LAW OF KARMA OR LAW OF NATURE



▪ Descendents of Sanathana dharma believes in “Law of Karma or Law of Nature”.

“But I want to tell you that it applies to peoples of all religion”.

▪ Karma is a Sanskrit word whose literal meaning is 'action'. It refers to the law that states “Every action has an equal reaction either immediately or at some point in the future”.

▪ Good or virtuous actions, actions in harmony with dharma, will have good reactions or responses and bad actions, actions against dharma, will have the opposite effect.

▪ In Hinduism karma operates not only in this lifetime but across lifetimes: the results of an action might only be experienced after the present life in a new life.

▪ Hindus believe that human beings can create good or bad consequences for their actions and might reap the rewards of action in this life, in a future human rebirth or reap the rewards of action in a heavenly or hell realm in which the self is reborn for a period of time.

▪ This process of reincarnation is called samsara, a continuous cycle in which the soul is reborn over and over again according to the law of action and reaction. At death many Hindus believe the soul is carried by a subtle body into a new physical body which can be a human or non-human form (an animal or divine being). The goal of liberation (moksha) is to make us free from this cycle of action and reaction, and from rebirth.

▪ Karma means Persons physical and mental actions.

▪ Law of karma is equivalent to Newton's third law of motion
“For every action there is equal and opposite reaction”.

▪ If you do good deeds to others it I'll come back to you as good.If you do bad deeds to others it I'll come back to you as bad.

▪ Your Own deeds creates your destiny
Each and every deeds in your life have its own result.

▪ A person cannot escapes from the consequences of his own actions, but he can minimize his consequences.

▪ The law of Karma applies to all Creatures irrespective of religion,age,Gender etc.


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THE UNIVERSAL LAW OF KARMA

▪ “…..Believing as I do in the theory of rebirth, I live in the hope that if not in this birth, in some other birth I shall be able to hug all humanity in friendly embrace.” – Mohandas K. Gandhi

▪ We have heard a lot about ‘Karma’. ‘Karma’ is a Sanskrit word which means ‘action’. Karma is the process of cause and effect, which is associated with our thoughts, emotions and behaviors. Jesus said, “As you sow, so shall you reap”. This single statement contains the essence of what Karma is.


The Dynamics of Karma


▪ We are all spiritual beings having a human experience and the dynamics of Karma help us to keep learning and progressing through the actions done by us in each lifetime. Therefore, Karma is neither good nor bad. Karma operates on universal laws, which create total justice.

▪ Karma is very impersonal and it applies to everyone without exception at all times. Karma makes us realize that we are all one irrespective of our nationality, religion, race, creed, caste, sex etc. and thereby teaches us oneness.

▪ Karma teaches us take self-responsibility as it makes us feel responsible for our actions in every situation. Karma makes us understand the cause and effect of our actions. Understanding Karma is a major step in our Spiritual Evolution.

Different types of Karma

SANCHITA KARMA :- This is the sum total of the Karma accumulated from all the lifetimes.

PRARABDHA KARMA :- This is the Karma that is ripened. The effects of this type of Karma will be felt in this lifetime and in current situations.

AGAMI KARMA or KRIYAMANA KARMA :-  This is the recently added Karma resulting from present actions. This kind of Karma, which is added recently, affects the future.


Reincarnation and Karma

▪ Most of us believe that our individual characters are formed from birth in this present life. We therefore assume that our psychological makeup is molded from parental and social conditioning as well as our genetic inheritance.

▪ Factors like complexes, patterning, personal myths, scripts and family of origin etc. are believed to influence our characters. These have been used to explain how our psyche has been affected by our childhood experiences and/or our genetic inheritance. Modern psychology is predominantly based on this model.

▪ What this model fails to provide suitable explanations for are the instances wherein many people are found to possess special gifts and character traits that cannot be due to their family history or genetic inheritance.

▪ It also cannot explain why two people with identical family history and genetic inheritance often have vastly varying and sometimes diametrically opposite character traits and behavior. This model is therefore incomplete in its understanding of the human psyche. This is the reason why it has had an insignificant success rate when it comes to treating most psychological disorders and ailments.

