Principles of Karma – Firstly we should explain what does it mean the word karma? Karma means action. Here is the question: Where do you think your action starts? If you are aware of that our actions start from our thought, then you are correct. Without any thought, there is no action. That is why yoga put so much attention on training mind, purifying thoughts and controlling our thoughts. Because through controlling our thoughts we control our behavior, our actions.
Another important term is reincarnation. It’s believed that our body is just like a rented apartment. We have limited time during which we stay in our body and once the “contract” is over, our soul goes for a transition which we call death. Actually, our soul only goes to take a rest, contemplate action done in past life and settles intentions for next life. When soul feels ready, it chooses the body where you need it to be born and then other transition can take a place. One of the reasons why Indian people don’t show resistance towards their life is because they believe there is a reason for that. It is the result of their past karma (actions).
We have 3 types of karma that are affecting where we are right now, what situation in life we are facing. First is “sanchita”, this is past life karma. Whatever we have done in our past life has an impact on current life. You will face a certain situation in this life because of your unresolved matters. Second karma “prarabdha” you past life deeds influence your actions in this life so whatever you do or think is somehow connected with your past life. For instance, if you have done positive and good actions, you have less difficulty in this life and another way around. There is no way how we can avoid the consequences from these two Karmas. Yes, you can try to resist, escape or get around but it will always come back to you and remember, it might come back as the tougher lesson as a consequence of your resistance or avoidance. Thus for some situation, there is no point to skip the lessons, anyhow we will have to go through it. It’s our choice when we take and learn the lesson. The third one is “agami” – this is the only karma which is in our hands to change right now. This karma that we are creating at this moment, it’s fresh. I can decide just now what kind of karma I will create for my future lives.
To sum it up, try to focus on the present moment and create the purest karma which you can in the present moment and don’t be afraid to take a lesson from difficult situations in your life. All situations in our life meet us for some reason. Overcoming challenges make us a better person and make our life meaningful. So instead of asking: why me? Focus on what you can get out of the situation for you. See the positive result in it, feel the purification of your karma for future. Flow through your life with hope. Principles of Karma Principles of Karma Principles of Karma
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