Burning the Bad Karma

Burning the Bad Karma

Postby admin » Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:03 pm

Q. Many people have the idea that bad karma can be reduced or removed through meditation, worship, samskara, or sacrifice. How can we really burn all our bad karma?

A. The Vedic scriptures describe say devotional service to the Lord destroys the results of previous sin in other words, bad karma. The effectiveness of the process depends on its purity. For example, pure chanting of the holy names of the Lord destroys all sinful reactions. But the chanting is usually not pure in the beginning. When one begins the practice of devotional service, it is said to be like unplugging a fan. The fan will still turn for some time. So in the stage of devotional practice, the reactions will continue, but as we become more and more purified by devotional service, eventually we'll be free of all reactions and enjoy the bliss of full spiritual life. And even in the stage of practice, Lord Krishna adjusts the karma so that His aspiring devotees get just what they need to progress steadily toward Him.

But one precaution is very important and that is committing sinful activities on the strength of the holy name because this is an offense to Holy name. If one continue to perform sinful activities thinking that he will be freed of sins by chanting Hare Krishna then it is offense to Holy name. So one should be very careful in this regard that whatever sins had been committed in the past we don't have any control over them but now onwards when we start taking the shelter of Holy name we should not commit further sins.
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Re: Burning the Bad Karma

Postby npawar » Wed May 27, 2009 5:03 pm

as u told we have to come to pure stage but krishna says devotion starts after liberation ,if person comes to pure stage then why he will lament & hanker(bad karma are sestroyed).
brahmabhoot prasanaatma na sochiti na *,
shruhrdum sarva bhutana mad bhakti labhante param

chanting is devotonal service ,for that we have to come to that stage other wise person chants no effect b'coz he will be commiting offenses .

pls guide atonement & bhakti are two different things .
do bhakti(meant for pure ,liberated souls) really nullifies bad karma reactions or it may keep adding more offenses .
हरे कृष्ण हरे कृष्ण कृष्ण कृष्ण हरे हरे || हरे रामा हरे रामा रामा रामा हरे हरे||
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