Is karma the Cause for the sufferings of a new Born Child? How?

Is karma the Cause for the sufferings of a new Born Child? How?

A devotee (a mother)  had written like this:

“Hare Krishna.. Dont disclose my name. I have been continuosly reading your page. I am in a tough situation of my life. Please give your blessings to my 6 months old baby boy.. Right from birth he is suffering.. He was in  ICU till 2 months.. Underwent a surgery.. Not feeding through mouth.. Am giving milk in a tube placed in his stomach.. He had severe reflux for which surgery was done… He has weak wind pipe.. Coz of which he coughs a lot and get frequent colds.. Doctors say he will outgrow it as he grows mostly by age 1 year.. He is suffering every minute.. As per karma , everybody has to face it.. But does this apply to newborn also??  As soon as he entered this earth he started suffering.. When will this end? Is it because of his karma or our ( parents ) karma??  Please give your blessings and prayers for him..  Thank you…”


Yes.  No doubt, it is the karmic effects.  It is both your (Parents’) karma as well as the child’s karma.  Either you or your husband or both would have disturbed any child in your previous birth that might have caused any inability to that child.  And, your baby too would have disturbed any child in its previous birth.  So, it has taken birth in your family.  Because of this arrangement, both you both and your child face the reactions of karma.  If the karma of that child was different, it would have taken birth for any other parents.  As its karma matches yours, it has taken birth in your family.  In Krishna’s creations, all are perfectly networked.  So, we have to patiently bear it and cross it.  That is why, the elders and scriptures advise us not to hurt anyone even in dreams.  Of course, both you and your child may not be disturbing anyone in this birth.  But, who knows about your past births and your activities then, except Krishna? So, we are facing such situations right from the birth.


However, don’t worry, there is a remedy for everything.  Our karma effects will come down drastically, when we promise to Krishna that we will not willingly involve in any sinful acts that may affect others.  From the moment you beg the pardon to Krishna for your karma in previous births, Krishna starts to cleanse you.   So, your problems will come down stage by stage.

If you like to come out of these karmic effects do the following  without fail:

(1) Promise to Krishna that you will never disturb any living being willingly and beg His pardon wholeheartedly.

(If One involves in illicit relations as per karma, why it adds karma again? READ HERE!)

(2) Start chanting Hare Krishna atleast 16 rounds every day. Chanting will take you to transcendental platform and all your karmic effects will start to come down.

(3) You and your husband must accept a guru who come in a bonafied sampradhaya. He will mercifully cleanse you from all your karma. After that , be sincere to the guru’s instructions.  When you accept a guru, that is your new birth and all your past karma had been mercifully borne by guru.  This is an important thing you have to do.

(Srila Prabhupada said in Bhagavad Gita As It Is Purport for (Ch-5, Text -16) like this:  “A spiritual master can drive away all nescience, as the sun drives away darkness.  So surrender to a spiritual master)

(4) After initiation to guru, follow all the rituals meant for initiated devotees that will be instructed by your temple authorities or guru himself.

(How Krishna records the karma of more than 800 crores of people? READ HERE!)

(5) Also, continue the treatment as Krishna has advised us to perform our duties without fail.

This is the best and only way available for you.  If you do so, you will have a new pure life with a new name (as a servant of Krishna and His devotees)  and your problems will start to come down stage by stage.

Let me pray for your child and I request all the devotees of our page to pray to Krishna for this child who is suffering with  its karma.  The group prayers of good souls will reach Krishna and that child and its parents will get relieved from this serious pains to much extent.

Let Krishna bless you and your child.  Hare Krishna.


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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