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13-Liberation from Sins
Taken From Varaah Puraan
Here Naarad Muni talks to Yam Raaj -- Naarad asked Yam Raaj about the reason why joy was so elusive to human beings. He also wanted to know about the reasons for man's sorrows.
Yam Raaj replied - "Man's destiny is defined by his own actions. He has to taste the fruits of his actions. He has to taste the fruits of his each and every action. So when a man finds himself amidst sorrows he must realize that he is reaping the fruits of his past actions. If a man commits virtuous deeds then joy is experienced but sinful deeds invite sorrows and miseries. Desires force a man to take countless births.
A man takes birth on the basis of his past Karm. God does not interfere in this matter. So, only foolish people curse God for their miseries. They forget that their sorrows are the fruits of their own Karm. A man can liberate himself from sins by engaging in virtuous deeds and abstaining from sinful deeds. A man should perform his duties with a sense of detachment, because attachment results into the transmigration of the soul.
Created by Sushma Gupta on 5/9/09
Updated on 10/02/13