Theory of Karma - Chapter 19
 

19. NO SUBTRACTION OF SINFUL DEEDS FROM PIOUS DEEDS

Sometimes we find people labouring under a wrong impression that if they perform 100 pious deeds (actions) and 30 sinful deeds (actions), then those 30 sinful actions will be subtracted from those 100 pious actions and thereby there will remain only 70 pious actions in balance to enjoy and will be free from suffering the results of those 30 sinful actions. This is wrong arithmetic so far as the law of Karma is concerned. They shall have to enjoy good luck, pleasures as a result of their 100 pious deeds and also shall have to suffer bad-luck, pangs as a result of their 30 sinful deeds. Thus they shall have to enjoy and suffer the pleasure and the pangs as results of total 130 pious and sinful actions.