When will we attain the fruits of Karma of this Lifetime?

If we are experiencing the fruits of our karma of previous lifetimes in this life, then when will we attain the fruits of karma of this lifetime? To this question by a disciple, Sri Sri Ravishankar (Founder of Art of Living) replied like…. That is not how it is! The outcome of some of our […]

Which is more important, Karma (Action) or Bhagya (Destiny) ?

“Which is more important, Karma (Action) or Bhagya (Destiny)”? The question asked at the Satsang of Sri Sri Ravishankar, Founder of Art of Living. Guruji answered it like this.. Do you want to watch the television first or hear it first? Both of these go hand in hand. If there are two shops adjacent to […]

Individual Karma & Karma of a Nation

Is there only individual Karma or is there karma of a nation? Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living giving his views on it… There are so many layers of karma. There is individual karma, family karma, community karma, nation karma, and also time karma. There are so many layers of karma. But all […]

Burn off ‘Bad Karma’ through ‘Rama Mantra’

Lord Rama

We can easily burn our bad karmas by frequently chanting the Rama Mantra, “JAI SRIRAM”, “SRI RAM JAYA RAM JAYA, JAYA RAM”. By doing that, we could get great mental relief, and joyful tears would be flown from our eyes, similar to the great Rama Bhakta Hanuman. Lord Valmika had attained enlightenment only by reciting […]

Karma is a Complicated Play..

Karma is a Complicated Play — Whenever we ask our teachers about Karma (doership), they reply, ‘Gurudev says that it is a complicated play’. We want to know more about this complicated play. Karma is very complex. There are so many types of Karma, there is individual karma, family karma, society karma, karma of the […]

How destiny operates: A discourse on Destiny

Occasions will be numerous when a person has to take crucial decisions requiring sane judgement. His interests may be affected and hence he has to be doubly cautions. It is at this juncture that destiny operates. Those devoted to God will submit to fate’s ways. They will plead to the Almighty to grant them strength […]

Which is needed for attainment of Karma – Sattva or Rajas?

It is said that sattva (purity) is needed for the attainment of karma (action). But is rajas not required for karma? In my case if I do a lot of sadhana then I don’t feel like doing anything. There is another meaning of sattva – purity of intellect. Intellect is also called Sattva. But, to […]

Be a Yes Man, Quote on Karma Yoga

Anything that is going on in this world, is under the supreme supervision of the Lord. There is a philosopher’s saying, “Not a blade of grass moves without the will of God.” It is actually the fact. Now, we have to dovetail ourselves with that plan of the Supreme Lord. That is called karma-yoga. So […]