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Law Of Karma

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LAW OF KARMA


The relationship between time and action should be recognized. Every action, whether good or bad, has its consequence. There is no action in the world which is devoid of consequence. This is the law of nature. For instance, when a finger is cut by a knife, immediately the finger starts bleeding. The result of the cut is instantaneous. However, when you sow a seed, it becomes a sapling after some days. But to bear fruit, it takes some years. Thus, every action has a consequence, but the time interval between action and result varies. One who is aware of this truth is unlikely to commit any wrong deeds because he knows that good deeds produce good results and bad deeds lead to bad consequences. Recognition of the law of Karma will make people lead proper lives. People today take to wrong paths because they have not realized this truth.

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Law of Karma is Nature's stubborn and inexorable law from which there is no escape and to which there is no exception. As you sow, so shall you reap, is an ancient axiomatic truth.

Source: Ruhani Satsang
 

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According to Nature's law of life, a man (the embodied or incarnate soul) is like a precious jewel clothed in three caskets or bodies - the physical, the astral or mental, and the causal or the seed-body - all of which, more or less, partake of the terrestrial character, with varying degrees of density.

1Cr 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

These are like outer robes of coat, vest under it, and then shirt. When a man casts off the physical body, his spirit still is wearing the astral or the mental body. He has also the causal or the ethereal seed body or thin veil under the astral raiment. Until one is able to cast off the physical body, he cannot reach the first heaven, the astral kingdom within:

1Cr 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality.

1Cr 15:54
So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

1Cr 15:55
O death, where [is] thy sting? O grave, where [is] thy victory?

This casting off or change may occur either through the final dissolution, the disintegrating process commonly known as death, or be brought about by the method of voluntary withdrawal of the sensory currents from the body technically known as "rising above body consciousness" by a process of inversion and self-analysis. The Gospels refer to this withdrawal as "to be born anew' or "resurrection." The Hindu scriptures speak of it as "twice-born" or do-janma. It is a birth of the spirit as distinct from that of the water - the latter being from "seed corruptible" as distinguished from the former, "seed incorruptible," unchangeable and abiding (of the spirit). The Muslim darveshs (mystics) call this death-in-life as death before death. One can learn how to withdraw not only from one's physical body but from the other two bodies (the astral and the causal) as well, through the kindly assistance of a Master-Saint, Who has Himself transcended into the beyond and can help others to do likewise. One has, therefore, to "forsake the flesh for the spirit" if one is anxious to escape from the perpetual wheel of life on this sublunary planet (earth).
In the ordinary natural course of things, the jiva (the embodied soul or the incarnate spirit) has, after physical death, no option but in time to return to the physical plane in some physical form, the nature of which is determined by his life-long propensities and inclinations, the intensity of his longings and long-cherished unfulfilled desires enshrined in his mental make-up and predominantly uppermost at the time of death, the over-bearing influence of which irresistibly shapes a course for him.


Source; Ruhani Satsang
 

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There are mentions about the astral worlds in Japji Sahib as follows. In the Suniye and Maniye pauris. Even my syllabus of SGGS Academy Malaysia has these facts explained in detail. The various bodies of the human nature are clearly explained.
 

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LAW OF KARMA


The relationship between time and action should be recognized. Every action, whether good or bad, has its consequence. There is no action in the world which is devoid of consequence. This is the law of nature. For instance, when a finger is cut by a knife, immediately the finger starts bleeding. The result of the cut is instantaneous. However, when you sow a seed, it becomes a sapling after some days. But to bear fruit, it takes some years. Thus, every action has a consequence, but the time interval between action and result varies. One who is aware of this truth is unlikely to commit any wrong deeds because he knows that good deeds produce good results and bad deeds lead to bad consequences. Recognition of the law of Karma will make people lead proper lives. People today take to wrong paths because they have not realized this truth.

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Soul_jyot ji

Why are some able to recognize the truth of the Law of Karma in the sphere of their own lives, yet they take "wrong paths" anyway. We can apply almost any current social problem to the question. For example, the BP Gulf Oil Spill. I have read that there were at least 10 occasions, documented during US Senate Hearings, when BP corporate leaders made deliberate and conscious business decisions that favored managing costs over safety, over-ruling recommendations made by scientists and engineers. BP against expert advice decided to drill the well over methane deposits. They were well aware of the possible negative consequences. Now fissures are appearing. If a methane bubble locked in the bed rock of the sea floor erupts it will destroy the entire coastline instantly, millions will die, industries will be damaged, the atmosphere will be poisoned, and the effects will be felt not only in the Gulf region but up the entire East Coast of the US.

Something similar occurred with the Bhopal Tragedy many years ago in India. Union Carbide took hideous risks, even knowing its decisions would detrimental to the health of people of an entire region. Union Carbide eventually sold its Indian interests and US interests to different companies and avoided further monetary liability. Today I read that the US attorney general has alerted Governor Jindal of Louisiana to be prepared for BP to declare bankruptcy, so that it can avoid further legal liability.

Clearly a trail of misery has been created. Corporate leadership was aware of this truth, but ignored it.

One who is aware of this truth is unlikely to commit any wrong deeds because he knows that good deeds produce good results and bad deeds lead to bad consequences. Recognition of the law of Karma will make people lead proper lives. People today take to wrong paths because they have not realized this truth.

Corporate leadership was aware of this truth, but ignored it. Can we say they took wrong paths because they had not realized this truth?
 

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