I am little confused here, out of the two entities - freewill and
karma which one is more dominating in deciding the future course of
action for a person?
One who is more powerful wins. If your past karma is strong it will win, or if your present efforts are strong they will overcome your past karma. For example a drug addict after leaving his dose for ...
Here are some verses:
yad-anudhyāsinā yuktāḥ karma-granthi-nibandhanam | chindanti kovidās
tasya ko na kuryāt kathā-ratim ||
Who will not develop attraction for topics of the Lord, remembrance of
whom, like a sword, will cut the knots of karma?
bhidyate hṛdaya-granthiś chidyante sarva-saṁśayāḥ | kṣīyante ...
It is not necessary that the we will have to wait till the next life. But it takes time. And, mostly, the time taken is greater than one lifetime.
This can be understood if we visualize our Karmas in the form of tree that bears fruits.
Lord Shiva says the following:
DAridrya-dukkha-rogAshcha vandhana-vyAsanAni cha |
AtmAparAdha-vrikshasya phalAn-yetAni ...
I think it would be better to ask whether the person who attains to jivamukta has a continuation of their Prarabdha karma. If a person is a professor, is it their prarabdha karma to continue as a professor? If their prarabdha karma is to continue as professor, then they will continue as a professor. Remember, however, that a jivamukta is entirely identified ...
I did a search and research myself and arrived at the Answer.
Yes. This is Mentioned in the Vedas.
Rtam cha satyam chAbhidhdAt (1), tapaso adhyajAyata (2)
Truth was born and the Law of Truth (1), From the kindled fire of Energy of Consciousness.
Rig Veda 10.190.1
satyam brihat rtam ugram, dikshA tapo brahma yajnah, prithivi dhArayanti ||
The Truth (satyam), ...
The effect of the karma will wear away through devotion to God. Suffering of the devotee will be greatly lessened.
Nanda: "But how can we obtain God's grace? Has He really the power to
Sri Ramakrishna (smiling): "I see. You think as the intellectuals do;
one reaps the results of one's actions. Give up these ideas. The
effect of ...
Yes, this story is mentioned in Mahabharata: Shanti Parva: Chapter 3:
Then Rama wrathfully addressed Karna, saying, 'O fool, no Brahmana could endure such agony. Thy patience is like that of a Kshatriya. Tell me the truth, without fear.' Thus asked, Karna, fearing to be cursed, and seeking to gratify him, said these words, 'O thou of Bhrigu's race, know ...
Astrology is used to predict future events and find solutions or prevents from any negative event to be occurred.
Considering your question , if a doctor operates a patient who is suffering from a disease and prevents it from teatment and saves a patient life does he get a bad karma ? It's just his mere duty (karma) to save patient and so it's an astrologer ...
The OP is referring to, perhaps, to the following sloka from the 3rd chapter of BG.
ज्यायसी चेत्कर्मणस्ते मता बुद्धिर्जनार्दन।
तत्किं कर्मणि घोरे मां नियोजयसि केशव।।3.1।।
Arjuna said O Janardana, if knowledge is held to be superior to action
by You, then why do You engage me in action that is terrible, O Kesava
The following slokas are to ...
Well, I'm aware of at least two instances in Vedas which have the ideas of carrying on doing what you're doing without selfish desire for specific results. In other words, selfless action or Karma Yoga.
Rig Veda 5.46.1:
हयो न विद्वान् अयुजि स्वयं धुरि तां वहामि प्रतरणीमवस्युवम् ।
नास्या वश्मि विमुचं नावृतं पुनर्विद्वान् पथः पुरएत ऋजु नेषति ॥
hayo na vidvān ...
Yes. A person who kills cow has to rot in hell for as many years as there are hairs on the body of the cow.
He, who, without being checked by the restraints of the scriptures, sells a cow, or kills one, or eats the flesh of a cow, or they, who, for the sake of wealth, suffer a person to kill kine,--all these, viz., he that kills, he that eats, and he that ...
If the sins are completely destroyed (by whatever means it might be) then how can you still suffer as a result of them?
When we commit sins we are guilty as long as we don't atone for them using valid methods. Once we have completed the atonement measures we are free from the guilt.
Manu Smriti 11.52. Thus in consequence of a remnant of (the guilt of
There is a lack of understanding of Turiya. Turiya is not an observer.
Thou liest in the Cosmic Waters in the state of Turiya, which is
neither absorption in the oblivion of deep sleep, nor involvement in
the objective movement of the waking and dream states.
Srimad Bhagavata Purana VII.9.30
Turiya is a state beyond deep sleep, dream and waking ...
Of course girls are eligible to learn Vedas. It should not even be a serious question because the Veda itself contains many mantras and hymns of female rishis.
Moreover, works such as Mahabhashya define words specific to women who are Vedic professors, like "Upādhyāyā" or "Upādhyāyī". And women who studied specific branches of Veda were ...