▪ Any search for a fully integrated model, which can provide the answers to all the questions that remain unanswered using the present model, leads us to the study of reincarnation.

Reincarnation is the missing link, which helps us to complete our understanding. Once we realize that we are eternal beings who have lived many lifetimes before this one, we can easily understand that our psyche represents the sum total of all experiences of all our lifetimes including the present one.

▪ This explains how our character, situations and conditions in the present life have their roots in our past lives. Past life activities, past life habits, past life patterns, traumatic experiences in the past lives, emotionally charged events from past lives and many more past life experiences all together make up our present self and character structure.

▪ The main reason for reincarnating is to learn lessons. Reincarnation and Karma are thus interrelated. However, this does not apply to those who choose to reincarnate to teach others and help them to grow spiritually. Before we reincarnate, we choose the circumstances, parents, social conditions and situations into which we are born so as to give us the ideal conditions for learning the lessons that we have set out to learn in this lifetime. Hence current family genetics and psychological environments are not mainly responsible for our psychological makeup.

▪They are only the vehicles for the expression of the soul and serve to bring about the interplay of factors required for the natural unfolding of the karmic drama.

Karma is not Punishment :-  It is very important for us to understand that Karma is not a system of punishment put in place by a higher authority. The common misconception is that the laws of Karma operate in such a manner as to punish us for our so-called ‘wrong doings’.

▪ The punishment is always self-inflicted from the karmic point of view. Strong Identification with patterns of guilt leads to a need to punish oneself, and therefore the punishment is invariably self-inflicted punishment.


“13 important Postulates According to Law of Karma”.


1. THE GREAT LAW:-

This is the most important Law among all Laws of Nature



This is also known as the "Law of Cause and Effect".
"As shall you sow, that shall you reap". -
Whatever you do to Universe is what comes back to you in the same form. [Universe refers to all creations such as Humans,animals,plants etc ].

If you do good deeds to others it I'll come back to you as good.If you do bad deeds to others it I'll come back to you as bad”.

If you want is Happiness, Peace, Love, Friendship in your life ... Then you should be Happy, Peaceful, Loving and a True Friend to the Universe.

Each and every actions in your life has its own result whether it is good or bad actions, it has its own result.

When you are doing a good/bad deeds in your life remember that you are modifying the vibration of consciousness of Universe either in positive or in negative way which have its own effects.

2. THE LAW OF CREATION:-

We all are one (remember the creation of universe everything came from explosion of cosmic egg or Hiranyagarbha, we all were one at the beginning of universe (brahmanda) Bindu or the point of creation).

We are one with creation of Universe, both from inside as well as outside.

Whatever that surrounds us give clues to our inner conscious state.
Be yourself, and surround yourself Let your smile change the world and never let world to change your smile.

3. THE LAW OF HUMILITY:-

What you will refuse to accept in your life will continue for you.

What you see in your enemy, or with someone to be negative, then you by yourself are not focused on a higher level of consciousness.

4. THE LAW OF GROWTH:-

"Wherever you go in life, then there you are". For us to grow in Spiritually then it is you the who must adopt to place - and not the people, places or things around you.

The only given in your life is YOURSELF and that the only factor which we have control it.

When you change who and what we are within your heart your life follows suit and changes too.

5. THE LAW OF RESPONSIBILITY:-

If there is something wrong in my life, then there is something wrong in me. -

You mirror what surrounds you - and
what surrounds you mirrors you this is a Universal Truth. -

We must take responsibility what god has given in our life.

Everyone has his own responsibility in his life eg:- a Doctor has to treat his patient, father has to take care of his wife ,children's and family, Police has to maintain law and order. When you are not doing your responsibility you are going against law of Karma.

6.THE LAW OF CONNECTION:-

Even if something we do seems inconsequential, it is very important that it gets done as

Everything in the Universe is connected.

Each steps that you took in your life will leads to the next step, and so forth and so on.

Everyone must do the initial work to get a job done. Neither first step nor last step is of greater significance, but both is needed to accomplish the task.
Remember that Past-Present-Future are all interconnected.

