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If one thinks why should one do karma ?
A conditioned living entity has no choice whether to do karma or not to do karma. Lord Sri Krsna says the following in relation to this
na hi kaścit kṣaṇam api
jātu tiṣṭhaty akarma-kṛt
kāryate hy avaśaḥ karma
sarvaḥ prakṛti-jair guṇaiḥ
Everyone is forced to act helplessly according to the qualities he has acquired from the modes of material nature; therefore no one can refrain from doing something, not even for a moment. (BG 3.5)
So as said above not doing karma is not an option at all for a conditioned living entity even for one second. The only option is what type of karma a living entity performs.
Vikarma - Actions that are forbidden in transcendental scriptures or actions that are detrimental to achieving highest purpose of human life
Akarma - Actions that produce no material reaction or action that is solely performed for Krsna in Krsna consciousness
Karma - Actions that are material but not against scriptures.
Performing Akarma is the best course of action according BG.
Hare Krishna Sinjini Mata ji,
Why should we do our karma? can't we sit silently without doing karma?? Is your question..
You are doing Karma ( NITYA KARMA) becoz of some force. Can you stop it NO. we cannot. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction Right?
So, whatever you are doing now is all becoz of the previous actions performed by you. It propels you to take these steps and do these actions right now.
You tell me now have you come to this world simply without any cause?? Did you chose ur face or parents, brothers and sisters or your friends?? ALL JUST HAPPEN TO YOU ?? How is that?? force of Previous deeds in past life made u born into this family and u have made so many relations here and you are doing your work duties towards these people. finishing the unfinshed karma with people and places.
You urself decide you fate.
Even if i want to sit still without doing any karma is it possible??????
No even then I am doing some karma only.. atleast breathing in and out killing millions of microbes in one breath of air.
Any karma will have some side effect. Even if do cooking say i am just a house wife I don't associate with people so I have no karma to settle with anyone... YOU CANNOT SAY THAT. EVEN A HOUSEWIFE IS DOING CLEANING THE KITCHEN SHE IS BOUND TO KILL SO MANY MICROBES AND INSECTS.
And Only that Karma which has no tint of selfishness in it.....Is loved by Lord. NISHKAAM KARMA is loved by Lord.
OTHER THAN THAT ALL KARMA WHICH YOU DO is JUST TO PLEASE YOUR SELVES.
Let us say I give charity to a beggar and said to 100 people I donated money.......and wants to become a public figure want to stand in elections and publicizing my charity is it called Charity? WILL THAT CHARITY PLEASE KRISHNA??
IT IS ALSO A GOOD KARMA only I DONATED.. BUT WHAT PURPOSE??? TO GET NAME AND FAME.. SELFISHNESS IS THERE HERE
BUT I donate to a beggar out of empathy for his sufferings and forgot about it., also. Krishna will love that act.
WELL IT IS NOT EASY ..
WHEN YOU DONATE you should donate in such a way that ur left hand should not know what the right hand did..!!!! It is a saying in HINDI.
ONLY THOSE TYPE OF KARMA PLEASES LORD.
SELFLESS NISHKAAM KARMA YOG..Pleases lord.
REST ALL OTHER KARMA ARE DONE BY THE FORCE OF YOUR PREVIOUS SANCHITA KARMA AND PRARABDHA KARMA effects.
They are of 3 types.
1.Sanchita (accumulated works), 2. Prarabdha (fructifying works) and 3. Kriyamana or Agami (current works).
>>Sanchita is all the accumulated Karmas of the past. Part of it is seen in the character of man, in his tendencies and aptitudes, capacities, inclinations and desires, likes and dislikes.
>>Prarabdha is that portion of the past Karma which is responsible for the present body.
>> Kriyamana is that Karma which is now being made for the future. It is also called Agami or Vartamana.
There are other types of karma
1. VIkarma. 2. AKarma.
Vikarma means doing something which are forbidden and which will cause or hamper the soul to progress into higher bodies or higher platforms.
( gambling, intoxication, non veg eating, illicit sex)
2. AKARAM.. means performing those actions which nullify both good and bad karma outcomes.
( when you do KC chant mahamantra or do devotional activities.. You Karma bank balance total karma is nullified)
Krishna makes you free from all bondages of Karma whether good or bad.
even God karma is binding.. you have to come to Earth to enjoy the fruits of you good karma too.
KC destroys all karma bondages and makes you free from Karma ( KARMA MUKT) this is stage of AKARMA .
Look at this quote:-
“When a bird is alive, it eats ants. When the bird is dead, ants eat the bird. Time and circumstances can change at any time. Don't devalue or hurt anyone in life.
no one can escape from doing karma and all karma is binding ( GOOD OR BAD)..