[Advaita-l] Doubts on Karma, future births etc.
abhishek046 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 30 11:54:55 CST 2013
>From the common man's perspective, I don't really know but from the
perspective of great saints, I suggest reading the book, "Yoga,
Enlightenment & Perfection of Jagadguru Abhinava Vidyatirtha
Mahaswamigal", the previous Shankaracharya of Sringeri peetham. It
contains a complete account of all major incidents that took place
from the day of his sanyasa sweekara to the day he attained
On 12/30/13, Sujal Upadhyay <sujal.u at gmail.com> wrote:
> If we want bhoga and yoga both then it is like you step-up and then
> step-down. How are you going to reach the first floor?
> VairAgya and abhyAsa both are needed. Plus we should have proper
> understanding of path and must have clarity.
> IF things are all done properly, then there will be change. One will feel
> peace within and bliss almost throughout the day. This happens, but takes
> time. Initially there is a lot of struggle.
> Even behaviour changes. Generally person becomes introvert and does things
> only that are compulsory.
> Sujal Upadhyay
> "To disconnect from the self and to become Aware of anything else is
> nothing but unhappiness" - Bhagawan Ramana Maharshi
> He who has faith has all
> He who lacks faith, lacks all
> It is the faith int he name of lord that works wonders
> FAITH IS LIFE, DOUBT IS DEATH - Sri Ramakrishna
> On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 8:27 PM, Suresh <mayavaadi at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> I am aware of the basics - that we all come into this world with some
>> karma to work through. We may also accumulate more karma, so we must
>> perform our duties in such a way that we dont - nishkama karma. Point is,
>> Karma should be eliminated completely for us to realize our true nature
>> NOT take birth again.
>> My doubt is, How do we know that our karmas are being exhausted? Is there
>> any tangible hint, or must we simply assume this? If a person still has
>> greed or anger issues, lust etc., is it safe to assume that he has a long
>> way to go, many more births? So we observe our own behavior and then
>> conclude as to how much karma we have left?
>> I am confused about this because there are many people who do sadhana for
>> years but they remain the same (insofar as character or behavior is
>> concerned) even after, say, 20 years. Does this mean their karmas are not
>> being eliminated by their sadhana - meaning their sadhana is faulty - or
>> does it mean these things cannot be empirically observed (and therefore
>> solid conclusion can be drawn)?
>> Any insights?
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