Rinanubandhan part 2: Understanding Marriage, Karmic bonds and Soulmate relations astrologically

Past Experiences and Observations: Astrological Understanding on the concept of Rinanubandhan (The Karmic Bonds: Marriage, Relationships, Kids etc)

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  1. As we Studied in previous post what actually is Rinanubandhan  and how it is connected with every life we are part of it and how each and every relation always shows some sort of pending karmas with every relations. If we want to understand the karmic theory theory we must need to study all the factors of the bond of the past birth karmic actions that results from Karmic debts at the root of repeated lives we take in this cosmic cycle.

Numerous Karma which we are doing in day to day life is leading us in many “Rina” and this Rina further leads to Karma again. It is a two way cycle, If you have given or done something to somebody in some life, the memory of karmic actions will be stored in your Soul (Astral body) and all the memory will be attach with the soul. the person or the soul whom you had done something good or bad will be your debtor or creditor in this birth.

Based on “Karama and Rebirth In Hindu Astrology” as Explained by K.N Rao, Natal chart and rest of Divisional charts clearly shows the Bonds and linkage of the family members we are born into (D1, D9 (Spouse), D12 (Parents, Ancestors)D3(Siblings) and D7(Children’s).For e.g 7th house/lord of the D1 and D9 Shows connectivity of both the couple and it should be examined thoroughly to see the Karmic connection between two of them, for deep connection one should analyze or Match Up-pada Lagana of both the charts to see the soul connectivity.For Shorter, casual flicks, Livin-Relations, one should analyze A7(Dara-pada) Arudha/Lord of both the couple charts and their relation or influence of planets on A7, It should show connectivity and sort of sexuality or sort of infatuation one have for other one or partners he or she meets.

Moreover Relationship of Both the Venus and Rahu over each other natal placement in two charts also shows the Stronger Attraction or connecting  point between two people i.e Rahu over Venus, or Venus over Rahu in any of the chart (either Husband or wife or Gf or Bf, or people of karmic attraction) shows one cannot resist each other attraction or it’s very hard for both couples to stay away from much longer period. Rahu aspects the Same sign where other person Venus is placed also shows the Same scenario of uncontrolled desire and passion for each other or strong karmic connection.

Placement and Transit of Mars and Venus over Other chart sign (Where their Mars or Venus placed) also shows where and one can meet each other, shows what is the point of attraction or what made them attract each other.transit of Mars over Venus shows when can one meet his love of life.

5th house/Lord of the Husband and wife shows what could be their future life wrt to children’s well-being.4th House/Lord of both the charts show how they live in next house with family members; Happily or it would be a path of cactus.Because of the Runanubandham we born in a family falls in close relations, having close friendships, love other people and shares much close bonding between them.

Below are the points explained by Rao sir based on the Padma Puran:

1) Those who have given Loans in the past life become our Relations in the present birth.

2) The Spouse, The Parents, Siblings, Relations, Servants all are born as a result of the Rinanubandhan.

3)Each one of the relations born according to the Motives of capturing karmas of the present life soon after the death. In the Present birth When he gets that motive fulfilled, after giving terrible pain, departs and leaves a karmic impression in the mind of the native.

4)He Who Lost his property through deceit in the past birth is born as the handsome and accomplished son in the present birth and after inflicting terrible pain goes away.

5) He who takes Loans from others and dies without discharging it takes his birth in that family as a father, brother, wife or friend etc. His behavior is evil. He treats everyone badly, Speaks harshly and enjoys harshly and enjoys life at the cost of others.

6) Bad Children’s behaves like an enemy, hates his parents, makes fun of them, criticizes them, after this marriage, he swindles his parents also.

7) Good children’s obeys his parents from his Childhood, after growing up he keeps remembers to look after his parents, talks sweetly to them and keep them happy always.After the death of the parents, he performs all such rituals i.e Sraddah to give them happiness even in the world to which they have departed after death.

Astrologically for understanding Runanubandham and Karmic relations between two peoplewe need to first understand the karka of planets responsible for karmic linkage and bondages i.e Venus, Rahu, Saturn and AK, Darakarka connection between two people in natal/Navamsa chart.

Linkage of Venus of two charts with Rahu and Mars and Darakaraka planet/Lord shows our partners/wife/husband characteristics, nature and soul of the partner we are seeking from long past or we may get or influenced by it because of soul level connectivity  .

Darakarka can be any planet having lowers degree in chart i.e Sun, Moon, Mercury etc and the house Darakarka is attached with that, shows the learning and lessons connected with that, if DK is somehow afflicted by Nodes or other separative planets, it can shows the level of sufferings and lessons we may get by the Partner i.e it can be monetary, relationship and sexual lessons too.Purpose of any chara Karka  in any of the chart is to filter that house or planet characteristics in longer run for higher purpose.

Navamsa chart 7th house/lord planet has deeper says on Physical characteristics and matching between two people i.e It is possible that the planet placed in D9 7th house has some link with the Lagana and characteristics of the partner. If Mercury is placed in D9 7th house of the Husband shows wife must be having deeper skills, characteristics, colour complexion resemblance with mercurial traits. Wife might be very much skilled, communicative, stout, Having wheatish/Greyish or darkish complexion or lagana of the wife might be influenced by the Mercury.

