Karma

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  1. Gurudev, according to the Law of Karma, things are destined for you based on your past actions, and the Law of Attraction says you create your own experiences, consciously or unconsciously. I am confused, please explain.

    There are certain karmas that you can erase. There are certain karmas that you cannot erase; they are just like exit points in the freeway, you can only exit at these points. If you miss an exit point, then you have no choice but to keep driving till the n ...
  2. Gurudev, people sin in one life, why does God punish them in the next lives. Wouldn’t it be better to know the reason while you’re being punished.

    There are many different types of karma. Some things if you do today, it gives you result immediately.

    Suppose there is fire, and you keep your hand in it, will it burn today or tomorrow? It will burn now. But if you sow a mango seed, for it to grow an ...

  3. Gurudev, you found us in this lifetime. But since you visit this planet so rarely, or so I think, what happens to all of us until we meet again during all those other life times? Do we slip back somehow? Do we continue to grow in knowledge?

    There is no slipping back!
    This is what we celebrate on Guru Poornima; we look back and see how much we have grown, and how we cannot slip back, totally.
    If you walked 10 steps ahead, it may appear that you have gone back eight steps, but not qui ...
  4. Gurudev, I have been told that a human soul can often take one to two million years to find liberation. Is it true that by doing Kriya and meditation every day, this liberation can be obtained even in one lifetime?

    Everything works with some strange karma. You must lift your eyes and look into this realm.

    There is a beautiful couplet that says, ‘This world has all the wealth, all that is needed, but one who has no karma, cannot get it.’
    So, whe ...

  5. Gurudev, when you see someone close to you caught up in their head, or in fear, or in concepts, how do you bring them to the level of heart?

    Just don’t worry, they will come back on their own. It is about time; time and place. There is a couplet in Hindi that says, the world has everything, the world has many gifts, but a person without good karma doesn’t get anything. ...
  6. Gurudev, Does karma follow you forever?

    What is karma? Karma simply means action.
    There are three types of karma:
    1. A latent action: If you had done something wrong because of which your car license was taken away, that is your past karma
    2. A tendency. The tendencies in you is you ...
  7. Gurudev, it is said that when one has accumulated Paapa (sins), then one does not feel like doing Sadhana (spiritual practices) or going to Satsang. But if at some point of time if we become aware that this is happening because of a particular karma, then can we overcome it by purushartha (making efforts)?

    Yes, absolutely. That is the intelligent thing to do also. Such people are the intelligent ones. You cannot call them foolish or ignorant. When you are aware of a wrong action you have done, then Sadhana and Satsang can help you cut away all these negative ...
  8. Gurudev, how can I earn a lot of money without putting too much effort? Is there any mantra?

    This is how the scams begin (laughter).
    You have heard about all the scams, isn’t it? There are plenty of them, one after another, every month.

    No, don’t go for quick money; you will lose it also that fast. A sustained economy is good.
    If you ...

  9. Gurudev, Are all relationships based on previous karma?

    Yes.
    Do you know, sometimes a soul who wants to come into the world, it picks up one man and one woman and then creates such an attraction between them. So these two people come closer, and the moment they have the first child, suddenly all the love d ...
  10. Gurudev, How to deal with people with a very big ego, especially when their behavior is affecting life and others in a bad way?

    Let them have a big ego, why are you bothered?
    You nurse an even bigger ego than them, there ends the story.
    In fact you will find you have a bigger ego, I tell you.
    Let others have an ego, so what? Why do you sign on a contract of destroyin ...
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