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Govinda – 9

Posted by on September 19, 2015

Ok. Now please tell me how should one get converted, as in the case of the mlechhas, to the sanathana dharma.
Shivahari laughed heartily, hearing this question. And answered, I see where the question comes from; you had seen those foreigners being “converted” to sanathana dharama, Hinduism by those pundits. But, those kind of conversion does not exist. Though, there may be some prayaschitta karma for the one who has given up the karma and wants to take it up again. It is on the same for the foreigners. This I’m not saying, because they cannot be converted, but, there is no need for that. The moment one accepts the sanathana dharma he is a sanatha dharmi. Dharmi means one that has the dharma. Now here too it is the same. If we accept it as sanathana dharma and also accept to get converted to it, it is an oxy-moror. Sanathana dharma means that which ever exists.
Then, why those rituals of conversion are performed?
It may be for many reasons. 1. It maybe, to make a quick money. 2. It maybe, to remove the psychological conditioning.
To remove psychological conditioning through karma?
It is like this, some people cannot be satisfied without some karma. Though, the process maybe simple, some want an elaborate and more complicated process. This is why, when I said, the karma (sin) you earn through the performance of the Vedic rituals for others can be removed by chanting the name of god. But, this simple means does not satisfy some, so, we have to say, go to the temple on top of the mountain, barefoot, walk to that temple far-off etc.
Can they get the karma performed for them ?
Karmas, like yagna etc are accepted to be purifiers of the heart and to bring punya or remove the papa. Therefore, they can get the karma done through others on their behalf.
Karma you earn and karma you perform?
Yes, both the cause and effect are referred to by the same name. i.e., karma is the process through which you attain the karma, which is the effect of the process, viz., punya or papa – virtue or sin.

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