Saturday, July 14, 2018

The Root of All Karma

The root of all karma is seeded in the four great passions. One of these passions is more intense in your life than the others; but they all appear at one time or another. The four great passions which are the major causes of all of life’s problems are:

1.     Deceit

2.     Greed

3.     Anger

4.     Pride

These states, which lack honesty, tolerance, unselfishness and humility, are the triggering mechanisms for all karma. They also include a lack sincerity, fairness, joy, admiration, detachment and courage. These give rise to prejudice, sorrow, disloyalty, fear, disgust and cruel joking which will activate karma and get us into trouble. 


Deceit to most of us means to lie or not tell the truth. But deceit is also the ability to live in ignorance and denial. Blaming others or the nature of our present and past existence is a form of deceit. We lack the awareness to face ourselves with honesty. In each of us is a small voice that always speaks the truth. Because we do not wish to hear it, we create diversions. When the voice comes up we suppress it because to face the negativity of our being fills us with fear.


Greed -. No one likes to think of him or her as being greedy and yet each of us on some level has been consumed by greed. When we think of greed we usually think of avarice or excessive hoarding of money and material things.  Greed is really fixation upon objects of sensory pleasure and gratification.



Anger is probably a passion with which we can all identify. It is something we have all experienced. Although no one likes to be an angry person it is somewhat easier to admit this passion than the other three passions. Perhaps that is because anger is seen as a worthy passion if it is used to right an injustice.


Pride . Pride is insecurity and fear turned outward in an act of defiance. It is a false sense of self-acceptance, a high opinion of self, a feeling of superiority.

 Karma means work - Let’s begin our work.


When we understand the laws of karma we realize that the inner voice is simply a cause that brings an effect and it is not a retribution or message of our badness. In an objective state we realize that it is simply the lesson we have come to learn.


Remember, to lighten or soften our karma (aura) we need to manifest certain actions and inhibit others. The practice of yoga (physical) helps us to learn to become motionless and balanced without losing consciousness. This is how we annihilate karma, being balanced and serene while holding onto awareness. This is known as our witnessing consciousness; the observing principle of life.

Doctor Lynn

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