Jai Satchitanand Friends,
Would you like to know more about what karmas are? How do we bind
karmas? And how we become free from them? Let's read what the
world's greatest scientist "Dada" has to say on this.
Paap (Demerit or Bad Karma) -
Punya (Merit or Good Karma)
In India, children are taught about paap (bad deeds,
demerit karma) and punya (good deeds, merit karma), from a
very young age. If a child kills an insect, the mother will slap
his hand and let him know in a stern voice, "You cannot kill,
youwill bind bad karma." From a very young age a child is told not
to do bad deeds, and that bad deeds create bad karma.
Questioner : What is 'paap' (demerit
karma) and what is 'punya' (merit karma)?
You bind demerit karma by hurting or
causing miseries to others, because there is God in every creature,
whether visible or invisible. Every creature in this world is a
form of God. Inflicting harm on any living being, binds demerit
karma and giving happiness to any living being binds merit
Types of Merit and Demerit
If you give peace and happiness to
someone, then you will create an influx of atoms of merit karma and
if you make someone unhappy, you will attract atoms of demerit
karma. When things go according to your wishes, it is because of
your merit karma and if things go against your wishes, it is
because of your demerit karma.To give charity, to be benevolent
towards others, to oblige others, to care for others, are all
relative religions, with which you bind punya.To insult or
hurt others, to physically attack people, to steal from them, all
such acts will bind paap.
There are two kinds of demerit karma
Papanubandhi paap - one is binding new
bad karmas whilst experiencing the effects of past bad karma.
Punyanubandhi paap - one is binding new
good karmas whilst experiencing the effects of past bad
There are also two kinds of merit karma (punya):
Papanubandhi punya - one is binding new
bad karmas whilst experiencing the effects of past good
Punyanubandhi punya - one is binding new
good karmas whilst experiencing the effects of past credit