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LAW OF KARMA
 
The Word Karma Means Action .

Action of any kind good or bad are a bondage. Every person has good and bad qualites in them,which keep changing according to the situation, association, their moral strength and understanding of goodness or  badness.
Good qualities can be improved by purifying the Heart. This can happen only with devotion to God. One has to perform Selfless Devotion.The perfection of Goodness is God realization. Then all the actions are done for the lord . Even sins become a pious deed.
Good actions alone cannot purify the heart,they keep us bonded to the material world.The material power has three qualities,pious,Impious and Devilish.Human mind to has three types of Nature.Pious gives us luxuries and impious  sufferings and devilish ,pains and exterme torture.
So the only way is to do Devotion with true love .This will purifying the Heart and help in traversing the field of material plane.Devotion has to be done continuously,and   should  become a part of every cell in your body.This kind of knowledge and guidence can only come from an Realized Soul who has overcome the influence of cosmic power.


There is also omnipresent gracious God in the universe who is willing to help the souls. If you don't want to be governed by the Karmic Laws of the material world ,release your wordly attachments and transfer them to God.
When your love and attachment is 100 % towards God ,He will reveal His Divine form to you ,  and then you will be Blissful like Him and will live with Him in His Divine abode.


The law of karma

Every action has a route which it follows. Our subconscious carries the sum total of all our desires, passions, good and bad experiences, which we carry with us from our numerous past lives. Our defeats, victories, pain, pleasures and all our animal instincts are embedded in it. At the top are innumerable unfulfilled desires and hopes which are waiting to raise their head.

Now here is the process you need to understand: First the samaskaras trigger the thought and then the thought matures into desire. This may happen with or without any outer stimulation. As this desire arises, it gets more attention or afflictions of our attachments, the deeper it gets. With time, it is further strengthened and then it changes into sankalpa (the conviction to achieve the object). When this conviction matures, it converts into action or karma.

This is the theory of how deep-rooted samaskaras or impressions shape our thoughts, convert them into desire, and desire into conviction, till finally the action takes place. The whole process may happen in just a fraction of a second or even in lesser time! Do you have any idea how many trillions upon trillions of samaskaras are lying in your subconscious? And consequently how many wishes and desires are lying unfulfilled in the deep recesses of your mind?

People living in an ultra-modern society want to have it all, see it all, do it all.

Know this: samaskaras have the ability to take the shape of thought - desire- conviction, and finally of action. Whether that action will be good or bad and what its consequences will be is a different story.

Upanishadic wisdom says that every action will bear a fruit which is of two types: one part is the happiness or pain experienced right there, in that moment; the second part remains hidden and gets added to the bank of other past karmas - it becomes a part of our ’sanchit karma’ i.e. the accumulated karmas of innumerable past lives. We are not new on this earth, we have been born here many times, and in each life we made a home, had a family, had some kind of livelihood and had friends and enemies. We were never idle even in the past births - we were doing something (good or bad) and every action that we did is going to bear some fruit.

The law says that if you do an evil action, the fruit will be dukha or pain, and if you do a pious karma then the fruit is sukha or happiness.

Well, no one wishes for dukha, yet we experience pain in our lives. The question is why? Yes, we do not wish dukha, yet we do get it. It is because of our lust, greed, ego, anger and attachments. We do so many actions, and though we justify our actions as valid, sometimes in reality they are not.

Vedas say that all actions are of two types: dharma and adharma. Actions that are endorsed by seers are dharma and those which are forbidden are adharma. Servitude, donation, charity, penance, japa, chanting, compassion and humility are all dharma. And all actions arising from lust, greed, anger, revenge and ego are adharma. Dharma will give you happiness and adharma will give you pain. This means that if ones actions are of adharma, then it may be pleasurable at that moment, but later on the fruit will be of pain. And dharmic actions might seem unattractive but give purity, clarity and happiness in the end.

 

The wise ones have said that karma is of three types - sanchit, kriyaman and agami. Sanchit karma are those which we did in the past, kriyaman are those which we are doing now in the present moment, and agami karmas are those which we will do in the future. Man, driven by his weaknesses, mental afflictions and vices, performs karmas without thinking about their consequences. When pain and failure result, he blames god for his misfortunes and never realizes that it is his own past karmas which are punishing him in the present moment.

