No one can deny the past lives or the effect of the Karmas of the past lives. These have an effect in this life too. One sure has to suffer the consequences of the of past lives. Without negating the effect Karmas one cannot achieve success in either the material field or the spiritual field. Through Shapodhaar Diksha one can neutralise those Karmas and one can achieve the success that is not possible even by hard labour.
Life is not just not the journey from birth to death. We have not seen what Time is and we have never thought about time. Time is a continuous flow which has no beginning or end. We have taken birth so many times and died as many times.
It is our ignorance that we think that life is just the span from birth to death. Socially this might well be life but according to the scriptures this is just a part of life. Even before this we have taken birth many times and we died and in the future too we shall be born many times. This is the way of Nature.
The Lord is very kind to us because we are not able to remember the past lives. He has done this so that we are not affected by the relations, feelings and thoughts of past lives. If we do then the present life could become full of turmoil. Just imagine what would happen if a person remembered that he was born in a certain city in the past life and a certain person had killed him for his property. Then he would certainly feel compelled to take revenge in the present life and his life would become unpeaceful. He will not be able to sit peacefully till he has taken the revenge.
The past lives cannot be denied and neither can one deny the actions of the past lives. These actions do have an effect on the present life. In the past lives one might have committed sins and one surely has to suffer the consequences of the past sins in the present life. Without absolving these sins one cannot be successful in any sphere of life be it spiritual or material. And the only and most effective way of absolving these sins is Shaapodhaar Diksha or Diksha for negating the effects of bad Karmas.
Through this Diksha slowly all past bad Karmas become neutralised and one gains all that in life that cannot be normally had even after years of labour.
In the Brahmavarchasva Shishyaabhishek Sadhana Camp held in Delhi in 1999 revered Gurudev gave Shaapodhaar Diksha and told about the importance of this Diksha. Hundreds of disciples realised its significance and obtained it. They realised that it is useless to try other Sadhanas till this Diksha is not had.
According to the ancient texts with the help of Tantra a person can peer into his past lives and he can well see whether his actions in the past life were good or bad. He can well realise the mistakes that he committed in the past lives due to which he has to suffer in the present. He can also see the past good actions that are now fetching him rich rewards in the present life.
If there are fights and quarrels in the present life then the reason for these could be found in the past lives. One can look back and see why one has so many differences in the present life. For example if one has illicit relations with a woman then it means that sure enough one had some attachment to her in the past life too.
Many times a person feels very angry at God and one doubts his sense of justice. A person spends all his life in a good manner, giving charity, serving the Guru, worshipping God and still he has to spend a life full of poverty and misery. On the other hand there might be a person who is cunning, cheat and a murderer yet he is respected in the society and is rich and prosperous. When one comes across such instances in life one is forced to doubt the justice of God.
But nothing can be gained by getting angry at God. The answers to all such anomalies can be had from the past lives. By looking into the past and at one's actions in those lives one can know why one has differences with one's spouse, why one's son died at such a young age, why one is not able to become prosperous even after working so hard or why one has to suffer so much pain and misery. Till one does not see the past life one remains unaware of the real cause of all one's troubles.
The chain of all past lives and the law of Karma is very complex. But these form the basis of the next life. When a child is born he is not born alone. Along with him he carries the fruit of all past Karmas. As the child grows the past Karmas start to have a definite effect on his life.
Everything is not possible through hard efforts or labour. If this was so then a labour toiling all day would be very rich. But this is not so. He is hardly able to make two ends meet.
Why is this so that your friend is able to attain to success with the slightest effort while you are not able to make it big in life even after trying all so hard? Why do you have to face so many obstacles in life while other people do not seem to face any difficulties?
Ordinarily a person starts to blame his fate and he starts to disbelieve in God when he faces problems in life.
But the truth is that if there is sorrow there is cause for it too. And the cause for sorrows are the past lives bad Karmas.
The fact is that the result of many Karmas of the past lives is carried forward to the present life. All problems, pain, diseases, failures can be attributed to past life sins. Or one might even have to suffer due to the curse of some soul. Till one is absolved of the negative effect one cannot progress in life.
In the past life one might have intentionally or unknowingly harmed some living being, or one might have misbehaved with someone. Then the curse of that individual sure pursues one even in the next life. And when the opportune moment comes the negative effect accumulates and forces one to taste failure, pain and sorrows in life. This is law of Nature.
Actually one's own actions and sins are the cause of our failure. Because we are unaware of the past lives hence we shove the blame on to God and fate. We ourselves are to blame. Not just a common man even an Avatar has to suffer the consequences of his actions. In the Purans an incident has been narrated. Once Sita was playing with her friends in a garden and suddenly her attention was caught by a pair of parrots.
The two birds were playing in a tree. Sita was captivated by their beauty. She asked her friends to get the pair for her. The friends caught the male but failed to get the female. The male was put in a cage. The female was pregnant and she missed her mate very much. She was so pained by the separation that she gave up her life. As she died she cursed Sita that she would be discarded by her husband when she would be pregnant.
Time passed and years later her husband Lord Ram was forced to abandon her when she was pregnant. She was turned out of the city. The princess who used to live in palaces was forced to live in a jungle in the hermitage of Rishi Valmiki. Due to her past Karmas she had to suffer a lot.
It is very necessary to get rid of the effect of past lives sins. Till one does not become absolved one cannot progress in life. One who has walked on the path of spiritualism can get free of this negative influence through the help of the Guru. One should surely pray to the Guru to free one of all sins. One cannot succeed in Sadhanas or in any sphere of life till one is not free of all sins. This can be done only through the grace of the Guru with the help of Shaapodhaar Diksha.
This Diksha is important for every Sadhak because without becoming free of past life Karmas one cannot attain to success in spiritualism. It is useless to spray fragrance on a heap of garbage. Hence one should request the Guru to perform Shaktipaat and destroy the negative influence in one s life due to past bad Karmas. Only then can one progress in life. Once this happens one is able to secure the blessings of one's parents, deities, Guru and thus one could progress in life like never before. Then even with slightest effort one could attain to amazing success in life.
It is only after getting Diksha from a Guru that one's heart becomes pure and one's mind free of evil thoughts. Only then one starts to realise the difference between good and bad. Only then does the true goal of life become clear to a person. Then one ever remains progressing forward without falling prey to evil action.
If a Sadhak is not able to succeed in Sadhanas even after sincere efforts and neither is he able to succeed in material world then the Guru suggests the Shaapodhaar Diksha to the individual. It is only through Diksha that one can be absolved of all sins of the past lives due to which one is not able to make progress.
When Guru observes that the past lives Karmas of the disciple are very bad then he has to give the Diksha in several stages because it is not possible to absolve all negative influence at one go. Otherwise a Guru can bestow totality even through a single Diksha.
Every Sadhak in the world should surely try and get his Diksha because till one does not become free of past life sins one cannot succeed in Sadhanas. Shaapodhaar Diksha is a way of wiping off dust that has settled in the past several lives and making one's life successful and total.