Padmajaji and Muruganji , Pranam.
I am indeed grateful to this forum and am learning a lot from these discussions. Thanks to all !
Padmajaji, please..."I think its better to make a mental note that "good karma phala as viewed by society is unrelated to purification of mind". (Otherwise as soon as we decide to start following karma yoga we might question and blame holy Gita.
Please, if there is any flaw or misunderstanding, it is due to my misinterpretation. I would never ever blame Gita. Plase do not say so even in jest.
Here, what I meant tallies exactly with what Meeraji has stated under Geeta Forum. Rules of the society differ from society to society, from culture to culture, from time to time. Because they are man made rules. However, Ruta or Vishwaniyam, rules of the universe are constant and applicable to all, all the time. So our behaviour may contradict rules of the society at certain times, but should always be in conformity with natural laws. Example of this could be Mahatma Phule, who advocated for education of women against society customs that time. Such people were opposed by the society and were even stamped as wrong doers at one point of time but later their work was applauded.
If you consider marriage, in our country..India, bigamy is not favoured by law. But in other countries, it may be perfectly legal. In some other countries, it may be considered by everyone as moral too. Depends on cultural and traditional practices.
Muruganji's answers are very nice and his thoughts are very well defined.
About karma phala, I am not so sure. I feel, there may be some other factors involved, such as prarabdha ( destiny ) , actions of people around you etc.
To cite an example, even after studying hard, I may not get good marks. Could be due to my luck, destiny or it may be that others have studied much more than me.
Thank you very much Padmajaji...for initiating such thought provoking discussions. It does help to hear others' views and to get the doubts clarified.