When we reach a rough patch or encounter difficult circumstances, setbacks, or other life crises, one of the most typical responses is to blame it all on karma. While we do inherit karma from prior lives, it is important to note that the word karma itself means action. We are adding to our karma every minute of our life by our actions, in addition to the karma we already have.
12 THINGS THINGS YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT KARMA
1 KARMA MEANS ACTION.
Karma works on the modified Golden Rule:
“What you have done in the past and are doing now to others will be done to you in the future.”
2 KARMA IS CAUSE AND EFFECT.
“As you sow, so shall you reap” and “what goes around comes around” helps you learn how to love.
3 KARMA BEGINS AND ENDS IN LOVE.
Karma teaches you how to bring more love into any “bad” situation to create “good karma”.
4 KARMA APPLIES TO EVERYONE EQUALLY.
Knowing karma always creates justices frees you from being angry, sad, hurt, or “negative” about anything.
5 KARMA = WHAT YOU AGREE TO DESERVE.
To transcend karma you need to agree to deserve more by resolving your life’s issues to know more love.
6 KARMA = FOCUS-ATTITUDE-ATTENTION.
You get what you agree to deserve through the focus of your thoughts, emotions, and actions.
7 KARMA IS ABOUT TEACHING.
To heal your karma, seek out the lessons you must learn and come into agreement with doing so.
8 KARMA IS ABOUT LEARNING.
The only true error is to fail to learn from your mistakes (of course, you will get another chance!).
9 KARMA CHALLENGES YOU TO CHANGE.
Karma can be changed: It can always be transcended when you choose to bring more love in the situation.
10 KARMA ALWAYS COMES DUE OVER TIME.
Whether it takes thousands of years or just a few hours to be realized, karma will be balanced.
11 KARMA WORKS BY INTENTION.
What intention was deep inside your heart when you thought-spoke-acted is how karma judges you.
12 KARMA LEADS TO DHARMA.
Karma is always leading you to your best destiny which Is Dharma: a life of purpose and enlightenment.
HOW TO BALANCE KARMA
Rather than agonising over karma when the chips are down, we should use knowledge to work out our karmas as we travel through life. To that end, below is a four-point action plan:
1 Acting wisely and according to principles: According to Paramahansa Yogananda, the civilisation into which we are born contributes to our karma. There are no prizes for predicting what kind of world we now live in. In the rush to get ahead, in pursuit of wealth, power, and other material pleasures, blind to the reality that we are God’s children and are fundamentally divine, a world where might is right and everything is fair (from damaging someone’s opportunities to decimating them).
All of this contributes to the negative karma. As a result, it is critical that we operate thoughtfully and are intensely aware of every action we take, every word we utter, and every thought we have. Every activity must have a good intention and must not damage anyone. It should also be completely consistent with time-tested concepts of truth and dharma. Always remember to wish the world the best and allow this one overarching emotion pour from the depths of your heart.
2 Eliminate all poisonous, unworthy, and dysfunctional relationships and links from your life because they contribute to your karma by igniting bad feelings like fear, hatred, desire, jealousy, and others. If you can’t stay fully away, keep a safe distance and act clinically. By visualising the karma being cut and vocalising the words, you can also intentionally cut the negative karmic ties that connect you to such people. Furthermore, use your judgement and select to hang out with folks who are healthy for your soul.
3 Allow your karma to dissolve: When you’re having a bad day, try to refrain from yelling and accept whatever happens as previous karma dissolving and karma clearing. Do whatever you need to do in that moment, but keep in mind that you are part of a larger process – the soul’s journey. Keep in mind that the Supreme and the Universe are teaching you significant lessons through this, and stay tuned in to receive and internalise them.
4 Dedicate all activities to God: According to the Bhagavad Gita, “dedicate everything — the food you consume, the sacrifices you make, the help you offer (never calculate the returns), and even your suffering.” You will be freed from the shackles of karma, as well as its pleasant and unpleasant consequences, if you do so.
To keep your karmic balance healthy, avoid accruing karmic debts and regularly substitute bad karma with good. The basic line is that you should not be afraid of karma, but rather sort it out with knowledge and understanding.