(Last Updated on : 29-11-2011)
The sins and its consequences have been described by Lord Vishnu to Garuda. One who murders a Brahman becomes consumptive. One who has killed a cow becomes hump-backed and moron. One who has murdered a virgin becomes infected with leprosy. The killer of a woman and the destroyer of embryos becomes a savage infected with all diseases. Somebody who commits illicit intercourse becomes a eunuch.
A person who eats flesh becomes red. A Brahman, who eats what should not be eaten, becomes big-bellied. Someone who insults his teacher becomes epileptic. Someone who scorns the Vedas
and the Shastras becomes jaundiced. A stealer of jewels would be born as a low caste. A Brahmin
who does not recite the Gayatri mantra
, who does not meditate at dusk, who is wicked inside while pious outside becomes a crane.
Someone who deceives a friend becomes a mountain-vulture; who cheats in selling becomes an owl; who speaks ill of caste and order would be born as a pigeon. If one hates mother, father and teacher, quarrels with sister and brother, is destroyed when an embryo in the womb. A woman, who abuses her mother-in-law and father-in-law, causes constant quarrels; becomes a leech. One who abandons her own husband, runs after another man, becomes a flying-fox or a house-lizard. One who commits unnatural vice becomes a village pig.
One who steals food becomes a rat; one who steals grain becomes a locust; one who steals water becomes a Chataka bird and who steals poison become a scorpion. One who steals vegetables and leaves becomes a peacock. One who steals perfumes becomes a musk-rat. One who steals honey becomes a gad-fly; steals flesh becomes a vulture and one who steals salt becomes an ant. One who steals betel, fruits and flowers becomes a forest-monkey. One who steals shoes, grass and cotton take birth from sheeps' wombs. One who lives by violence, who robs caravans on the road, becomes a goat in a butcher's house.
The sinner who takes back by force what has been given by him would go into hell. The makers of bad karma
after experiencing the tortures of hell are born with the residues of their sins in these forms.