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What goes Around comes Around

I am sure everyone is aware of the Zig Ziglar saying — ‘Life is an echo, what you send out comes back to you, what you sow, you reap, what you give, you get and what you see in others exists in you’. Right from our childhood we are told to be good, do good so that in return the same happens to you. In many ways this is true and is similar to Newton’s third law of motion that states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. The Law of Karma is somewhat similar.

Karma is a Sanskrit word from the root ‘kri’ which means to do or to make. It also refers to the principle of cause and effect where the intent and actions of an individual (cause) influence the future of that individual (effect). Good intent and good deeds contribute to your good karma while bad intent and bad deeds contribute to your bad karma. Most people think that karma is akin to fate, actually it is not — it is instead a beautiful concept which state that your actions determine your future destiny. Basically, we are responsible for our own future which is based on today’s actions.

Swamiji has told us time and again that all religions tell you to do good and not to do anything bad. When we start meditating all this comes into far more clear focus, because we learn to identify with all creatures, love and compassion for all beings is created deep within us — being kind and loving becomes our nature as our soul only allows us to do good and takes us away from anything bad!

When we develop a sense of awareness in us it becomes our second nature to observe our thoughts, speech and action. A completely awakened and aware person will have all three in alignment, because karma is created, whether you like it or not, when even one of the three elements is not in alignment. All you have to do is practice these three throughout your life consistently and you will definitely find yourself in a good karmic space. If you consider life to be a field then karma is your seed — and what you sow is what you reap! The karmic law is very just, it treats everyone in the same manner and it puts a person at the centre of responsibility for all his or her actions and for whatever is done to him/her.

If you actually see the whole world is nothing but the principle of karma. All our reactions are like echoes of our previous actions the fruits of which are inevitable. Life is like a boomerang — what you give is what you get; and as the saying goes karma never loses its address! Like Swamiji says create your own aura through your meditative practice and then nothing bad will ever happen to you. If you live your life the way your Master does, then you are well on the way to liberation.

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Girish Borkar

Girish Borkar

Spirituality ... meditation ... insights ... inner peace ... the journey continues... love and gratitude