Soul Mates, Karma, Dharma
March 15th, 2010 Posted 7:52 pm
What do we know about Karma?
Do we understand it?
Will we ever Understand it?
How do we get it?
How do we get rid of it?
What is karma? Though many spiritual teachers have tried to rhetorically define Karma many have only defined it or a minimal aspect which left many people in society with unanswered questions, only to continue the efforts into finding answers in the history of Hinduism.
We must first understand that our actions, communication whether verbal or non verbal directly affects humanity- one person or many therefore, it directly affects our relationship with the universe (which I call God). This means it is the way we speak to God, if we do something bad or evil, this is how we relate to God in its most unique way.
To best define Karma we must know the root of Karma and its history. Since the word Karma is a derivative of Sanskrit language must understand the meaning which is actions or conduct. Basically the word Karma first appeared in the Hindu Gita better known as cause and affect. It is also known as a fundamental law of nature. The cliché is that it is not something that God will interfere in nor a system of punishment or repayment basically means that it is a direct result of negativity which imposed upon your self therefore when you speak ill of someone you speak ill of God, though God is forgiving, God is not punishing because he gave humanity a free will, speech and a way of emotions therefore, God will respect your actions and reactions but the consequences of these reactions if of your own to handle.
For example if you rob a bank and do not get caught for a long time eventually the law of Karma is that you one day will get caught if not in this life time but in the next. As a result the severity of the crime will be a lot more than you had anticipated because your evil deeds.
There are three types of Karma
- Prarabdha Karma which is only experience in this life time.
- Sancita Karma- which has yet to be experienced
- Sanciyama Karma which is experience in this life time to be carried into the next.
The process in how we develop Karma is very important because through each Karmic experience we go through a re-birth process to learn or experience something to become more spiritual and practice humility. Humility is an action and tendency, therefore anything good or bad that we do there is a result is graduated into more bad or good. Through this graduation it reaches our soul and our physical body. For example we may become very ill not necessarily because we are bad people or did bad things it just means what ever that you are doing no longer benefits you and since you are not able to learn through your action the result is that it manifest it self into our physical body.
In Hinduism, it is believed that we must do what ever we can not take ill actions, and reactions to eliminate or reduce bad karma so that we can encompass good karma to be fruitful in this life time so that we have fewer lessons to learn in the births to come. The sublime bliss is to release our moksha (inner soul) so that we are better people in next life time. A person who comes into this life time with released moksha can acquire a blissful moksha so that they can prosper in this life time. I am sure you have heard the saying, “why do good people die and bad people continue to live and prosper?” This is because the good has released their moksha and going to a place where they have good fortune in the next life time and there comes a time when they will not be born again until they are a perfect being without greed, attachment to materialism, and evil deeds.
Good people usually give things without asking for anything in return, good people often can be those who have the least materialistic things, good people are usually those suffer quite often and get the least. Why? Because these people have learned to detach tangible things out of their lives and bring humility into their lives. This means that body and mind will bring the ultimate life which is known in the Gita as Brahman. When a person reaches the Brahman stage they are at their last life time where life is not so bad but the lessons are difficult continuing their lives through humility and spirituality. Through the experiences of karma we have the sense of certain elemental of life which is through dharma which is Devine justice. In lament terms how God would want it.
It is also believed in the ancient scriptures of the Gita that we are egotistical beings meaning everything we say or do is based upon the ego. When we release the ego we perform our duties in our lives with deep spiritual transitions rather than egotistical thinking processes. Therefore karma is meant to teach us lessons of life through God so when you deliberately or unconsciously hurt someone remember look at your actions because if not in this life time but perhaps in the next we will have negative consequences due to the disrespect of God’s children and things. Therefore if we shun evil actions we earn good Karma. Therefore, if we shun good actions and do things out of personal and selfish reasons we suffer the consequences of through mysterious ways. Therefore every action good or bad should not be ignored but must be tackled in a honest, humble and respectful way.
Concluding Karma does not being soul mates but we must not react in a negative way but do it in a humble way, though in silence there is a resolute, however through our own resolute must act in a human law which is to devoid desires, actions are knowledge which can burn us and God is the active Principle in all matters. We can not control the world and we can control our actions through our desires behind them. Remember there is no time frame as to when Karma will come back to you and it is baggage of negative Karma that e can not just leave behind but a person of good deed dies and enjoys life of sublime bliss and person of evil deeds goes through the darker world and continues to return to earth to relive the Karma.
Karma is not of liberation rather for embodied soul which means at the end you will realize that circumstances in your own life is of your own making and you are own your own creator and you will take responsibilities of your own actions one way or the other good or bad. And when you listen to your conscience and do things that are good for you and others you will no longer blame others for your problems or expect them to save you from them. , you will also no longer will be a martyr nor will you try to victimize others knowing the consequences of your own actions. You can not blame God for things that happen to you nor others but one must understand God does neutralize the bad effects of Karma through Mantras and release of Moksha and Dharma and when you seek him through grace of good deeds God too feels more respectful of your actions and brings visions and a more sensitive and blissful world for you today.
