Does Good Karma Cancel Out Bad Karma – Sadhguru Answers

Does Good Karma Cancel Out Bad Karma – Sadhguru Answers

Questioner 1: Can good karma
cancel out bad karma? Sadhguru: There’s no manager sitting up
there and managing you. This is what karma means that you
understand you are the source of your life. will you make sure it is the conscious activity
that you perform which will rule the destiny of your life? This is something you have to decide. Superscript: Does Good Karma Cancel Out Bad Karma? Questioner 1: Sadhguru, one question on karma. Sadhguru: She is…. (Laughs) Questioner 1: So can good karma
cancel out bad karma? Sadhguru: What did you do today (Laughter)? Questioner 1: I am asking for humanity not for myself (Both laugh) and is our life predestined or can we
change it by karma and what is good karma? Sadhguru: See let’s understand this word. I know this has become part of English lexicon, hmm? Karma is an English word now (Laughter). The word karma means action. As you sit here, there is physical action going on, there is mental action going on,
emotional activity going on, energy activity going on in every one of us. Whether you are awake or asleep, four dimensions
of karma are happening all the time. Since you woke up today morning, except
for that bad karma you did (Laughter). No you don’t have to reveal that (Laughs). Since you woke up today morning
till this moment just a few hours, how much of these four dimensions of
karma did you perform consciously? Questioner 1: Should I answer (Laughter)? I was not conscious while performing
my actions they just happened. Sadhguru: I am saying for almost every human
being it is well below one percent. If you take in a day, well below one percent. So when ninety-nine percent of your actions
are accidental or unconscious, you do one thing – you just drive here. Here the traffic is very slow. It’s safe to try this experiment (Laughter). Ninety-nine percent of the time,
just close your eyes and sit like this. Once in a way, handle the steering, let’s see where you will be in five minutes (Laughter). This is a disaster of human life. So you must understand this- this is the most
profound dimension of Eastern cultures that we told you, your life is your karma. This means your life is your making. There is no manager sitting… I am not talking about you guys (Laughter). there’s no manager sitting up there and managing you. Your life is your karma. The way you do it is the way it happens. There is no other way. only because over ninety-nine percent
is happening unconsciously, it looks like some other force is manipulating you. All bad drivers are like this when they
get into some kind of a crash. “I was driving properly only.
Something happened” (Laughs). Have you heard this? “Something happened”, something supernatural
happened and I crashed my car. No you are just a dumb driver (Laughter). So, the same thing goes for life. The same thing goes for life that we constantly
reminded you – now in this generation it’s lost probably may be your mother or
let’s say your grandmother’s generation if they sit down, stood up, they said
karma, prarabdha, mukti, moksha. These were proper day-to-day conversation,
not spiritual conversation. Yes or no? Everyday. It’s time you bring it back because karma
means you are reminding yourself everything that I am doing and not doing
is my fundamental responsibility. If you ask me, people have been asking me,
I have not articulated this till recently but some people have been asking me
so I am these days talking to them. I am saying… “What is the mission?” They ask me. I say, “The mission is just this. Religion to responsibility.” You think it is there, no it is here. This is what karma means that you
understand you are the source of your life. Is there no other force working in the universe? Yes it is but even to harness this…
harness that is your business, isn’t it? Hello? Even to harness that is your business
otherwise what’s the point? So karma means your life is your making,
there is nothing else that can decide. If you take charge of your body, let’s say
you have some mastery over your physical body, fifteen to twenty percent of your life
and destiny will be in your hands. If you take charge of your mental process, fifty to sixty
percent of your life and destiny will be in your hands. If you take charge of your basic
life energy into your hands, one hundred percent of your life
and destiny will be in your hands. Every young person must first explore this dimension before you step out into the world
and mess other people. Yes. Very important! But what is the fix for the morning’s
bad karma (Laughter)? You must understand karma is not like
reward and punishment system. It is just residual memory within yourself. Everything- every thought, every emotion,
every action, every movement that you do in some way is recorded into this. this memory creates a tendency for you because so much memory is gathered naturally, it’s like software
– you are writing unconscious software every moment. See if you walk from here to here I am telling you,
there are at least twenty-five different kinds of smells. You are not conscious unless something is very strong, acute in some way, in a positive or negative way,
then you will notice otherwise you are not noticing. You will see if a dog passes (Gestures) he’s just figuring out you. What you’ve done, what you’ve not done, your good
karma, bad karma, everything, he’s just figuring out. Yes or no (Laughs)? You also are conscious. Your system also is perceiving it because
your neurological system is far more superior to the dog’s neurological system. Do you agree with me? Hello? Dog lovers, is it ok? Human neurological system is far more advanced
than any other creature, you also capable but because of cerebral activity you’re missing it. You do one thing, just go and live
in the jungle for some time, you will see suddenly your sense of smell, you just know
everything just by raising your nose a little bit. Sticking your nose out, you just know
what’s coming, what’s going. You will see in the villages in India
(Gestures like sniffing) they’ll say it’s going to rain today, you understand? Nothing no sign of rain, no cloud, no nothing, he’ll simply (Gestures like sniffing) and he’ll say its going to rain today and it will because the changes are happening in the atmosphere. So because of this unconscious nature, if you walk from here to here, these twenty five smells
for example are all recorded in the system and all like this, visual inputs, audio inputs,
everything is recorded, recorded, recorded. Depending upon they type of material you’ve taken in,
slowly you’ll develop an unconscious tendency. Suddenly you’re like this not something else
because of the kind of inputs you’ve taken in. These tendencies, traditionally because you’re coming
from the scripture, traditionally we call this vasanas. Vasana is a very good expression
because vasana literally means smell. So depending upon the type of smell, accordingly you would draw that type of life towards you or you move in that direction. That’s what they are trying to say but this is essentially to put it in modern terminology, you’re building an unconscious software,
so naturally it begins to function in a certain way. It doesn’t matter what is the software,
can you re-write it? Of course you can. That is also your karma. So will you allow unconscious activity that you have
performed to rule the nature and destiny of your life or will you make sure it is the conscious activity that
you perform which will rule the destiny of your life? This is something you have to decide (Applause)


