Celibacy/Abstinence/God & Karma

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Namaste!
Hope you are keeping fine...
1.GOD decides the future,is it not?
 Then,why Lord Krishna in Bhagwat Geeta says that one gets fruits according to his karma?
Does it not mean that people are the creator of their own destiny?

2.Sometimes i will to have to keep myself awake late night for studies,what effect this may have on practice of brahmacharya?
going through some of the answers,i got to know its not good,but if one is sincere,then?


-Thank You for your efforts in helping the struggling souls reach GOD!!!

Answer
1. Yes.

2. Karma always brings fruits - Positive or negative. What is karma? It is the consequence of an action performed under doership. To whom does karma apply? It applies to the Ego. Hence as long as one performs actions assuming he is the doer, one has to face the resultant fruits.

When there is no doership, there is no karma accrued from the action. Such a person is neutral and a complete extension of the Almighty. The actions of such a man are the actions of God.

In all other cases, as long as one assumes doership while performing an action, one accrues karma through that action, positive or negative. Thus one gets fruits in concurrence with his/her karma under doership.

So as long as the Ego exists, it appears as though one creates his destiny, for destiny concerns the Ego and not the Atman (self). From where is the power to live and perform that action coming from? It is coming from the Supreme who has already charted out the course of life events necessary for the 'Jiva' to overcome its ignorance. Life is a series of events designed by the Almighty for the Jiva to achieve this objective.

Therefore it may be said that God decides the future and is the doer, though it appears as though man is the doer.

As long as the Ego is alive, one gets fruits as per his (Ego's) karma, for the Ego assumed doership while performing the action. Since the Ego remains alive till irreversible self-realization, one has to perform actions within the realm of Dharma.

3. Avoid late night studies and instead wake up that many hours earlier. The study duration will remain the same while the benefits multiply.

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Questions concerning the practice of 'Brahmacharya' to know the self, & the means required are dealt with here.

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The term 'Yoga' is a derivative of the Samskruth verb 'Yuj' which refers to union. 'Yoga', also called 'Brahma vidy‚' is the eternal dissolution of the individual 'Aham' (Ego) into the Atman (self) for 'Mukti' (liberation). Mere indulgence in '¬sana' or physical postures is not Yoga. ¬sana is only one limb or 'Anga' of Yoga. The eight limbs viz. Yama, Niyama, ¬sana, Pr‚n‚y‚ma, Praty‚h‚ra, Dh‚rana, Dhy‚na and Sam‚dhi are the means to Yoga. Brahmacharya or spiritually based continence is one of the important components of 'Yama'. 'Brahmacharya':- "Brahmani charyathey ithi" - "To surrender one's Ego and go with the will of the Almighty."

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