If I am not the doer, I am in control of Triguna Sattva, Rajas and Tamas, and these Gunas fashion the work I do, and if whatever I will do in my life is already predefined.

Then why am I accused of my Karmas? Why do I have to pay for the Punyas or Paapas of my Karma, when everything is already decided by Lord, is fashioned by the three Gunas, and when Lord is the doer.

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    Your actions are not predetermined completely, you possess freewill. Commented Oct 18, 2017 at 4:27
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    All answers of your quetions has been given in Bhagwat Geeta. You can either read it here or you can hear it here. Both source are totally genuine. If you are not haibutual of reading then go for second option to hear.
    – Vishvam
    Commented Oct 18, 2017 at 4:47
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    The reason you generate Sanchita and Prarabdha Karma is because you attach yourself to the actions you do. Those actions are destined to happen but attachment or detachment to that action is under your control. If you attach, you have to bear the consequences of such actions - be it good or bad.
    – Pinakin
    Commented Oct 18, 2017 at 5:58
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    Actually @Sanjeev it is all because of Aham-Kaara- the 'I'-ness in us, due of which we feel yourself as 'I' as in I am Sanjeev, I am boy, I am Indian, I am son of my mother, I am devotee of god, I am this that et cetera. This I-ness is the only reason why we have to entertain both Paapa and Punya, and this I-ness never leaves us. But kindly note, I-ness is NOT a negative thing, as it might be sounding. This I-ness is needed to preserve ourselves, I-ness is basis of your doing good to others, and if you build your I-ness in a harmonious way, then only you can attain spiritual bliss.
    – user9392
    Commented Nov 11, 2017 at 17:06
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    very simple. if you are not the doer of karma, you are also not the receiver of karma. when you stab someone and say 'gunas in my body made me do it', say the same thing when you're put in jail 'gunas in my body are suffering in jail'. If the lord made you do punya, he is also making you get its rewards. Take both together. Or you could go one step further. You could think that you did the punya but only your gunas & body are getting the rewards
    – ram
    Commented Nov 11, 2017 at 22:56

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Non attachment is very difficult to achieve. A lot of tapasya is required. Mind and sense control are not very easy. In Kaliyug it is very difficult to do and a good starting point is always doing fasting, doing japa and trying to lead a good life. That is why we always say 'narayanayeti samarpayami' in order to remind us not to develop ego or any other emotion whether negative or positive.


The course of the jiva is preordained. The actions of the jiva are predetermined by the second. But how we react to the situation is left to us. It is the feelings with which we carry out our actions, that determines the further course of the jiva. That is to say, judging the efforts put into achieving a tranquil state of mind, the Lord has the authority to amend the future course of the jiva. We must hence, with this knowledge, refrain from bad thought and deed.

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