Friday, 18 August 2017

Supplement II : What is called Karma?



II.  KARMAS AS EXPLAINED IN THE VARIOUS WRITINGS AND SPEECHES OF REVERED LEADERS OF RADHASOAMI FAITH, RADHASOAMI SATSANG, DAYALBAGH.

(Compiled by DR. PREM SARAN SATSANGI)


WHAT IS CALLED KARMA?
(CATECHISM of Param Guru Huzur Maharaj, Answer to Question No.27)

            The doing of anything is called Karma. Nishkam Karma (a deed done free from any wish) or a deed which is done only for the purpose of meeting the Lord, has been recognized by the saints as very good for parmartha. And prohibited karma is to be completely abandoned and a deed done with some desire and which is done for the purpose of worldly good, has been directed to be avoided as far as possible for the sake of parmartha. Putting it otherwise, the quality of a deed (karma) by which one gets nearer and nearer to the Feet of the Lord, that is, the seva of Satguru and Satsang is the best and the one which takes one away from the Lord, which means attachment for the world and desire is a very bad deed, also the deed from which at the time it is done or as a result thereof, some living being gets comfort is good and that which gives pain is bad.

2 comments:

  1. Nishkam karma should also be explained. Desire, need, drive are psychological terms. They should be elaborately discussed. What causes desires, what are physiological aspects and what are their psychological aspects needs elaboration. How they are controlled and sometimes eliminated during spiritual practices should be described.

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  2. Sociological factors also determine the mode of satisfaction of desires and needs. So if we want to make Karma Theory for scientific study we should consider to include physiological, psychological, political, economical and sociological factors for the satisfaction of desires and needs vis-a-vis role of spiritual practices in our study.

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