Karma – The Newton’s third law of motion


What is Karma?

The word Karma literally means action. It may appear that Karma is happening to us, as if some outside force is causing good things or bad things to come to us. However, it is really our own inner conditioning and processes that are leading us to experience outer effects or consequences in relation to our own actions.

Karma is like a dust that covers the soul. In spiritually scientific terms, it’s karmic particles. When the soul is in the grip of karmic particles it is difficult for the soul to feel free and happy, because the karmic particles are blocking it.

For example, if you wear eyeglasses, you know how important it is for the lenses to be clean, because it helps you see the world clearly. BUT, if your glasses were just dipped in mud, and you wore the glasses, the world will seem quite distorted. And then, if no one taught you how to remove dirt from your glasses, you could never really see the truth about the world or life. In this case, you suffer because you are not able to see clearly as you should. You didn’t even know it was possible to even have clean glasses.

SAME WAY, with karma. Karma covers the soul and keeps it in illusion. Soul knows the truth deep down, but the karmic particles cover it, so the soul then experiences pain and suffering.

Truth Seekers and spiritual practitioners, like yourself, dedicate their life to removing as much of the karmic mud and dirt from their soul because they want to see truth, the clear-cut and beautiful truth.

Law of Karma

The law of Karma is a universal process, whereby causes lead to effects. This is something that all of us are already familiar with, whether or not we use the word Karma to describe it. Newton’s third law of motion, that every action leads to a reaction, is an application of the law of Karma. Whether we are talking about physics or daily life in the world, it is extremely useful to understand the law and process of Karma so that we may regulate or direct the process. We can soften the impact of the playing out of our past Karma’s, and can choose our own future Karma if we are willing to put in the effort to learn how to do it.

As You Sow, So Shall You Reap

Types of Karma

There are two kinds of karma: good karma and bad karma. Good karma is collected when your intention is pure and good. Bad karma is collected when your intention is bad or violent. If you are angry, you are collecting bad karma (ugh, I know!!!!) and when you are helping other people selflessly, you collect good karma (YAAY!!!!) There is a huge science to karma, and they’ll be explained in the future, but the main way to collect any kind of karma is based on intention and mental activities.

The goal of the truth seeker is not to collect anymore karma: good or bad. The goal of the truth seeker is to dissolve all the karma. So as long as you have karma, whether good or bad, you will always remain in the cycle of birth and death. A truth seeker wants to be liberated.

How Karma Affects You

There are several ways karma can affect you: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. If you are confused, karma is affecting you mentally. If you are rich or poor, healthy or sick, karma is affecting you physically. If you are depressed or have conditions of your love, karma is blocking you emotionally. If you are trapped with not so good spiritual teachers and gurus, karma is affecting you spiritually.

Karma SHOULD not control your life.

There are 5 things that affect your present life: they are destiny, karma, nature, time and efforts. Basically the strongest degree of any of these 5 things are controlling your life in each moment. Do you allow destiny to control you? Karma to control you? Nature or time? Or your efforts?

If you are not taking any responsibility for your life, you are letting your destiny (which can be good or bad), karma (which can be good or bad), nature (which can be good or bad), timing (which you already know what I’m going to say here) control you. BUT, there is one thing you have control over that can change everything, and that is, YOUR EFFORTS.

Unless you put efforts in your life and spiritual path, karma and all those things will continually affect you. You become its puppet. You are not in control of your life and path, you are in their control.

Break Karma = Spiritual Efforts

Efforts means doing your spiritual practices (sadhana), whether you feel like doing them or not is not the question. But doing them IS. You have to put efforts on your spiritual path. Learn how to clean your muddy karmic eyeglasses and begin to see the light. Begin to see the truth.

If you believe in God, God is not going to clean your glasses. You have to purify them yourself. God helps those who help themselves, right? You can pray to God all morning and night to clean your glasses, but if it is telling you to go get a washcloth, dip it in hot water, and clean it yourself, why aren’t you?

Ignorance? Laziness? Or, maybe you like having muddy glasses.

I doubt it. And I hope not. But let’s get real here.

You need to put efforts to change and improve your life. Happiness and peace are not going to just fall on your lap. Anger is not going to dissolve if you just sit there and do nothing. You have to put efforts to change your life

A Lesson on Karma

There’s always a reason behind the pain and suffering we experience in our life. BUT, it is in our hands to reduce the effects. No matter what, it is the universal law, that karma must take its effect – both good and bad. We can reduce the negative effects by doing mantras, meditation and soul prayer daily. Your life is in your hands, don’t rely on God or Guru or anyone else to help you, they can only help, when you help yourself.

Take a lesson from experience, reduce your karma and do sadhana daily, this way the karmic results that will take place in your life are not as bad as what it could be. Clean your glasses, purify your soul.

Remember, to give a different perspective in a positive way for your life, maybe you think you have the worst life now, but actually because of your practices, your life is actually better than what it could’ve been. Be grateful.

Be in control of your life. Do your practices. Help others selflessly.
Never hurt. Never hit. Never be violent.
Love. Help. Be Spiritual!

References:

http://siddhayatan.org

http://www.swamij.com/

One GOD, One Religion of Humanity

Soul

A living being cannot exist without consuming the body of another life. Even the single sensed lives are living by consuming the decayed body of another life. Living beings are classified as one to six senses, but they are not equal. There are variations amongst them. These variations are identified through their physic. The variations amongst the living beings from the first to sixth sense reveal their inequality (discrimination). The single sensed tree and the five sensed animal and the six sensed man are not equal.