In Chara Karka Principals, DK Being a Lagnesh and 7th lord always be a  learning lesson for the native if he fail to understand the actual meaning of Dk is, Usually i have seen When DK is 7th lord, native usually have distorted ideas with respect to sexuality and spirituality. Native might feel difficulty to  understand what actual is relationship, either he refrained from getting intimate with the partner or he feels that the bond of marriage is very pious and very spiritual and in reverse case native is too attached with the idea of sexuality and libido, this somehow indicates level of lessons and sufferings via partnerships and other partner.

If DK Being a lagnesh native might get spiritual lessons via his partners and helps him or her to understand the true meaning of Relationship bond. Purpose of Karka is only to filter the Soul of the native in right direction to get heal or release pain of karmic bonds.

In Many of cases,  Either it is a case of Boy or girl, if AK is malefic and 7th lord too and it is retrograde, this will clearly indicates the level and pain of relationship suffering will be very much intense due to the overindulgence  in sexual relationships  or having higher libido in marriage , Usually these people have idea that the marriages and relationships are only meant for Sexual gratification of senses. If they didn’t get in one relationship, for satisfying their senses they keep on falling  in other relationships till they are not satisfied and result is numerous Disturbance in karmic energies due to many sexual relationships before and after marriage.

As per my experience, If you found someone you met  or interact with deeper emotional sharing that doesn’t means the guy or girl is your true soul mate, it is only a relation of Karmic bond and the reason being you are strongly connected with that person might be due to Sharing of Same Atma Karka, i.e Both the girl and guy having Same AK in their natal chart this clearly means connection of two souls from past lives, If Guy AK is lord of 5th house and and girl Ak is lord 7th house then the level of Bond will be very strong and if it is afflicted it can shows sufferings, if it is without affliction that can shows long lasting karmic  bond unless the debits is not fulfilled.

True Spiritual Relationship between two people happens when the AK of any one of the person is connected with UP-pada lagana/Lord of the other one in natal chart.If Laganas of both the couple fall in each of their UL then it clearly shows both the couple are made for each other and they will understand each other in Soul level and will help in karmic uplifting of the karamas.

Multiple relationships before marriage are seen from the Strength of A7 ( Dara-pada) lord in D1 and D9 chart, If A7 is getting aspects from many planets that can shows  native might fall in number of relationship but it is not sure all the relationships will be sexual or karmic.

If A7 lord is having relationship with the 7th house or 7th lord or if  the 7th lord aspects the 7th house or UL then the motive of the marriage would be only physical or getting sexual gratification from marriage.

If A7/Lord is having mutual relation with the Arudha Lagana ( AL) – native will interact with number of people of Opposite sex but it is not sure interaction will be physically oriented unless and until  both the lords are having link with the 7th house or lord.

If A7 and UL both are somehow interconnected in D1  it clearly shows love marriage between two people but the longevity of the bond only be dependent on the strength of 2nd lord from UL in D9 and D60 chart.

Presence of 7th lord or venus in 7th house also shows getting relationships only for satisfying higher libido or   sexual gratification with the people those falling in close friend circle area.

Connection of 11th lord With A7/lord also shows Relationship with the close friend circle area those whom you get interacted via Social network, the planet which is connected with the A7 shows what sort of connection helps to get close, i.e Venus – Shows getting close with friends after parties and social communities or gathering etc.

Same-way, If we see the root cause of any relationship, In Deeper reality, any long lasting and Deep rooted relationships or Marriage relationships are a fruits/results of our good Sanchit (9th house/lord) and bad Prarabdh (6th house/lord) karmas we perform in earlier births those we take in cosmic cycle of birth system.

Based on those accumulated karmas either we enjoy (Punya karama -5th house ; kids, if 5th house is well placed or somehow connected with the 9th/9th lord) those relations or realises or suffer     (In that case Level of Karmic suffering would be seen in D30 chart and lord of 6th/8th of d1 in D30 shows the deep rooted issue and level of sufferings) on account of those relations based on good/bad deeds we had done in past.

If you had done good Karamas in past birth Marriage will be most fruitful and same result can be check in D9 (Dharamsa – Fruits of Sanchit and Dharama related to marriage and relations) and d60 (Past Karmic actions) chart too.

In D9 or D60 chart Venus (In Male charts) and Jupiter, Mars and Darakarka planet  (In Female charts) will be free from any affliction, if the relations are fruitful.

In Many of case if  Ak Is badly afflicted with nodes and somehow connected with Venus or Darakarka relationship will be intense and suffering can be indicated.

If you had done anything bad wrt to any men or women in  many of past birth, in current birth chart, 6th House and 6th lord in D1 will be most afflicted and somehow will be connected with DK/AK/UL or 2nd from UL and will always try to disturb the marriage in any way.

Whenever 6th lord make any relationship or influences the 7th house, 7th lord, UL/lord (Up-pada Lagana) or A7/lord (Darapada) in d1 chart and other marriage supporting houses natives either will face delays in the marriages,suffers or if somehow native falls in relation of love or close bonding, relationship will be like a path of cactus or level of suffering in that relationship will be intense or severe and can be soul revealing.In severe cases AK is closely influenced nodes and somehow connected with DK/Venus/UL/A7 lord.

