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Does God really punishes or take revenge from humans? For eg- If someone asked something from God and took a vow that if he gets that thing, he will do something. He gets that thing but he did not fulfil his vow to God. Now..will God punish really him or take revenge to him?

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Does God really punish?

Yes he does, according to the Vedas. Brahman is the giver of the fruits of action, meaning he rewards and punishes accordingly.

The Brahma Sutras are a summary of the Upanishads (part of Vedas), and here is what Ramanujacharya says in his commentary on the Brahma Sutras:

Sruti and Smriti alike declare that the connexion of the individual souls with bodies of different kinds--divine, human, animal, and so on--depends on the karman of those souls; compare 'He who performs good works becomes good, he who performs bad works becomes bad. He becomes pure by pure deeds, bad by bad deeds' (Bri. Up. IV, 4, 5). In the same way the reverend ParĂ¢sara declares that what causes the difference in nature and status between gods, men, and so on, is the power of the former deeds of the souls about to enter into a new creation--'He (the Lord) is the operative cause only in the creation of new beings; the material cause is constituted by the potentialities of the beings to be created. The being to be embodied requires nothing but an operative cause; it is its own potentiality which leads its being into that condition of being (which it is to occupy in the new creation).' Potentiality here means karman.

So, the Jivas do good and bad actions and Brahman (God) punishes them accordingly.

He gets that thing but he did not fulfil his vow to God. Now..will God punish really him or take revenge to him?

If you make a vow, but then fail to fulfill it, or break the vow, then it's a sin and the person is liable to punishment.

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  • Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat. – Pandya Oct 3 '19 at 11:20
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According to Hindu Texts, It is not the God that punishes but our own mind. The mind has its own memory which is divided into three stages, conscious, subconscious, and superconscious. Subconscious does remember everything and attracts similar thoughts to do so. Accordingly, we will act to get punishment or reward.

Source: Garuda Purana

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  • ...So you are saying that it's all in our mind? Then why people say that if you don't fulfill your promise made to God, then God will punish you. – Amit Oct 5 '19 at 14:01
  • 'Source: Garuda Purana' - can you add link to exact chapter/verse? You can find Garuda Purana here. – sv. Oct 7 '19 at 20:06
  • @sri tula si. ..Please reply – Amit Oct 10 '19 at 15:38
  • @Amit People say as per their knowledge. I said as per my knowledge. I don't on what basis people say God punishes us. May be to create a pang of guilt among us. It totally depends on how your perspective towards God. – sri tulasi Nov 24 '19 at 18:18
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Yes. But that is karmic reaction. Like the Newton's third law pertaining to action and its reaction. God is always merciful. His material potency works in all these cases of action and reaction, rewards and punishments.

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  • @user30612...What's the karmic punishment in this scenario- If someone asked something from God and took a vow that if he gets that thing, he will offer something to God. He gets that thing but he did not fulfil his vow to God. What will be his punishment in this case? – Amit Oct 5 '19 at 12:39
  • wish is action and wish fulfilled is reaction ?? God never comes in the scenario. He is the ocean of merciful actions. Ask Him as an innocent child. He will always fulfill unconditionally. He is not a merchant banker who would lend you something on interest. By the way if you are really not able to offer something to God ask Him more. He is all indweling. He will certainly give you more than you deserve this time. He is our supreme friend. Just surrender onto Him with love and devotion. He will reciprocate for sure. No need to worry He has always better plans for us. – user30612 Oct 6 '19 at 16:13
  • @user30612..you said that "if you are not able to offer something to God ask him more" .The person has already not fulfilled his vow made to God when his wish got fulfilled, how come God will give him more? He has already not fulfilled his vow which he made to God earlier. – Amit Oct 6 '19 at 17:13
  • We said God is very generous, He is not a merchant banker. He is our supreme friend from the beginning of material creation. His love is unconditional. He always takes care of our good wishes. – user30612 Oct 8 '19 at 9:37

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