How to identify good and bad activities to avoid sins in life?

How to identify good and bad activities to avoid sins in life?

Any activities that are recommended by the bonafide scriptures are good acts.  Any activities prohibited by the bonafide scriptures are bad acts. Simple.

(Ten Sins through Mind, Words and Body a devotee should avoid! READ HERE!)

However, let us see a few examples.

(A)

Srila Prabhupada has said that one should avoid 4 activities to become a good devotee:

Meat
Gambling;
Intoxication;
illicit sex.

(B)

In addition to that, we must avoid doing certain works for our earning and living:

Slaughter houses,
meat shop,
Clubs,
liquor/ cigarette sales,
speculative businesses,
cheating others with false promises for our earning,
activities that encourage immorality, etc.

(Age of starting Karma! Do our violations or sins in the childhood add to karma? READ HERE!)

(C)

Then, as said by many scriptures, one should avoid:

speaking lies for their benefit.
Suppressing others for our own development;
giving promises and not fulfilling them,
ill treating other jeevans and torturing them,
killing any living beings,
spending money unnecessarily as wealth is the resource of Lord,
using spirituality for our own personal development, etc.

(D) Spiritually we must avoid the following:

Imitating  the acharyas;
Vaishnava Aparatha, ie, Blaspheming devotees (ill treating/ accusing);
Treating Krishna and demigods equally.
Thinking that Guru is an ordinary person like us.
Doing sinful acts in the strength of doing devotion and chanting.

(What is ‘SIN’ as per the Scriptures? Definition of Sin & Tips to avoid sins! READ HERE!)

Thus, there are certain acts that should be avoided by all of us.

So, do a good  job/ business and earn the profit given as per your karma;  Spend a part of that profit for the service of Krishna;  Do all the  sadhanas recommended including chanting;  Avoid the prohibited acts mentioned above.  Learn the bonafide scriptures regularly.

This is enough to identify good and bad activities to avoid sins in life AND to make your human birth  meaningful.  This kind of life will elevate you to the Kingdom of Krishna and give you opportunity to eternally serve the Lord there.

(Story of 12 Siravanas that clears the sins just on hearing or reading! READ HERE!)

Author: RAJAN

RAJAN from Tamil Nadu, India, a Life Patron and an Initiated Devotee being in ISKCON for nearly three decades, serves anonymously to avoid Prominence and crowd as an insignificant, Humble and Neutral Servant for all the devotees of Krishna! He promotes Social media forums and this blog-website as e-satsangha (e-forums) blessed with Lakhs of followers, to give Spiritual Solutions for all the Material Problems of the devotees since 2011! He writes friendly and practical tips to practice devotion (i) without hurting the followers of other paths, (ii) without affecting the personal and career life, and (iii) without the blind, superstitious and ritualistic approach! He dedicates all the glories and credits to his Guru and Krishna.

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