Bad Karma

Query: Bad Karma... My husband suddenly died with a heart fail. Why was he chosen to be dead. Is it because of my bad karma that I am unlucky in this birth. Anything I can do to change my karma? I have never harmed or mistreated one in this life, have always tried helping others.


Kaivalya Jnani:
If people say... you had bad luck this time... yes, everyone has a chance to say whatever one desires... but how many people truthfully come and help us in times of need! We must never flow with the thoughts... whatever people may say! Every human being has a divinity within... a soul atman that is the master and controller of the body. Why fear anything for it is our soul atman that has manifested the body and not otherwise.

If we have met bad luck twice in this life does not mean we are unlucky or doomed to failure again and again! It shall never be. We need to maintain our faith in God Almighty. Things have gone bad. There can be many reasons for that. It is quite possible that in one of the early manifestations your husband in present life suffered at your hands. To balance... the deeds of earlier life... your husband left you prematurely suffering in this life.


Secondly... it is quite possible that your husband in present life was the cause of death of someone in the earlier manifestation and a curse was placed on him that in the next manifestation... one would also suffer at the hands of fate in a similar manner! That someone could have been you. The relationship between human beings continues from one manifestation to another. Simply stated... none is to blame!

All is the result of karma performed by us manifestation after another. If we have suffered... everything owes its existence to the karma of our present life and the residual balance of karma of all the previous manifestations. Our right-hand indicates the karma of present life. Our left-hand indicates the residual balance of karma of all the previous manifestations. Even the best of palmist is not able to decipher our left-hand... come whatever may!

The crux of life is... the doctrine of karma... the law of karma is governing in the cosmic system. We simply cannot expect mangoes to grow on a guava tree. As we sow so shall we get... nothing less or more! Life in the cosmic system runs unfailingly without full stops. We have to accept the truth always and ever. If we have a negative residual balance of karma from the previous manifestations... we are bound to suffer in present life.


This doctrine of karma related to the past lives is termed as Prarabdha karma. To cut across the shackles of Prarabdha karma is out of bounds for the common mortal. Only an enlightened one... one who has gained enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation (moksha) understands the cosmic crux of life. The mantra for cutting across Prarabdha karma is very difficult to practice... but not impossible!

It took me almost 14 years before I realized the true meaning of Prarabdha karma. The moment the mantra for Prarabdha karma unfolded before me... it was all over for me! Within a few years I gained self realization and reached the end of the cosmic journey... the 8.4 millionth manifestation! This is my last life. Nowhere else to go further... I shall but attain moksha in this very life!

My advice to you is... you should not despair at any stage of your life. Whatever has happened has happened for good... So advises the Sacred Bhagavad Gita... the doctrine given to mankind by Lord Krishna! The circumstances absolutely not in our control... why fret and fume over matters over which we have almost little control. I again repeat we must never be carried away by what people say.


We must always maintain a positive attitude to life and look forward to a bright future. If your loving husband left you prematurely... you must look forward to completing his pending tasks so that the soul atman of your husband keeps peace. This is the only way you can live in harmony with your inner self. Life in the cosmic system cannot be run by whims and fancies. Every human being has his part of sufferings and luck.

Accidents do happen in the cosmic domain. If your husband met with an accident in this life... supposedly at the age of 44, it is quite possible that your husband takes rebirth and lives the balance life in the next manifestation. If the soul atman of your husband had a destined manifest life of 60 years in present life... he would again take birth for a period of 16 years only in the next manifestation. When this child of 16 years dies in the next manifestation... it would be agony all over... something not within control of one.

As per the Sacred Bhagavad Gita... the workings of one soul atman is never connected to the workings of another soul atman. Every single soul atman in the whole Cosmos is absolutely independent of each other. When two souls atmans meet and form a bonding... it gives birth to a new journey of life! A new manifest phase of life almost unconnected with the destinies of the individual incumbents!


When we mix sodium (a poisonous substance) with chloride (also a poisonous substance)... what we get is sodium chloride... the salt we use in daily life. Similar is the happening in our world. When two people meet... a different chemistry develops altogether! The new phase of life can never be predefined! What the future holds for us is not known to individuals. We simply need to keep our faith in God Almighty and continue with the journey of life.

The mantra of Prarabdha karma cannot be given by me to any individual in this world until God Almighty commands so. It is not that this precious mantra can be given to anyone. Only if the student fares well... the mantra would be promptly given. In the whole of India, I have given this mantra till date to only two persons... one residing in Delhi and the other in Bangalore. These two people merited receiving this important mantra based on their spiritual inclinations of life.

I had a series of sessions with these people before I gave the mantra for Prarabdha karma to them. One of the persons to whom I gave Prarabdha karma... I have never met in my life. Yet... the content of the e-mails prompted me from within to give the Prarabdha karma to this individual. Whenever a student competent for a mantra comes to me... I have to abide by the wishes of God Almighty!


If any human being truly desires getting rid of negative residual balance of karma of all the previous manifestations, I can give the same to one... but the incumbent must be competent enough to receive the same. To cut across the shackles of all the previous manifestations... the mantra for Prarabdha karma is really potential one!

It is these mantras that were given by spiritual Saints of yester era to Kings at a price of one lakh each (which today amounts to dollars one million). I am absolutely open to giving this mantra for Prarabdha karma to any individual who merits the same! I would again advise you... always keep a positive attitude in life come whatever may! Sufferings or no sufferings... life must continue uninterruptedly!

Be yourself in activities that are most dear to your heart. It is only then you shall be at peace with your inner self... your soul atman within! Life must go on... the show must go on! Always remember... we have one life to live! Who knows what we shall be in the next manifestation!

May God bless you!



Essay by: Kaivalya Jnani ... One who realized self in his life time! Send your query!

A to Z of Bad Karma explained in words everyone can easily understand and fathom. More on unlucky can be found at Karma Sutra  ... Neeru J. - 5th June 2010.

Full text of query: My husband suddenly died with a heart fail. There was nothing I could do to save him. Why was he chosen to be dead. Never had any known heart problem. I am God fearing always believing in his power.

Is it because of my bad karma that I am unlucky in this birth. Anything I can do to change my karma? I have never harmed or mistreated one in this life, have always tried helping others.

 
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