Our destiny is the tentative future path that lies ahead of us at any given now, subject to everything that affects us continuing along its current trajectory. Of course, we cannot possibly know our destiny even if that condition of continuance were satisfied because we cannot possibly know about everything that affects us. (more…)
For centuries the scientific viewpoint held that the destiny of the universe was fixed at its origin, ie what's now known as the Big Bang. Everything that came after, including the minutiae of human experience, was determined by physical laws of cause and effect applied to its initial conditions.
Current scientific thinking, based on quantum physics, modifies the above. Instead of being a deterministic system the universe, at the sub-atomic level, contains an inherent, random, indeterminacy. Thus, even with complete knowledge of its starting conditions, the universe rapidly becomes unpredictable. However, it is still viewed as a purposeless system, with human beings as accidental, random, automata. (more…)
One way of describing our life on earth is that the world is a drama stage where we all play our pre-determined part. The roles given to all drama players are pre-scripted. When our part in the drama is over, we leave the stage or in other words we leave the world when our life span is over. Like an artist on the drama stage, we cannot change the script relating to our part in the world and play the part all allotted to us. As there are good artists and bad artists on the drama stage, similarly in life there are good people and bad people. We have to play our part under direct supervision of the director of the drama which in real life world mean as desired by God Almighty. This view on life means that we come to the world with a predetermined destiny or fate based on our actions of past lives as per the Karma theory or theory of reincarnation. This also means that whatever good or bad we do in this life does not have any affect in our present life as the part we have to play on the world stage is already predetermined. This view on life means that we have no free will and at the same time our fate is not negotiable in our present life. There is also a big difference between the stage artist and world stage drama artist in that the stage artist is given the entire script of the drama and he knows his part till the end. This does not happen to man in human life playing his part on world stage since he does not know what is stored for him in future in his life. (more…)
Are we victims of inescapable fate, or do we really have the power to create our own destiny? That is the age-old question.
This world, and this lifetime, have infinite possibilities yet you will travel one path. How do you really know if this path is for you? The age-old concept of Karma views every action as the cause of one or more effects. In essence ourselves and our lives are the result of countless past actions, as well as contributory causes to the destiny of the universe. Discover more about Karma and how it can be a powerful tool in shaping your destiny. (more…)
This ponderous world has infinite possibilities yet you will travel one path. How do you really know if this path is for you? Your Karma reveals so much about your personality. Doesn't it seem more logical that you would want to know more about it?
If you’re like most people you know very little about Karma, but may be intrigued by the little you have heard. Maybe you feel uncertain about the direction your life is taking. Or possibly you have tried other psychotherapy methods that have not worked for you. (more…)
Karma has always been a solution for those who have lost their way at some point and need new direction. As you accept the ways of Karma you will feel more relaxed than you have ever felt before. The further you understand these techniques the calmer you will feel.
People who follow their Karma find their lives are in better order. Or maybe it’s just that they understand the order better and accept their situation better. (more…)
Bad karma is the spiritual debt one has accumulated for one’s mistakes from all previous lives and this life. It includes killing, harming, taking advantage, cheating, stealing, and more. On Mother Earth, when you buy a house, you take out a mortgage from a bank. This mortgage is your debt to the bank. You pay every month for fifteen, twenty, or thirty years to clear your financial debt. In the spiritual realm, if you have bad karma, you may have to pay for many lifetimes to clear your spiritual debt. (more…)
In history, Buddhists talk about karma. Christians talk about deeds. Taoists talk about te (pronounced “duh”). Other spiritual beings talk about virtue. These are different words for the same thing. Millions of people have heard about karma. Millions of people believe in karma. Millions of people desperately want to clear their own bad karma. (more…)
Your waking intellect (your personality) brings to you an instant karma. If you are out of control emotionally and inattentive, you slip off the sidewalk and sprain your ankle, but you are also in the larger, wider karma that of your tribe or nation, and as the destiny of our nations is to spiral out of control exiting the nation karma is a vital move. (more…)
We know that Karma Yoga is mentioned in the Ishavasya Upanishad and the Bhagavad-Gita, but for so many students outside of India are quite unfamiliar with it. If you ask a class filled with students about the definition of Karma Yoga you will be quite lucky to get an answer. Karma Yoga is oftentimes translated as, “selfless service,” like giving to others with time or money or charity work. Karma means “work or action” so it really requires effort. And Yoga means a lot of things. We could always hear the meaning of Yoga as: unity, union or a calm or tranquil state of mind. (more…)