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    Examples on Karma

        There is a person living in Santhigiri Ashram in Pothencode, Trivandrum, Kerala State, South India. He met Navajyothisri Karunakara Guru around September 1998. He had been applying for many jobs in so many different parts, though he had no luck in finding an employment, despite the fact that he was making great efforts in getting a job. He talked to Navajyothisri Karunakara Guru and by seeing the faults in his soul, the spiritual master was aware of a lack of baghyam -good luck stored within the soul, that is acquired by performing good deeds- so he was advised to stay in the Ashram for some time, in order to perform some good karma -positive actions- so that his soul could attain more baghyam, and in this way, by following these instructions, the problem would be solved. Only by performing good deeds, you can attain baghyam. This good luck is stored in your soul and the effects are felt in a certain period of your existence. This precise moment is determined by the Almighty. This is the reason why you see some people who have great luck. They are born in wealthy families. Whenever they start a business, sooner or later the company turns out to be a success. Also some people have the baghyam to find a real spiritual master, a Guru. This is

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    the greatest luck a person could have in its life, because by following the Guru's advises, having a strong faith and devotion in him, can lead the spiritual seeker to spiritual liberation.

        A person arrived at Santhigiri Ashram searching advise from Navajyothisri Karunakara Guru. This fellow had a problem with his health. He developed asthma at an adult age, so he questioned Guru on what to do to overcome this problem. Guru looked into his soul and he saw that in the past, this person had encaged a small mouse into a crystal jar and watched it until the poor animal suffocated completely. This fellow remembered this incident that had happened long time back and explained to Guru in detail. Hence this person developed an asthmatic condition as an effect of his previous wrongful action.

        There is another case of a woman that could not get pregnant, so she questioned Guru on what to do in order to solve her problem. Guru looked into her soul and realized that in a previous birth, she had brutally killed a cow, so the effect of this wrongful action was felt in this life, being the infertility of this woman.

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