It is said that through Akram Gyan, one realizes one’s true Self and understands how the world runs and who is the doer. According to Akram Vigyan, it is the wrong belief that “I am the doer” which binds karma. Once the right belief is establishes in oneself, the charging (binding) of new Karma is stopped. One still need to withstand the good or bad discharge (resultant) karma. With this knowledge, when old good or bad discharge Karma comes into effect, one can remain in Gyan and let it ripen and go.
This is in line with Bhagwad Gita in which Shri Krishna talks about being sthit-pragya.
कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन। मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते संगोऽस्त्वकर्मणि॥
“On action alone be thy interest, Never on its fruits.
Let not the fruits of action be thy motive, Nor be thy attachment to inaction.”
Here is one question-answer session by Dadashri.
Q: How does one bind karma?
A: Karma are bound by the subtle belief of doer ship in any action.
Q: What is called doership bhava?
A: Someone else does the karma and one believes that “ I am doing it” is called doership-karta bhava.
Q: Why does the doership – karta bhava originates?
A: Due to ego – ahamkara.
Q: What is called Ego?
A: Where he is not, he believes that “I am that”, that is ego. Erroneous identification of the Self is ego. The one who believes that “I am Chandulal” is ego. He identifies with wrong beliefs such as name, I am this body, I am someone’s husband. In reality, he himself is Pure Soul.
====Types of Karma====
Akram vignan explains that there are two types of Karma. Charge (Causal) karma and discharge (Effect) karma. Charge karma are those karma which were bound in the ignorance of doership. That, which was charged in past life is being discharged in this life. According to Akram Vigyan, neither you nor God is the doer of any karma. Any event is the result of Scientific circumstantial evidence (or Vyavasthit shakti). An individual is just one of the evidences (instrument or one of the doers), along with many other known and unknown evidences (forces) working to give final result of any Karma. To claim that one is whole and sole responsible for result is ignorance and it binds good or bad Karma-fal (resultant karma).
Charging and discharging is happening all the time. When one does any karma, the subtle inner intention or belief charges karma. The intention of giving happiness to others binds good karma and the intention of hurting others binds bad karma. It is only through intent and not through action that karmas are bound. The external actions may be good or bad. That does not bind karma. What causes bondage of karma is the inner intent. The external acts are all effects (discharge of past bound karma). All gross actions are discharge karma. All subtle intent and belief are charge karma.
The charged Karma is discharged naturally and involuntarily. Due to ignorance, while experiencing the karmas, one creates raga-dwesha and likes-dislikes. That creates new seeds for karma, which matures in next life and has to be endured. Gnani prevents from creating new seeds of karmas. When the awareness of “I am not the doer” is firmly established in one’s conviction, new karmas will stop from binding, new causes will not be created. The old karma will discharge. It is the essence of all the scriptures. When complete exhaustion of all the karmas happens, it leads to the final attainment of Moksha.
==Spiritual Quotes by Dadashri==
All the religions of the world are correct by their viewpoint. The religion which investigates, ‘Who am I?’ and ‘Who is the doer?’ is the final religion. This is the absolute religion. Absolute religion imparts liberation.
God is in every creature whether visible or invisible.
‘I’ and ‘My’ are always separate. There is not a single characteristic of ‘I’ in ‘My’, and ‘My’ in ‘’I’. ‘My’ can only be understood exactly once ‘I’ is realized. The slightest element of ‘My’ is an illusion.
Nature is not some entity. Nature means coming together of circumstances. The effort of circumstances coming together is nature and the circumstances came together is ‘vyavasthit’ (Scientific circumstantial evidences).
New karmas are not created as long as one remains the Knower and Observer of the karma that is unfolding. But if one becomes involved (“I am the doer, I am the sufferer.”), then he will bind new karma. It is only after you attain Self-realization, that you cease to bind new karmas.
Knowing ‘Who am I?’ results in loss of ego. Otherwise it is not possible.
The mind, speech, and body are effective, so the effect that one experiences, he believes as ‘this effect is mine’. This creates attachment-abhorrence and thus creates a karmic cause. But if one knows that the effect is ‘not mine’, then he will not have any attachment or abhorrence and consequently will not create karmic causes.
