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Karma is one of the natural laws of the universe. It simply means "cause and effect."

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According to the ways of life chosen by a person, his karma can be classified into three kinds:

the satvik karma, which is without attachment, selfless and for the benefit of others

the rajasik karma, which is selfish where the focus is on gains for oneself

the tamasik karma, which is undertaken without heed to consequences, and is supremely selfish and savage.

Swami Sivananda
classifies karma into three kinds on the basis of action and reaction:
Prarabdha so much of past actions as has given rise to the present birth
Sanchita the balance of past actions that will give rise to future births - the storehouse of accumulated actions
Agami or Kriyamana acts being done in the present life.

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Cause and Classification 1 Reply

Started by Kalipriya. Last reply by Shailendra Nath Nov 10, 2010.

What is Karma ? 1 Reply

Started by Kalipriya. Last reply by Shailendra Nath Nov 10, 2010.

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Comment by Kalipriya on June 21, 2009 at 7:35am
One of the most distorted views of karma is the idea that nothing can be done about it .
No matter how terrible the predicament, there is always something that can be done, even if it's a patient smile or maintining a good attitude.
Comment by Gautam Kumar chaudhury on June 21, 2009 at 7:38am
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Comment by ☼ रवि Ravidas ☼ on June 21, 2009 at 8:23am
There is no good or bad in the universe, just konsequences. Some call that Karma.
Comment by Vani Devi on June 21, 2009 at 8:31am
om namah shivaya... my problem with karma is: when i have many many problems in my life i think this is the consequenz of bad bad living in lifes bevor and so i feel ashamed...??????????????? What do you think?

thank you for inviting

love and light, Vani Devi
Comment by Kalipriya on June 21, 2009 at 8:33am
"All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.
The world is neither good or bad.
It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other."
Comment by Kathryn MacDougall on June 21, 2009 at 8:41am
Love and be loved and share love and watch the beauty of how your life unfolds.
What goes around comes around. Whatever you hold in your consciousness will manifest itself in your reality. Each choice we make can alter the course of the Universe. I read somewhere that when we die we not only see our life like a film nanosecond by nanosecond but that we actually become the people, animals etc....that we have been kind to or mean to and feel in them the pain and joy caused directly and indirectly by our actions (ex: a supplier of arms was said to have felt the pain of every bullet from every gun they provided)...I don't know what we will experience when we move on but reading this was so thought provoking and led me to really try to focus on spreading more love than pain through my actions. I am sending you lots and lots of Love and Peace. Have a fabulous week, Kathryn
Comment by Kalipriya on June 21, 2009 at 8:45am
"Do not think a small sin will not return in your future lives.
Just as falling drops of water will fill a large container,
The little sins that steadfast accumulate will completely overwhelm you.

Do not think a small virtue will not return in your future lives.
Just as falling drops of water will fill a large container,
The little virtues that steadfast accumulate will completely overwhelm you."
Comment by Kalipriya on June 21, 2009 at 8:54am

The Endless Knot symbolises the nature of reality where everything is interrelated and only exists as part of a web of karma and its effect.
Comment by Sylvia on June 21, 2009 at 9:18am
Do we realy need fear to do good and to be good? Isn't it enough to see the joy in the eyes of the others? Isn't it enough to feel good as you look at your self in the mirror? To do good out of fear reduce the value of our doings.
Problems may be based in Karma but more often then not they are a chance for us to reverse, to realise our mistakes. There is no punishment there are only signpost on our way and if we ignore them they become more and more apparent.
Comment by Gregg Hill Gopal on June 21, 2009 at 11:30am
Swami Vishnudevananda told us, "Do your duty, don't create any new karma." He also said "As far as your evolution that you can actually go quite far in this lifetime." He was big on if you take a vow before the Gods such as marriage that you honor that. He married some of my friends on Staff before the 300 person congregation and told the man, " that he had to do everything his wife wanted." That's it. People came to him with terminal diseases, He told them just do as many good things as you can do. A few months later they had passed. He taught us to endure our suffering at times and would never let us blame our situation on our upbringing or our parents etc. He had no fear of death. He created his organization with no money as Master Sivananda told Him after He was at the Ashram for 6 months He was going to the West to teach Yoga. That's Karma. LOL

Gregg

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