Atoning for the sins of this birth in this birth itself!
A girl devotee (Name hidden) asked like this:
“Prabhuji please accept my obeisances. Can someone atone for the sins committed in this life to clear bad karmic baggage. Can you suggest some method. Please do not disclose my details Hare Krishna..”
You can atone for the sins of this birth and even the sins of all the previous births.
Not in a materialistic Parihars.
The astrologers suggest some parihars for every dosha. Those parihars are to clear a particular sin only. But, we would have done so many sinful acts in this birth as well as previous births. If we start to atone for every sin one by one through parihar, this life time will not be sufficient.
So, this bundle of sins should be cleared in a single stroke.
(How to know that our karma is coming down and we are purified? READ HERE!)
To clear the sins in a single stroke, you should skip all your material attachments and take mental sanyasa. You should desert all your desires of getting something and start to think of Krishna all the time.
Before aiming for the total strike out of your sins, you should first get the pardon from the persons affected by you in the past.
Just list out the major sinful acts from your memory and list the persons who had been affected by you in the past.
Go and meet them one by one and get their pardon by begging for pardon from them.
I write this because as advised by Sri Caitanya maha Prabhu, we should get pardon from the affected person whom we made offense. Though this is meant for offending against the vaishnavas, the same rule applies to the offenses against all the people.
Krishna does not forgive your vaishnava aparada (offense against vaishnavas) at all. Only the affected person should forgive you.
(Can we escape from karma if we do not do any activity? READ HERE!)
So, in the case of remarkable offenses, go and beg for the pardon of the affected people.
You should resolve that you will stop sinning further. You will do anything only as a service to Krishna.
You should not have the desire to marry for pleasures, enjoy, add properties, etc.
You should purify yourself by being in the thoughts of Krishna all the time. To think of Krishna all the time, you should chant His holy names all the time.
You should have only one duty in this world – Serving Krishna in all possible ways.
(How Krishna records the karma of more than 800 crores of people? READ HERE!)
Positives and negatives should not disturb you in life. You will forgive even those who disturb you and you will not go for retaliation.
You will see Krishna in everyone and everything and everywhere.
You will always pray to Krishna to forgive all your past sins in this birth as well as previous births and make you qualify for serving Him for ever.
You can get the pardon from vaishnavas and affected people in this birth by going to them directly. What about our offenses in the previous births?
Cry in front of Krishna to take your pardon for vaishnava offenses and other offenses of the previous births to the concerned affected persons thereby making you pure.
(HOW KRISHNA CLEARS OUR KARMA? KNOW HERE!)
Or, you can accept diksha from a bonafide spiritual master who will purify all your past offenses with his purity. But, after accepting a guru, you should not continue sinning. It will become more serious.
Thus, in a collective effort, you can get purified in this birth itself and get qualified to go back to Krishna.
The above tips are easy to read, but difficult to follow for atoning for the sins.
But, they are achievable if you are truly sincere in atoning your past sins.
Hope this helps you.
(Can Our Present Good karma clear our Past Bad Karma? READ HERE!)