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I just feel its really unfair if life doesn’t give a chance for a human being to redeem his/her past life bad karma. If our past life bad karma can’t be escaped, at least shouldn’t we know what were our past life actions? I just want to know your views

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  • I think the major reason why we can't remember our past lives has nothing to do with fairness. I think the main reason it is really hard for your body to convince you you are straight if you remember being attracted to other genders. Thus animals like humans have evolved a (painful) way of forgetting your past lives, so you can children and continue your genes. Oct 21 '21 at 14:30
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Is it not unfair for humanity to suffer based upon your past life karma which you aren’t aware of

Just because you don't remember what you did, doesn't mean you didn't do it. Everyone is getting rewarded with suffering or happiness based on what they did previously. It does not matter whether you remember it or not.

I just feel its really unfair if life doesn’t give a chance for a human being to redeem his/her past life bad karma. If our past life bad karma can’t be escaped, at least shouldn’t we know what were our past life actions?

To an extent, we do know what sins or merits we did based on the consequence we are experiencing now. For example:

Manu 11.48 - Evil-minded men suffer disfigurement,—some from evil deeds committed during the present life and others from those committed in former lives

11.49 - The stealer of gold has disfigured nails; the drinker of wine, black teeth....etc.

From these, we can do the appropriate prayaschitti (penance/repentance):

Manu 11.53 - Because persons with sins unexpiated are born with disgraceful marks, therefore expiatory rites shall always be performed, for the purpose of purification.

But for other sins that we don't remember or know about, regular spiritual and religious practice will destroy all those sins, and so we don't have to worry about their consequences manifesting.

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