In many of cases i have seen if AK is deeply afflicted or some way connected with Suffering  (8th lord) houses/lords/nodes or has some relation with either Venus or UL or A7 arudha it can also shows problem after getting relationship. The only Purpose of all is to realise the soul, the lesson of pasts karmic actions or realising the pending karamas and moving ahead after the pain and guilt, just to self realise  same-way one has given sufferings to the other, you also also have to go through with same pain. Karmas role is to always realise or teach the soul suffering for deeper spiritual growth in current birth.

Some souls fall on account of those suffering but some souls get transform them into new beginning of spiritual life.

This can be check in D9 chart with the strength of Ak, If Ak is deeply conjugated with Malefic planets/nodes or debilitated placed in trik Bhavas from Lagana of D9, it clearly indicates level of soul suffering will be intense and one has to suffer badly on account of past deeds and possibility is too that either native fall back in this birth unless and until he realizes the true essence of lessons , as Ak is weakly placed and debilitated too. Debellation  shows the Tamao Guna nature of the soul , means bad karmic actions in this birth.

Choice is clearly in the hands of native what he want to achieve from that suffering, rise from that or fall in that. This clearly suggests one has to pay back its karma in any form, either in this birth or in next birth if somehow native able to carry forward it to next with the blessings of Seers and divine souls.

In Broader level Good Karamas are mainly categorised in Sanchit Karamas, even though bad are also categorised in it too but level of result is quiet different. Result of Sanchit karma can come out at any time in your life when good dashas and transit supports. May be it can come in pre-marriage life or may be after post marriage life.It is purely dependent on transits of slow moving planets with dashas of 6th/8th/12th or nodes on those houses having relation with past deeds.

Case Study I: Male Chart | Female Chart – Irony in Love Life and Karmic Debt


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Analysis : Here in Both the charts Karmic Debit and Concept of Runanubandham clearly seen.  Past Birth Karmic Rina starts when Native (Male Chart) Venus Vimsottari Dasa started After November 2006 and exactly During the End of Moon Pratyantar(PD) dasha (6th lord Moon in 10th- Karmic actions of Past) Native met his karmic soul mate, Having subha Argala of Moon on A7, falling in 2nd from A7(Darapada – Shows Gf/Bf/Casual flicks/Deep infatuation etc).

Boy Met Lady Love in his work environment  and soon after Love Affair Started in Workplace ( 7th lord from from Venus- Moon is in 10th house).Placement of A7 shows where one can meet his Love (Here A7 is in 9th house – Shows religious Places, Holy shrines, Religious institutes, Educational institutes).

Exactly Native met his Lady love in an Educational institute and the bond of the attachment was so strong that both the people get attracted toward each other.

Relation too Starts In Venus AD period in Mercury MD Period, As Both the planets including Moon are giving Subha Argala to the A7 Arudha placed in 9th house, Shows Stronger connection between both the people.

But Question here arises is how both have strong Karmic Bonding,

In Female chart A7 too placed in 9th house of higher house of an Educational institution and also be the Vimshottari Dasha lord too.

Further Venus and Mercury are also placed in 7th house In female chart giving rashi Drishti to the A7 Arudha, other than Saturn also placed in Scorpio sign aspecting to Sign and planet placed in A7 Arudha which is luckily to be placed in 9th house of higher education and deep wisdom, further shows Stronger influence of Saturn, Venusian  and Mercurian trait in Partner (Artist or Musician, Hard work, Having Deep interest (Saturn in Scorpio) in occult etc).

Moreover Venus, Mercury and Mars also giving Subha Argala to the Moon having A7 Arudha in it – Again shows including Mercury, Venus and Mars  dashas are also stronger contender for starting of relation in Vimsottari MD of Moon in Venus AD period.

Same thing is Clearly seen in K.N Rao Chara Dasha where period from 2003 April to 2013 April Showing Dasha can give relations to Her, Whereas scorpio Dasha ( Saturn ) is falling in 8th from the A7 and 2nd from the AL Arudha Shows – this dasha can give love relations those can be very much fatalistic or marak  in nature for the Girl life too and can give downfall via those relations too.

Further it can be seen from Natal chart placement too, 5th/8th lord Jupiter is placed in 8th house with 7th lord Rahu and Lagnesh Sun – Relations are fatalistic for Girl Life and health.

In Deeper reality A7 is also placed in Badhak Sthan too, which means moon is acting as Bhadak too.

This actually Happened, Exactly in Moon MD, Venus AD and Mars PD, Vimshottari period relation started in the Chara Dasha of Taurus (Mars placed there), falling in  2nd from A7 Arudha.

Both the Girl and Boy Shares Same Retrograde AK (Saturn), 7th lord of Girl Saturn is Ak as well retrograde placed in 4th house in the sign of Scorpio aspecting the Lagna , that further shows Past birth Karmic bond and pending relation from the early life with having deep and stronger desire to meet each other. This Was actually the first reason both the people was deeply involved in the relation.

Irony was only that, both the Ak are saturn showing a deep desire and lesson via relationships but also shows Karmic bond from past birth and link of debt and bondage that Boy  and girl has to pay in any case, as Saturn is placed in 8th house of the natal chart in male chart and in female chart Saturn is placed in 4th house, falling in 2nd( Health Sufferings- 6th lord – Diseases and Sufferings due to past deeds) from the AL .

Girl Lagana is falling in the 7th house of the native, having aspect from (Graha Drishti) Mercury and Rashi Drishti of Venus and Jupiter. Boy Lagana is falling in the 7th house  of the girl chart where Mercury and Venus is there and same Mercury is placed in the Boy Lagana – again shows Stronger infatuation, attraction and Liking toward each other. Again shows Karmic link between two people.

