Frequently asked questions on Theory of Karma

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Question: What is Theory of Karma?

Answer:

Put simply, theory of Karma states that
1. Your thoughts become reality.
2. Inversely, your present reality is nothing but a cumulative manifestation of whatever thoughts you decided to think of till date. These include both the conscious and unconscious thoughts.
3. The purpose of this reality is to help you rise above sorrow and achieve bliss. And you can change your reality to higher bliss by changing your thoughts.Thus, life is not an unplanned random chemical reaction. Instead, life and world around is a well-planned system built to guide you towards bliss. And the way to use this system effectively is through directing the thoughts towards achievement of bliss.

Question: Does it mean happiness alone is goal of life?

Answer:

Exactly. The only goal of life is to achieve happiness or bliss. And the way to achieve it is through proper understanding of the mechanism of the life system and directing our thoughts towards most optimal use of this system.

Question: What about those people who sacrifice their own happiness for sake of others?

Answer:

They do not sacrifice their happiness, they merely sacrifice their short-term conveniences in pursuit of higher levels of happiness. The satisfaction derived from selflessness is way above the happiness derived from mundane activities. You can compare it with our own lives. As children, we enjoy many activities like eating soil. But as we grow up, we seek higher levels of pleasure and will never be eager to exchange these pleasures with many of the childish pleasures.As you will realize, the way the world has been designed, we are all closely interdependent like various molecules of water in a pond. We cannot maximize our individual happiness without maximizing the happiness of the world. So smart people trade-off their short-term conveniences for significantly higher levels of happiness derived from thinking about and acting for betterment of the world.

Question: Are thoughts everything? What about actions?

Answer:

Thoughts are not everything. But they are the only starting point we have in our control. Everything else including our actions are next steps of the process that starts with each thought. All we do and achieve starts with a thought in the mind. Even the thought of ‘empty thinking without action’ is a thought we decide to accept that leads us to the resulting consequences as per Theory of Karma. And decision to act is also a thought we decide to accept.And as we would realize, thoughts that do not culminate into actions, in general, lead us away from bliss. In complete framework, three aspects of this thought should go hand in hand – Knowledge, Actions and Contemplation. A thought system that encompasses all the three is necessary.

Question: How do we decide what thoughts will lead to happiness and what thoughts will not?

Answer:

There are various ways to decide it. But the fundamental principle is that
Truth=BlissConsider two forces to be operating in our lives: Knowledge and Ignorance. Knowledge leads us to truth and Ignorance away from truth. And they are controlled by our most fundamental thought – the Will or Sankalpa in Sanskrit. This Sankalpa or Will leads to further thoughts which result in consequent actions and these result in the reality we face. If we direct our Will to pursuit of Truth, we will move closer to Bliss. And away from Bliss otherwise.The rest of the ways are merely expansions of this basic principle, Truth = Bliss

Question: How do we decide what is truth?

Answer:

There are various ways. Basically its an evolutionary approach. Decision of truth demands exclusion of all sorts of blind beliefs and an openness to change the stand as and when we get new information and facts. The essential component is again, a Will or Sankalpa to accept the truth.The various methods include:
a. Process of elimination. Like a smart CAT or GMAT aspirant, one should immediately reject those choices which are obviously false, based on reasoning and fact. For example, when we know that earth is round, all theories based on hypothesis of earth being flat, including so-called religious books should immediately be rejected.
b. Testing for internal contradictions in an hypothesis. For example, a theory says that God is just. And then it says that He shall put more women in Hell. Now both these statements contradict each other. Hence they are worth immediate rejection.
c. Internal analysis and reasoning.
d. Verification of facts
etc.This is a science in itself requiring detailed analysis and contemplation. But the only prerequisite to understand it is a Will seeking truth.

Question: How does Theory of Karma works?

Answer:

