[Advaita-l] pUrvajas' karma / pApa & our burden

Venkatesh Murthy vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 1 06:29:24 CDT 2010

On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 2:00 PM, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:
> praNAms
> Hare Krishna
> Last week I have attended an 'ashlesha bali' and sarpa saMskAra ritual  as
> a Ritvik. After pooja & hOma, during AshirvachanaM,  pradhAna AchArya has
> told the katru that due to pApa karma done by his pUrvaja-s (ancestors) he
> & his family were suffering from nAga dOsha,  now, after performing all
> these prAyaschitta karma-s (bali, saMskAra etc.) these sins have been
> cleared.  I asked that Acharya (ofcourse, after getting my saMbhAvane :-))
> how can it be?? why he has to suffer without fault of his own??  why that
> sarpa reprimand this poor katru & his family  when he is noway related to
> his purvaja-s pApa kArya...IOW, how can one jeeva's karma phala can affect
> the other jeeva-s & made him/them to suffer..does it not lead to 'akruta
> abhyAgama'??  which shankara negates in sUtra bhAshya??  Since pradhAna
> Acharya was not a vedAnti, he could not clarify my doubt...Hence I am
> asking this doubt in this list ...Please clarify.

In Sathyanarayana Puja Katha the Sadhu Vaisya did not do Puja even
after daughter got married. This made Sathyanarayana angry.  He cursed
Vaisya and his family. His family suffered very much. Afterwards he
prays to Sathyanarayana he gets wealth and family is happy. But when
king Angadhvaja rejected Sathyanarayana Prasada he destroyed all his
sons and wealth. Again the king did Puja  got back sons and wealth.

The Purana have lot of stories Papa of someone will punish him and his
family.  Why should we see Vedanta to explain this?



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> bhaskar
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