Human laws can be adjusted, manipulated and even ignored by some, but no one can do the same with the Law of Karma. On the physical level, there is no time interval between an action and its reaction. If I throw an object in the air, it falls back immediately with the same force. With the Law of Karma, however, there can be a delay between the action and its result or fruit. The seeds of certain actions (negative or positive) bring immediate fruit. Others can take years or even many births to bear fruit. If I eat too much ice-cream, I will see the result or karmic effect of the negative karma of greed within a space of ten-fifteen minutes in the form of a headache or after two days in the form of a cold and flu. This is an e.g. in which we realize the working of the Law of Karma, we realize clearly the cause and its effect, but on a subtle level, when we see the effects of actions, we do not realize that the cause may have actually been in a previous life. There is a total connection between the cause and the effect.
When we analyze a natural calamity such as a major earthquake that uproots buildings and trees, overturns vehicles and kills thousands of people. The physical cause may be tectonic activity associated with faults inside the earth’s surface but at the same time, we realize that such a calamity could have its roots in a process initiated by human beings a few hours, days or months ago – an e.g. being testing of nuclear weapons. On a personal level, I can say that there is nothing which happens to me for which I am not responsible. Whether I remember what I did to make it happen or not, whether I realize it or choose to ignore it, I am ultimately responsible.
Happy New Year !!! a greeting exchanged Every Year on 1st Jan.
But are we really happy and has the year been new.
As we begin the New Year with powerful greetings and blessings for all our family and friends,
Let us take a moment to greet ourselves. To promise ourselves a year full of Love, Peace and Happiness.
Let us leave behind what we don’t need to carry …
Hurt, Sadness, Pain, Fear and Regrets, because we have a choice and the power.
Let us take a moment to reflect on one of our most common beliefs – * It’s not me, it’s them.
An illusion that someone else is responsible for what we think, feel and do, making ourselves a slave to that person or that situation.
Let us release this belief and allow the truth to emerge and establish itself within our consciousness.
The truth is always simple, * It’s not them, it’s me. Always.
We have a choice in our every response. We can maintain a calm, positive, stable response regardless of what happens around us.
Let’s remember the mantra to change our life from being a slave to being a master –
* It’s not what others say or do to me that makes me feel this way, it’s what I do with what they say that makes me feel this way.
Now choose how you would like to feel.
As we start making our choices, this year will be truly New and Happy.
A common question asked by many is – “Do we go back to the soul world, the incorporeal world (non-physical world), the home of all souls, when we die?” When we understand and experience ourselves as souls, as un-destroyable, eternal beings, we realize that death is only a physical phenomenon. At the death of the body, the soul enters another physical costume and a new chapter in its journey of life begins. Depending on the soul’s karma performed through the body, its new birth is likely to be somewhere in the company of those souls with whom it has been close in previous births. It is quite a paradox that when a soul leaves a body, the relations which it has left, mourn over the loss of their loved one, and the new relations which it gets attached to celebrate with happiness, over an addition of a new-born entrant in their family.
The soul only leaves the home (the soul world) once in a unique, personal journey. This journey of the soul is not linear i.e. a straight line, with a beginning and an end. But, on the other hand, it is cyclic i.e. a circle, with neither a beginning, nor an end – although both leaving the soul world and going back to the soul world happen once each in every cycle. This soul journey can be compared to actors who leave home to go to the theatre to play their parts. They change costumes between scenes – they don’t return home at the end of each scene, they return home when the play is finished, only to return the next day to repeat their part in the play. Each birth of the soul that it takes can be compared to a new scene of the play, which consists of many different scenes.