.Awakening - The Law of Karma
The Law of Karma goes hand-in-hand with the Law of Attraction. Based on the Cause-Effect principle, the Law of Karma is essentially an easier way of understanding the Law of Attraction.
The Law of Attraction is at the basis of everything, however, the Law of Karma is framed for the easier understanding of the common man.
There are many ways in which the Law of Karma is described and understood by various people across the world. At the same time, there are many misunderstandings about the law.
This page is the most comprehensive, detailed, core, deep, practical, and implementable understanding of the Law of Karma.
What is a Karma?
Every single Thought that you think is your Karma.
People usually think that a Karma is something external, so they believe that only an Action is a Karma. Action could be a physical action done using the body (that includes words spoken through the mouth, gestures done through the hands or other body parts, hugging someone, slapping someone, or having sex with someone). Well, yes, these are Karmas, however, since they originate from the mind, and since Thoughts are at the root of each Action, a Karma is basically the Thought that you think.
What Is The Result Of A Karma?
People rightly believe that the Result of a Karma (commonly known as Fruit / Destiny) is what comes from outside towards us, in the form of people, life-events, and circumstances.
However, the one part that they miss is that it is coming back to them by the virtue of the Law of Attraction responding to their Present Energy (that which you can also call your Aura).
That may sound something new to you, but stay with me on that.
How Karmas are created
Your Thoughts are your Karma. Your Thoughts are essentially based on your Beliefs (i.e. Perceptions) about Life. You know, by now, that your every Thought contributes to your overall Energy. However, it's a bit more than that.
You Perceive something based on your Beliefs. You think Thoughts, and perform Actions. These Actions essentially create your Destiny / Life Experiences. Based on your Destiny (i.e. based on what your life is constituted by), you strengthen your Beliefs / Perceptions about Life. So, it's a cycle.
Let's understand this with the help of an example: If, due to some experiences, you have come to the Belief that 'When someone (a newly made friend) suddenly stops chatting with me on WhatsApp, it means he does not like me anymore.' Now, when you make a new friend and get in touch over WhatsApp, that Belief is still within you. You both chat for a couple of first few days of your new friendship, and one fine day, he does not reply to your 'Good Morning'. This repeats for 2 days. Don't you think it's natural for you to think based on that Belief (mentioned earlier)? It is. However, if you make yourself a big-hearted person, and give him the benefit of the doubt, thinking 'that he may be busy and engrossed in something very good at his end, or may be something very bad is happening at his end' (not a desired Thought, but okay for this example), your capacity to understand another increases, thereby increasing your chances of being a better friend. Whereas, if you take it personally and start feeling low, you lower your Self-Esteem even further, making you someone who nags over such trivial issues, who people - consequently - avoid. As you saw, there are two Destinies mentioned in this example (both underlined).
Where did these two Destinies (i.e. Karmic Fruits / Results) originate from? From your "Past Karmic Account"? No. From your "Horoscope"? No. From your "Past Birth?" No.
The Destiny was created from your Belief, based on which you did your Karma (i.e. Thought in that direction, and then take actions, such as being rude to him, or arguing with him for him not having replied to your message(s)). Well, yes, there are points of discernment there i.e. you CHOOSE how to respond, and that choice is based on your Beliefs and overall Perceptions about life, but let's talk about it later (when we look at how to change / nullify your Karmas).
How and Where Karmas are stored
Your Thoughts are your Karma. Your Thoughts are stored within you (i.e. the Soul), in the form of Beliefs / Perceptions that form your overall Energy. Thus, your Karmas are inside of you only. It is like a repository of files on a computer that accumulates over a period of time. Do you remember the movie Inside Out and the memory dump mentioned in it? We can use that immensely cute analogy here.
Karma is not stored anywhere outside of you. It is not recorded by God, or by the Universe, or by Chitragupta. [Chitragupta is considered to be the 'holder' of our Karmic Accounts, with the simple intention that we should not be too carried away with our good actions, and not even be bogged down by our bad actions. We should just let go of it all, and focus on our actions at present.]
Beliefs result into Karmas, and Karmas form new Beliefs. These are just two words, but they're essentially two different ways of referring to the same thing. I mean, you may write '2 x 3' or '4 + 2', both essentially mean the same thing represented in two different ways.
Your Karmas are stored within you, and the Law of Attraction continuously brings back to you circumstances, life-events, and people that match those Karmas (i.e. your overall Energy) on an ongoing basis.
This is all that the Law of Karma is.
"But I did not do anything bad to anyone...!"