7.THE LAW OF FOCUS:-

You can think of only one thing at a time.
When your focus is on Spiritual Values, then you have to leave your lower conscious thoughts such as greed or anger.

8.THE LAW OF GIVING AND HOSPITALITY:-

If you believe that something as true in your life, then sometimes you will be called upon to demonstrate that particular truth in your life. This is where we put into actual PRACTICE that what we claim that we have learned.

9. THE LAW OF HERE AND NOW:-

Your old thoughts, old dreams and old patterns of behavior,Prevents you from having new one in your life.
So looking backward to examine what you was  prevents you from being totally  HERE AND NOW.

10. THE LAW OF CHANGE:-

History repeats until you learn the lessons from your previous mistakes.

You Don’t Change you to others, You change you into Yourself ”.

11.THE LAW OF PATIENCE AND REWARD:-

All Rewards in your life requires patience and persistent.

If something good is happening in your life then it's a reward for your good karma (good deeds) and if something bad is happening in your life then it's a test for you as a result of your bad karma (bad deeds) to check your Patience.

So if anything is happening in your life means it's either a test or reward depending on your karma.

12. THE LAW OF SIGNIFICANCE AND INSPIRATION:-

The true result of something is a direct result of the energy, effort and intention that you put into it.
Each and every personal contribution is a contribution to the Whole.

WHATS IS WRONG IN KILLING ANIMALS AND EATING NON-VEG

13.THE LAW OF FOOD:-

According to law of food
||“One living entity is food for another. Just to exist you must kill but not for the pleasure”||.

Eg:-The cow has to eat grass and fodder
the tiger has to eat flesh
the rosebush gets nourishment from water and the minerals in the earth.
||“According to law of karma food for humans should be made from milk products, vegetables, grains, and fruits”||

But I want to say you that Hinduism is not exactly principle of ‘non-violence’ but it's a principle of ‘minimal violence’. means


EXPLANATION NO 1- WHAT MINIMAL VIOLENCE THAT I CAN DO TO THIS UNIVERSE??

"Killing Anything which has Soul is Sinful".


▪ Every living being has a specific purpose for its existence. The purpose, definitely, is other than being killed and eaten by others.

▪ In the Bhagavad Gita Lord Krishna says sarva–yonishu kaunteya (BG, 14.4): “In every living being which has Consciousness there is Soul.” That means even in the animals there is a soul, so we do not have the right to kill or eat flesh.
▪ Like How we Cannot give life in the same way we don't have rights to take any other life. Just as there are government laws, so there are laws of Nature.  

▪ If we kill then that binds us to Karma, and we will get the reaction. The analogy of Karma means ‘To every action there is an equal opposite reaction’. So either we do good or bad karma, we are still binding ourselves more to this material world.

▪ Also just by seeing a meat dish on your plate does not mean everything is ok, there has been so much violence gone into it before you see the finishing product. (Torturing, Slaughtering, Killing innocent animal is violent Action).

Lord Krishna says that he is the original father of all living entities (aham bija-pradah pita – BG, 14.4), so we do not have the right to kill anyone. If we do not have the right to give life to a living creature we also do not have the right to kill them unnecessarily. A Devotee is full of compassion and he cannot see anyone suffer, even the animals.

1. What is Soul, Does soul really exists If so then Why I Can't see it??

Answer :- Soul is nothing but Individual Consciousness.
We can't see soul in our eyes because it’s a spiritual entity only you have to experience it, Just you don’t see doesn’t means that it doesn’t exists.
For example we can't see oxygen and you can't live 5 min without oxygen. If you are not seeing oxygen doesn’t mean that oxygen doesn’t exists.
the same applies for soul also.
Killing anything which has soul is sinful.

2. What is consciousness and its types??

Answer:- Consciousness means ‘Alertness’.

There are three types of consciousness
1.Simple consciousness it is present in human animals and even in plants.
2.Self consciousness it is present in human being.
3.Cosmic consciousness or Super Consciousness it is the higher level of consciousness it can be attained in a person with high spiritual divine energy.

