Why do karmic reactions not come in this life itself?

Different seeds fructify after different time durations. Grains harvest after two or three months, some fruit seeds produce fruits after twenty years and some seeds may even take hundred years to fructify. Every action that we do is like a seed sown. The seed will fructify and we cannot escape the result. One may say, “I don’t like this fruit, I don’t want it.” But one will be forced to eat the fruit, even if it is thorny. The reactions will come, but different types of karma seeds (actions) have different time durations after which they fructify.

Why do different actions give reactions after different time durations? To understand this, let’s probe deeper into the mechanism of karma, as is illustrated through an incident from the Mahabharata.

After the bloody Kurukshetra war, Dhritrarashtra asked Krishna, “I had hundred sons and all of them were killed in the war. Why? Krishna replied, “Fifty lifetimes ago, you were a hunter. While hunting, you tried to shoot a male bird, but it flew away. In anger, you ruthlessly slaughtered the hundred baby birds that were there in the nest. The father-bird had to watch in helpless agony. Because you caused that father-bird the pain of seeing the death of his hundreds sons, you too had to bear the pain of your hundred sons dying.

Dhritarastra said, “Ok, but why did I have to wait for fifty lifetimes?” Krishna answered, “You were accumulating punya (pious credits) during the last fifty lifetimes to get a hundred sons because that requires a lot of punya. Then you got the reaction for the papa (sin) that you have done fifty lifetimes ago.”

Lord Krishna says in the Bhagavad-gita (4.17)

karmano hy api boddhavyam
boddhavyam ca vikarm an ah
akarm an as [...]

Sanatan Dharma

Sanatan Dharma is is the original name of what is now popularly called Hinduism or Hindu Dharma. The terms Hindu and Hinduism are said to be a more recent development, while the more accurate term is Sanatana Dharma. It is a code of ethics, a way of living through which one may achieve moksha (enlightenment, liberation). It is the world’s most ancient culture and the socio, spiritual, and religious tradition of almost one billion of the earth’s inhabitants. Sanatana Dharma represents much more than just a religion; rather, it provides its followers with an entire worldview, way of life and with a coherent and rational view of reality.

Sanatan Dharma, a Sanskrit phrase meaning “the eternal law“, or the “eternal way” of living

By |September 22nd, 2012|Dharma|6 Comments|

2014 Krishna Fest by Indradyumna Swami in Gujarat

ISKCON Guru Indradyumna Swami organize Krishna Fest in Gujarat in month of January to February every year.

Schedule for 2014 Krishna Fest is as Follows

Ahmedabad  Jan 10-17
Anand
Jan 18 – 19
Bhavnagar
Jan 21 – 22
Rajkot
Jan 23 – 24
Dwaraka
Jan 25 – 27
Jamnagar
Jan 28
Baroda
Jan 29 – Feb 2
Bharuch
Feb 3 – 4
Surat
Feb 5- 9

We will update this page with more information and photos from Festival

By |January 11th, 2014|News|0 Comments|

Tell me a reason not to eat meat (non vegetarian)

I came across a nice video on youtube which answer this question Tell me a reason not to eat meat (non vegetarian)

By |December 21st, 2013|Dharma, Life|1 Comment|
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryh63_vVBEI

Ram Mandir at Ayodhya

Real Story of RAM Mandir Issue (Not Indian Media version)

 

Part 1

Part 2

By |November 2nd, 2013|Dharma|0 Comments|

Don’t let your possessions possess you

We are living in the age of stuff ,we have never owned so many things ,houses have doubled in size in the last forty years to hold all this stuff even our refrigerator have become bigger and bigger ,yet on the crest of this wave of gathering more and more possessions ,there is increases sadness.and with unprecedented  stimulation around us there is boredom .we are at cultural moment where noise and agitation are everywhere .millions are drinking and smoking their lives away and watching television until they become mindless automation totally controlled by illusory pleasures .

