The perception of Dharma [Religion] is based on Karma Phal Sidhant. All scripture from Hinduism like Vedas, Upanishad to Bhagavad-Gita have highlighted the importance on Law of Karma. “What I Sow that will Reap” simply it means if I am planting a Grape then I must expect Grape and not other fruit, this is the Karma Phal Sidhant.
It is simple but the fact is, results of our actions whether good or Bad or otherwise has to face (by Subtle Body, i.e. mind) even in the subsequent birth also. It can be defined like “What I am enjoying or experiencing in present are the results of that deeds I have committed in my previous birth” These fortune or misfortunes are the results [Phal] of my Prarabdha Karma Phalas.
There is another myth that Bad Karma can be rectified by using astrological rituals to please the divine energies, but it is not possible, because our fate is determined at the Birth time and it cannot be changed. However these remedial measures or rituals can delays the event, and not eradicate or never wipe out the effects of the Prarabdha Karma Phalas.
The simple approach to understand the Gods is to follow a natural or intuitive way of acting or thinking and to avoid those Karmas which give feeling of dishonor and guiltiness.
And proactively look for the acts (Good Karmas) which gives the feeling of pleasure, satisfaction, and attentiveness to mind. These are to be done at minute level and not roughly. Thus opting good efforts, acquiring the knowledge, helping needy peoples, and meditation can give utmost satisfaction and no material thing.
It’s our own conception or assumptions that money, wealth, and power can make us happy and think that those who get this are most happy in their Lifespan.
We feel depressed on some people will do all wrong things even they get things easy.
According to Ethics in Hindu only those will be happy who use Good Karmas as a tool for a salvation.
The true happiness can come up through right objectives and right means or both. Here right means; It doesn’t involve the human made laws but the Ethics or complying with the Laws of Karma created by Universe /Ishwar.
Do you think that the Celebrities can be happier in their life than a Ramkrishna Parmahansa or Great Shivaji Raje? Do you think so, you are under false feeling.
The ultimate objective of life is to seek happiness. A lot of us may get easy way in to this due to their past Good Karmas and present deeds.
But unless you have higher goals, it will only put in addition to sadness.
This is the Law of Paramatma (Law of Karma).
So thinking of live with happy anywhere on this earth, you have to know the Law of Karma which governs the whole Universe.
What Is Karma
Latterly Karma means “each and every physical activity or deed of Act that we perform with the help of the mind, throughout the day and night, complete week, complete month, whole year and entire life exactly from birth to end of the life [death] are called Karma”.
The Karmas are further classified into three categories as per their stages of existence as below
1. Kriyaman Karma:
This is the action which immediately gives the results [fruits] in response to act then and there only. It is called Kriyaman Karma.
Every action is having a reaction, any causes have its effect and any effect is to have result into preset fortune. This is the indubitable law of Karma
Every Act or Karma becomes peaceful and subside straight away only after experiencing its effects.
If you eat something your hunger will satisfy instantly. This is the result of deed of eating. And action is worn out and neutralized thus cause is cleared.
2. Sanchit Karma (Cumulative Karma)
The actions is completed but not yet developed to give fruits or it takes some time to get full-grown up. Such Karmas are kept in abeyance and waiting for the appropriate time to come, to give fruits in future. Up till that they remain accumulated (SANCHIT). They are called SANCHIT KARMA, until their fructification, these Sanchit Karmas would not be neutralized.
No one can run away or skip from the punishment for his sinful actions, Karmas even after Fifty or Five Hundred births or rebirths. Of course, the sinful deeds will remain hidden as Sanchit Karmas waiting for the appropriate time to come for giving the results.
So for as long the reserve of good Karmas, things, praiseworthy deeds is not fully exhausted, the sinful deeds will not capable of attack the person and will abide with their time, but, under any circumstances, will not allow the person to escape.
Sins will catch up person at the most appropriate time, and will definitely attack the person even after hundreds of births, rebirths. Consequently there is neither holdup nor any uncertainty in the GOD’s kingdom. God is filled with kindness and impartiality.
And there are several instances in our day-to-day life promoting this Law of Karma “as you sow, so shall you reap” the results either instantly or in due course as and when they become mature – either in the present or in the subsequent birth or rebirths to come.
3. Prarabdha Karma
These are the events, from accumulated Sanchit Karmas which are matured and ready to give results, and are commonly known as fortune, luck, fate, kismet etc.
Every person has a numerous bad Karmas and may have a mountain of immature Sanchit Karmas piled up to millions. They do not give results at all in one birth. Only a few of them about 10,000 Sanchit Karmas from accumulated may become matured and ready to give fruits [Results] during one lifespan. These are called Prarabdha Karmas
Thoroughly accordingly to these Prarabdha Karmas a person may gets a particular body, parents, spouse, offspring, prosperity, social group, faith, gender, environment, etc. just suitable to enjoy, suffer and exhaust his Prarabdha Karmas destined during his present lifespan.
But as the Prarabdha Karmas destined to be enjoyed during his present lifespan are fully exhausted, he instantly become free from present body and gets ready for new body to enjoy other new Prarabdha Karmas.
There is no effect without a cause. But once you entertain any action (Karma) you are bound to face its reaction [Results]. When you make a cause it is bound to include its effect. Thus, before making any sort of action (Karma), think about its possible response or result. But at once undergoing that Karma, you are not at all free to skip its consequences.