9. PRARABDHA KARMA
(Destiny, fate, luck)
are heaps and heaps of lofty mountainful of unripe Sanchit Karmas piled
up amounting to billions and billions of millions i.e. innumerable Sanchit
in balance at the credit of each and every person, earned and accumulated
by him during his past innumerable births since time immemorial. They
do not become ripe to give fruits all at a time in one birth. Only a
very few of them, say about 10,000 Sanchit Karmas out of this whole
tremendous stock become ripe and ready to give fruits during one lifetime.
They are called Prarabdha Karmas (readily destined to give fruits commonly
known as fate, luck, fortune, destiny etc.). Strictly according to these
Prarabdha Karmas a person gets a particular type of body, parents, wife,
children, wealth, caste, creed, race, sex, environment, etc. just appropriate
to enjoy, suffer and exhaust his Prarabdha Karmas destined during his
He cannot leave his present body till he has fully enjoyed, suffered
and exhausted all these Prarabdha Karmas during his present life even
though he is totally bed-ridden or
suffering due to paralysis and other diseases.and desperately craving
for freedom from his crippled body. But as soon as his Prarabdha Karmas
destined to be enjoyed during his present lifetime are fully exhausted,
he immediately becomes free from this body and again gets a new body
to enjoy other new Prarabdha Karmas, say about 20,000 which have become
ripe by that time to give him fruits. Unfortunately, while exhausting
his predestined Prarabdha Karmas during one lifetime, he creates and
accumulates many more new Karmas during the same lifetime which are
again deposited in the stock of his previous Sanchit Karmas and this
situation is repeated in every birth. Thus the vicious cycle goes on
uninterruptedly increasing, instead of decreasing, the total balance
of Sanchit Karmas at the end of each birth. The stock of Sanchit Karmas
is increasing by leaps and bounds as the new accumulation is much more
than the expenditure during each birth and there is no end to this process.
Therefore, the cycle of birth and death goes on indefinitely and there
does not appear to be any hope of chance for liberation of emancipation.
this, Shri Shankaracharya has humbly requested God as under:
JANANAM PUNARAPI MARANAM
PUNARAPI JANANI JATHARE SHAYANAM.
KRUPAYA PARE PAHI MURARE.
births and repeated deaths And repeatedly sleeping in the womb of mother
This ocean of SANSARA is really difficult to cross OH GOD, kindly save
me and help me to cross.