This is the story of all human beings - they wish for instant gratification of the senses and do not wish to think about the fruits of their action. The wise ones think deeply and then make the right choices. Today it may not seem to be a thing of deep concern, but indeed it is. Actions of dharma and adharma are going to shape your mind and further desires; the desires into actions and the fruits of action. An uncontrolled mind gets motivated to act irresponsibly and then suffers from the ill effects of its own actions.

Your destiny is nothing but the sum total of your past actions. The past is gone but you have this moment in your hand. Every action you do now shapes your future.

But what about the past karmas which are going to reward or punish you? Can we do something about them today? The answer is no! Those fruits will come to you and you will have to accept them. No one can run away from his or her karmas - no one! This seems really depressing, isn’t it? Do not feel sad for there is a ray of hope. Read on.

The present moment is in our hands, and by acting responsibly we can use it to bring about a total transformation in our lives. If one performs pious deeds, serves all, is compassionate and generous - in other words if we develop positive karma, it will prove to be a great leveler and will slowly bring down the adverse effects of past karma.

The theory of karma says that doing pious deeds will slowly scale down the effects of negative karmas, bringing them at par, first, and then more in favor of, dharma. As dharma begins to dominate a person’s life, new and positive developments begin to take place. One gets opportunities of being blessed by pious souls and sages. As the Ramayana says, when good karmas fructify, only then the chance of meeting a sage or rishi is possible. And the chance of meeting a sage means an opportunity to not only be blessed but also to receive wisdom and the tools of evolvement that help one come out of the cycle of karma.

The Bhagavad Gita says that the power of good karma makes a person a deserving candidate for receiving higher knowledge, which will bring forth a whole new approach to living one’s life in dharma.

Good and bad actions happen through the mind with a sense of ‘I’ being the doer. As long as the doer is there, one or another kind of karma will keep on generating. All karmas create bondage - if bad karma is like an iron handcuff, then pious karma is a handcuff made of gold. Both bind you and keep you in the whirlpool of samsara. One has to understand the truth: mind- senses-body are entities totally different from the ’self’ which is beyond these corporeal elements. Once you begin to understand who you really are and begin to cultivate a distance and discrimination, all actions will happen without binding you. When all karma is performed with the sense of being a ‘non-doer’, and one follows the righteous path, then the person transgresses the cycle of karma.

 

The real self is unknown and this self-ignorance binds man. Once we have understood the real self then life is lived while witnessing it. The present moment is lived in the spirit of a non-doer and the old karmas or sanchit karmas get burnt in the fire of gyana (true knowledge) and then what is left is kriyaman karma. Such a person with his new-found wisdom has great patience and tolerance, and accepts the fruits of his karma without discrimination.

When ones actions are motivated by ill, evil, negativity, one doesn’t even realize what one is doing. But when the fruits of karma fall in the lap, then the person either suffer meekly or is angry, dejected and agitated.

Impressions (samaskaras) and unfulfilled desires are the root of all the wrongs in a man’s life. Only if the root agyana(ignorance) is eradicated with true knowledge - can one live a life filled with happiness and contentment. We are responsible for our actions and the results of our actions.

 

 

If you want to know the causes in your past life,
The way you live at present is the effect of your past life.
If you want to know what your future life will be,
What you do at present is the cause of your future life.


karma is simply the law of cause and effect. The law of Karma operates with minute and precise exactness. According to it ,hate and you will be hated. Steal ,and you will be robbed in turn. Do good and good will be done unto you. The consequence of every deed returns to us in a corresponding manner and in exact proportion.
Which role we wish to play ,depends upon the choices and decisions we make .Another important point is that the consequences we reap of our actoins are not solely intended as punishment . They are chiefly designed to correct us and push us towards the right path.
The purpose of life on earth is to make spiritual progress and live in Bliss and enjoy the journey and finally return home. All scriptures teach this.
But when a person does not under stand  this ,he usually resists any change in his outlook.But gradually ,as his consciousness evolves, he begins to realize ,at first dimly ,that there is purpose behind everything.By slow degrees,and often unconsciously ,he begins to seek the real Truth or Wisdom .In the end he becomes a conscious ,sincere and determinded spiritual seeker and is drawn to the Lotus Feet of the Master who shows him the lord sitting in His Heart.

Now one of the greatest boons bestowed on those initiated into the path of The Word is the fact that at the time  of the initiation the Master takes away from the negative power the administration and the paying off of the disciples's karmas.This is Due to the mercy of the master.



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