Monday, April 23, 2018

Karma - The inevitable.

Karma - The inevitable.
Irrefutable law of the spiritual world. As you sow, so you reap. Natural laws are benevolent. They also grind. There is no punishment. There are consequences. There is no judge. You alone reside. Then who decides? Your mind. The Buddhists stress on compassion. If your mind is not compassionate, thoughtful, watchful it becomes your greatest enemy. Actions stem from the mind. Actions either bind or liberate. The lower mind propels you. The higher mind keeps watch and warns you if you care to listen. If you ignore it, it completely shuts down. Karma stems from our actions. We are what we are because of our actions. They propel us, creating tendencies called samskaras. We are both reaping consequences - good or bad - and creating scope for further reactions. The wise man steers clear of both good and bad, pleasure and pain and detaches himself from them. Once detached he simply has to wait for past actions to bear fruit and roll off. When the body falls he becomes free merging in the all pervading consciousness that he is. People refuse to believe in the intelligent consciousness. But they consider themselves to be intelligent. This is a fallacy of immense proportions. It amounts to denying ones own self. Our scriptures point out how there existed only the one consciousness, then it divided to become the many. The separated entity developed an ego. It considered itself to be separate. There in lies the root of all our problems. Once we realize this we instantly become unselfish as we see the oneness behind all. Nature then becomes benevolent as its laws become established. All serving one another without expectation of return. Observe a tree. It only gives. It recycles all that others expell and it converts that to what you consume. It does this without a thought. Karma is both mental and physical. It can bind you. It can liberate you. The choice is yours.

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