“Let the dead bury the dead”
Raguram: Will the sins that one incurs be reduced by giving offerings to the temples, donations and doing several social services?
Suki Sivam: According to Hinduism, the accounts of sin and merit are separate. One cannot increase or decrease the other. In Christianity there is a principle that by doing more meritorious act the burden of sin can be reduced. But it is not like this in Hinduism. There is separate punishment for sin and separate fruits for the merits. One won’t talk with the other.—V. V. P. Meet, 28, Suki. Sivam, Religious teacher, Thugluk, (Tamil), 3-6-15, pp. 20-25, p. 25