Is it good idea to stop working to avoid new karma?

Is it good idea to stop working to avoid new karma?

A girl devotee (Name hidden) 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, irrespective 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???


It is impossible to stop working to avoid new karma.

Though you prefer not to involve in activities, the karma network will force you to work.

Karma is very powerful than our mind that makes decisions.


Therefore, we will definitely decide as per the silent and powerful directions of our karma.

Even a leaf moves because of destiny.  Even a grain of rice or wheat comes to us destined so.

If you remain without doing any work, someone will come to you and make you work and you too will work unable to refuse that.

When I was working in a popular nationwide company, I had convinced myself that I should settle with that company that paid good pay and honours.

But, because of the internal politics between the managers, we, the newly joined executives were severely affected. When our boss was on long leave for 2 months, we were told by the rival manager that the company is not willing to retain the newly joined executives.

(Body or Soul – Which feels the Pains of Karma, birth and death? READ HERE!)

This was a lie that we did not know that the rival manager is spreading this fake news to make us leavev the company and make the hands of our boss weak.

Believing his words, and getting fed up with the trends in the company,  we (about 8 newly jined executives) decided to leave that company.

Here, my karma played its trick.  It made me think “Why should we work for others and face such nasty politics?  Why can’t we start our own?”

As per my horoscope, I should never run own business.  Since I had not learnt astrology at that time, then, I started a new company and fell in severe loan and lost my good sleep.

Pressures were increasing beyond the tolerance. By that time, I had come into the contact of ISKCON devotees and hence, my approaches changed in dealing with the situations.  I had stopped praying for anything to the Lord and was following all the recommendations of devotional practices.

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

Seeing my consistant services and patience, Krishna entered into action and sent the big customers and supporters with whose support, I cleared all my heavy loans within 2+ years.

Thus, though I had decided to settle in my company as an executive, my karma of “suffering with loans” forced me to leave that company and start my own.

In case, I had not believed the lies of that rival manager, I would have worked there itself earning a big purse.  It was my karma that used that manager to divert us and made me to believe the lies of that rival manager.

However, we can stop being affected by such karmic reactions as I did by following Krishna Conscious practices seriously and developing detachment with money and other material belongings.  Now, Krishna has taken my desires on money making.  I am like a machine or doll now.

This is my reply for you and all about karma’s power and the outpowering capacity of Krishna who is the only person who can suspend  our karma.

(Why should we do prayers to cure diseases if karma is unchangeable? READ HERE!)

This example proves that though you do not like, karma will force its effects upon you.

If you totally desert your desires, you can escape from the pressures of karma.  For example, if I had not decided to become an owner of a company, I would have escaped from the loans.  But, my karma made me desire for that.  So, I faced those reactions.

Now, I have no desires for me. So, I do not face major issues in life except the usual pains of body.

No pains for my mind and soul.


Stop desires;  Karma has no business with you.

Hope you are now clear about stop working to avoid new karma.

(If everything happens as per our karma, why should we plan, work and advise others? 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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