Sign of the A7 Arudha of girl chart is falling in the Boy 7th house from Al, A7 Arudha of Boy is falling in the AL of the Girl – again shows stronger attraction between two people other than Soul and Karmic Bonding between.

End of this karmic bond was very ironical, as girl died at the age of 23 by Brain Tumor and with some unknown psychological reasons ,that is clearly seen from her chart.

Irony started in Mars MD period (Bhadkesha), aspected by 6th Lord Saturn falling in 2nd from A7 and 8th from the AL- that shows the fateful and fatal end of the girl life due to immense pain, health sufferings and sorrow (Lagnesh in 8th house with Rahu).

Same thing is seen from the Boy chart too – Venus was Bhadkesha as well as A7 and UL lord placed in 12th house in both D1 and D9- Maturity into serious relationship of Marriage was impossible in this case and it was definitely lead into fateful end, whereas Rahu is falling in 2nd from the UL clearly shows that , also Dispositor lord of venus, Saturn was closely conjugated in the 8th house with Mars clearly shows the sorrowful end in relationship.

In D9 Chart of Male, Bhadkesha   lord Venus was conjugated with Rahu too shows the cause of separation and sorrow in relationship, falling in 9th from the Karakamsa and placed in the 12th house of D9 chart.

I Hope this way people can help and understand their Karmic bonds and this will definitely be a reference article for their karmic sufferings, Pain and delays and to further explore their Runanubandham relations.

With thanks and Regards,
Rakesh Singh Jamwal

Source and Reference:

Art of Living- Gyan Dhara. ( Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji)
Karama and Memory : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zO8QzMWZbN4
Jaimini Sutras by Sanjay Rath
Karma and Rebirth By Kn Rao

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Written, Compiled and Researched by Rocky Jamwal | Re-edited : January 2024 


Become familiar with the idea of karma and the relationship it has with runanubandha. Discover how our actions and intentions impact the experiences we have now and will have in the future. Examine the relevance of karmic ties and the ways in which they impact the relationships we have and the situations we find ourselves in. Explore the ways in which gaining an awareness of karma might enable us to make decisions that are conscious and so build a life that is more satisfying and meaningful.
First and foremost, it is essential that you have a solid understanding of the concepts of karama and karmic ties, as well as the ways in which these are connected to the debts of the past. Clearly, this demonstrates the cause for those seeds and how they are connected to previous incarnations. As will be shown in the following paragraphs, karmic deeds are neither a punishment nor a reward; rather, they are only a means of gaining insight into oneself and the unmet desires that continue to return from previous births in the cosmic cycle.

Understanding Runanubandha, Karma, and Karmic Connections


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Karma is a notion that has its origins firmly ingrained in a wide variety of philosophical and spiritual institutions. It is the conviction that our deeds, intentions, and ideas all have repercussions that have an effect on the experiences we have as well as those we will have in the future. Every every action that we perform leaves an energy imprint that has an effect not only on our own lives but also on the lives of others around us, according to this concept.
The idea of runanubandha is one facet of karma that is often disregarded by people. Our karmic ties or debts with other people are referred to as runanubandha, which is a phrase that originates from the Sanskrit language. It is the concept that we are connected to other people as a result of the repercussions of our acts in the past, and that these ties have a substantial part in determining the situations that we are now facing.

Understanding Karma

The concept of karma is often characterized as a circle of cause and consequence. Every action that we perform will have a corresponding result, according to the rule of action and reaction, which states that they are inextricably linked. In addition to our physical and mental well-being, our relationships, and the circumstances of our lives, these repercussions may present themselves in a variety of different ways.

Keeping in mind that karma is not just about punishment or reward is an essential point to keep in mind. The system in question is not one of divine judgment; rather, it is a natural rule that functions in an unbiased manner. We are not subject to the influence of an outside force; rather, the outcomes of our activities are the direct result of the decisions that we exercise.

Samskaras are impressions or imprints that are created on our awareness as a result of our actions, intentions, and thoughts. These samskaras build throughout time and have an effect on the experiences that we will have in the future. Actions and intentions that are good lead to positive results, while actions and intentions that are bad lead to negative consequences.

Exploring Runanubandha

Through its emphasis on the interconnection of all creatures, Runanubandha develops the idea of karma and expands upon its definition. Essentially, it implies that we are connected to other people via a complex network of karmic relationships. These connections are developed by our encounters and relationships with other people, both in this incarnation and in prior lifetimes.

The concept of runanubandha suggests that every individual we come into contact with has a karmic tie to us. These associations may be either favorable or negative, depending on the nature of the activities that we have taken in the past. As an instance, we could have good connections with those who have assisted us in the past, whereas negative connections may exist with others whom we have caused damage to.

These karmic ties have an impact on the situations and relationships we are now experiencing. These things have the potential to influence the people we bring into our lives, the lessons we need to learn, and the difficulties we have to overcome. Insights into the patterns and dynamics of our interactions may be gained via the process of comprehending and accepting these connections.

The Significance of Karmic Connections

One of the most transformational experiences we may have is when we become aware of and comprehend our karmic ties. It enables us to accept responsibility for the acts we have taken and the results those actions have produced. It is possible for us to get a more profound comprehension of both ourselves and the relationships we have if we acknowledge these connections.

