If One involves in illicit relations as per karma, why it is sinful?
A woman devotee (Name hidden) asked like this:
“Hari Krishna prabhu ji, i have a doubt that keep on playing in my mind. The question was if someone having physical / intimate relationship with someone else, its a sin but its that connected with the past time life karma. Why we called it “sin” if its connected with past time life karma? Thank you for your time and if you post this on wall, don’t show my name.”
You say that we perform illicit relations as per karma. If we take everything as the act of karma, we can say the following:
(1) I have not willingly killed my wife. It is my past karma to kill her and it is her karma to be killed by me. So, it is not a sinful act.
(2) I did not cheat the investors willingly. As per their karma, they were cheated by me. As per my karma, I have cheated them. So, it is not a sinful act.
(3) I spoiled the purity of that girl because my karma was like that as I was spoiled by a boy in my past birth as a girl. She was spoiled by me because, she spoiled the girls in her past birth as a boy. So, it is not a sinful act.
(HOW KRISHNA CLEARS OUR KARMA? KNOW HERE!)
Thus, we can remain relieved by giving karma as a justification to show that we are not guilty for our sins, but, only our karma.
That is why, the most intelligent Krishna has given us birth along with some limited freedom (free will) to control the inducements of our karma in the case of bad activities.
We have conveniently forgotten the LIMITED FREEDOM (FREE WILL) GIVEN BY KRISHNA TO CHOOSE OUR NEXT ACTION.
Remember, new karma, ie, new bad activities are initiated in this birth because of misusing our free will. Only the previously fixed reactions happen as per our karma. So, we commit sins because of both the previous karma and not using free will to avoid them.
(KARMA & SUICIDE: If karma decides suicide, why the person is punished with a ghost body? KNOW HERE!)
Free will can be used to avoid committing sins. Krishna will be happy about it. There are more efforts like detaching from materials, only for avoiding the punishments received by us for our past karma. Avoiding new bad karma is instantly approved and we are helped if we like to avoid bad karma.
Again I say, Only the punishments we receive due to our past karma can not be avoided. But, the punishments we give to others can be avoided using free will.
We are again punished in the next birth for our present actions like our illicit relations as per karma. Why?
Because, WE DID NOT USE THE LIMITED FREEDOM (FREE WILL) GIVEN BY KRISHNA TO CHOOSE OUR NEXT ACTION.
(HOW TO AVOID KARMA WHILE WORKING! 10 PRACTICAL EXAMPLES CAN BE READ HERE!)
Krishna has given us freedom also, to stop further sinning. Yes. Though our karma induces us to do a sinful act, we can say NO and abstain from doing that sin.
We can not avoid facing problems given by the Karma Network. But, we can avoid doing further sinful acts using the LIMITED FREEDOM GIVEN BY KRISHNA TO CHOOSE OUR NEXT ACTION.
Let me take myself as an example. Even in this Website service, I am involving only the legal way of earning through ads, Astro services and Voluntary contributions without pressurizing anyone and saying NO to the requests from some people to promote their products that are not suitable for our audience who trust this site as safe and authentic.
(What if avoiding Illicit Relations is difficult in advanced countries? READ HERE!)
So, many business people have failed to divert me. But, when my mind asks me what to reply to these people, I have said NO to them and in fact, stopped dealing with them further. Because, I like to use the freedom given by Krishna NOT TO INVOLVE IN FURTHER SINNING IN THIS BIRTH. So, No person could divert me to any illegal or immoral way of business. So, I am sleeping peacefully at nights without any guilt.
So, the secret we have learnt today is:
“You can’t avoid clearing your past karma by facing negatives. But, you can avoid adding new karma by avoiding wrong acts using the freedom of choice of actions (free will) given by Krishna.”
Keep this secret in mind. You can now realize why we should not involve in further sinning considering illicit relations as per karma.
(How to know that our karma is coming down and we are purified? KNOW HERE!)