  • A Sen says:

    I believe the concept of Karma, which i belived since teenage . And sadhguru elaborated it.. however krishna conciousness tells more on the subject of Karma. And if we have to see around us, we can see lots of people in different kinds of pain.. physical , emotional, mental.. and precisely the children.. or even the toddlers who just started the life.. physical ailments, poverty, deformities are to my knowledge not the result of Karma for toddlers. They can barely distinguish right from the wrong. I am sure there is more to it. Karma cannot be understood in one sitting. It's very complex, and confusing. Lord krishna is supposed to be the supreme power, enlightening us with complexities of life in bhagwat gita. I am no scholar, no saint, no God man, but surely I am confused as any other individual. We really need to dig deeper to find the meaning of life and/or past life.
    We are proud to have sadhguru to explain us in simple language. But individually also we need to explore in this dimension.

  • Sonu Bafna says:

    Perfect time to watch and talk about life 2:18AM,

  • Patricia Divine Essence says:


  • Chase Gielda says:

    That poor girl asked such a simple question – got hit with an entirely new way to look at the world. By God if only change could be immediate sometimes

  • awesome vibes says:

    It's all on us. The way we do it, the way it becomes

  • Adam Campbell says:

    I hope this makes sense and someone can ask Sadguru this question. It clearly looks like there is 7+ billion separate consciousnesses on this planet right? We all seem to have are hands in the pot causing change on this planet right? From what I've read in regards to yoga and other Indian teachings we transcend this reality into a higher state of consciousness right? And from what I gather those higher conscious beings have their hands in the big pot right? Or am I wrong to say these higher beings don't muck with things or once we reach a higher level of consciousness it's just over. One thing that stumps me is a huge part of the human population experience a life review when we die and are not necessarily judged but made aware of the implications of one's actions and it's effects on all other conscious beings which I assume is due to all of us being one and the same infinite consciousness. I can understand the concept of just one infinite consciousness but clearly we have run amuck and decided to be a insane about of things! Beings! All that we see. It seems like we have created or there are some of us who clearly are more powerful than others like god like powers in the Indian stories and all the gods do they not have there hands involved on how things are run? The story's say we can rise in spiritual power but to fall once again is normal and happens often. That tells me their are beings at insane high levels of spiritual growth who are capable of error and cause problems for us. What I'm getting at is I find it hard to believe no on has their hands involved in this mess we are in. Even in yoga vasistha teachings he says all this is a mistake or accident Of duality. I seriously wish I could have a sit down with a legit Guru. So many questions. Living in the west sucks.

  • Keizoku Drive says:

    Even tho I AM a Christian I have to agree.
    Your actions are your actions and they determine your future.

  • Dhiraj Mirchandani says:


  • Sunwave Music Factory says:

    What a great man – What a great teacher – What a great blessing 🕉

  • pricenaseen says:


  • Sophie D. says:


  • Jaylin Burney says:

    You are the source of your life….

  • Sunil Thummala says:

    Entaglement at quantum level is how Karma could be working. Certainly as Sadhguru says reaction is destined to happen for every action. When,how, where will depend. It could be decades later. Memory of actions are stored at quantum level in the universe.

  • Internet PaTroll says:

    5:43 what is karma

  • ☯️sKitZoBonKa ツ says:


  • Melissa Gaudet says:

    How is it that I worked all week in construction and the guy DIDN'T pay me! My fault! Idts

  • Moving On............. says:

    Party correct. Tell that to Judas Escariot.