In addition, taking the time to acknowledge our karmic links may assist us in breaking away from destructive behaviors and cycles. It gives us the ability to think things through and make decisions that are in line with our goals and ideals. Through the cultivation of good acts, intentions, and ideas, we have the ability to realize a life that is more harmonious and meaningful.

It is essential to approach the idea of karmic links with an open mind and heart in order to get the best results. In spite of the fact that it may be tempting to place blame or seek retribution, the fundamental meaning of karma rests in the process of human development and change. We are able to break away from the cycle of bad karma and create a world that is more positive and loving if we concentrate on our own acts and intentions.

In conclusion, knowledge of karma and the notion of runanubandha, which is closely tied to it, provides significant insights into the interwoven nature of our lives. It is possible for us to gain the ability to make conscious decisions and to build a life that is more satisfying and meaningful if we have an understanding of the karmic ties we have with other people and the repercussions of our actions.

Note :  For understanding Karmic Cycle one need to understand the essence of Karama from Bhagwad Gita and Mahabharta Bhishma Parva , chapters 43 to 124.

Understanding Runanubandha from Mahabharata 

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Story Begins :  Mahabharata , Bhisma, Arjuna and Runanubandhan

An excerpt from the short narrative that depicts Bhishma and Arjuna having a conversation is shown here. During the Mahabharta conflict, Bhishma was fully aware of the fact that he was also on the side of the Kauravas; nevertheless, it was just his physical body that was on their side; his heart was not on their side.

During their conversation, Bhishma shared with Yudhishthira the following:

“My son, Duryodhana, was doomed when he ignored Krishna’s advice; your victory was guaranteed.” Place Shikhandi in front of me while we are engaged in combat, and I will let down my bow and arrows. I will not have a fight.”

Now the issue that has to be asked is, “Why Shikhandi?

“In his previous existence, Bhishma had turned down the opportunity to marry Amba, and he was aware that Shikhandi was none other than herself “.

It was her desire to get revenge on him. After that, she prayed to Lord Shiva, wishing for a blessing that would allow her to eliminate Bhishma herself. The blessing was bestowed upon her by Lord Shiva; she was reborn with the intention of killing Bhishma; however, Bhishma refused to acknowledge Shikhandi as a man and would not engage in combat with her.

This one again demonstrates that karmic connections always come to us in whatever form, whether it be in the form of revenge, love, or hatred, and that it often manifests itself as pains as well. Runanubandham, which translates to “karmic relationship with them,” is the format in which one must pay off his karmic obligation.

In addition, while Bhishma was laying down at the conclusion of the Kurukshetra War, after being wounded by Arjuna’s thousand arrows, Bhishma provided Arjuna with the following explanation of the previous life:


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Oh,  Pandavas !  The actions that we have taken in the past have resulted in everything. The seeds of plants will never germinate if they are not planted.

In a similar vein, actions that were carried out in the past, whether they were good or terrible, have the potential to bring about positive or negative outcomes in the present. One may acquire huge fortune in the present without exerting any effort if they have made charitable contributions in the past.
Tapas that were prepared in the past bring about joys in the present.

Through the performance of service to elders and gurus in previous lifetimes, one is able to acquire knowledge and intellect without having to formally study under any guru. If a person is able to observe non-violence in their previous life, then they will continue to live for a significant amount of time in their current existence.

Because of this, sadhus, also known as saints, constantly practice nonviolence, donate to charitable causes, respect gurus, and serve elders and visitors, among other things. Then and only then will they be able to take pleasure in the next death. To put it another way, it is all about carrying out good or bad karmas in the past in order to achieve a positive or negative outcome in the present.

(Mahabharta,  Bhishma Parva,chapters 43 – 124)

Behind the Scenes: Figuring Out What the Story Is Trying to Say

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Its the Karama that become the reason of this birth, after accumulating new karamas it leads to the basis of your next birth. After the death, soul of a person gathers all accumulated karamas from current one like a reservoir in that person’s mind. Later Divinity or God as per the divine Karmic law takes a handful of those Karmas and further it leads to a new karmic seed in the form of body.

So if a person has done good Karmas with those individual people, he/she might gets a good godly body in heavens first and then further they takes birth in a same learned, Religious and dutiful families, forms Close association with those family members in as a brother, sister, mother or father as a part of Karmic Rina, those having done good karama with that soul, during this whole process they enjoys relations with them.

If he/she has done bad karmas in past life then that person’s soul further goes to lower wombs of birds and animals.After moving through those lower Varnas, exhausting bad karmic seeds Soul further takes birth in those families having bad pending karmic deeds with them to further clear off debts in the form of karmic relations.This way process of Birth and death in the karmic relations keep going on unless and until karmas neutralises into zero.

( Source : https://gita-blog.blogspot.com/2013/07/our-present-life-is-result-of-our-deeds.html)


Law of Karama and Runanubandhan as per Bhagwad  Geeta

Below are verses of Bhagwat Gita further justifies the Laws of Karama and connection with the Runanubandhan Theory:


“sariram yad avapnoti yac chapy utkramatishvarah grhitvaitani samyati vayur gandhan ivasayat”
(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fifteen verse 8)


“Sri Krishna said:O Arjuna, As the wind carries away odours from their seat, even so the Jivatma (soul), the lord of the body, snatching these (the mind & the senses) from the body, which it casts off, migrates into the body, which it acquires.

