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Re: karma

From: Krishna Kalale (
Date: Fri Jan 02 1998 - 09:51:52 PST

At 07:20 PM 12/31/97 -0800, R Dhindhwal wrote:
>In one of the messages i received, it said, "When one abandons
>prescribed karmas casually and does not care. . ."
In  visistadvaita, prescribed karmas to those of appropriate varnas, cannot
be abandoned without incurring sin. If some varnas do not have prescribed
karmas "normal social service type karmas" serve as prescribed karmas for
them.  I dont know the origin of the original message. but this is the
bottom line.

>In the process of devotional service, bhakti, there is no karma because
>devotional service is not on any material platform, the three modes of
>material nature-- mode of goodness, mode of passion, and mode of
>ignorance.  Pious activites are karmic, but a Bhakta must be sinless.
>The perscribed duties are there, and should be executed, but if done
>with pure devotion to the Lord, these activites are not karmic.
>Please explain to me any inconsistancies.
>Your servant,