Can God forgive our Sinful Deeds
Published on May 12, 2017
Can God Dissolve Karma and Destroy Sins?
The general consensus amongst saints and rishis is that God cannot forgive our sins. All of them believe that we have to bear the hardships in life which are due to consequences of sins we have either done in the previous lives or the current life. They believe that is the only way to expend the bad karma. They believe that कर्म तो भोगने से ही कट सकता है। (karm to bhogne se hi kat sakta hai).
Guru Bhraspati's views on Karma
In Shrimad Devi Bhagwad (published by Gita Press Gorakhpur) Even Guru Bharaspati says to the Gods that the bad deeds done in the past and previous lives have to be exhausted by bearing the ill effects in the current life.
Guru Shukracharya's views on Karma
Like wise in the same Puran, the Guru of Raakshas (demons) i.e. Guru Shukracharya says to the demons that you will have to exhaust the bad deeds by bearing them in your current life. They can't be forgiven.
This is however completely opposite to what is mentioned in the Holy Vedas which says that God can forgive sins. This shows that even the Gurudev of Gods and demons did not have the complete knowledge.
What is the truth
Yajur Ved clearly describes that God can forgive your sins.
Yajurved Adhyay 8 Mantra 13
Yajurved Adhyay 8 Mantra 13 says numerous times that God can forgive sins, even the most heinous sins can be forgiven by God.
Kabir Sahib says:
कबीर,जबही सत्यनाम हृदय धरयो,भयो पापको नास।
मानौं चिनगी अग्निकी, परी पुराने घास।।
The True Name (satnaam) of God can destroy sins like fire destoys dry grass.
Q.1 Does God forgive the worst sins?
Yes, The Yajurveda Chapter 8 Verse 13 mentions that God has the power to forgive sins, while some Puranic texts, citing figures like Guru Bhraspati and Guru Shukracharya, suggest that individuals must endure the consequences of their actions.
Q.2 What role does a True Guru play in the forgiveness of sins?
According to our spiritual texts, a True Guru (Satguru) who imparts the True Name (Satnaam) of God can aid in the eradication of past sins by guiding individuals in the correct and genuine worship as outlined in the sacred scriptures.
Q. 3 Can sins be destroyed by invoking the True Name of God?
Yes, our Holy scriptures emphasizes the potency of the True Name of God in eliminating sins. The way fire consumes dry grass, similarly the True Name (Mantra) has the power to obliterate even grave sins.
Q.4 What contrasts exist between the views of Guru Bhraspati, Guru Shukracharya, and the Yajurveda regarding karma and sins?
Guru Bhraspati and Guru Shukracharya, in Puranic (ancient) texts, assert the idea that individuals must endure the repercussions of their actions to expiate their karma, whereas the Yajurveda claims that God holds the capacity to forgive even the most grievous sins.
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