When will the Soul be realized? As long as the wrong understanding of, ‘I am the doer, ’There are things I can do’, exists in this world; until such ignorance is removed, one will neither realize Soul nor will he find any information on the Soul.
“To know “who I am and who I am not” is called Absolute knowledge (Jnana).”
The belief of ‘I am the doer’ is an illusory effect; it is not a factual result. The fact is that the Self is not the doer at all.
The Fault is of the sufferer.
Whatever has happened is justice .
The world is the puzzle itself. There are two viewpoints to solve this puzzle. One relative view point and one real view point. By relative point of view, you are ‘Chandulal’ and by real point of view, you are ”Shuddhatma”.
Once the wrong belief that ‘I am the doer’ is destroyed and the nature of the real doer is known, all our puzzles are solved.
The phrase ‘adjust everywhere’ will take your worldly life to the top. One has not gone to moksha (Ultimate Liberation) without going to the top in the worldly interactions. Worldly interactions will not let go of you, what would you do if it keeps entangling you? Hence settle the worldly interactions as soon as possible.
==Books on Akram Vigyan ==
(1) Who Am I : This book introduces the basic teaching of Gnani Purush Dadashri. It is the foundation of the entry into the world of Self-realization. By asking this simple question and providing the exact answer Dadashri unfolds to the world the direct approach to the Self called Akram Vignan.
(2) Ultimate Knowledge : This book shares experience of a 16 year youth about Atman Gnan.
(3) Generation Gap : This book discusses about how to overcome the generation gap in the west? How to raise children? What are the duties of parents & child.
(4) The Essence of all Religion : It discusses the essence of all religions in Nine Sentences (Namokar Mantra) with Scientific understanding.
(5) Adjust Everywhere : This book shares a simple key to solve day to day problems in life.
(6) Worries : It dissects the nature of worry and shows the way to be free from worry forever.
(7) Avoid Clashes : Just these two words, followed to the hilt can liberate oneself. The book uses simple real life examples to make one understand this.
(8) The Fault is of the sufferer: It discusses about who is at real fault in any worldly issue. Excepts: “We are bound by our mistakes. Once these mistakes are eliminated, we are free.”
(9) Whatever has happened is justice: This book elaborates that there is no injustice in this world even for a moment. Everything is just.
(10) The Flawless Vision: The central theme of this book is “There is no one at fault in this world”. It gives a new vision to see the world as flawless.
(11) Freedom Through Apology & Repentace (Pratikramana): The book discusses about ”Pratikraman”. The book notes that it has such an impact that if one does ”pratikraman” towards someone whether person is present or not, for one hour, it can bring about profound changes within that person. The book concludes that ”Pratikraman” is the greatest weapon for peace and bliss.
(12) The Science of Karma: This book discusses about theory of Karma. The excerpts are: The intention of giving happiness to others binds good karma and the intention of hurting others, will bind bad karmas. It is only through inner intent and not through action that karmas are bound. The external acts are all effects.
(13) Non-violence (Ahimsa): This book discusses about the spiritual power of non-violence. It notes that non-violence requires oneself to maintain the awareness of not hurting any living being, even to the slightest degree, through one’s mind, speech and actions.
(14) Pure Love: This book gives definition of Love. According to the book, pure love is constant and unconditional. It neither increases nor decreases. It is this love that sees the world as flawless. This love makes you experience the Lord in human form. There is no real love in the external world. What the world calls love is nothing but infatuation and attraction. Real love resides within and near the one who has known the Self in all its splendor and glory.
(15) Celibacy (Brahmacharya) with right understanding: This book discusses Celibacy and all its overt and subtle aspects and benefits. The world, which is immersed in the illusion of false enjoyment of sex is awakened to the reality of the poison that it truly is. It explains what is the right approach to bliss and how to attain it.
(16) Death: Everybody fears death. Death leaves no one. No one knows what happens before birth and after death. The book discusses about all the secrets of death exactly as they are.
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