In the development of Dravidian religions there are explications about soul and God. Dravidians are the cultured, religious people who are well-developed in their reasoning ability and who have spiritual thoughts and religions. Offshoots of the development of Dravidian thoughts are the Ahimsa principle, Vegetarianism, the noble thought such as ‘Every country is my country and all are my kith and kin’ and the principle of rendering good for evil and the spiritual ideologies. Hence, Jainism, Buddhism and the Six-fold religion are developed as the offshoots of the Dravidian thinking and culture. Ahimsa, non-killing and showing love towards others have become the foundational doctrines of the religions mentioned above.

Man alone is unique amongst the creatures and he is the crown of all creation. Hence, in the book of Genesis in the Bible, it is explicated that man was not created like other creatures, but was created in the image of God Himself with soul.

All living beings except human beings are classified into five groups as having one to five senses, but man alone is isolated from all other living beings because of his soul which is the root cause for sixth sense, that is his thinking ability and power of discernment of holy and evil.

This human soul is connected with God, the Universal Soul since it was created in the image of God, the Universal Soul. The man with soul can overcome the natural law. He brings down the whole animal world into his dominion, and sixth sense is the root cause for his supremacy and soul is the root cause for the sixth sense.

Since man has soul and power of discernment which is superior to the natural instinct, he is able to empower the nature that includes the living beings which have one to five senses. There is inequality in nature i.e., amongst the living beings which have one to five senses there is inequality. But, there is no inequality amongst human beings since they have soul which has no inequality.

It is explained that, the inequality amongst the living beings that have one to five senses are reflected through their physical structure. But, the variation in the physical appearance of human beings are not because of the soul, but because of their environment.

According to their circumstances men are white or black in color or with height and weight and variations are seen in their physical level. These differences are owing to their environment and food habits and not because of soul.

In the snake species, there are many classes according to their color, length and weight. These classes can be grouped into one species. If it is considered that the human beings are like the snake species in which there are so many classes, it would be a wrong conception.

For an example, Python and Cobra belong to different classes though they come under snake species and they can not be united together, and they can not jointly bring forth the young ones, since they are totally two different classes in one snake species.

Human Vs Universal Soul

Human Souls: They take human bodies and experience birth, life and death.
Universal Soul: Never comes into the cycle of birth and death.

Human Souls: They are subject to change and the dualities of pleasure and pain, growth and decay, happiness and sorrow.
Universal Soul: Changeless. The One beyond the above dualities.

Human Souls: They remember and then forget their original pure nature.
Universal Soul: God is always the ocean of knowledge; he does not come in the cycle of remembering and forgetting.

Human Souls: They are seekers of peace and happiness.
Universal Soul: God is the One whom everyone seeks (longs for). He is the bestow-er (giver) of peace and happiness to everyone.

Human Souls: They have physical bodies.
Universal Soul: God’s form is incorporeal (point of spiritual energy).

Human Souls: They cannot liberate humanity.
Universal Soul: God is the up-lifter of all.

Human Souls: They become impure through body-consciousness.
Universal Soul: God is the purifier.

Human Souls: They are caught up by the present, have distorted (misunderstood) knowledge of the past (since they come in the process of birth and rebirth) and no accurate knowledge of the future.
Universal Soul: God is the knower of the three aspects of time (past, present and future).

Human Souls: They lose their power and become weak.
Universal Soul: God is the constant and external source of all spiritual power for all human souls.

Human Souls: They are brothers and sisters.
Universal Soul: God is the Father and Mother.

Human Souls: They come into greed, lust and attachment.
Universal Soul: God is bondage-less (free), the liberator of all, including the sages, saints, holy teachers and gurus. He doesn’t succumb to the vices.

Human Souls: They become worshipers.
Universal Soul: God is ever worthy of being worshiped.

Human Souls: They have desires based on bodily needs, name and fame.
Universal Soul: God is completely desire less and selfless.

Human Souls: They are takers.
Universal Soul: God is the giver, He takes nothing.

One Family

However, a man of any color who may belong to any race, nation or language, can be joined together with a woman who is in the another extreme corner of the world and who may be entirely different from that man in all the above said descriptions. They would lead a happy life and multiply. Hence, the differences mentioned above are merely external differences that is in the physical level and not the inward differences that is in soul level. Hence the human society is one family and God is father of all human beings.

Belief in the race and the caste discrimination reveals one’s ignorance of the knowledge about soul and universal brotherhood.

One GOD, One Religion of Humanity

‎Why We Shout In Anger

A Hindu saint who was visiting river Ganges to take bath found a group of family members on the banks, shouting in anger at each other. He turned to his disciples smiled and asked.

‘Why do people shout in anger shout at each other?’

Disciples thought for a while, one of them said, ‘Because we lose our calm, we shout.’

‘But, why should you shout when the other person is just next to you? You can as well tell him what you have to say in a soft manner.’ asked the saint

Disciples gave some other answers but none satisfied the other disciples.
Finally the saint explained, .

‘When two people are angry at each other, their hearts distance a lot. To cover that distance they must shout to be able to hear each other. The angrier they are, the stronger they will have to shout to hear each other to cover that great distance.

What happens when two people fall in love? They don’t shout at each other but talk softly, Because their hearts are very close. The distance between them is either nonexistent or very small…’

The saint continued, ‘When they love each other even more, what happens? They do not speak, only whisper and they get even closer to each other in their love. Finally they even need not whisper, they only look at each other and that’s all. That is how close two people are when they love each other.’

He looked at his disciples and said.

‘So when you argue do not let your hearts get distant, Do not say words that distance each other more, Or else there will come a day when the distance is so great that you will not find the path to return.’