Hello and welcome to episode 134 of The Ask Sri Vishwanath Show. Today I want to talk about reversing big mistakes in your life with Krishna’s help.
Today’s question comes from Laura and she says “I have committed serious sins in my life and I have no hope. I am feeling really dejected. Is there a way for me?”
Thanks for the question Laura. Please don’t despair. There is always a way. Vedanta says, and I want you to write this down, that thinking about sin is the greatest sin. So basically there is no sin in action because your consciousness cannot sin. It’s a guilt that comes from action and inaction and that is dealt with by the law of karma.
These are the seven qualities of the consciousness. It is a mystery, we cannot see it but it is there always. It is the most purifying thing in the world. Everything it come in contact with turns to gold. When we connect with the consciousness we form the gold image. It is always pure, it can never lust or sin or experience hatred. The consciousness cannot discriminate between a sinner and a saint. It does not work like that. The law of karma will discriminate but not the consciousness.
So don’t worry about your consciousness treating you differently. Your consciousness, which is the most important thing will remain unchanged. The law of karma is based on the events happening in the world but the consciousness remains detached from all events. Even if you have committed the greatest offence in the world in one second, in the next second you can still get back to the consciousness. That is spiritual law.
The consciousness is righteous and it is imperishable. It cannot be destroyed. Krishna says “him the weapons cannot cut, fire cannot burn, water cannot wet, wind cannot dry. The self cannot be cut, dried, burned or wetted…Eternal, all pervasive, stable, immovable, everlasting the Self Reigns.” No matter what happens the consciousness will always be there so you don’t have to worry.
The minute you destroy this thinking you will come back to the shore and find you have an abundance of sattvic gunas from which you can manifest the right karma.
I want to share a very powerful story with you. Ajamila was a very devout person who studied Vedanta and all the other great works. He married and had two children and life was going great for him.
The first half of his life was good and happy. The second half however, was horrible. Out of ignorance he actually did one good thing. He named one of his children Narayana. Narayana was also one of Krishna’s names. When he was old and on his death bed he called out his son’s name “Narayana…Narayana come to me.” Narayana was his last utterance before he died.
It is said that Krishna himself send his messengers to receive his soul even though he had committed various sins throughout his life. In the end he did one right thing, one very important thing. He called Krishna. He asked Krishna to come to him, and he did.
Scripture says “in the end who so ever departs, giving up the body and remembering me only, Krishna, reaches me. Remembering whatever being, one gives up the body. That very being one attains to ever conforming to the being.”
That means that if your very last thought is dedicated to God you will reach him and not be born again. If your last thought is something else, that thought will enter your consciousness and go with you to the next life. Like air carries a scent your consciousness carries your final thought to another container, another body.
I’m telling you this so you will know that all is not lost. All is never ever lost. There is always a chance and always a way. You can live the most stupid life as long as before the end you have the courage to accept God into your heart and let your last thought be of him.
Ajamila did not live a very good life but that one word in the end brought forward all his sattvic gunas from previous lifetimes. He really meant this word. He believed with all his heart that he was actually calling Krishna as well as his son. All his mistakes were reversed and Krishna came for him.
So never ever feel bad about things you’ve done. It’s done and that’s it. It’s over. What’s important is that you go back to the shore because your consciousness will never judge you. Just remember to always keep God on your mind.
I hope I answered your question. Remember you keep asking questions and I’ll keep answering them.