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If anadi karma has an end, i.e. moksha, that means that is has to have a beginning too. The attribute anadi-tva means the quality of not having a 'beginning'. For something to not have an 'end' the attribute is an-anta-tva. It is perfectly possible for something to not have a beginning but have an end. As far as 'first karma' is concerned, there is no such ...


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The law of cycles and its corollary the law of transmigration or karma, is one of the cornerstones common to all philosophies and sects of Hinduism. Although the Lord is the one who metes out the results of karma, He is not its cause. Each individual jiva is responsible for their own karma. You reap what you sow. When the effect of a particular karmic action ...


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There are two factors that affect the life of a Jiva. The first factor is past karma and the second factor is suffering inevitable in life called tapatraya regardless of one's karma. Otherwise one is forced to partially blame the victim for the crime committed against him. Normally the second factor is not very important. However, in the case of genocide ...


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My question is how can I use karma to explain the holocaust? Did every jew in that exact period of time do some sort of bad action in the previous life? Its hard for me to grapple with this. In the same way that you use karma to explain other periods of intense suffering or intense happiness: the victims are experiencing the results of their past actions. ...


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As per Sadhguru, 1. Who defines 'good' or 'bad' karma - like this is bad and this is good? As discussed here, Karma is neither good nor bad. It is the accumulation of paths one took in their life's journey till now which affects their future. 2. Does it depend on time or generation? No, it affects every individual based on the way one handles the ...


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As per Sadhguru, Karma is neither good nor bad. It is the accumulation of paths one took in their life's journey till now which affects their future. One can't get away from Karma but can maintain a distance by being conscious of it. It is important to remember that karma is not a negative word. Karma is what gives stability and structure to your life. ...


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Before I can answer this question it is necessary to understand the concept of svadharma. It is indeed difficult in today's world to figure out one's svadharma. One's own duty, even if without excellence (i.e. inferior in the scale of worldly values)is more meritorious spiritually than the apparently well-performed duty of another. For no sin is incurred by ...


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The difference between karma yoga and bhakti yoga is that in karma yoga is not recommended for this yuga. Karma yoga involves activities which are performed in the consciousness of Sri Krishna and all fruits are dedicated to him. Krishna says in Bhagvat Gita 3.9 yajñārthāt karmaṇo 'nyatra loko 'yaṁ karma-bandhanaḥ tad-arthaṁ karma kaunteya mukta-...


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Beautiful answers and here is a more detailed answer. I guess you are aware of the background in which Maharshi Quotes(Wrote on a Paper)these words. At the outset, when Bhagavan left home, his family tried to trace him, but failed. Only some years later they discovered him at Tiruvannamalai. The Mother, not yet ripe to renounce the world and join him, went ...


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