It works instantaneously. Each thought in the mind produces a a certain pattern of neuron firing in the mind. Based on this, various physiological changes start taking place including change in hormonal levels, heart-rate etc. Further, even the neurological patterns start adapting to this thought. Thus, if you think of same thing again and again, the neurons create a pattern that next time it is easier to take that thought process ahead. That is why we see people getting into good or bad habits. These thoughts define one’s thinking patterns, and hence his or her personality, health and actions.Thus, each thought influences who we are. And by changing this thought, we can decide who we would be. Further, the same process is happening among all humans. And when we interact with them, based on our thought patterns we produce a myriad of social patterns and behaviors, which further influence who we are.Not only humans and society, this influence is also extended to nature in general because we are designed to exchange matter and energy continuously with nature. Thus we would see that merely by will-power, at times, unbelievable miracles happen in medical science.Thus thoughts become our destiny. We, the souls, are different from our body and mind. And when we die, the body and mind (brain) stop having sustainable exchange of matter and energy with nature, and hence the system decays to death. But the soul, who was controlling this system, is unaffected.Now it gets into another emerging system (mind-body) and starts its journey again. Because memories are part of brain cells, they get destroyed in this migration process. But the soul carries a vital body with it which carries the Sanskaars (traits) with it. God ensures that the new system provided is the best fit for uninterrupted journey ahead for the soul. Now, based on traits, the soul develops its personality again. It also continues interaction with the world outside in the same manner as it was doing earlier and continues to evolve itself.

At each moment, God ensures that situation we face in the world is best suited for our pursuit of ultimate bliss. This is a continuous optimization process. If we exercise our will to do stupid things, stupid situations emerge and we start a descending to unhappiness. If we exercise our will to do things in pursuit of truth, we ascend. This process is uninterrupted by death.

Question: What about animals and lower species? How can they exercise their will?

Answer:

Broadly speaking, only humans have the potential to exercise their will. Other species can only accept what happens to them and cannot exercise their will? When a soul descends too low that it no more exercises its will as a human, then it gets birth as animals where these tendencies that it had collected can be purged out. Same is case with those born insane or terminally ill.Please note that it is a multi-dimensional world. So depending upon the thought patterns in these various dimensions and aspects of life, the potential combinations are virtually infinite. It is not a discrete system but completely continuous. Thus conditions vary for birth of each soul – in different species, conditions, health, society etc.

Question: What about accidents and events on which we have no control through our thoughts?

Answer:

Critically analyzing, on most of these events we have a control through our collective intelligence. Thus, collectively we all are responsible for terrorism and environmental damage. And we all can do something about it even individually. We can never absolve ourselves of any responsibility on pretext of we being one single individual, as per Theory of Karma.The birth we got on this earth was best suited to our future growth (as bliss seekers) given our traits and tendencies so far. These include our exercise of will in social aspects as well. So the events we face are also consequence of our actions.There are certain events we face without any apparent control of ours. They result out of our past actions. In any case, none of the events hamper our eligibility to seek further happiness ever. At best, there may be a temporary delay, based on theory of Karma. And even this delay can be used to further elevate ourselves on certain other aspects that we may have missed so far. Remember, its a multi-dimensional world with variety of aspects to look into.

Question: Why do we not remember our past lives?

Answer:

Because in general, they are unnecessary to fulfill our goals. Remember that this is a completely optimized process with no scope for redundancies. If we remember our past lives, we would not be able to look ahead. Thus, most of the events of even this birth are not remembered by us, forget about past life. Its a natural law that only what is relevant is remembered. And when people try to break this law by living in past, they get into a variety of mental problems because of indulgence in an unnatural act.The maximum pleasure we derive in life is by living in present and directing our efforts to future. That is why, perhaps the common word to mean Ghost and Past is Bhoot in Sanskrit.
(By the way, there are no ghosts as per Theory of Karma!)

Question: Why we get punishment for acts of past life we do not even remember?

Answer:

There is no concept of punishment and reward, in the sense we normally understand, in Theory of Karma. There is only a continuous self-correcting optimization process directed towards maximization of bliss or happiness. Unlike commonly believed, it is never that suddenly a disaster happens in life out of blue. There are no discontinuities in Theory of Karma.An example is case of diabetes. It does not happen suddenly one night. On contrary, due to bad lifestyle habits, we keep accumulating diabetes. And when symptoms start manifesting in middle age, we term ourselves as diabetic. But in reality, this did not happen in one single day. We were always diabetic from first time we did something contrary to good health habits. And each moment that we lived healthy, we moved away from diabetes. But each moment, we ignored health issues. we were a step closer. The final manifestation of the disease represents cumulative effect of the entire journey. Now we may not remember even 1% of the acts we did to cause our diabetes, but still we turn diabetic, because our tendencies were diabetic.Similarly, even though we do not remember our past lives, our current tendencies are a cumulative summary of our entire history. Details of specific events are not important. The so called punishments that seem to come out of blue are nothing but continuation of those traits that got manifested into visible symptoms presently.And the way out again is simple- refine our thought process. As we refine our thought process and start learning how to use our Will for increased happiness, we shall stop accumulating tendencies that cause grief. And then these so-called punishments will cease to erupt.

