WHAT IS KARMA?

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WHAT IS KARMA?

We've all heard of Karma.

Most people have a vague impression that it's about cause and effect, action/reaction , or something like this.

But that tells us nothing!

Some people realize that Karma has to do with one's actions, but they leave it at that.

Still, we do not know what Karma is, for this only describeS Karma in a general way.

Since we believe that Karma relates somehow to cause and effect, we shuffle off to think/talk about other subjects.

Still we do not know the cause of Karma.

To merely say Karma is a result of our actions is still less than truth, for it only touches the surface of the nature of Karma.

Why do we act the way we do?

That is the real driver of the Karmic generating process!

Very few of us have a clue why we act the way we do!

Going still deeper, we will find that our actions are determined primarily by the beliefs in our minds!

But we are still at the surface of the subject.

Going deeper yet, we find that our beliefs are not determined by us, but by all around us.

A child has an empty (empty of concepts) mind.

All beliefs are taught to a child by his environment (parents, religions, schools etc.)

A child is still pure, and is incapable of suspecting that those showing, teaching, and guiding him might have an agenda.

Here the damage is done, as the child's ego will defend all challenges to his beliefs as he gets older.

After all, how could his parents and family/friends possibly have mislead him. They told him that they loved him, and could be trusted.

The child's later years in school will rarely be challenged, because his teachers told him how smart he was.
WHAT IS KARMA?

And since he is smart, he would know if he was being lied to!

Again, ego is the mechanism that keeps the individual on his course to Karmic generation.

The whole game depends on your ego to keep you in bondage.

Ego renunciation is the only way to escape the trap!

But this is easier said than done, for the force of MAYA keeps the individual from escaping!

Is this not a most interesting trap that we are born into?

ONLYPILL



Mastercvvyoga's picture

Interesting topic. Till we

Interesting topic. Till we think karma plays major role in our life there wont be independence. Where is the independence to think SELF.
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Mastercvvyoga | Fri, 08/21/2009 - 15:43
ONLYPILL's picture

Interesting Topic

This incomprehensible riddle may in fact be a no-brainer, depending upon one's premise.

If one believes that this universe's existence is dependant upon one's own actions and thoughts, then you must become trapped in the absurdity of the riddle/paradox.

However, if one uses the premise that there is a "Super Intelligence" behind all these manifested forms, then one is free from the illusion that they are trapped!

However, this premise is a direct challenge to the popular interpretation of Free Will.

Most assume "Free Will" means you can "do your thing"

My interpretation of Free will is that you can choose to do this trip "The Hard Way, or The Easy Way"

Your choice has no cosmic significance whatsoever.

It just determines your experience on the trip!

I suggest watching this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B4Z1PB97KY

You may find it worthwhile!

ONLYPILL | Fri, 08/21/2009 - 19:50
godrealized's picture

What is karma

Karma is that inherent ingredient of cosmic system which facilitates movement from one manifestation to another... from one body to next! Life in cosmic system belongs to our soul atman... the spirit within! Every soul atman manifests human body to work out it's karma remove dross impurities within! From first manifestation to last... 8.4 millionth manifestation... effort of every soul atman remains regaining its lost original pure prime pristine primordial form at the earliest!

The moment complete dross impurities within soul atman removed... human beings reached stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation (moksha)! Manifestation after manifestation... body of body human beings are expected to negate presence of karma in the body! Our soul atman... the spirit within is absolute master and controller of human form. It is not within the capability of human body to manifest a soul atman!

godrealized | Sun, 02/21/2010 - 08:06
brahmajnani's picture

What is Karma

As per infallible laws of karma ... we reaped fruits of karma performed! Nothing in cosmic system happened of its own! If we suffered in present life... all owes its existence to bad karma performed by us in past or previous lives!

brahmajnani | Fri, 03/25/2011 - 05:34