3. DO ANIMALS AND PLANTS HAVE SOUL??

Answer: Yes, because they too have Consciousness.
This is only accepted by Sanatana Dharma religion (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism etc)

Islam and Christianity rejects it (They don't believe that animals and plants have soul).

The reason is they say that
▪ Animals don’t have emotional feelings like us, they are just animals.
▪ They don't undergo depression like us.
▪ Animals will never commit suicide (Suicide means One killing his own Soul ‘AATMA HATYE’). 
▪ Animal don’t commit suicide because they don’t have soul.
▪ Since they don't have soul so we can kill and eat any animal in this world (bible and Quran).

BUT
||“According to Bhagvad Gita and vedas Every living entity which has consciousness have Soul”||.

So Finally Science has proved that “Animals also have emotional feelings, they also undergoes depression and Animals also commits suicide”

Click the Link Below to read Scientific Proof of Animal Depression and Animal Sucide.

http://thecosmoconscious.blogspot.in/2016/08/animal-depression-and-animal-suicide.html?m=1

So According to science even animals and plants also have consciousness because animals do feel pain, they too have emotional feelings just like us and plants also responds to sunlight hence they too have consciousness.

4. NOW NEXT QUESTION ARISES IN YOUR MIND IS

IF KILLING ANIMAL IS SINFUL THEN KILLING PLANT MUST BE ALSO SINFUL BECAUSE PLANTS ALSO HAVE SOUL THEN JUSTIFY ME??
Your Question now is Do plants have soul??
If so then killing plants must be also Sinful??
How killing plant differs from killing Animal??

Yeah even I too had this doubt before I finally Understood

Read below to understand it.

5.Your Question: I know fat-free, salt-free, cholesterol-free diet —but what’s a karma-free diet ?

Answer: Word Karma means any action done in your life that reaction and thus it binds us to the material world.
So a karma-free diet is a sinless diet which produces no material reaction.

“YOU WILL ATTAIN SIN ONLY WHEN YOU ARE AGAINST LAW OF NATURE”.

6.Question: Are vegetarians are sinless in their eating ?

Answer:  Not exactly sinful.
All living things have a soul. So, whether you kill a cow or pick a cauliflower, you’re killing.

But In killing a cauliflower is you are obeying the law of nature.
But killing Animal is against st law of nature and its sinful.
||“Breehimattam yavamattamatho maashamatho tilam Esha vaam bhaago nihito ratnadheyaaya dantau maa hinsishtam pitaram maataram cha”||. [[Atharvana Veda 6.140.2]]

Says that

||“One living entity is food for another. Just to exist you must kill but not for the pleasure”||.
Food for humans must be Cereals, Pulses, Vegetables, Milk and its products roots, nuts and other edible veggie sources.

YOU WILL ATTAIN SIN ONLY WHEN YOU ARE AGAINST LAW OF NATURE.

7.Can you explain me more in detail??

Answer:- Ya sure.
Cow eats grass and fodder and it cannot eat meat in the same way tiger eats flesh and it cannot eat grass and fodder.
The rosebush gets nourishment from water and the minerals in the earth.
So these are the lower forms of life they are not committing sin because they are following law of nature automatically because tiger has to be eat meat and cow has to be eat grass and fodder only.

Humans killing animals and eating meat makes us merciless and hard hearted.
Because no animals cannot be killed without painful violent action. Torturing and violent painful killing of animals creates negative vibrations in universe and these vibrations enters body while you are consuming that.
And these negative vibrations makes you to attain Bad Karma and gives you reaction in the form of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol in the blood, obesity, cancer, heart attacks, psychological troubles and so on.
I am not telling you that vegetarians don't get these diseases but chances of getting is lower when compared to meat eaters who are more prone to get cholesterol, sugar, Blood pressure.

So if you are a vegetarian then it is much easier for you to understand non-violence spiritual concepts and spiritual practices.

||“When a soldier kills under the command of a superior officer, he's not to be judged a criminal. But if a soldier kills on his own account, then he's certainly a criminal and subject to trial and punishment”||.

