[Advaita-l] How is prarabdha karma alloted to a jiva ?

Venkatesh Murthy vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 26 01:06:07 EST 2021


Short answer is Karma Phala is not automatically allotted but it is decided
by Ishwara according to Advaita.

He will decide what Karma Phala is and when it is experienced. We cannot
know exactly how He will do that.

He is a Superior Being.

On Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 10:22 AM Mahadevan Iyer via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Pranams,
> We say that it is the prior janma karmas of a jiva that determines the
> state of a jiva in his current janma. A portion of sanchita karma is
> converted into prarabdha karma & allotted to a jiva.
> But what are the criteria of this distribution at the vyvaharika level ?
> Is there a UNIQUE Jiva identity that linearly traverses life after life ?
> If so then initially there must be a fixed no of jivas. How is it possible?
> Else, We could say that a particular jiva identity is not specific. But
> then how can we say that a particular jiva attained Moksha ?
> regards,
> *Mahadevan*
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