No one can escape the consequences of karma. This Text provides valuable guidance on various reasons for incurring and not incurring demerits, importance of increasing merits by performing spiritual practice and karmās that generate merit. This Text also discusses in detail the indicators of depletion of merit, effects of demerits on others along with what should be done to avoid the effects of karma.
Types and effects of merits and demerits
Life is full of karma (action which gives rise to destiny). Consequence of karma is inevitable. The consequence of a virtuous karma is merit, which in turn brings happiness; whereas, consequence of a bad karma is demerit, which in turn brings sorrow. This Text describes what are merits, demerits, their types and effects.