Question: Why do good people have to face so many miseries when they have good thoughts and good actions?

Answer:

1. Happiness is a state of mind. What we often consider as misery is nothing but short-term inconveniences that anyone would gladly trade-off for higher levels of happiness. For example, when we play sports, we pant, get injured, get exhausted, but we still keep playing. Because the happiness we derive is much higher compared to these petty pains. In fact we enjoy this pain!2. Many of these miseries are due to cumulative tendencies of past which start showing symptoms now.3. Many other are similar to what happens when we start exercising after a long time. It pains for a few days because our system is not adapted to the healthy habit. But in a few days, the pain vanishes and we start getting the benefits.4. Many other are those natural troubles which we can never get rid of in life. And one of the goals of using our Will is to learn how to ignore being affected by these mentally.5. Some miseries are because even good people are not good in all aspects. Thus, one may be a very honest person. But he does not have a strong body and did not learn how to defend himself. He is killed by goons because he was weak. This is because of his lack of right Will in matters of health and self-defense. Remember, being powerful goes in sync with knowing truth.

Question: Why we see bad people getting so powerful?

Answer:

The inverse of above is true in most cases.
1. These bad people are never at internal peace. Nature did not design us to tolerate being corrupt, cheat, criminal, crooked etc. Even if we learn to ignore symptoms, these do cause their adverse effects. Despite having material power, these people are the most unhappy ones we know – always insecure, tense, trusting none and facing mental troubles. Bad habits or bad traits are like unhygienic or junk food.2. Again, the world is multi-dimensional. Good or bad is not a singular adjective to give to anyone. One maybe bad in almost all aspects of life, but has great confidence, self-belief and tactfulness, which are positive traits. Accordingly, he would succeed in certain areas of life including material aspects, but would fare miserably in other areas.

Question: What is the purpose of Theory of Karma?

Answer:

So that we all can achieve the ultimate levels of bliss. Its a complete meritocracy with no favoritism or whimsicalness. As we think, so we become. It all depends on direction and intensity of our thoughts. If we examine life critically, we will get enough clues to see this theory at work. And we can then use it to gain our happiness, without depending on others’ whims.

Question: Why does God test us?

Answer:

No, God never tests us. Thats a false notion. God only manages this system as per Theory of Karma for us. and has given us complete liberty to decide our fate. What we think to be a test by God, is nothing but our own previous traits that we are battling.

Question: What is the goal of life?

Answer:

To gain ultimate level of happiness, by using this Theory of Karma.

Question: Even Sex, Boozing, Sensuality et al give us happiness? Is it right as per Theory of Karma?

Answer:

No, they do not give happiness. Instead they create illusion of happiness by numbing our senses and intellect. Anything that causes us to act without using the faculty of thinking, is actually a surest recipe for miseries. Our happiness increases only when the source of that happiness is less and less dependent on external sources. This can happen only through knowledge accumulation and acting with full-control over mind. Another way to look at it is by asking ourselves, “What is the purpose of this act?” If answer is merely entertainment or habit or other vague excuse, thats not the right act as per Theory of Karma.The goal of life is to liberate ourselves from these false excuses by enhancing our knowledge. And any act that dumbs us moves the vehicle in opposite direction.

Question: Does God not forgive all our past sins, if we seek apology for our misdeeds?

Answer:

Does that happen in real life? Do we get healed after an accident due to careless driving by saying sorry? If one could get away so easily by saying sorry, people would get lazy and simply say sorry when troubles come. Nature and its laws are nothing but physical manifestations of God’s system. The rules that apply here are applied elsewhere also. In Vedic parlance, it is called, “Yat Pinde, Tat Brahmande” – Whatever happens in micro-system happens elsewhere also.There is no place for apology in Theory of Karma. There is scope only for improvement. And this is exactly like starting to exercise after years of laziness. It will pain initially. System will take time to adapt to it. But the more the will-power, better we come in shape. No miracle will happen out of blue. But sure-shot progress will definitely happen with right Will.

Question: Is there a framework to understand how to start using this Will properly?

Answer:

There is indeed the framework of Vedic Yoga for this. This has nothing to do with the so-called acrobatic exercises and poses you see. This is an approach to master the Self and master the art and science of living each moment as per Theory of Karma. It is extremely intuitive and based on sound principles that anyone can appreciate. Its the only system that works. But its a practical science and needs practice like martial arts or gymnastics.

Question: Where can I learn it?