“yada sattve pravrddhe tu pralayam yati deha-bhrt
tadottama-vidam lokan amalan pratipadyate”

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fourteen verse 14)

“Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, When one dies in the mode of goodness, he attains to the pure higher planets of the great sages.”

“rajasi pralayam gatva karma-sangisu jayate
tatha pralinas tamasi mudha-yonisu jayate”

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fourteen verse 15)

“Sri Krishna said:  O Arjuna, When one dies in the mode of passion, he takes birth among those engaged in fruit producing activities (i.e. as a man or woman on earth); and when one dies in the mode of ignorance, he takes birth in the bird & animal kingdom.”

Explanation : This shows that its Karamic debts which become the seed of our many births we take in any given life cycle.
If we See further Definition of Karmic action, Below mentioned quotes are well justifying the theory:


Karma has been a pop culture term for ages. But really, what the heck is it? Karma is not an inviolate engine of cosmic punishment. Rather, it is a neutral sequence of acts, results, and consequences.

Receiving misfortune does not necessarily indicate that one has committed evil. But it is a sufficient indicator of something else.And that something else can be anything, as long as it is a logical consequence of what has come before.

Consider: if you fall into a well, you are not a bad person who deserves to suffer—you are merely someone who took a wrong step. Or someone who had one drink too many. Or got a head rush due to poor circulation. Or forgot to wear your glasses. Or— The reasons are plentiful, and all plausible. But the chain of cause and effect goes way, way back into the deepest hoariest recesses of your personal past. So never rule out retribution. But never expect it.” 
by Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
When you seek questions those are unfulfilled and having no clue from anywhere, that simply indicates those are nothing but are deep rooted lessons of past karmic actions.

“If you want to know the answer to ‘Who am I?’, then you will have to go to a Gnani purush [the enlightened one]. The Gnani Purush will give you Knowledge of your real Self [Who Am I] in the presence of the egoism. Thereafter your accounts (karmic) will be settled [& things will start falling in place].If the ‘effect’ is experienced, [karmic] bondage is created. If one experiences the ‘effects’ alone by himself, the [karmic] bondage will not be sticky. If he involves another person in it, the karmic bondage will be sticky.”  

― Dada Bhagwan

The Relationship Between Runanubandha and Vedic Scriptures in Padma Purana

An explanation taken from the Padma Puran

There is a notion that posits the presence of karmic relationships between persons. This idea is known as runanubandha, which is also known as the cycle of indebtedness. According to this theory, every single human being is linked to other people by means of a complex network of debts and responsibilities that have been accumulated over the course of several incarnations.

The consequences of these relationships may be either favorable or harmful, and they have an impact on the way our lives unfold.

Runanubandha is a notion that is extensively treated in the Padma Purana, which is one of the eighteen Mahapuranas. This ancient literature places a strong emphasis on the significance of comprehending and resolving these karmic debts in order to achieve spiritual emancipation attained.

Vedic scriptures, including the Vedas, Upanishads, and Puranas, serve as a guiding light for individuals seeking spiritual wisdom and enlightenment. These ancient texts contain profound insights into the nature of existence, the purpose of life, and the interconnectedness of all beings.

Within the Vedic scriptures, the concept of Runanubandha is intricately woven into the fabric of karma and rebirth. It is through these texts that we gain a deeper understanding of the intricate workings of the universe and the role of our actions in shaping our destiny.

Quote from Padma Puran : 

“Runanubhanda Rupena Pashu Patni Suta Aalaya Runakshaye Kshyayaanthi Tatra Parivedana.”
(Padama Puran)

Meaning: Every Relations are the result of previous birth bondage. Once the debt is annihilated there is no relationship and hence end of suffering in this Samsara.

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The Hypothesis behind Runanubandha

When we are tied by karmic links that have lasted for many years, it is not simple to comprehend what these relationships are or why we continue to adhere to them from the time we were children. We engage, share, love, and react to a large number of individuals in a manner that is unique to each of us. One of the most effective methods for comprehending karmic bonds is to just be quiet, comprehend them, and pose a multitude of inquiries to one’s own soul.

In layman language, a karmic relationship is a deep-rooted karmic action-based romantic bond that is formed with someone with whom you feel connected always and somehow you think you are made for, and most probably it might belong to your soul group categories in order to repent, heal past life lessons, and ease the pain a soul has been going through for many years.

The category of karmic connections is the kind of relationship that seems to be a soulmate-like tie, which is something that no one seeks in a direct manner, but in the end, everyone will obtain it in the karmic cycle of this life. In addition to being difficult to comprehend and emotionally draining, these relationships may sometimes manifest themselves in the form of verbal and physical aggression, and most crucially, they are characterized by a dominating and manipulative nature from the beginning.

There is no way to escape such karmic bindings until and until the soul has been able to acquire a profound understanding of his karmic teachings. In the meanwhile, they continue to go through a cosmic cycle for years in order to comprehend one another.

Those are awaiting them from this birth system. The only way to mend and comprehend a karmic connection is for one or both of the parties involved to make an effort to comprehend the spiritual foundations of the relationship and to make the choice to break free from the karmic cycle and develop their spirituality. In order to put a stop to a karmic connection, one must improve their strength and broaden their perspective, as well as develop their spirituality and think more deeply about life. When any of the individuals involved in the karmic relationship make the decision to entirely disengage from the connection, whether it be physically or spiritually, the relationship will come to an end.

