If everything happens as per our karma, why should we plan, work and advise others?
Two Questions on this matter:
(1) Roshini Dubey asked like this:
Prabhuji almost always we plan our life in a certain way but happens somthing else and when it happens repetitively then we loose our interest in planning future. If everything will happen as per our karma destiny then what is the use of plans and counsellings in material life. Only spiritual life is magical because a hunter also can become a grate devotee as well as a muni in deep meditation also can fall someday. May be you will enlighten me to understand it properly. Hare Krishna.
(2) Another Girl devotee asked like this:
Hare Krishna Prabhuji… i hv a question it wud b nyc if u clr my doubt….Prabhuji generally it is said dat if somethings r meant for u… u vl definately get it… destiny decides wht comes in our lyf….So my que is…if already all things r decided den why v work hard to achievd something… wht is d need of Karma… if something is not made for me den ofcourse i wont get it, irrespectivd of my desire,my hard work n my karma… ryt? If things r already decided then y v cnt b ideal.. y Krsna asks us to perform our Karma??? Plz explain…
If a person is destined to be an idle person and lose his glories, he will remain idle. So, everything is as per our karma.
If you remain idle, but, your karma is to kill a person, then, the karma network will automatically bring a situation in front of you to kill a person.
If you remain idle, but, your karma is to misbehave with a girl, a beautiful girl will come on your way without your efforts.
Thus, though you remain idle, karma network will force you to commit sins.
Therefore, remaining idle is not possible all the time unless a person is paralytic and unable to move.
Situations are made by the karma network to make a person involve in sinful acts or good acts.
You may be sitting idle, but, a person in a miserable condition may come to you and beg for some money. You too may offer him some money thereby involving in good karma.
Since an incident is already fixed to happen, karma network will involve a person to take part in that incident.
Every grain is destined to reach the belly of a particular person. It is destined for it.
Though you remain idle, others will be working. So, others will drag you into their works thereby involving you in karma.
If the happenings in your life in future is made known to you, then, you will remain idle. That is why, the happenings destined to happen in our life have been kept secret.
For example, if you know that you will definitely become a doctor, you will not try for exams. So, karma network keeps that secret. You do not know whether you will become a doctor or Engineer. So, you need to try for a seat in medicine. If your destiny allows it, you will get a seat in medical college. If your destiny is Engineering, you will get a seat in Engineering college.
When we take a new birth, all our activities of our previous births are not remembered by us. So, we do not know our future also. So, we need to work with the anticipation of something in our life.
If a person knows that he has no marriage in life, he will not try for a girl. If that fact is kept hidden, he will be trying for a girl. Hence, our karma is kept secret.
Even if you check your horoscope and try to find out your future, you will get a correct prediction only if you are destined to know it. Your karma account should allow you to know your future predictions. If your karma does not allow you to know your future, you will meet a bogus astrologer and will be diverted in life.
Another fact to remember is that you may be idle now in this birth, but, you would have done so many things in your past life. Therefore, your karma will force you to act so that you face the reactions for your activities of previous births.
Then, why the counselling and advice?
It is to make you confident to face your life. This is the real counselling. Have you ever read in any of my counselling in which I have written that we can violate the karma? I have just written these two points about karma:
(i) By following Krishna Consciousness, we can get our karma get reduced. I already posted a story about Tirukkachchi Nambi, the Guru of Sri Ramanuja. Though he is a pure devotee of Lord, he did not get exemption from karma of getting affected by Sade Sati, ie, seven and a half years Satturn period. Lord Himself refused to give him clean chit from Sade Sati because Krishna did not like to interfere in His own karma network. Instead, the Lord reduced the 7 and a half years as 7 and a half days for His dear devotee. Thus, the Lord gave just a token punishment that can be bearable for His devotees.
(ii) By following Krishna Consciousness, we will get enormous strength to face the reactions of karma. When others are very much struggling to face the reactions of their karma, we will cross the reactions of karma with the strength coming from inside because of the presence of Krishna Consciousness in which we are fully dependant on Krishna.
Krishna ALMOST do not stop the reactions of our karma completely. He gives some relaxations in the reactions and the ability to bear the reactions for us to face those reactions.
Remember, Karma network is a department in Krishna’s administration. So, it is more powerful than you. So, it will overpower you and make you perform.
So, get the advice of qualified persons and act accordingly. That arrangement of GETTING THE ADVICE itself is because of your good karma that said that you will be corrected by a good person and then all your prosperity in life will start.
If a suffering person is destined to get the advice of a good guy, it is also the arrangement of Krishna because Krishna does not come in person and He guides you through some persons only.
Even the lakhs of followers of our media are also so fortunate and directed by Krishna here to get some good encouraging practical tips to balance devotion and every day life through this media. Krishna also made this poor man (me) fortunate by giving required inputs and facilities whenever I require to guide all of you. This is true.
I never thought of starting websites. I was just writing something daily from my heart in my social media. Only because of the mercy of Krishna, I get plenty of new contents in new dimensions to suggest for the problems of every devotee. I am 100% sure that I am not that much qualified at present compared to great acharyas. But, the special skill of understanding the problems of others as it is and guiding them in a soothing manner is the blessing gifted by Krishna. Krishna utilizes every devotee in His service in a particular way based on the skills he has. Krishna never makes His devotees inactive because Krishna never advised us to be inactive thinking of karma. He forces us through karma network.
Hope you are clear.