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Panchadasi - (8)
« on: August 18, 2008, 05:13:35 PM »
The chapter VII continues...

Verse 152:-  Thee are three kinds of fructifying karma.   1) Producing
enjoyment with desire; 2) in the absence of desire, 3) through the
desire of another.

Verse 153:- The sick attached to harmful food, the thieves, and
those who have illicit relationships with the wives of a king,
know well the consequences likely follow their actions, but
in spite of this, they are driven to do them by their fructifying

Verse 156:- If it were possible to avert the consequences of
fructifying karma, Nala (the king who lost his kingdom due
to gambling), Rama (who lost his wife because of the impossibility
of a golden deer) and Yudishtra (the Mahabharata king,
who lost his kingdom, due to gambling), would not not suffered
the miseries they were subjected to.  These were due to karma
for producing enjoyment with desire.

Verse 157:-  Listen to the questions and answers between
Arjuna and Krishna from which we know that a man has to
experience his fructifying karma though he may have no desire
to experience it.  (Arjuna went to war, even though he had no
desire, and even though he won the war, he lost all his sons.)

Verse 162:-  When a man is neither willing nor unwilling to do
a thing, but does it for the feeling of others and exprience pleasure
and pain, it is fructifying karma through the desire of others.  (Again
Rama, who went to forest to fulfill the desire of his step mother, and
Arjuna, who went to war to fulfill the desire of his wife, Draupadi.)

Verse 176:- Knowledge and fructifying karma are not opposed
to one another since they refer to different objects.  The sight
of a magical performance gives amusement to a specatator,
even though he has knowledge of its unreality. 

Arunachala Siva.



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Re: Panchadasi - (8)
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2008, 09:27:58 PM »
Karma pertains to body bound "I" only.


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Re: Panchadasi - (8)
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2008, 11:13:24 AM »
Dear DRPVSSN Raju,  Yes.  karma with body consciousness is bad.
Karma with no body consciousness, with Pure Mind, is good.
That is what Bhagavan Sri Ramana was doing during 54 years
of His life in body, in Tiruvannamalai.

Arunachala Siva.