Answer:

You are already learning it if you are resolving to be on path of Truth and Happiness. Its an automatic internal process. Experts can help you provide distilled knowledge that you can start applying in your life and get results faster. But remember, unlike other arts, this is a process of internalizing. No teacher or guide can help you provide absolute knowledge. They can provide directions and you will have to decide as per your own intellect. In Theory of Karma, there is no transfer of responsibility. That remains 100% yours.If you want more details, mail me at [email protected]

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AgnimEelay
AgnimEelay
1 year 1 month ago
LawOfKarma scientifically explained: The studies mentioned in the video illustrate perfectly how this ‘law of karma works instantly’, and how this law of karma as mentioned in this Agniveer article is working continuously in the most fair manner in this so-called ‘unfair’ world. Orator also hints at the simplest of… Read more »
Hinduvaadi
Hinduvaadi
1 year 3 months ago
Dear Agniveer, I had a doubt. If a man is morally very upright but stills suffers from something like a genetic disease. Then is it due to karma from previous lives? If yes, then Why do we get punishment for acts of past life we do not even remember? Please… Read more »
Agniveer Agni
1 year 3 months ago
You don’t even remember what you ate yesterday. But that shapes our health. Our deeds form our sanskars and sanskars form our character, health, environment and everything else. Also, often what we consider as disease is also an opportunity. Instead of focusing on problem, focus on what best you can… Read more »
WannabeHuman
WannabeHuman
1 year 3 months ago

_/\_

Akanksha
Akanksha
1 year 5 months ago

Our thoughts and deeds create future / determine reality.

http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/04/16/proof-human-body-projection-consciousness/

Karma principle is proved here.

Akanksha
Akanksha
1 year 7 months ago

Dhanyavaad rajk.hyd.

Akanksha
Akanksha
1 year 7 months ago

Mr. Sanjeev, an IIT- IIM alumnus
Your all posts are inspiring and informative. Thank you very much.

Akanksha
Akanksha
1 year 7 months ago

Hi Agniveer
Do you believe in Jyotish Shastra ( Astrology) ? Do you think various combinations and permutations of Grahas ( planets) and Nakshatras( Constellations) affect our lives ?

rajk.hyd
rajk.hyd
1 year 7 months ago
jyotish ki khagol vidya saty ho skti hai n ki falit klpit vidya ! jab insan svatantr satta hai tab usko karmo ka fal mil sakta hai lekin =vah kya kis pal kya karega usko pahale se nahi jana jasakta hai grah nkshatr adi jad padarth hai uska insan par… Read more »
Farroque Shaikh
Farroque Shaikh
2 years 5 months ago

I agree on theory of Karma as explained by Agniveer- God Bless them.

Rohit S Iyer
Rohit S Iyer
2 years 8 months ago
Dear Agniveer( Sanjayji), My question is about accidents, I haven’t got any proper answer for this For Instance, In my family I lost a sister in fire accident and all the time my mother keeps repenting that it is her mistake that she did not take care of her daughter… Read more »
RamNarayan
RamNarayan
2 years 8 months ago
Dear Rohit, Namaste! Karma acts in a bigger and broader way than you are thinking. Why one is born as blind, lame, rich, poor or something are all due to their previous sanskars. Some ppl shine in their lives in spite of disabilities physical or mental. Human life gives an… Read more »
Serge
Serge
2 years 9 months ago

Dear author, what do you mean by ‘… there are no ghosts as per Theory of Karma’?

Gyan Surya
2 years 9 months ago

That means once soul leaves the body (death) either soul get another body or achieve salvation depending upon Karma. There is no such thing as someone is possessed by spirit and take absolute control of his/her mind and body as falsely propagated in movies and stories.

Serge
Serge
2 years 9 months ago

Gyan Surya, could you please provide zAstra-pramANa for this?

