I write to
you candidly, for I have chosen you to be my noble guide. Please forgive me and help me.
You are certainly responsible for the action. God never forgives. Action brings on its
own fruits. Through Prayaschitta or expiatory rites you can destroy the evil effects of a bad
action. You actually suffer in Prayaschitta. Hence the evil effects are washed off. The evil
Karma will not follow you to the next birth. Sincere repentance, Japa, fasting and charity can
destroy the evil effects of bad Karma. In repentance you actually suffer. This serves to wash off
the evil effects of the bad action. Repentance must be done with a contrite heart. You must not
repeat the evil action again.
From "May I answer that
" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963). More Informations on Swami Sivananda
: on the Website of Divine Life Society
, Photographs of Swami Sivananda
, German Pages on Swami Sivananda