The presence of mind boggling variety practically of everything drowns us in utter confusion ,even to choose a basic necessity as soap or toothpaste  people spend half an hour .on one hand we spend so much time choosing the basic commodities and on other hand we hardly have time to think about the most precious  commodity given to us by almighty ,the human form of life .we are so preoccupied with things that we don’t have time for  people and for  our true self.for practically everything right from shaving ,brushing your teeth to washing your clothes ,we  have gadgets.

Now let me take you a decade back ,when people use to live in joint families ,every ceremony in home  all relatives use to assemble with their children ,every festival was celebration ,loving exchanges .now family gatherings has been a thing of past ,joint families have erupted into nuclear families and now even solitary nucleons are orbiting aimlessly .

We are living in an age where we have more information but less common sense ,wide road but narrow hearts ,fast food slow to digest ,it seems we are lacking something .undoubtedly we [...]

By |October 21st, 2013|Life|1 Comment|

Save Temple of Lord Krishna in Russia

Russian Government and one XXX religious group (name purposefully not
mentioned here, search the internet for the religion) is trying to demolish
the one and only Vishnu (Krishna) temple in the whole of Russia.

A lot of Americans, middle east and Europeans are accepting Indian culture
and Sanatan Dharma (Hinduism) these days. This is because the Vedic texts
like Gita, Bhagavatam, Puranas, Upanishads,etc give a lot of meaningful
answers which are not given by other religious texts. These includes
reincarnation, karma,the structure of universe and spiritual world,etc.

We are not saying that any religion is wrong or small or great. The Santana
Dharma teaches us to love and respect all bonafide religions

Hence many intelligent Russians are voluntarily trying to practice Sanatan
Dharma without leaving their original faith. But the XXX group nad some
government officials are scared of this growing popularity and are trying
their best to stop the masses to practice Sanatan Dharma.

Few years back they tried to Ban the Bhagavat Gita. Later they cancelled the
alloted land for the temple. Now they are up to Demolish the only Vishnu
(Krishna) temple in the entire Russia.

This temple located in Moscow, is made only by the Russians and are
struggling hard to maintain it and practice Indian culture in Russia. They
are tolerating the pain and injustice from many decades with a hope of peace
and brotherhood.

Many of the followers have been iimprisonedand brutally tortured (including
women and children) by the anti-sanatan dharma group.

This time the Vishnu devotees are requesting help from the entire world to
support them and help them through a peaceful process.

Hence the Indian Government and Russian Government has come up with a scheme
of receiving a miss call on 08030636341 to check [...]

By |October 20th, 2013|Dharma|0 Comments|

108 number and 108 beads in Japa mala in Sanatan Dharma

9 times 12: Both of these numbers have been said to
have spiritual significance in many traditions. 9
times 12 is 108. Also, 1 plus 8 equals 9. That 9 times
12 equals 108.

Harshad number: 108 is a Harshad number, which is an
integer divisible by the sum of its digits (Harshad is
from Sanskrit, and means “great joy”)

Heart Chakra: The chakras are the intersections of
energy lines, and there are said to be a total of 108
energy lines converging to form the heart chakra. One
of them, sushumna leads to the crown chakra, and is
said to be the path to Self-realization.

Sanskrit alphabet: There are 54 letters in the
Sanskrit alphabet. Each has masculine and feminine,
shiva and shakti. 54 times 2 is 108.

Pranayama: If one is able to be so calm in meditation
as to have only 108 breaths in a day, enlightenment
will come.

Upanishads: There are 108 Upanishads, texts
of the wisdom of the ancient sages.

Sri Yantra: On the Sri Yantra there are marmas where
three lines intersect, and there are 54 such
intersections. Each intersections has masculine and
feminine, shiva and shakti qualities. 54 times 2
equals 108. Thus, there are 108 points that define the
Sri Yantra as well as the human body.

Pentagon: The angle formed by two adjacent lines in a
pentagon equals 108 degrees.

Marmas: Marmas or marmasthanas are like energy
intersections called chakras, except have fewer energy
lines converging to form them. There are said to be
108 marmas in the subtle body.

Time: Some say there are 108 feelings, with 36 related
to the past, 36 related to the present, and 36 related
to the future.

8 [...]