That's the common statement by many of us - that we did not do anything bad to anyone in this birth, at least knowingly. So, "why is the bad stuff happening with me?"
Here's the answer - You've been in this world even before you came into this birth. Every single Thought you thought resulted in an impression within you. These impressions (as you read above), are known as Beliefs / Perceptions.
These Beliefs are created, strengthened or weakened, one by one, gradually, over a period of time, based on your Life Experiences.
Your overall Energy or Personality today, is an aggregation of all that you've lived so far. Therefore, as of today, you're a package of all of those Actions-converted-into-Beliefs (actions being your Thoughts, Words, or Physical Actions). You may now understand that there is a past to a new born baby as well. That's why we come across physically challenged, ill, or diseased babies around.
We can categorize Emotions into many types, however, simply stated, there are two types of emotions - ones that feel good, and the others that feel bad. Happiness, Joy, Love, Freedom, etc. feel good, whereas Sadness, Anger, Jealousy, Revenge, etc. feel bad. We create both types of Emotions (based on our Thoughts), and these get deeply ingrained into ourselves. They remain within us until we identify them and work on them to eradicate (i.e. weaken) them.
A lot of negativity in the form of Beliefs is resident and residual within us. I call it Resident Evils. Unless and until one faces negativity in life, it is almost impractical and impossible to identify those Resident Evils within the self and get rid of them. However, they're still there, and since they're there, the Law of Attraction - on a continuous basis - brings life experiences to you that match those.
You can, in fact, make use of your Life Experiences to identify your Resident Evils (this includes your worries, fears, low self-esteem, inferiority complex, and all other negative traits), and eradicate them. That's when your life experience becomes one that people call MIRACULOUS or LUCKY.
based on what you HAVE DONE in the past,
Karmic results are brought back to you
based on what you ARE doing in the present (in your mind)
and that is hugely influenced by your past.
As You Sow... So Shall You Reap!
Let's understand this really well, again. We think that a Karma is something that we did in the past (like throwing a boomerang in the air), and now it is coming back. Yes, that's the perfect analogy for the Law of Karma, but I'm sure you now understand that it's a bit deeper than that. The way this statement is commonly understood is pretty incorrect.
When the stomach aches, we think we must have fed poison to someone in the past birth. When we notice that since birth we've always lived a money-deprived life, we think we must have cheated someone in all the past births. When someone robs us, we think we must have robbed someone. That's NOT how it is.
You have thought Thoughts and taken Actions ever since you've come into this physical existence, and they have formed your overall Energy as of today. The Law of Attraction is responding to that overall Energy on a continuous basis. So, when your stomach aches, it is probably because you're careless in your eating habits (that was / is your Bad Karma). When you're deprived of money since birth, it is probably because you don't consider yourself worthy enough or because you're running too much behind money (that was / is your Bad Karma). When someone robs you, it is probably because you have the tendency to disrespect things or people in your life (that was / is your Bad Karma).
One of the biggest misunderstandings about Karma is that people think that they've done something in the past that is now OUT THERE, and it will return at any moment. Thus, they fear Karma, instead of acknowledging it. You are thinking Thoughts on a continuous basis. You did so in the past (i.e. sowed Beliefs in the past), and you are doing it in the present as well (i.e. sowing Beliefs into your Energy in the present). It's very important to understand that you are doing it in the present as well. You are continuously creating Karmas i.e. thinking Thoughts and that can never Pause.
All of those sowed Beliefs are within you(r Energy), and until those Beliefs are within you(r Energy), those kinds of experiences will be brought back to you in the form of life experiences by the virtue of the Law of Attraction. This is what 'As you sow, so shall you reap' means.
Karmic Accounts / Bondages
A misunderstanding that people have about Karmas or Karmic Accounts or Karmic Bondages is that they are time-bound and that they need to be faced or served for a certain (unknown to us) period of time, until one's account (that which cannot be controlled by the self) is over. People assume it to be this way because they do not understand where and how Karmas are stored.
For example, if you have come across your parents, your life-partner, or a person at your workplace, you may have this incorrect understanding that you have to serve that account until it is over i.e. until that person goes away from you or completely changes. That's untrue.
Just imagine if you read or say this DAILY, "You have Past Karmas and you are now seeing the results of it", why will you even want to change anything about it?
Now that you've come to this page, let's clarify it all.
