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The Law of Karma — made easy

Ashutosh Jain
Jan 9, 2018 · 5 min read

‘While our bodies may die, the soul is eternal and it continues its journey through many lifetimes. The soul creates a system of actions and reactions (Karma), throughout these lives, forming a cycle of rebirth. And the totality of our actions and their reactions in this and previous lives, determine our future.

Thus — a man is born to the world he has made’.

What is the law of ‘Karma’ ?

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“You are what your deep, driving desire is. As your desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed (Karma). As your deed (Karma) is, so is your destiny”.

This almost sums up the concept of ‘Karma’.

What is the practical effect of believing in karma?

Simply believing in karma has no real effect. It is about as useful as believing in healthy living without changing your bad dietary habits. You should have a clear understanding of karma and apply that understanding to your life to find inner peace and happiness.

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What about people who don’t believe in Karma?

Karma is a fundamental mechanism of our existence. It applies to everyone, regardless of belief.

With determination and hard work anyone can make a good life for him or herself. ‘Karma’ has nothing to do with it. Isn’t it true?

This is an illusion. Everything in life is multifactorial. Karmic cycle plays a great part in shaping up your life.

What is good Karma and how can we earn it?

-Be positive
- Self respect, responsibility for one’s own actions and respect for others
-All of us make mistakes, however, it is important to correct those mistakes
-Offer forgiveness
-Share knowledge
-Be compassionate
-Search for wisdom
-Spread love and harmony
Follow your inherent nature and perform your duty without worrying for the results.

“A person who is not disturbed by the incessant flow of desires — desires that enter like rivers into the ocean, which is ever being filled but is always still — can alone achieve peace, and not the man who strives to satisfy such desires.”

Remember…

  1. Our intention is important…when it comes to the result of an action then the intention behind it is more important than the act itself. Two people may perform a same task with two different intentions. While helping someone, one person may do it out of selfishness and the second one with a pure heart. Only the second one will have the positive result.
  2. Suffering and happiness is related to Karma… negative actions lead to suffering and positive actions beget happiness and joy. If this sounds true than you already believe in Karma.
  3. An action is never wasted…even though a long time may pass from its creation to its resultant effect, no single action is ever wasted. Sometimes it may take a few lifetimes for the realization of the Karmic results of a substantial action. So we should keep on generating positive actions without worrying for the results.
  4. Good Karma is the gateway to enlightenment…every soul has a purpose. Only through constantly performing good Karma through positive intentions and deeds, we can ultimately achieve self-realization and inner peace.

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Ashutosh Jain

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In quest of the Self!✍ Read my book Punarbhava — The Rise of the Legend of Panini on Amazon Kindle now! https://amzn.to/2Otq2LC

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Ashutosh Jain

Written by

In quest of the Self!✍ Read my book Punarbhava — The Rise of the Legend of Panini on Amazon Kindle now! https://amzn.to/2Otq2LC

Thoughts And Ideas

An attempt to bring all heart-touching and thought provoking writings under one roof to make an impact.

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