EXPLANATION NO:-2 OUR FOOD DECEIDES OUR CHARACTER OF LIFE.

Human Beings are Made up of three types of qualities
1. Sattva is the quality of balance, harmony, goodness, purity, universalizing, holistic, constructive, creative, building, positive, peaceful, virtuous.
2. Rajas is the quality of passion, activity, neither good nor bad and sometimes either, self-centeredness, egoistic, individualizing, driven, moving, dynamic.
3. Tamas is the quality of imbalance, disorder, chaos, anxiety, impure, destructive, delusion, negative, dull or inactive, apathy, inertia or lethargy, violent, vicious, ignorant.
All Human beings have all these three types of characters in their subconscious, But the Amount of Expression is Different in Different Individuals. And Asuras (satan or demon) are the person with more rajas and tamas qualities like terrorists, Corrupt people of society or Any person who cruelly harms other people, society, nature etc.

Person Character changes According to what he Eat, Foid has effect on Human Being Behaviour.

Meat is Included under Rajas and Tams Food

HERE ARE LIST OF FOODS ALONG WITH TYPE OF CHARACTER WHICH PERSON DEVELOPS ON EATING IT.
Sattvic foods support sattva; they help the mind become clear and stay focused.
▪ Here is an alphabetic list of sattvic foods:

▪ Alfalfa sprouts, almonds, amaranth, anise,  apple, apricot, artichoke, arugula*, asparagus, banana (ripe), barley, basmati rice, beans (azuki, black, broad, fava, green, lima*, mung, navy*, pinto, tepary), bean sprouts (all), bee pollen, berberies, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, buckwheat, butter, buttermilk (fresh), cabbage (cooked), cantaloupe, cardamom, carob, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, cheese (freshly made), cherry, coconut, collards, corn (fresh), cornmeal, cranberries, cream (sweet), cucumber, currant, dates (fresh), fennel, figs (fresh and dried),fruit juices (freshly made), ghee (clarified butter), grapefruit (sweet), grapes, honey (raw unheated), honeydew melon, kale, kohlrabi, lentils (black, tan), lettuce, licorice, mango (ripe), maple syrup, Mother’s milk, milk (fresh, raw, pure), millet, mung dahl, mustard greens, nectarines, nuts (Brazil, cashew, chestnuts, macadamia, peanuts, pine, pecans, walnuts), oats, oranges (sweet), okra, papaya, paneer (Indian cheese), parsley, parsnip, peaches, peas (black eye, green), persimmon, pineapple (sweet), plum, pomegranate, prunes, pumpkin, quinoa, raisins, raspberries, rice, rose hips, rutabaga, sesame seeds, saffron, sorghum, soy lecithin, spinach, strawberries, sugar cane (raw), summer squash, sunflower seeds, sweet potatoes, tangerines (sweet), turnip, watercress, watermelon, wheat, wild rice, winter squash, yams, yogurt (fresh), zucchini.

▪ Rajasic foods generate more fire, outward motion, creativity, aggression, and passion.
Any canned, sweetened fruit, all fermented food, all bottled fruit juices are rajasic. Sattvic food can be turned into rajasic when eaten too hot, too cold, or too spicy.  

▪ Here is an alphabetic list of other rajasic foods:
▪ Avocado, beans (garbanzo, kidney), black pepper corn,  brewer’s yeast, buttermilk (not freshly made), cabbage (raw), cacao, cheese (hard, cottage), chili, chocolate, coffee, dates (dried), eggplant, guava, grapefruit (sour), kefir ( not freshly made), lemon, lentils (red), lime, malt syrup, mango (unripe), molasses, olives, peanut oil, peanuts (salty), peppers, pickles, peas (green dried**), pine apple (sour), pistachios (salted), potatoes, radish, red beets, rhubarb, rice bran syrup, salt (all kinds), sour cream, sugar (white, brown, date, fructose, jaggery), sugar cane juice, tea (green and black), tomatoes, vinegar, yogurt (not freshly made).

