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The DIVINE LAW of KARMA aka The Law of Attraction| #Karma #Lawofuniverse #attract #divinelaws

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The Law of Karma is one of the most speculated laws of universe. Let us understand the basics of Karma.

The word Karma is derived from 'Kri' dhaatu in Sanskrit, which basically means 'Deed'. Here's a quote on Karma from Vedas.

Buddhihi Karmanu Saarini.

As your Karmas, so is your buddihi or intellect & so is your behaviour.

The term Karma or deed has enormous importance in most of the philosophies including Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Christianity. It's also popularly known as 'The Law of Attraction.' Although there are certain philosophies which doesn't accept Karma Nirnaya or Karma Siddhanta, but still the law of Karma is accepted by most philosophies.

"Your experience on this planet is entirely dependent on your deeds or your Karmas.

Anything we do, think, say, or intend is considered as 'Karma'.

So, literally no one can stay without performing any Karma. In the post 'You have the right to perform duty..' of this site, there's a mention of 'Karma Sanyasa'. So I request you to kindly go through it.

For what purpose we perform Karma, and with what mentality we perform it influences our quality of life. This is justified by the below quotes:

"What goes from you, goes around and comes back to you."

This is the fundamental principle of Karma.

The law of Karma is very simple, but its applications are vast and all inclusive. As we apply the Newton's law to Karmic energy.

Karma is a form of energy, it can neither be created, nor be destroyed but constantly undergoes transformation and transmission.
"Alike economics, Karma operates at macro, micro & even at nano levels. So be mindful."

The above quote explains the way Karma operates. there's a mention of being mindful. Yes, It's very important. Being mindful of what we think, act or speak enables us to prevent Karmas.

Karmas are present wherever there's unconscious mind. Each cell of our body has the unconscious mind. So literally, our body has become our unconscious mind.

As per psychology, thoughts are like computer programs that run in our mind in the form of thoughts, thoughts are root of every action. But these are not just limited to one incarnation or a few incarnations. Actually, we are afflicted to Karmas carry forwarded from millions of incarnations. And those karmic programs run in our mind, and they in turn determine our deeds.

As we repeatedly do the same mistakes, this attracts us to higher Karma. So this traps us to the continuous cycle of death & rebirth.

As long as we don't nullify our both good & bad Karmas, we continue to enjoy or suffer in this endless cycle of birth & rebirth. If at all we want to attain Nirvana or Salvation, we need to nullify all our Karmas.

Techniques to nullify Karmas will be explained in the coming parts of this post. However, let's know the types of Karma first simultaneously we learn how they can be written off and nullified.

Based on the periods of existence, Karma can be classified into 4 types -

Chitt Karma, Sanchita Karmas, Prarabdha Karmas & Agama Karmas.

1. Chith Karma: These are the Karmas that occurs on day-to-day basis by doing mundane activities. Examples include, same patterns of thinking & routine actions.

As per psychology, 95% of time, we perform tasks subconsciously. Only 5% of time we make a conscious effort to change our behaviours & work differently. This afflicts us to Chith Karmas.

Chith is a Sanskrit word which means 'Fallible'.

Various techniques to nullify Chith Karma:

A. Practicing mindfulness meditation and by being non-judgmental:

Practicing mindfulness meditation enables you to experience your emotions and nullify them. Remember nullifying thoughts means nullifying Karma, esp. Chith Karmas.

It's the judgement that afflicts us to Karma! Neuro-psychologically speaking, we have polarizing judgements - good or bad, pain or pleasure & so on, towards everything & everyone, subconsciously.

We can avoid Karmas, by being aware of these subconscious judgements, and seeking forgiveness. This write-off Karmas. The best way is to be non-judgmental towards everything & everyone.

Practicing mindfulness & non-judgementalism detaches you from your thoughts nullifies them, this in turn nullifies Karma.

Now-a-days, people judge saints! People openly disrespect controversial saints like Osho, Sadguru, & so on. In our channel, we have received comments on Mahavtar Babaji as well. This is mass mentality! These people by judging these great saints, without knowing anything about them are committing a grave mistake, that makes them afflicted to Karmas.

If at all you want to progress spiritually, you need to be non-judgmental! You can't afford to receive the wrath of any Guru Ji or a saint ! Judging Gurus will be rewarded with spiritual descendance.

