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what is good karma
« on: October 13, 2008, 05:50:55 AM »
Dear Subrahmaniyan ji

All saints say the purpose of human birth is to get union with God. i.e. self realisation. The forgetfullness is itself a big sin for us.
Without taking any steps for the jnana what ever karma we do is all not good karma.  Karma, vikarma,akarma and sat karma are there. Therefore we have to do sat karma without having doership  sense at the same time with thrikarna suddhi. I feel it is equal to do thapas like munis in olden days.  Vichara marga looks very easy but due to our prarabtha it looks difficult,  comment please


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Re: what is good karma
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2008, 12:29:44 PM »
Dear Ramanaduli,

There are a couple of things.  Vichara is not difficult.  It becomes
difficult because we have no purity of mind, Chitta suddhi.  This
can be done only by karmas?  Who said that you have to leave the
karmas?  No.  You have to do karmas, but see that these are not
harmful to others.  A good karma is one when it is also good if it
is done to you by others.  You are having acute head ache.  Some
one in the office gives you a tablet and a cup of coffee.  This helps
you to get rid of the pain.  So helping others in times of need is a
good karma.  So, you have also to do the same thing, when someone
else suffers.  Bhagavan Ramana has said:  "If one gives to others,
he is giving it to himself?  If one knows this, who will not do but
give?"  (Who am I?).  I used to contemplate on this sentence for
a long time.  It is truth!  If one gives good to others, he is giving good
to himself.  If one is giving bad to others, he is giving bad to himself.
So all karmas can be good, if those karmas satisfy this yardstick.

Arunachala Siva.