I want to know whether this "i" is affected by karma or not
Yes it is. You are the Atma, the "I", and you are affected by the Karma that you do.
who is the real Doer of all karmas ?
You, the Atma, are the doer of all karmas.
All Hindu scriptures state this. For example, the Manusmriti:
Section: The Responsible Agent: the Self
12.12 - ...
The question is formulated in the vocabulary of Puranic and Vedantic literature. However, the answer below will be based on the merely on the original Vedas and Vedāṅgas.
The Vedas and the ancillary Dharmaśhāstras distinguish between the tort and sin. The former is designated as aparādha (अपराध), whereas the latter is called pāpa (पाप).
Further, in ...
Due to cyclic nature of time, there is nothing like first birth. Lord Krishna explains this [to Arjuna] in Gita 2.12:
न त्वेवाहं जातु नासं न त्वं नेमे जनाधिपाः।
न चैव न भविष्यामः सर्वे वयमतः परम्।।2.12।।
There never was a time when I did not exist, nor you, nor any of these kings of men. Nor will there be any time in future when all of us shall ...
Let's say Somu kills Gomu.
Did Gomu deserve it? Yes. Why? Shastras tell us Law of Karma decides your birth & death. So Gomu deserved to die exactly at that time in that manner.
So, can we let Somu go free? No. Why not? Because Somu committed a crime.
How can it be a crime if Gomu deserved it? Because Shastras tell us that murder is a crime.
But if ...
What the scriptures say is that such person can not gain fresh fruits of Karmas even if he or she engage oneself. That means a truly self-realised person can do Karmas but he still will not be affected by them. Whatever Karmas he had, both bad and good, are permanently destroyed (upon self-realisation or attaining Jivanmukti) and he can not gain fresh ones ...
The Sanskrit word for luck is अदृष्ट / Adrushta - meaning 'Not Seen'.
It's basically the consequences of your actions done long ago. If your actions were good, you'll get good luck, if not, bad luck.
If you go to work, you get salary - that is karma & phala.
But if you, say donate money to poor, ...
Vedas are usually broken up into karma kanda and jnana kanda. Acts of sacrifice, gifts, austerities, etc., are of three kinds - tamasic, rajasic, and sattvic, not by where their original categorical classification might be. Krishna says in the Gita 17.28 (Swami Nikhilananda translator):
Whatever sacrifice or gift is made, whatever austerity is practiced, ...
Your question is very difficult , i will try to answer as i can.
First , it cannot be an unilateral vision, whatever happened . Karma is produced by everybody , everyday.
The bondage of an individual self consists in the limitation of its powers of knowledge and action. It is called “Svarupakhyati” because is due to the individual ignorance of the real ...
I am partially answering the question without going into the actual scenario given in the question.
Yes, there are some circumstances, where one person has to suffer for the misdeeds of others.
Quoting from Devi Bhagavatam 7.16:
His father, out of greed for money, is deprived of intellect and so
has sold away his son. The Brâhmin is certainly very cruel and ...
Yes, it applies even in Kali yuga. We have to remember, however, that nishkama karma is an yoga and most probably cannot be practiced by an ordinary person.
If you are attached to the result of your Karma, then you will get easily discouraged if you do not attain your goal. If you attain success then there is of course no problem! All philosophy is about ...
Since OP wants answer only from Devi Bhagavatham,Let me answer from it. Though Lord Rudra, Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma are said to be sinners or influenced by karmas, they are not as influenced as we are. So they too can remove our sins if not all (only according to this Purana) to an extent.
If you want to get rid of all sins, you should worship Devi.
It is not so. As per data from https://ourworldindata.org/, there were dips at 519 AD, 1325 AD, 1627 AD. And later around 1945.
In regards to the concept of karma. It is not just applicable for living entities in human form of life. There are 8,640,000 species. Human form is just a subset. A living entity roams throughout these forms based on karma, under ...
In the 5th Canto, a dialogue between Priyavrata and
Brahmaa indicates the words of the Lord are
यथानुभूतं प्रतियातनिद्रः किं त्वन्यदेहाय गुणान्न वृङ्क्ते १६
Even if one is liberated, he nevertheless accepts the body he has received
according to his past karma. He regards his enjoyment and suffering due ...
Karma is something which a person has to go through no matter it is good or bad. It is said that the moment one's Karma is over for their current life, the person dies.
The Upanishads state that if you hold Karma, good or bad, you have to take birth to finish it off. The Moksha is attained only when you go beyond Karma cycle. Then the person is also removed ...
Who does the actions is emphasized atleast twice in Bhagavad Gita by Shri Krishna that Prakriti alone does all the actions and it happens by default. But due to the deluded false ego, the Jiva assumes itself to be doer and thus incurs consequences of Karma.
प्रकृत्यैव च कर्माणि क्रियमाणानि सर्वश: |
य: पश्यति तथात्मानमकर्तारं स पश्यति || 30||