Question: Are there methods to remove karma by prayer?
Answer: Actually, there are many ways to remove karma: different sacrifices, penances, atonements, some prayers or whatever. But it is not really the solution because we just create more karma. You get rid of this and you create more. Like an elephant bathing in the river. The elephant becomes very clean and then it goes back and rolls in the dirt.
What we have to do is to engage in the process that cleanses the heart. It is not just about removing karma. It is about developing a true desire to serve and love God, to do His will. Then there is no karma. And these atonements and so on – do not do that. They do not produce that result. That is why Bhakti yoga is the recommended way to achieve what I was talking about.
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