ramnarayan
ramnarayan
2 years 8 months ago
Dear Serge, Namaste! Could you please provide same pramana for your contention of ghosts existing. Jeevaatma is jeevatma and it can only enter a bodily form when suitable body is found to further carry on the karma or gestating the previous sanskaras. There are innumberable jeevatmas around us and are… Read more »
True Human
True Human
3 years 21 days ago
Respected Agniveer, I have many questions roaming in my mind on law of karma.. please clarify it.. i will pose some questions.. I strong believe that everything is in our hand.. GOOD and BAD are in our hands.. we are responsible for whatever we do.. 1) what about our jawans/… Read more »
ramnarayan
ramnarayan
2 years 8 months ago
Dear True Human ji…Namaste! Yes, answer to most of your questions is Law of Karma. Prakriti is governed by Laws of Nature and living beings are governed by Laws of Karma. Please note that that karma is not just done in this present life. Past karmas are with the jeevaatma… Read more »
Ajay Shukla
3 years 5 months ago
@vidyasagar ..forgive me but am seriously not getting what you are saying !! Could you explain below specifically to each query? a) what you are essentially saying is animal soul has capacity to “feel” and through this “feel’ factor , soul somehow gains knowledge and is elevated .. HOW ????… Read more »
Shrijith
Shrijith
3 years 4 months ago
VidyaSagar
VidyaSagar
3 years 5 months ago
@ Ajay, This is my thinking to answer your question. The God is just and mercy. So, He gave the knowledge to human beings to merry with the knowledge of every thing and the use of it. If we do not use in a rightous way, even after the God… Read more »
Ajay Shukla
3 years 5 months ago
@vidyasagar first of all tx for the response …it seems to make sense but then …please refer agniveer agniji comment on jan 11 to my query above where crux of my question was .. how will a carnivorous animal ever climb and enter human soul..since in his current “yoni” he… Read more »
VidyaSagar
VidyaSagar
3 years 5 months ago
@Ajay, Very good logical thinking. As i said I am very poor in explaining the things, but i will try( hope some time i will succeed). First of all, I am not that knowledgable. I think in my view Agniveer more knowledgable then me. If any thing contradicts him, his… Read more »
Ajay Shukla
3 years 5 months ago
@vidyasagar …tx again for responding ….I agree on lot of reasoning that Agniveerji has given on this site , and on lot of issues, and admire him for same , purpose of my discussion is to understand things without any doubts in my mind and none other ! I welcome… Read more »
VidyaSagar
VidyaSagar
3 years 5 months ago
We are on the same page of thinking. Yes, still have questions. May be some one from Agniveer’s team may clarify or comment. I am eager to see them. a) I put some lame example: If I do not have the knowledge of Agni, be attracted by that, a thought… Read more »
Ajay Shukla
3 years 5 months ago
Dear AgniveerJI Have mulled on your explanation of my earlier doubt, but still have few doubts like , for example , I find animals killing other animals and eating extremely cruel and if this is a Natural ecological law , I find it very weird..I keep watching National Geographic channel… Read more »
Agniveer Agni
3 years 5 months ago
The principle is that knowledge alone liberates. In fact knowledge and happiness are actually synonyms – 2 aspects of same thing. When we reduce dumbness to a level too less, we become animals. And hence that causes miseries. When we are purged out of these sanskars of dumbness, we become… Read more »
Ajay Shukla
3 years 5 months ago

Dear Agniveerji
hope you are recieving my queries/
messages ……

Ajay Shukla
3 years 5 months ago
Dear Agniveerji hope you have seen my query…my query is a bit specific, maybe I am missing the connect …but basicaly it stems from a broader understanding of mine that animal kingdom is full of suffering , they are interdependant on each other i.e., suffering is more on herbivorous animals… Read more »
Ajay Shukla
3 years 5 months ago
Dear Agniveerji have gone through the various topics on page you have given , excuse me if I am coming out a bit on slower side , but basically I am still unable to understand how a deer dying a painful and slow death in the hands of pack of… Read more »
Ajay S
Ajay S
3 years 5 months ago
Dear Agniveer Namaste ! If a person is blood thristy or cruel by nature and even has taken innocent peoples life, Now as per law of karma he needs to be put in an animals body to rid/cleanse his soul of these bad impressions …which animal would he become in… Read more »
Shrijith
Shrijith
3 years 6 months ago
@ agniveerji first thnx for ur artices. Pls answer to my doubts 1) does the soul have any kind of feelings and sensation when it free from physical body ? 2) if memmory seperate from soul when we die how somebody realizing their past thru some kind of hypnotism/ PLRT… Read more »
madhu sudhan g
madhu sudhan g
3 years 5 months ago
Terrorists intentions are never good, they are demons killing innocent people in the name of religion which is very immature and stupid. They would also suffer when their time comes.. They are ignorant to highest extent. On other hand, soldiers are karma yogis who take care of the country/region which… Read more »
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hinduagnostic
hinduagnostic
3 years 7 months ago

the sikh/vedic god or the panthiest is one of the possibilities if there is a god

kewal pandita
kewal pandita
3 years 9 months ago

best article on religion i have ever read

srinivas rao r
srinivas rao r
3 years 11 months ago
seen animals they only do YESS yell, eat, sleep ,sex,.. before u were born as human you never kneew of questioning.. now since you understand someting you try to question gods creation as if you are above him why do karma ..disease ..death.. etc etc.. first try to know what… Read more »
hinduagnostic
hinduagnostic
3 years 11 months ago

i have a question why do natural disasters happen?