In order to get a complete understanding of a karmic connection and to cure it, you need to devote a significant amount of time to self-realization or evaluation. Before you decide to go on to the next relationship, you need first look inside yourself to completely grasp the process of the whole connection, which includes the lessons that the relationship has taught you that you need to learn.


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Does the Really True Soul Mate Exist? : The Seed of Karmic Lessons

Is it a Chain of Karmic Relations ?

You will find that things continue to repeat themselves in any new relationship if you immediately jump into a new relationship without even realizing, repenting, or self-evaluating the entire situation of the bond without understanding the pattern of the relationship. This is due to the fact that the deeply rooted issues have not yet been fully healed and realized within the new relationship.

The decision to If you get into a new relationship too soon after the conclusion of the previous karmic tie, you will once again reopen some portions of the pattern cycle of karmic pains. The realization of the error that you are making in previous relationships is the core of a karmic tie in any karmic misery that you may be experiencing. The time and the scars that have been caused by all of the relationships, as well as the time that they need to educate and heal you, must be given to them.

Once you have learned the karmic lessons and patterns of keeping falling in multiple relationships and you have tried to break down this pattern by growing spiritually, at the end you will be free from all of your patterns in a one-way go and you will be a free bird for forever where there will be no pending karma in your basket. Without any involvement from you, even this cycle will finish itself for the other person on its own without any involvement from you. In any life, if you have made an effort to thoroughly heal the lessons that you have learned inside yourself, you will be free from all of the karmic connections that are still lingering from the past.

After the ultimate ending revelation and the breaking of the pattern of karmas, learning, suffering, and mending the karmic tie, the only method to meet genuine love soulmates will be feasible. This is the only circumstance in which this will be achievable. One of the reasons that a karmic connection appears in our life is to bring to our attention the shame, remorse, and unresolved grief that we have carried with us from a number of previous incarnations. As you go through the suffering that is associated with your karmic cycle, you will be able to open yourself up to the possibility of experiencing the genuine love partner that you truly deserve throughout this life cycle.

Does Astrology Have an Answer? The Investigation

Astrologically, we can understand those karmic bonds but not in an easy lay man language via what we are studying from classical scriptures but yes there are many tools and system to understand ” runanubandham” concept or Karmic relations between two people via Jamini and Nadi systems.I have tried to explain the concept of karmic relationships and Runanubandha concept from many of jamini sutras and what i have observed from past many years in many different charts. but first of all we need to understand the basic concept, what actually is Runanubandha or Karmic debit of two people or the people we interact with them.

What are soul mates? Are they different from karmic relations?

When it comes to the spiritual realm, a soul mate may be any relationship that has a significant position in your life. It might be a member of your family, a close friend, or even your romantic partner. These are spirits who have a different purpose in life and come into our lives for more significant causes. They also have more profound lessons and teachings associated with them.

Every single human being has a certain kind of soul, such as Satvik, Tamasik, Rajasic, and so on. When we come into contact with other souls of this kind in our lives by following tatava in them, it often results in frictions that are similar to two energy forces that may produce effects that are distinct, exciting, and difficult. Some souls may have the impression that they have known each other from previous lives; others may have a conflict with one another; and yet others may have the impression that they have never been in the company of such a person before.

Some of the souls who enter our lives assist us in developing a deeper love and knowledge for one another, while others assist us in gaining insight into universal truths or learning challenging lessons in life, whether they do it in a harsh manner or in a really genuine one. Every single one of those souls who enter our lives brings about crucial life-altering situations for the sake of a higher cause.

Spiritually speaking, soulmates are like mirrors that reflect who we are. Our own soul is reflected in what we perceive in the soul of another person. When we are able to understand other people’s souls as “mates,” even our adversaries, as members of our family who are there to teach us lessons about life, then our whole perspective of other people and our relationship with them undergoes a complete transformation.


The deeper meaning of “Runanubandha” ?

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We take birth in a family, we meet friends, we meet parents, we meet many partners, we indulge with them, we create further karmas, and finally, after doing many sins and karmic actions, we fall in a good relationship, or either we feel like marriage is a burden to us, we feel that parents are not listening to us, and we leave our parents and close friends circle and live in isolation to repent those sufferings; the question is, why is it so??. We carry certain karmas and exhaust some of them, and those that we left behind we brought away with us for the next incarnation. This is a concept that is quite plain to understand. What are your thoughts on the fact that this karmic cycle contains a profound mystery?


Sri Sri Ravishankar’s view on the concept of Rnanubandhan

According to Sri Sri Ravishanakr ji’s explanation of the law of Rnanubandhan, we shall encounter a variety of people during our life. These individuals may take the shape of a mother, a father, siblings, sisters, a spouse, children, and so on. Only because of the unpaid obligations from previous lifetimes that we carry with us, we are able to give birth to a family. According to the mathematical explanation, at the same time that we are establishing accounts, we are also debiting and crediting all of those karmas with those accounts. Because of our indulgence in them, we have accumulated a large number of karmic debts with all of the people with whom we contact. Each and every one of our karmic obligations, also known as Rina, ultimately results in some kind of bondage or attachment, also known as bandhan, with the others with whom we engage in interactions. What it says about karmas, according to the principles of the Bhagavad Geeta, is that all of these karmic attachments will attempt to drag us into the wheel of life, or you might say the karmic or cosmic cycle, again and again, until and until we exhaust them. This is what it says about karmas if we examine thoroughly.

