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Mystic Mantra: Law of karma – Every action has a reaction

Published Apr 5, 2018, 7:46 am IST
Updated Apr 5, 2018, 7:46 am IST
The law of karma states that all our thoughts, words, and deeds are recorded.
One of the key tenets of religions of the East, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism, is that the law of karma affects us at the level of the soul.
 One of the key tenets of religions of the East, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism, is that the law of karma affects us at the level of the soul.

One of the reasons saints and founders of various religions promote vegetarianism is that they understand the law of karma. The law of karma can be understood as the ethical application of the third law of physics: for every action there is a reaction.

Science has been investigating the power of vibrations that come from thought. The energy of our brain waves is not limited to remaining inside the skull. Like sound and energy, brain waves can project out from people. Thus, we can pick up the vibrations of others when someone is angry or loving with us. Those vibrations project out from us through our thoughts, words, and deeds, causing reactions. The law of karma states that when any actions are committed, reactions result.

 

One of the key tenets of religions of the East, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism, is that the law of karma affects us at the level of the soul.
The law of karma states that all our thoughts, words, and deeds are recorded. Thus, when we have good thoughts, words, or deeds, good has to come back to us. When we have bad thoughts, words, and deeds we must pay the consequences. This is similar to the law of justice in the world, based on a system of punishment and rewards. For example, in the Bible, it is said an “eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth”. Similarly, some religions believe in judgment in which our deeds in life are judged and that we are placed in the afterlife accordingly.

Saints, who explore spiritual realms and realise God, bring us their teachings based on their firsthand experiences. Thus, one of the primary reasons for requiring those wanting initiation into the light and sound to become vegetarian is that Masters do not want us to create more karma for ourselves that we would have to pay back. Those who believe in the law of karma believe that if we take the life of an animal, we have to bear the reaction of that action.

Buddhism is filled with many stories of people who did something in a previous life and either had to suffer or had been rewarded for their acts in the same measure in a future existence.

Whether we want to believe in the law of karma or not, it is worth considering that those who have realised God — the saints and mystics — have taught the law of karma based on what they experienced. Those who want to prove the existence of the karmic law to themselves can do what the Masters and saints have done-rise above this physical consciousness, explore the inner spiritual realms, and reunite their soul with the Creator. By doing so, the veracity of the laws of creation will be known and one can then act accordingly.

Those who have had near-death experiences have described that when they entered regions of light, they had a life review. They saw all the good and bad they had done. Not only did they witness it, but they actually experienced what the other people felt when they did good or bad to others. This experience was so profound that they realised that the most important principle was that of love.

In fact, they came back from the near-death experiences transformed by the light. They felt compelled to lead their lives in a more loving, caring manner since they had experienced the reaction of the harm they had caused people and the reaction of the joy they brought to others.

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