NAshwin
NAshwin
3 years 11 months ago

Brother Hinduagnostic,
Here is a partial explanation about your query i found in the below article:
http://auromere.wordpress.com/2010/01/21/are-earthquakes-divine-retribution/
All brothers and sisters of Agniveer,
The above mentioned website has excellent articles regarding yoga,states of consciousness,spirituality,karma etc.Check it out.

hinduagnostic
hinduagnostic
3 years 11 months ago

hey why do we get illness and diseases?

hinduagnostic
hinduagnostic
3 years 11 months ago

thanks brother it makes sense why natural disasters are not made by god

Harshal Taori
4 years 6 days ago

good post… had ballpark of queries resolved…

Prafulla dron from antarctica
Prafulla dron from antarctica
4 years 17 days ago

Namaste agniveer, if we do a bad Karma it will create a sanskar on our mind. how can we correct it ? I think knowledge of ishwar helps one get rid of all bad karmas .is it true ? Do you think purna vairagya is a mental disorder/probably depression ?

Truth Seeker
Truth Seeker
4 years 17 days ago

__________Do you think purna vairagya is a mental disorder/probably depression _________
Highest stage of consciousness and knowledge.

Maniksidha
4 years 18 days ago

This is mind blowing, thanks for the information please continue the good work.

Text
Text
4 years 19 days ago

If someone has no karma (in his stockpile of karma) of being punched and out of my free-will I punch him then isn’t the law of karma being defied here?

Text
Text
4 years 19 days ago
On the same line of thinking, if someone punches me because it was in my karma to receive a punch, though it can be said that I’ve received the effect of my karma but what about the person who punched me? What about his free will if he’s just being… Read more »
Vajra
4 years 19 days ago
@Text —–If someone has no karma (in his stockpile of karma)—— This is impossible since Karmas are without beginning as souls are without beginning. —–if someone punches me because it was in my karma to receive a punch—– Punch is not any Phal/fruit in itself but only one method out… Read more »
Text
Text
4 years 19 days ago
I’ve been thinking that Karma is that if you punch someone, you get a punch in return. From what I am able to get from you is that: one gets the same pain, not necessary the same action. So does one create less severe karma if he hits a stronger… Read more »
Text
Text
4 years 19 days ago

Thank you so much.

Vajra
4 years 19 days ago
@Text —–So does one create less severe karma if he hits a stronger person than a weaker person? Similarly hitting an emotionally strong person vs a sensitive person?—- No. It depends solely on whats in hitter’s mind. A soldier hitting a terrorist is noble whereas vice versa is sin. Hitting/loving… Read more »
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shravak
shravak
4 years 1 month ago

@Agniveer

Negative thoughts were never get removed the more you fight, the stronger they become? This means negative thoughts are also there in enlightened being’s mind?

rahul
rahul
4 years 4 months ago

thnx Agniveer, amazing it clears all doubts about Karma

sarang
sarang
5 years 1 month ago
agniveer, IA, KB, Vajraji i had a talk with a doctor. he says there is nothing like soul. “consciousness is like music in the brain. when u die, the music stops, consciousness ceases.” Also in an experiment, when the brain was fed with $external$ electrical signals, the brain did respond.… Read more »
Indian Agnostic
Indian Agnostic
5 years 1 month ago
Namaste Sarang The doctor friend is rushing to unscientific conclusions.the scientific world is still struggling to set the bounds within which to study consciousness https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Hard_problem_of_consciousness the music in the brain analogy itself points to the hard problem qualia The redness of red or the music-ness of the sound, or the… Read more »
Vajra
5 years 1 month ago

Namaste Brother Indian Agnostic

I replied

KalBhairav
KalBhairav
5 years 1 month ago
@sarang: IMO, an allopathic doctor has pretty much no choice but to deny soul (or anything else for that matter) that is self-experiential. Humans and rocks ultimately are made of electrons, protons and neutrons. Either we can argue that rocks are also sentient just like humans. That is one way… Read more »
mayur
mayur
5 years 1 month ago
God is not unjust, nor He unkind. It is the Karma that follows, Soft footed behind. And whether it is right or wrong, He does not wait for the time. No prayers will help, No love shall hold, The past deeds overtake us. Hence do all good and be kind-lovable.… Read more »
Sandeep
Sandeep
5 years 8 months ago

Here stress is given on truth. I would like to know that whether it has any connection with telling lies in day to day life? or in making false bill to make quick money? Both are carefully carried out in corporate. I am not above it.