( Art of Living – Gyan Dhara – The Law of Karama: 
Runanubandha, Relationships, Astrology)

The True Definition: Runanubandha

In reality, Runanubandhan is the bond of karmic activities that occurred in previous births. These actions are the outcome of karmic debts that are at the base of the repeated lives that we participate in within this cosmic cycle. The many karmas that we are doing in our day-to-day lives lead us to a great number of “Rina,” and this Rina, in turn, leads to karma once again.

It is a cycle that goes in both directions. If you have ever given or done anything to another person in a previous life, the memory of those karmic deeds will be stored in your soul, which is also known as your astral body, and there will be a connection between the soul and all of the memories. In this life, the person or soul to whom you have done anything, whether it be something good or something harmful, will be your debtor or your creditor. In the event that you have taken anything in the past, it will be taken away from you in whatever birth that you take; it may be this present delivery, or it could be because of some birth. You will be rewarded in some way in the future for the good deeds you have performed in the past.

The astral body continues to store the memories, sorrows, and joys of all of the Runanubandham relations in countless incarnations. This occurs in the various births that we take. There is no use in attempting to break free from the cycle of birthing unless and until all of the karma that is stored in the soul body is either burnt away or exhausted by the physical body. According to logic, we are recollections of the runanubandham that occurred throughout each and every incarnation, and the numerous karmas that we do in each connection are a reflection of some kind of runanubandha.

Those individuals with whom we have a strong connection or relationship will be a part of our strong runanubandha.

In this life, these individuals typically become our parents, spouses, children, and close friends.

What Sadguru has to say about Runanubandha

I have discovered that in many instances, individuals continue to engage in several sexual and physical intimate relationships with a large number of others, and even they do not feel or know what they are doing. This is something that I have personally seen. Later on, when karma begins to play its part in the form of pain in their intimate relationships, such as marriage and children, people either make an effort to forgive themselves or experience intense feelings of guilt in their subconscious mind.  It is the issue of why this is the case.
It is clear that Sadguru Ji has stated, “Sexual relationships have the greatest impact on our lives in terms of the amount of memory or subconscious impression they leave in our minds as compared with any other kind of touch or any substance you come into contact with.”
This statement is in accordance with the Runanubandha theory, which is explained in Karma and Memory. In order to get a complete grasp of Runanubandhan, it is essentially the physical memory that is connected to the soul that we carry from. The acquisition of this memory may occur via any sexual interaction, even those that are based on blood.

It is said by Sadguru Ji that when it comes to sexual interactions, a woman’s body has a far greater memory and tolerance ability to experience the pain and amount of suffering that is associated with that, and it may lead to feelings of guilt or a sense of distinction. The body of a male has a far greater capacity for memory when it comes to genetic material.

In general, a woman’s body stores less physical memory than a man’s body does after the age of eighteen to twenty-one years old. A woman is required to have a kid from a guy who is not genetically related to her in order for this to occur. This is the primary reason why nature has proceeded in this manner. Her genetic memory must be reduced in order for her to be able to carry the kid to term. This is of the utmost importance.

( Karma and Memory by Sadaguru ji)


Resolving Karmic Debts

The Padma Purana provides insights into how to resolve our karmic debts and liberate ourselves from the cycle of Runanubandha. It emphasizes the importance of self-reflection, selflessness, and acts of compassion.

By engaging in selfless actions and cultivating a mindset of forgiveness and understanding, we can gradually dissolve our karmic debts and alleviate the burdens they impose. The scriptures encourage us to let go of resentment, seek reconciliation, and strive for spiritual growth.

The Path to Liberation

The ultimate goal of understanding Runanubandha and resolving our karmic debts is to attain liberation or Moksha. The Vedic scriptures teach that by breaking free from the cycle of birth and death, one can merge with the divine and achieve eternal bliss.

Through self-realization and spiritual practices such as meditation, yoga, and selfless service, individuals can transcend the limitations of their karmic debts and realize their true nature as divine beings.


Runanubandha is a concept that is addressed in the Padma Purana and other Vedic traditions. It provides significant insights into the interconnection of all creatures as well as the role that karma plays in molding our existence.

By gaining a knowledge of our karmic obligations and working to resolve them, we may create the road for our own spiritual development and freedom. In order to break free from the cycle of Runanubandha and achieve spiritual emancipation, let us take the lessons of the Vedic texts to heart and make it our goal to develop compassion, forgiveness, and selflessness in our daily lives.

In the next section, for the purpose of gaining an understanding of the astrological notion of rinanubandha, we shall examine several sample charts.

Stay connected for more articles on Past Karma, Rinanubandha & Karmic connections 


Part 2:  Rinanubandhan Part 2: Understanding Marriage, Karmic Bonds, and Soulmate Relations Astrologically

With Thanks & Regards,
Rocky Jamwal
Source, Reference and links :
[1]. K.N Rao : Karma & Rebirth in Hindu Astrology 
[2]. Karma and Memory by Sadaguru ji
[4]. Art of Living – Gyan Dhara – The Law of Karama:  Runanubandha, Relationships, Astrology
[5]. Mahabharta Bhishma Parva , chapters 43 to 124.
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