[Advaita-l] Prayer and prArabdha

Kathirasan K brahmasatyam at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 23:18:45 CST 2012

Namaste Sriramji,

In tha jataka vidya (horoscope reading), prarabdha karma is measured in the
following three categories:

1. drdha karma - strong karmas
2. adrdha karma - weak karmas
3. drdha-adrdha karma - middling karma

It is believed that our self effort can only avert the 2nd and 3rd type of
karmas but not the 1st one. Hence, what swamiji mentioned could possibly
refer to the 1st type. Or unless one is explicitly confining the definition
of prarabdha karma to be the 1st type only.


On 16 February 2012 12:59, Venkata sriram P <venkatasriramp at yahoo.in> wrote:

> Dear Members,
> I was listening to the Bhagavat Gita discourse by Shri Paripoornananda
> Saraswati
> of Sripeetam, Kakinada.  While explaining the karma yoga, swamiji said
> that none can escape the bhoga of prArabdha karma phala.
> Even if one does prarthana / mantra japa / navagraha japas etc., prarabdha
> karma phala has to be experienced.  There is no escape.
> I would like to know, how far the above statement is true.
> sriram
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