Vedic Wisdom
Vedic Wisdom
5 years 8 months ago
Namaste Agniveer Ji, My Muslim friend asked me about law of karma. He said how does God punish someone according to Law of Karma. I said after death, soul enters any creature and in next births, he gets punishment of previous deeds. Then he said, is that why some are… Read more »
Arya
Arya
5 years 8 months ago
@Vedic Wisdom Namaste Brother, Brother its not about reward or punishment at all. Eeshvar’s aim is to help us attain Moksha. Thus this whole Law of Karma is the part of the same. Whatever Karma we do, it leaves its Sanskaar behind, on the soul. When a soul does bad,… Read more »
Vedic Wisdom
Vedic Wisdom
5 years 8 months ago

@ Arya

Namaste Arya Bhai,

Thanxx for your great reply 🙂
He was debating me on internet. He didn’t reply me after I posted your reply 🙂

ibrahim
3 years 11 months ago
brother arya said god is not responsible for our fate and then he says god helps us in attaning moksha. and he says some evils disturb us in attaining moksha. if that is the case, even u cross 1000 punar janmas u will not attain moksha. if u see the… Read more »
Vedic Wisdom
Vedic Wisdom
5 years 8 months ago
@ Arya Namaste brother, He also asked me what do Vedas say about these things, Inheritance laws, Representation, Authorization, Business by Proxy, Loan, Payment of loans, Freezing of Property, Bankruptcy, Partnership, Mortgage, Gifts, Peacemaking, Divorce, Food, Hunting, Asking Permission, Punishments, Governance, Blood Money, Magic, Tricks, Matters between Spouce, Judgement, General… Read more »
Arya
Arya
5 years 8 months ago

@Brother Vedic Wisdom

Namaste Brother,

Ask him to read Satyarth Prakash and you should also read it. It has answers to all the questions one can ask about philosophy, religion, Dharm, social science etc. Please download it from http://agniveer.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/satyarth_prakash_opt4.pdf

Dhanyawad

Satish Dinakaran
Satish Dinakaran
5 years 8 months ago
If theory of karma determines our life, how does god fit into theory of karma…So, If I have good thoughts and deed and doesn’t believe in god or any religious books like Vedas, I will reach a state of bliss..So, Karma tells me God is not going to help me… Read more »
ARYA XYZ
ARYA XYZ
5 years 8 months ago
@ Satish Eshwar acts like a judge and according to your good/bad deeds, you will be given happiness or grief. But you are independent to perform your deeds. But to have fruits of those deeds, you are dependent. Karma theory can not withstand without three entities, Eshwar, Soul and Matter… Read more »
Satish Kumar Dinakaran
Satish Kumar Dinakaran
5 years 8 months ago

@ ARYA

If someone has bad thoughts and deeds, won’t Karma take care…I will go through the book when I get a chance…Is god a judge??? I still don’t get how GOD and KARMA fits together..Maybe I am not Knowledgeable enough to understand the relationship..I don’t get/accept your Exmination Hall Analogy…

ARYA XYZ
ARYA XYZ
5 years 8 months ago
@ Satish As I gave an example of an examination hall, there will not be held any healthy exam if the invigilator is not present in the hall. So in this universe taking as a system, Eshwar/ God is analogous to the invigilator and the souls are analogous with the… Read more »
Arya
Arya
5 years 8 months ago
@Satish Kumar Namaste Brother, Karma alone are not enough to get the fruits. I give you example, imagine you spend whole night searching for sun in the sky doing Karma constantly but would you see the sun? No. Simply because sun is not there for that time. Similarly, you try… Read more »
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dave
dave
5 years 10 months ago
dear arya great website first of all i must say, and if i could just ask you that the subtle body carries the desires, mental imprints and thoughts from one lifetime to the next , and is it true that in the vedas god teaches us that man gets his… Read more »
Arya
Arya
5 years 10 months ago
@dave Namaste brother Thanks for your appreciation and we would feel happy if you join us in this noble cause. Aatma (soul) carries “Sanskaars” (you may say these as imprints or thoughts but I dont think English language has any proper meaning for this) from previous births. It is not… Read more »
Ajay S
Ajay S
3 years 5 months ago
Dear Arya Namaste Could you or anyone on this site, revert on my query ? basically I wanted to understand what animal yoni would a soul take in case it had extreme cruel and cruel temparament ? since if it takes a lion or anyother carnivorous animal body , how… Read more »
Agniveer Agni
3 years 5 months ago
It is difficult to say what deeds would lead to what birth species. One can just make broad estimates. The difference between human and animal species is that humans can think, decide and act accordingly. Animals can only act as per impulsive instincts. In humans, each action forms future sanskaras… Read more »
Ajay Shukla
3 years 5 months ago

Dear Agniveer…
thanks for the revert….

