owing its existence to the positive residual balance of karma from the previous manifestations!

What if the residual balance of karma is negative... our bus falls into a gorge while returning from a religious pilgrimage! We suffer at the hands of God Almighty only if the residual balance of karma from previous manifestations is negative. If the residual balance of karma from previous manifestations is positive... one shall only gain in life!

For example if we are traveling on a karma index of 47... By committing murder we earn a negative marking of minus 3... We are bound to suffer at the karma index of 44. We have ourselves landed in such a precarious position. What if we indulge in Punya karma and earn a marking of plus four. We reach the karma index of 48!

In the circumstances... do you still feel that we have to undergo sufferings at karma index of 48! It can never be... having negated the cause of negative marking by earning Punya karma of four... we have manifested our destiny! It is a different matter that about 99% people world over never manifest their destiny. They do not live life... the simply pass their life!

Whenever one rises up the karma index... we feel extremely excited and also lighter! Raising our level from karma index of 47 to 48 indicates removal of dross impurities within by 1%. As the impurities within our soul atman remove... we feel elated... more nearer to God! The excitement is beyond bounds... only those who experience it can ever know!

In the system of God it is absolute faith (aka Shraddha in Hinduism) that is governing... the prime reason why scientists world over fail to understand the basic rudiments of spirituality. Science demands proofs. In the system of God it is not proofs... but absolute faith (Shraddha in Hinduism) in the system of God that rules the roost.

Traveling the path of spirituality and maintaining absolute faith in God Almighty paves way for reaching the stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation (moksha).

As many human beings... as many paths to God can there be. The path to God is never defined. One needs finding ones own path gradually. Life in the spiritual domain is not governed by ifs and buts. Bhagavad Gita... The most sacred Scripture of Hinduism existing on Mother Earth clears all doubts. But how many people in the world truly understand it?

The absolute truths of life can never be belied nor understood literally... one need diving deep into the bottomless pit of spirituality to unearth pearls of wisdom contained in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita. Bhagavad Gita is the end of all. The knower of Bhagavad Gita becomes the knower of all. One finally gains omniscience... becomes immortal for all practical purposes!

Shivering in the body does not directly relate to reduction of negative karma in the body. Though reduction in negative karma makes us feel extremely cool within... a feeling of bliss overtakes us... we experience Ananda every moment of life!

May God bless all!

Always there to clarify your queries (send your query),

Essay by: Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... The Man who Realized God in 1993!

A to Z of Karma Yoga explained in words everyone can easily understand and fathom. More on bad karma can be found at Karma Sutra ... Vijay Kumar - 13 June 2010.

 Full text of query: In your site you have written about points where good and bad karma balance out, but in hinduism they say good and bad karma are not connected to each other, if you have done bad you have to suffer the bad karma and enjoy fruits of the good karma, but in jainism it does balance out and follow the points system so which one is it, please clarify and is there any way to clear out bad karma assuming they dont balance, if yes then how do one know it is cleared.

My body shivers very often, not because of the weather, when i read Sri aurobindos book it said that the body shivers because it is very sensitive and receptive and that also forces are either entering or leaving the body, so how can one know that the karma being cleared out is is the shivering (indication) or the force entering or leaving is creating this shivering. Please answers my doubt.


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