Saturday, March 21, 2015
Karma – cause and effect
To overcome karma there must be faith or at least courage to overcome what we must change in order to find peace. It will take discipline and strength. You will be tested every day. You must have a good memory so you can avoid repeating your mistakes. And you must take time to contemplate your life. Understand the difference between the life you think you are living and the one you are really living.
Hinduism like Buddhism is a set of spiritual instructions teaching us that the multitudes of things around us are simply manifestations of the same ultimate reality. Ultimate reality is understood as the soul or inner essence of things. When we confused the underlying unity of creation with our perceptions we are under the spell of maya, meaning illusion.
Maya however does not mean that the world is an illusion, but rather that illusion rests in our point of view. The shapes and structures we see around us are really the concepts of our measuring and categorizing minds.
In the Hindu view like the Buddhist view, all things are fluid and ever changing. Since the illusion is constantly changing, Karma (meaning action) is the active principle behind the force of creation.
Understand the difference between the life you think you are living and the one you are really living. You are here to bring peace to your soul. Your earthly lessons are presented to you so that you might have the opportunity to overcome karma and find eternal peace. Your life is not about the material world. However, the material world provides an opportunity to discover yourself. Reflect upon your actions for every action cause a reaction. This is karma – cause and effect.