A deeply spiritual person will respect every spiritual leader, philosophy, religion, & so on !

B. Chanting the holy name of Lord:

Chanting the holy name of Lord Krishna not only increases your vibrations but also nullifies Chith Karma. However, we need to dedicate the chanting to Lord Krishna.

This is confirmed in Chaitanya Charitamrita:

harer nāma harer nāma

harer nāmaiva kevalam।।

kalau nāsthi eva nāsti eva

nāstu eva gatir anyathā ।।

Translation: For spiritual progress, in this Age of Kali, there is no alternative, there is no alternative! There is no alternative to the holy name, the holy name of the Lord Krishna.

So by chanting -

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna

Krishna Krishna Hare Hare ।

Hare Rama Hare Rama ।

Rama Rama Hare Hare ।।

And by dedicating it to Lord Krishna, we are not only burning off Karmas but also nullifying them.

Chanting Hymns-

By chanting hymns like Hanuman Chalisa, Vishnusahasranama & so on and dedicating it to Lord Krishna nullifies our Karmas.

Dedicating our being to the service of God:

As we dedicate each deed as a service to God and our being to Lord, we could nullify all our Karmas.

This is described as 'Karma Yoga' in Bhagavad Gita.

Lord Krishna tells Arjuna; 'Mayi sarvani karmanaam sanyasva.' It means, dedicate everything (Karmas, existence etc.) to me (Lord) This is confirmed by Lord Krishna in Bhagavad Gita through the following shloka (stanza): yajnarthat karmano 'nyatra loko 'yam karma-bandhanah I tad-artham karma kaunteya mukta-sangah samachara II Translation - Work done as a sacrifice for Vishnu has to be dedicated to Vishnu himself. Otherwise work binds the one to this material world. Therefore, O son of Kunti, perform your prescribed duties for my satisfaction, and in that way you will always remain unattached and free from bondage of Karma. 2. Sanchitha Karma: These are the Karmas that remain for long times through incarnations & have to be burnt off either through enjoyment or through sufferings.

"Kundalini Awakening is the process of burning all our Chith & Sanchitha Karmas."

Sanchitha Karmas especially bad karmas are very painful to burn! It generally takes years together to burn them off.

Although some of our Karmas are paid through either going to hell or heaven, some of them are retained in the form of Sanchitha Karma. Ex.- Most of the long term illness we are suffering, are due to bad Sanchita Karmas.

Chitha Karmas which remain in our account for too long gets transformed into Sanchitha Karma. It's always better to nullify Karmas, on day-to-day basis. This maintains higher vibrations along with a strong aura.

Can't we burn off Sanchitha Karma by not paying off through enjoyment or suffering??

The answer is not fully. Sri Jayateertha Guruji in his scripture 'Sriman Nyayasudha' that through sincere & honest devotion and dedicating our being to Lord Vishnu, he will reduce the intensity of Sanchita Karmas by reducing our suffering, up to a certain extent. This is the beauty of Bhakti Yoga.

Ex.- A person was supposed to have stage 4 terminal cancer, due to bad Sanchita Karmas. Lord considering his devotion, may reduce his suffering by early detection of the cancer and correspondingly, curing his illness with chemotherapy & radiation.

We can give n no of examples. We don't know how many times he has saved us from grave sufferings.

Acharya Madhwa propounded in his Dwaita philosophy;

'Wisdom alone could never give you salvation, wisdom coupled with devotional practice(Bhakti Yoga) can only give you salvation.'

Before we move on to Prarabhd Karmas, let's understand the concepts like Roopa Yogyata & Swaroopa Yogyata.

What's this 'Roopa Yogyata'??

'A soul has a certain ability to receive & transmit cosmic energy, both positive or negative, in his incarnative form through various good or bad Karmas performed through various human incarnations.'

Whenever a person has done good deeds across multiple incarnations, it's displayed by a person's ability to focus, receive wisdom, interpret it and digest it. It's also displayed by your ability to sit and meditate for longer hours etc. in the current incarnation. This is an example of Roopa Yogyata of a person, who had done good deeds, across incarnations.

What's this 'Swaroopa Yogyata'??

It's understood that soul continuously transcend and descend through incarnations before attaining salvation. The initial ability of the soul which is far beyond the 'Roopa Yogyata' is 'Swaroopa Yogyata' Swaroopa Yogyata is a constant.