You attract people (souls) and circumstances by virtue of your Energy due to the Law of Attraction. At the moment of this rendezvous (a metaphysical collision of energy point at which you magnetize something towards you), which is less than a fraction of a second, your so-called Karmic Account with that soul finishes there itself (because of the law of attraction has done its match-making job). How you take it further is brand new Karma. What thoughts you choose to create constitute your brand new Karma. There is nothing such as "until that Karmic Account gets over..." The Karmic Account is already over. There is no 'Karmic Account' as such. It's only about your Beliefs!
Unfortunately, due to this misunderstanding or misinformation, as people are unable to understand this phenomenon / truth in the right way, they end up dragging relationships unnecessarily, fighting amongst each other daily, dissatisfying each other time and again, and being unhappy in those relationships. They don't work on making changes in any way, because they wait for an external change to happen with the misbelief that that's when the Karmic Account will be automatically over.
A person comes to you, because of that matching point, and thereafter, even if that person is not a match to you in real, you either establish a one-sided love-relationship with that person, or you both (without giving enough time and recognizing if you are actually a match to one another enough to live together for the rest of your lives), get into commitments, and end up being unhappy later in life. This is what I would call Forced Relationships. This often results in divorces (because we have alternative choices and options in plenty today). That's when we say, "Now, my Karmic Account is over!". That's untrue. The account was over when you met.
Every morning when you wake up, you (may be unconsciously) choose to live with your parents / spouse / co-worker. You are making that choice right now, right now, right now. Life is forming as you're moving ahead.
Another misunderstanding that people have is that once an account is over, the person goes away from us. If you've understood (and once you experience) what's written above, it will also be understood that that's untrue. The account was over long back (when you both met). Thereafter, you choose now, now, and now to be with that person (or to go away from that person). You perpetuate your Karmic Accounts.
It is all counted!
You may not be aware of all your Beliefs / Thoughts at a given point of time, however, the Law of Attraction is. Therefore, there are instances when you're pretty happy or in a normal mood, but you come across something that disturbs you. Although it may appear that such an incident defies the Law of Attraction, but it doesn't.
It is all within you only. Therefore, there's no chance that it will be missed out.
When does a Karma "return"?
Your past Karma (you know what it really means now) is returning back to you on a continuous basis. Every single manifestation around you is a blend and an amalgamation of your overall Beliefs / Perceptions / Attitude / Energy about your life. The manifestations that are 100% accurate according to your Desires are the result of your Pure Beliefs about those areas of life, whereas the manifestations that are not 100% accurate according to your Desires are the result of your Impure Beliefs. Beliefs become impure due to Thoughts of misbelief.
So, your Karma is returning to you on a continuous basis. Everything that you are getting is the result of your Thoughts. The form or precision in which you are getting it is the result of your Belief / Faith in your Desires.
How to "nullify" Karmas?
Videos embedded above explain everything about Karma Cleansing.
However, nothing is AUTOMATIC. Self-work is required.
Can Good Karma nullify Bad Karma?
Videos embedded above explain everything about this topic.
You are presently attracting everything based on what your Energy is at present.
Why Did Someone As Pure As Jesus Christ Get Crucified?
First and foremost, what EXACTLY happened in those times is not exactly known to us. What we believe in now is based upon what we read in the Bible or various scriptures. These scriptures have exchanged hands of writers over a long period of time (at least 3,000 years now), and obviously, the interpretation and verbiage has evolved and modified as humanity evolved. Therefore, although one can get the glimpse of what happened in the past, one cannot just take everything that's written in it literally, especially after having come to this deep understanding of Spirituality and the Law of Attraction.
One thing that majority of us miss is the reincarnation of Jesus. The first birth of Jesus was the purest, and all the beautiful stories we read / watch / listen to are His. He transitioned as it is to the non-physical dimension (to become part of the non-physical consciousness), but was later reincarnated as well. It was that later reincarnated person who was crucified. The soul was the same, but the body was different.
This is also the reason why - sometimes - Spiritual Leaders suffer during their last physical days (before death) - despite being aware of the Spiritual Knowledge.
The Law of Karma is a DAILY JOB
You may have worked on yourself (spiritually) and meditated for, say, 14 years.
That self-work will definitely have a positive impact on your life. However, if you face a negative incident and respond negatively at it, you end up in creating a Brand New (Fresh) Negative Karma.
That's, because Spirituality is not a 7 days course!
And Yes! If a person transforms completely, and removes negative thinking and behaving habits from within, and then keeps a regular check on his Thoughts, Feelings, Beliefs, and Perceptions, there is no reason why he will face any kind of negativity again. That's why there is a well-known proverb - Never ask a saint's history, and never judge a criminal's future.