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Monday, January 10, 2005

Unscrupulous, Cunning 'Padris' Misrepresent Facts and Trying to Harvest Souls

It is not only in India that the unscrupulous, cunning 'padris' misrepresent facts and try to entice gullible Hindus to their fold. Even in the U.S.A. they are not lagging behind. Here is a flyer captioned "KARMA" vs. "KRUPA", distributed in Irvine, CA, which twists the Karma-vada, the doctrine of Karma, and at the same breath glorifies the so-called Grace of Jesus Christ, and exhorts: "There is no need for a sinner to perish by his Karma. Jesus Christ is salvation to you in the present. He forgives the sins of your past and He will bring you to glory in future. Come to Christ who is the refuge from Karma. Escape from the judgment to come and enter into eternal life. Will you do that? May the Lord help you to make such a decision."

A few excerpts at the very outset:

"Karma is the effect of a disobedient act which the first parents committed. The law of Karma ruled over humanity until a new Man came two thousand years ago. This man is the first species of the new human race. He is God who became man. He is Jesus Christ, the Son of God. In Him a new law came into effect. This is the law of grace (Krupa).

Karma says: 'You are a sinner by birth'. Sin demands your death. But Krupa says, 'Here is Jesus Christ. He paid to the last pie the debt you owe to Karma. Jesus nailed your Karma to the Cross. Through the first man the law of Karma ruled in your heart. But through Krupa (grace) the fetters of Karma are broken'.

"The law of Karma judges you. The law, before the advent of Christ, was such a dread to mankind. Karma demanded good works. But nobody could do good works polluted by a sinful heart. Grace, through Jesus Christ makes you a Karma-muktha (the soul released from Karma).

"What happens to man after his death should not be the point of discussion, because we cannot arrive at a definite truth about a thing not revealed to us. Dear friend, the will of God is that you should be saved right now. Moksha is not something people look for as a state after death. It is a practical reality to be enjoyed while you live on the earth. Karma is merciless in its judgment. Eye for eye and tooth for tooth is its principle. Karma theory is not the solution to the issue of life; only Grace is that. God sent his only begotten Son to bear the Karma of all mankind. The Karma of all men is forgiven in Christ. 'You sin is bloody red', says God, 'but I will make it white in the shed blood of Jesus Christ'.

"In Christ is the revelation. The mystery of Karma which was hidden for ages is now revealed in Christ. Karma demanded vicarious suffering of Christ. 'Come unto me', says Christ to all those who are heavy-laden by karma. Christ will give us rest.

"Dear Friend, your Karma has been stamped on Christ. The Cross is the answer to the problem of Karma. Because of your Karma, Christ, the spiritual law, has made a new act on mount Calvary. Look at the wounded hands and feet of Jesus Christ. Your look of faith heals you.

He has borne your death, the wages of your Karma and He is ready to give you eternal life. Don't you want to take what He is offering you?

"Karma is unchangeable. But the new law is, 'There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ'. There is no need for a sinner to perish by his Karma. Jesus Christ is salvation to you in the present. He forgives the sins of your past and He will bring you to glory in future. Come to Christ who is the refuge from Karma.

Escape from the judgment to come and enter into eternal life. Will you do that? May the Lord help you to make such a decision."


A friend who gave me this flyer writes:

"The little flyer 'KARMA VERSUS KRUPA' [contents of which are fully reproduced below] was picked during the Indian Independence Day celebration in LA area, at the booth set up by (obviously a Malayali Christian from Kerala):

Albert and Maya Thomas.
Prarthana Center
P O Box 3922
Torrance, CA 90510-3922,
Phone 310-518-9714.
Web site:
E-mail:

At the end of the flyer is also another address:
Naya Jeevan Project
P.O.Box 50415
Irvine, CA 92619-0415

"They had a huge stage for prayer and they were inviting everyone to pray. I saw lot of young and old Indians gathered in their booth. Their message is loud and clear: Do not follow Vedanta /Hinduism, follow our Jesus, the ONLY Savior of your souls.

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At 7/04/2005 02:51:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Padris are a very hypocritical breed of converts. They rave and rant against their ancestral religion,Hinduism, yet they unabashedly imitate every Hindu custom and temple ritual. In fact they are the biggest admirers of Hinduism and it is their false ego which prevents them from returning to Hinduism.
I often ask these shameless converts as to why they are imitating Hindu temple rituals and rites. They plead helplessness as the Padris are coercing them to imitate and not to question. I have prompted the converts to throw out their Desert religion and return to their ancestral religion - sanatana dharma - Hinduism. We Hindus have to atart an aggressive reconversion programme to reclaim our lost Hindu brethern. Let us all unite to reconvert the lapsed Hindus. HELP ALL INDIANS TO RETURN TO HINDUISM.
G.S.K.MENON
THE RECONVERTOR.

 

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