[Advaita-l] Doubts on Karma, future births etc.

Sujal Upadhyay sujal.u at gmail.com
Mon Dec 30 11:23:17 CST 2013


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

On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 8:27 PM, Suresh <mayavaadi at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Namaste,
> 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 and
> 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 no
> solid conclusion can be drawn)?
> Any insights?
> Suresh
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