  • Bennett Goertz says:

    had to re-watch this one to really get it

  • Goods & Services Tax says:

    Sadguru Very Informative videos..
    We are making videos on Gst in English, I request you to please visit my channel and if you like our videos please promote my channel in your upcoming videos..

  • All Arab Online Marketers says:

    Guys Zakir Naik has agreed to debate Sadhguru.Let's have a petition to make this happen

  • Kamaksha Joshi says:

    There is too much unconscious software playing within me. Lets see how much I can break.

  • Yoddha Rohit says:

    Best i have ever seen..

  • Squirrel says:

    "You're not IN traffic; you ARE traffic." You are doing it. This is karma.

  • RAVAL39 says:

    Voice is too low

  • shivam bhoo says:

    concept of karma was invented by very clever people,to control other people in India

  • Mandana Rostam says:

    , changes happen en atmosphere from karmaty happened

  • Panesar aman says:

    Whenever I listen to sadhguru a stream of bliss start flowing through me….🙏🙏🙏💫💫🌻🌻❤❤❤

  • Mandana Rostam says:

    e will transfer, become tendency, evolve to other area u bring with, 🗺️🏟️🏟️🏞️

  • amazedguy says:

    That means Chinese drivers are TOTALLY unconscious

  • Kshitij Saxena says:

    I love the way how he trolls the west sitting in the west 😂😂😂

  • Israel Rapuri says:

    What’s the question?
    What are you answering?
    Blind guide leading the blind

  • Dr.Lavina Patel says:

    Deep Immense Respect and Love to Sadhguru 🙏😊 eye Opener for me!

  • Worth Watching says:

    Love you Sadhguru. Your Awesome!

  • Rohith Reddy says:

    You are building an unconscious software. Naturally it begins to function in some way.. Will you allow unconscious nature of your activity to rule the nature and destiny of your life or your conscious activity to decide the destiny of your life..This is the choice you need to make..

  • B Mahabir says:

    Blind leading the blind, wat she asked wz never answered, simple bcuz he does not no that he don't even know!!! Go to b Gita ch.2:47 n u will get ur answer. Of he admit he never read the Bhagavad-Gita. He simple has absolutely no authority to promote my sacred dharma .

  • NIV A says:

    Thankyou sadhguru🙏🙇

  • Nawalpur Prankstars says:

    Dont show tailer 1st it irrate

  • sainath yashwante says:

    But how to perform this 4 dimension what is the proper way

  • Margaret Batson says:

    Sometimes you get bad Karma even if your a good person. It can happen to good or bad people.

  • Becoming A Better You, Meditation, by Skeed says:

    If actions cause reactions and like attracts like…. And there is nobody up there managing you then once you go off all your negativity you have held in then what happens…. How does one become free from Karma? Think about it, the answer is right in front of you. ⁦🕉️⁩⁦☯️⁩🙏



  • jairam gadekar says:

    I didn't the answer . Can anyone tell does it means good karma cancles bad karma or not ?

  • keep quiet says:

    Karma is not reward and punishment system..👍
    Thank you Sadhguru🙏

  • UTTAM GODASE says:

    Great thanks

  • SETHU C.S says:

    @2:57 I am not talking about you guys(laughter)😂😂😂

  • Ganesh Rao says:

    There is so much value in this video… got to hear it again n again!

  • K paul k says:

    Who watched Realme 3 pro image like here

  • Alfi Singh says:

    0:05–0:21 The answer is here itself 🙏 💙 Great insight 💕 8:42–8:59 🙏🙏💙💙

  • Rob Goodsight says:

    0:45 Humanity thanks you kindly!!!

  • Rahul Nair says:

    Oh my god… The whole concept of karma, pudgal, and vasana explained so simply. Respect Sadhguru

  • kumkum jain says:

    peopl hv immense resistance to owningup to their own actions(+intent behind thm)

  • Zeta Zen says:

    Thank you for this great wisdom, just another piece of the puzzle ⚡🌵👽🍄🔥

  • Saptarshi Choudhury says:

    5:37 onwards, something significant he mentions, pay attention. You might want listen twice or thrice, but for me this is significant what I heard, so true, the word "tendency" generates from "residual memory" of Karma or our action, something we all must at least aware of to decide where we want to drive our tendencies.

  • boing bryan says:

    Tq sadhguru…

  • Radhika Karki says:


  • Shaun Ghishing says:

    The most profound words said by Sadhguru in this video
    "The word Karma means action, as you sit here, there is physical action going on, mental action going on, emotional activity going on, energy activity going on in us. Whether you wake or sleep, 4 dimensional Karma are happening all the time."
    I'm always feel grateful to listen every word said by Sadhguru.

