Little-known laws of karma
Karma, kamma (Sanskrit, kamma - "action, cause-effect, retribution", Sanskrit karman IAST - "action, action, work", from kar IAST - "to do") is one of the central concepts in the Indian religions and philosophy, the universal causal law, according to which the righteous or sinful actions of a person determine his fate, the suffering or pleasure experienced by him. Karma is the basis of the causal series, called samsara, and is used primarily to understand links that go beyond one existence. In various Indian religions are given slightly different philosophical interpretations of the concept of karma. The law of karma realizes the consequences of human actions, both positive and negative, and, thus, makes a person responsible for his life, for all the suffering and delights that it brings to him. The results, or "fruits of karma," are called karma-phala. The law of karma covers both past and future human lives. The activity performed by a person in the liberated state of moksha does not produce bad or good karma. The concept of karma is rooted in the early Upanishads, in which all living beings are responsible for their karma - their actions and their consequences - and for their liberation from the cycle of the birth and death of samsara. In the Vedanta, a certain role is assigned to God as the distributor of the fruits of karma or as the possessor of power to change the karma of the individual. In general, the followers of Buddhism and most Hindu traditions regard natural causal laws as a sufficient explanation of the results of karma. According to another view, a competent guru, acting as a representative of God, may at his discretion partially free the student from his karma. Karma is a person's material activity and its consequences. It is one of the central concepts in the philosophy of Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism and Buddhism, which underlies the cause-and-effect series (samsara).
What is Karma ? In Sanskrit this word means action. In the West, the law of Karma is equivalent to Newton's law: "The force of action is equal to the force of opposition."
When we think, speak or act, we will use our own willpower for this. And although we may not realize this, any action somehow makes us suffer.
It is impossible to avoid this suffering, as you know. But this is how the laws of Karma tell about how to minimize it, how to preserve the ability to enjoy life in oneself.
1. The Great Law
- "What goes around comes around". Also known as the "Law of Cause and Effect."
- If we want to achieve happiness, peace, love and friendship, we ourselves should bring happiness, peace, love and be a true friend to others.
"Whatever we have created in the universe, it will always return it to us."
2. The Law of Creation
- Life is not just. It requires our participation and our efforts.
"We are part of the whole organism of the universe." Our essence is not only external, but also internal.
- The key to the "right" inner state is independence from the outside world.
- Be yourself and surround yourself with those people and those things that you really love. And consciously want them to be in your life.
3. The Law of Humility
- You can not change the situation until you first take it.
"If we have enemies, and in our loved ones - features or habits that we hate, the best thing we can do is focus on something else. Think often not about enemies, but about friends. And not that the husband curses a mate, but that you love him for his cheerfulness.
4. The law of growth
- The road is more important than the destination.
- The main thing for you is that you have changed and grown, and not people, cities or technologies around you.
"Our life and time, given to us, is all that we actually have.
- If we change something in ourselves and our hearts, our lives will change in the same way.
5. Law of responsibility
"Whenever something goes wrong in my life, the reason lies in me.
"We are the mirror of what surrounds us." And what surrounds us is our mirror. This is a universal truth.
6. The law of universal interrelation
"Even when we do things that seem to us insignificant, it's very important." Because all things and phenomena in the universe are interrelated.
- Each step provokes the next one. So habits are formed.
- For the work to be done, someone must start it.
- Your steps in the past do not matter and are not worthy of analysis. You did what you need based on the data that you had at that time.
- The past, the present and the future are always connected. You can not just take it and start everything from scratch.
7. The Law of Focus
- You can not think of two things at the same time.
- If the thoughts in your head are focused on finding something important or spiritual values, there is no room for greed or anger in it.
8. The Law of Gift and Hospitality
- If you think something is true, then you must be ready to demonstrate it on your own experience. If you are not ready - it means that you have only an opinion, not knowledge.
- We only know what we learned in practice.
9. The Law "Here and Now"
- An analysis of the past and plans for the future distract you from what is happening right here and now.
- Old thoughts, old patterns of behavior and old dreams prevent you from finding something new.
10. The law of change
- The story will be repeated until you learn from it the lessons that will make you change your path.
"It's silly to do the same thing every time, and expect different results."
11. The Law of Patience and Compensation
- Any reward requires an investment of labor.
- Only those awards, which require constant labor, have undiminished value.
- The real joy of life is to do what you have to do and know that sooner or later you will achieve your goal.
12. The Law of Inspiration
- You will receive only what you deserve.
- The true value of something is equal to the energy and forces that you put into it.
- Any contribution to one's own well-being is a contribution to general well-being.
- Only those who love to give, can get something inspiring.