[Advaita-l] Jagadguru Speaks: Perform Only Good Deeds

S Jayanarayanan sjayana at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 4 11:36:07 EDT 2022

(Around the beginning of the month, a nugget of Wisdom from the Jagadguru may be posted
on the Chaturamnaya list : http://lists.advaita-vedanta.org/cgi-bin/listinfo/chaturamnaya )
It is a well-established fact that all beings reap the fruits of
their actions (karmas). Whether it is a good karma or a bad
karma, the effects such as joy, well-being or suffering,
sorrow, fear etc., are sure to be reaped.
  karmaNA jAyate jantuH karmaNaiva pralIyate .
  sukhaM duHkhaM bhayaM kShemaM karmaNaivAbhipadyate ..
{Srimad Bhagavatam 10.24.13}
In that case, it is advisable to stick to the performance of
only good karma that can give good results in future.
By always tuning the mind to the sattvic mode, only good
and positive thoughts will emerge. These will purify the
mind, enabling one to perform the prescribed karmas in a
meritorious way.
Helping the deserving as per one's capacity, being
vindictive towards none, thinking and doing only good to
even those who might have caused harm, are all classified as
good karma.
Actions done with such a noble attitude will ensure enough
merit besides bestowing the required peace of mind. Even if
disturbing phases come in life, the wisdom of forbearing
and moving ahead will dawn in the mind. Such a person
will stick to the ideal of correct philosophy of life and be a
beacon light for others also.
We bless everyone to understand this and perform only
good deeds for reaping good results.

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