  • UTK says:

    Excellent answer😍

  • Punarva Barthwal says:

    A perfect blissful definition of KARMA. Sadhguru, if this is so, then why we worship the Lord of Karma, Shani or why everyone is so afraid of him & relates their Karma with him?

  • leina misra. says:


  • Akshay Patel says:

    Religion to Responsibility.
    My life is my Karma(Action).

  • Oriun Do says:

    Great 😊🙏🏼

  • william Hankins says:

    Its not your fault you dont like gays

  • आम्ही फार्मसिस्ट Aamhi Pharmacist says:

    Namskar pls dub this video in Marathi

  • Ayurveda Doctor Sri Nagi & Justas says:

    Great talk as always 🙂 missing him a lot

  • Jithin P says:

    @ 6:47 – 6:56 "Your neurological system is far much superior to the dogs neurological system"
    "Dogs lovers is it ok ?"

  • Neena Appukuttan says:

    Namaskaram sadhguru… Thank u… from kerala… lots of love

  • DistrackXmusic says:

    Sadhguru is a hero, for sure,
    He's an awesome stand up comedian also♥️♥️♥️Respect sir

  • shaili diwan says:

    Sadhguru ji…I have a question anyway if you read this question please rply…guru ji you told that we have to be life sensitive so that we are aware of everything around us…and by your saying I think you hold yourself sensitive enough to say this…so do you sensitivity feels the negative energy and positive energy which according to science or any religion is present in our nature?

  • Rubal Solutions says:

    Thank you Sadhguru ♥️♥️

  • Deepraj Dutta says:


  • Biswaranjan Paul says:

    Good karma gives us good result and bad karma gives us bad result

  • ashish patidar says:

    Please put hindi version this video

  • Vimala Pasivani says:

    epic ✨🙏👌

  • lucker hound says:

    do people just watch these videos and not listen to what hes saying they just listen to what they want to hear from what hes saying?

  • Ping Carlson says:

    Love and support from the Philippines

  • Rohit Baisane says:

    Introduction of the Bhagvat-gita

  • Paweł Wójcik says:

    It's a great explanation, however it is not possible to have 100% of control over your life. So many things in life are beyond our control… For example you get on a bus, in this very moment your life depends on the ability of the bus driver. If he were to cause a crash there is nothing you – a passenger can do to avoid it.

  • Admiralmoti says:

    That girl is pretty

  • indu mathy says:

    Pranams Sadhguru 🙏

  • Malith Perera says:

    But what happens to your karma after you die? Do you take it with you to your next life?

  • antena antena says:

    Wt shld I do fr peace?

  • Kamalini Malhotra says:

    Religion to responsibility.

  • joebstarsurfer says:

    Indias Nationalist bllsht. How does that fit into Karma).

  • Sushma Rai says:

    My karma is my karma,none of your karma 💯

  • Smitha Raghavan says:

    Thanks Sadguru .. for the clarity of word Karma and Vasana Sanskara – which informs us to take self -responsibility of Life ( and not some guys up there in the-sky..)👍


    i am so much confuse about actual meaning of karma, different masters tell differently ad whome to believe… iam in utter confused… ome say its actions, some say its just recorded memories, some say its unfulfilled,some say bad out,bad in …….

  • Gra Baez says:

    Que haces con un hermano de sangre que roba a sus padres y a sus hermanas y cree que es muy bueno lo que ha hecho?

  • Ben Cheong says:

    Sadhguru, is there ghost or spirit? And what is the different between them? 👈

  • Vaibhave davey says:

    i'm a bit confused.
    what exactly does sadhguru mean by "taking charge" of physical body,mind etc?
    There are astrologers who predict the future (some are actually pretty accurate) how is this possible if we are in control.

  • Karan Sethi says:

    This is the hardest reality of universe, when someone time is running, u have to listen it no matter what becoz he becomes the magnet…same happening with this old man..Let his bad time comes may be he will give such thoughts to asaram bapu someday and live together in heaven..

  • Apoorva Rangaraju says:

    Deep learning technology neural network is pretty much what he explained. And it works based on past experiences and pathways are formed, which mimics our neural pathways.. We end up making new decisions unconsciously based on these past recorded choices..

  • Prophfitness TV says:

    If karma exist why are the condition of darkskin man are the same and white folks who destroyed other races are still living in wealth

  • Suneelkumar Hebbale says:

    Thanks a lot Sadhguru and this channel.
    I love India 🇮🇳 I love Indians

  • Rajni Kathuria says:

    Awesome video

  • manish jay says:

    OM SAI RAMJI🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • witty sparks says:

    recently, its a trend to give a twisted explanation of karma to not to frighten audience and to win goodwill of audience.  Why don't they simply say every action has a consequence. the end.

  • Exit Paradise says:

    i'm so thankful for the computer.

  • valts777 says:

    Thank you, Sadhguru!

  • Pankajakshan Kornath says:

    Good karma nice speech guruji

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