▪ Tamasic foods increase inner darkness and confusion. They slow us down, depress us and enhance inertia.
▪ Tamasic foods include all fast food, fried food, frozen food, microwaved food, processed food, left over night food, alcohol, all drugs, and chemicals. Even sattvic and rajasic food become tamasic if eaten not fresh.

Here is an alphabetic list of other tamasic foods:

▪ Alcohol, beef, chicken, drugs, eggs (all parts), fish, fowl, garlic, goat, ice cream, lamb, lard, leeks, margarine, not fresh milk ( homogenized, pasteurized, powdered), mushrooms, onion (raw, cooked, green), pop corn, pork, rabbit, black radish, shallots, shellfish, soy beans, turkey, venison.

▪ The basic nature of the mind is creative or sattvic, with just enough rajas and tamas to bring desires to fruition. That means that the base of our diet should consist of fresh or freshly prepared grains, vegetables and fruits, nuts, seeds, beans, milk, ghee and butter in moderation, cold pressed oils and natural sweeteners. We need just a small amount of rajasic foods to stimulate creativity and outward motion. Tamasic food can be helpful when an excess of rajas is present. If the mind is hyper and ungrounded – some tamasic food can be eaten to promote stability. Freshly made steamed mushrooms or onions although tamasic are a healthier choice than a frozen steak, which has been fried, re chilled and microwaved.

SO BY KILLING ANIMALS AND EATING NON VEG MAKES PERSON TO EXPRESS MORE OF HIS RAJAS AND TAMAS CHARACTER THAN SATTVA CHARACTER.

EXPLAINATION NO 3-OUR MEDICAL OPINION REGARDING EATING MEAT

Majority of religion eats meat and also majority of Hindus also eats meat.

So Our opinion is
▪ If you are not eating any meat (pure vegetarian) then it's very good you continue to be maintain pure vegetarian, consume sufficient amount of milk and other calcium and vitamin D related products daily.

▪ If you are consuming meat and if possible for you to leave meat they please leave meat eating.
But if you are very much addicted to meat and you cannot leave eating meat, then select egg and fish which are healthier and very rarely select chicken and mutton.

▪ If you have high Cholesterol, Blood Pressure and High Diabetes then Please don’t eat any kind of meat.

BUT Never eat Red Meat( beef and pork) in your life and even you don’t dream also eating red meat.

1. Because it is very very strictly prohibited in vedas, Upanishads and also in Bhagavad Gita.
(Bhagavat gita 5:18), (Manu-samhita 5.48-49), Manu-samhita 5.37-38), (Manu-samhita 5.45),(Manu-samhita 5.54-55), (Rig-veda (10.87.16),(Mahabharata, Anu.115.47).

Killing cow is equal to killing your mother Be Careful.

2. It is highly unhealthy to Human body.

CLICK the link below to read about Spiritual importance of Cow.


ALSO BEEF AND PORK ARE HIGHLY HAZARDOUS TO HEALTH.

CLICK the link below to read Medical Hazards of eating red meat (Beef and Pork).

Finally I want to say you an interesting small story

We all know about the Death of Lord Sri Krishna happened due to shot of poisoned arrow by the hunter.

If you don't know then
Click the link below to know about death of lord sri krishna.

“So hunter who killed krishna was none other than the great Vaali in his previous birth.
Lord sri krishna is the 8th incarnation of Sri Mahavishnu and Lord Sri Ram is the 7th incarnation of lord Mahavishnu.
So lord krishna(8th avatar) in his previous birth as Shri Ram (7th avatar), had killed Vaali from a hidden spot atop a tree.
But Vaali never committed any act against Sri Ram and hence Sri Ram had no reason to kill him. but Lord Rama killed vali to get vanara sainya and to save sita.
So vaali reborn as hunter and killed lord sri krishna through poisoned arrow”

So The epic Mahabharatha beautifully brings out the very important fact that

||“Even for the Ruler of this Universe, The Laws of Karma remains true”||
References to this article




References:-

Rigveda
Atharvana veda
Bhagavad Gita
Bhagavatam
Manusmriti
Mahabharata
Isha Upanishad
Swetha Sara Upanishad

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