By |October 15th, 2013|Dharma|0 Comments|

Attitude of gratitude

Yesterday suddenly heavy rains poured down ,water suddenly entered our rooms ,by the time I got up my luggage ,bathing gears ,clothes everything was floating ,my sleepers have traversed far off ,I was frustrated with the whole event .

Then I pondered ,when things go in usual way we have the tendency to take things for granted ,become oblivious of the magnificent gifts of god .if we have a close look at the vedic culture – we will find Vedic culture is interwoven with gratefulness even Krishna himself felt so indebted towards the cowherd damsels of vraja that he said “I don’t have anything to repay you”. One more stunning instance comes when Mother Rukmini sent a brahmana for delivering the first ever love letter in the history than when brahaman returned after finishing the task, mother Rukmini had nothing to give him so she paid obeisances.

Vedic culture means to give ,culture of charity – in vedic times it was food ,education everything was offered free but now they are the two biggest money making industries. Somewhere we have to begin this habit of giving, Once one beggar use to go for begging daily to a particular house so lady got frustrated ,one day when the beggar came at the door – she brought one cup of ash and gave him and he said thank you ,lady said what I am giving you ash and you are saying thank you , he said yes ,at least you have begun the process ,today you are giving ash tomm you will give cash .

So let us not get depressed by unhealthy comparisons with others ,appreciate what god has given us and share that with others .

By |October 15th, 2013|Life|0 Comments|

Gratitude for the present by having more appreciation for the past

It is easy to take so much for granted – even life itself ,normally when we have the opportunities ,facilities or experiences . we can easily fail to appreciate them fully however when we no longer have them we are often forced to reflect more on what we had in the best .

In college students ponder over bygone school days ,how there was no anxiety of job ,sports and picnics , loving and intimate school friends , parental affection of teachers now the perversion have engulfed every relation ,anxiety and cut throat competition for jobs have consumed the joy of freedom of college life .in this situation I can become very angry ,sad and depressed or I become more attentive ,appreciative and full of gratitude .i can relive and recapture those beautiful moments ,feeling grateful for what was available in the past .

I had been lonely in the past but then I met my life partner , I thought she will make me happy and totally satisfied ,I was sure that she would make this important miracle happen in my life ,the problem was however she was expecting the same from me,but ultimately I got disappointment and frustration because neither was ready to accommodate the needs of other and each expected the other to facilitate personal needs .i can be thoroughly frustrated with the situation or see it as an arrangement of Krishna . it is a famous dictum “ if God likes you ,he gives you everything but if he loves you ,he takes everything away “special mercy often comes in the form of tough love .when written in Chinese the word “crisis” is composed of 2 characters one represents danger and other [...]

By |October 15th, 2013|Life|0 Comments|

Oh My God! Re-Answering the questions

Many of people who are religious or spiritual are unable to answer questions raised by OMG (Oh My God) movie they just neglect them or become atheist. But I found a book which clears all the misconception people have about religion  or Dharma.

This movie fittingly exposed the arrogance and hypocrisy of godmen. It also made several important points about specific religious practices as well as the generic role of religion in society. Oh My God! Re-answering the Questions responds to those points through thirty-two question-answers like:

  • Do we need middlemen to approach God?
  • Does God help atheists and oppose godmen?
  • Is religion made by man or by God?
  • When we don’t chant “Papa, Papa”, why should we chant “Krishna, Krishna”?
  • Does religion make people violent or helpless?
  • When God is present everywhere, why should we worship him in temple stone images?

This book will  present other side of the coin which was not in OMG movie. This book is written by Chaitanya Charan das he is a monk in Pune, India.

I really loved his answers that is the reason why I am sharing it with others.  Here is   Oh My God Re-Answering the questions.

The perfection of yoga

All the different aspects of yoga are ultimately to bring our body and our mind in harmony with the true nature of the soul. And that is the inner purpose of yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana and samadhi; these are progressive states which bring us deeper and deeper into the realization of our eternal self and our relationship with Ishvara

By |September 27th, 2012|Yoga|0 Comments|