Ex.- some souls are originally aliens from other ascended planets, by committing some crime they get cursed and fall to the earth. Here, they incarnate as animals, birds, humans & what not. Finally, they will be back to their planets, by attaining Nirvana.

So here the ability possessed by an alien represent 'Swaroopa Yogyata'. Roopa Yogyata in someway, is dependent on the Swaroopa Yogyata.

Understand that Swaroopa Yogyata represents permanent capacity to receive cosmic energy of a soul. Roopa Yogyata is not constant, it's fluctuating as per the Karmas, across incarnations.

3. Prarabdha Karmas: These are also called 'Pracheena' Karmas. Pracheena means old or having existed for longer times. These can be written off only through enjoyment or suffering. Prarabdha Karmas are based on 'Swaroopa Yogyata'.

Whenever a soul commits good deeds or sins beyond your Swaroopa Yogyata, the soul will be made to stay in the earth till it's written off. This excess Karma, good or bad is called 'Prarabhda'.

4. Agama Karmas: Agama in Sanskrit means 'something that occurs in the future.'

As you proceed further in spiritual awakening, after nullifying all your past Karmas, and nullifying present karmas, you will also be preventing the further occurrence of karmas to you. There by, you'll be forever free from Karmas & Karmic debts so on. Eventually, you'll be forever free from this painful cycle of death and rebirth.

You can prevent 'future karmas' by daily submission of your Karmas to the Lord. You need to pray him, to write off all your Karmas.

Based on the nature of Karmas into 3 types: Sattvic Karmas: These are the Karmas that enable us to transcend spiritually a does so much good to the universe. Most importantly, these deeds pacify Lord Vishnu. As given in Vishnusahasranamam, Lord Vishnu is referred to Satt. Satt Karmas are the ones which relieve us from the continuous cycle of this death & rebirth. Higher Satt or Sattvic Karmas we do, better would be our spiritual progress. Sattvic deeds seems very difficult to do at the beggining but in the end, they give eternal bliss. Ex.- Practicing Meditation.

People generally refer to Good or Bad deeds, but these are at the extreme ends, there's something in between these two. As an intermediate Karma we have:

2. Rajasic Karma: Rajasic Karmas refer to those deeds that are done with the intention of satisfying our sensual pleasures. Rajasic Karmas doesn't incur us sins, but if we continuously do it & exceed a the limit it could turn into sins.

Ex.- It's OK to watch movie once in a while, if we do it every day without doing any other work, we are violating our duties. It becomes a sin. That's why we should be conscious of what we do. It will be very exciting in the beggining, but after sometime or at the end we get bored of it & realize it produces the same results.

Albert Einstein says:

"Insanity is doing the same things again & again, expecting different results."

In Bhagavatha sage Vedavyasa (an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.) says:

"You don't have to work too hard just to enjoy sensual pleasures, even hogs enjoy them. Instead perform penance this purifies your existence & you will reach my abode (Salvation)"

3. Tamasic Karma: These are Karmas that are harmful to us and also harmful to the entire society are called Tamasic Karmas. Tamas is a Sanskrit word that means Darkness. Tamasic Karmas right from the inception till end it creates delusion and results in grave sufferings. It has tragic consequences and results in spiritual descendance.

The Divine Law of Karma governs the Universes, it's beyond human conception and horizons. We may try to understand it under the guidance of scriptures & Guru, but still large parts of it are unknown.

We enjoy because of Sattvic Karmas & suffer because of Tamasic Karmas. But to attain Nirvana, there shouldn't be any Karmas at all.

Karma Vs Sanskaras.

Buddha beautifully defines Sanskaras:

'What we repeatedly do is what constitutes sanskaras.'

Sanskaras are stains of Karma that are left behind even after writing off Karmas.

Karmas get written off in the process of death and rebirth, but irony is Sanskaras won't. That's one of the reasons why we repeat the same karmas. As we repeatedly do the same Karmas, more Karmas get accounted to our account. Sanskaras can be classified by the same way explained above. Mindfulness meditation is one of the best ways to write off Sanskaras. As we write off Sanskaras, easier it becomes for us to be more detached from worldly affairs.

Hope this inspires you!

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