Ashish
Ashish
3 years 5 months ago

@Madhu

Plants & Animals both have souls, in Plants they’re in deep sleep. As far as Rajiv Malhotra is concern, i don’t think so he’s a vedic scholar he might be an expert on current affairs but certainly not an expert in vedas.

Ankur
Ankur
3 years 5 months ago

@Madhu/Sanatan Dharma : Read the Vedas and live you life according to them, build your character according to them and leave the rest, they are just speculations and do not yield any result.

Sanatan Dharma
Sanatan Dharma
3 years 5 months ago

“Prajapati Brahamkumari” says that human souls go through only 84 Yonies (Birth species) not 84 lacs to get the body of human. Please clarify. And animals, insects also have souls than how much birth species a soul gets against his bad Karmas after living the body of human.

Madhu
Madhu
3 years 5 months ago

@Agniveer Agni
Rajiv Malhotra of Breaking India fame said that animals,trees doesn’t have souls only human beings have souls,is this true?

Mr.NS Rajaram says Rama and Dashratha were mentioned in Rigveda.Were they and their relationship mentioned in Rigveda?

Ajay S
Ajay S
3 years 5 months ago

Dear Arya
If a person by nature is cruel/bloodthirsty and even taken lives of innocent people , same is due to his bad “sanskaraas “/Impressions on his soul… now , what animal would this soul get into in his next birth to reduce/neutralize these bad”sanskaras” ?

Arya
Arya
6 years 20 days ago
@Shiva Pj, Ashish Namaste brother 1. Every living has soul. Transmigration is always there for every soul. 2. Pranas are possessed by soul and they establish relationship between soul and body. So, one can say that Pranas are tools by which soul acts through the body. Pranas and soul are… Read more »
ashish
ashish
6 years 20 days ago
Many Many Dhanyavaad to Brother Arya I have come up with few other questions. If soul is everything and body is just a carrier of it. if that so, How is it formed(the soul)? where is it formed and how it came into existence in this world? In which form… Read more »
Arya
Arya
6 years 20 days ago
@ashish Brother, there are two types of entities in the world. One is cause (Kaaran) and another is creation (Karya). Cause needs to be there before any creation, and hence is beginning less. Eeshvar, soul, and Prakriti (matter and energy) are three causes, they are never created, rather they need… Read more »
ashish
ashish
6 years 20 days ago

Dhanyavaad Arya Ji,

ashish
ashish
6 years 21 days ago

forget about my question, answer this one. it may cover even mine one too.

Ashish
Ashish
6 years 21 days ago

Namaste to all

Are vedas believe in soul? What is a soul according to vedas?

chandra
chandra
6 years 1 month ago

Nice explanation, agniveerji.

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6 years 3 months ago

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vishwa
vishwa
6 years 3 months ago

Amazing answers…….:) seems very relavant

anand
anand
6 years 4 months ago

Humans are reborn as a result of their Karmas. So y is population growing? How can one account for the extra humans?

Sanatanaakki
Sanatanaakki
3 years 4 months ago

Simple how many animals are dying day by day ?? Due to Human lust ??

agniveer
6 years 4 months ago

Because this earth is not the only earth in this vast universe.

ibrahim
3 years 11 months ago
agni veer ji….u said there is no hell and no heaven. and u said there is no test…. what is the porpuse of creation. y god created us? if one fault is responsible for us, not to atttain moksha, is it possible for us to attain moksha. as a human… Read more »
Siva
Siva
6 years 4 months ago

Agniveerji,
Can we also say animal that had purged their karma comes back as human?

Thank you

agniveer
6 years 4 months ago
One takes birth as animals because of the soul having such layers of sanskaars that it is unable to act freely and sensibly. So in animal yoni, the soul purges out these tendencies without having liberty to act on own will. After that it is back to human form where… Read more »
VOU
6 years 6 months ago

Awesome…you answer the very next question questioning ?? our mind.
We need more such logical thinking to train our minds:)

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