I would really suggest those that are interested in learning more about Hinduism and how divinity play in your life might want to listen to the show on Hinduism aired on PsyPod Radio
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March 15th, 2010 Posted 7:34 pm
Soulmates: Concept & Understanding
The concept of soul mates has had many rhetorical arguments in the psychic world. But some how the definition got lost in the actual spiritual meaning. Therefore, I bring you this topic so that not only is it understandable as it should be because lets face it the word soul mate originally derived from the Hindu philosophies which meant between two souls. So if we are going to understand the concept of soul mates lets us understand it in a correct way and in nature’s way.
The concept of soul mates did not arrive the United State or England until the early 50’s this was adopted through the transition of Eastern philosophies through England then to the United States. And it all began really when the silent movies came in but most of all it became very popular in the 60’s when the Vietnam War became the catalyst to many things that kept people together or at least brought a sense of “love and flower.”
So what is a soul mate? According to the ancient scripture of the Gita it was a dialog between God, Krishna and Rama .And God gave Krishna a Devine vision to save man kind and learn peace and love, and Rama was his brother. This is why Krishna is known as a God of Love because he brings love to many.
During the epic dialogs, Krishna and Rama used to argue philosophically a lot so, God said to Krishna be on earth and be your brothers soul mate. And when Krishna asked what is a soul mate. God said, “Soul mate will be someone that is placed on earth to learn and teach from?”
Therefore, Soul mates are special people who are brought into our lives that we learn from and eventually teach. Soul mates are not always here to cause you harm and soul mates are not the opposite sex or someone you will eventually marry. Soul mates hold a special place in your life and when the lesson is finished they go away. We must remember soul mates are our parents our siblings, teachers, neighbors even the grocery clerk we see every now and then and to surprise even the man walking down the street holding a sign.
The association with these people and the message/s they are trying to deliver are important transit to your own transformation, karma and destiny. Some of these people have been chosen to be associated with special people that are there to protect, teach and help us grow as people; all of them are in our lives for special reasons.
It is especially important to remember sometimes our soul mates come into our lives over and over again to finish old business from past life times and our Karma and Dharma plays a important role in their lives as much as our own. So think of each individual as a part of your lessons in life, whether they bring your joy or tears the emotions you feel are a feelings and they shall pass but at the end of the day these people have touched your life one way or the other. And one day that time will come when you may see them again where there won’t be animosity but just forgiving feelings. And soul mates are again everyone you come in contact with.
So the next time a psychic tells you he/ or she is your soul mate this is why they give you a difficult time say, “thank you” and ask them to read the scriptures of the Gita and define soul mates for you until then remember the real definition of soul mates are those who are lesson givers to you and those whom you give lessons to
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Posted in Soul Mates, Karma, Dharma Written by: Maharani Rutan
November 19th, 2009 Posted 9:50 am
Rudra: “You know sis I have been reading outside of keen for so long and no one has ever asked me a question about soul mates. I guess it is probably because I had only read with Hindu people and they understand the scriptures of soul mates or? How do I explain?”
Rutan: “You have to understand the concept of soul mates and the history behind soul mates before you can explain this to any culture. As you know the word derived from the Hindu scriptures of the Gita.”
Rudra: “Yes the dialog between God, Krishna and Rama. And God gave Krishna a Devine vision to save man kind and learn peace and love, and Rama was his brother.”
Rutan: “That’s right. But remember the dialog. Which said ….”
Rudra: “I remember that. God said to Krishna be on earth and be your brothers soul mate. And when Krishna asked what is a soul mate. God said, “Soul mate will be someone that is placed on earth to learn and teach from?”
Rutan: “Yes and No, Soul mates are special people who are brought into our lives that we learn from and eventually teach. Soul mates are not always here to cause you harm and soul mates are not the opposite sex or someone you will eventually marry. Soul mates hold a special place in your life and when the lesson is finished they go away”.
Rudra: “Are our parents our soul mates? Or are you?”
Rutan: “Yes, you and I have been chosen to be associated with special people that are there to protect, teach and help us grow as people, all of them are in our lives for special reasons”.
Rudra: “So you are telling me that soul mates are everyone we are associated with? And if so than why do people say to me that other people tell them that soul mates are there to give a person a hard time?”
Rutan: “Soul mates do not give difficult times to anyone they teach us things. Hence, it causes us as humans to be come defensive. For example when our parents scolded us for picking mangos at the neighbor’s home, you remember why?”
Rudra: “Because they did not want us to take the fruit without asking.”
Rutan: “So in short my dear sister, soul mates are everyone around us. And often they stay around until there is nothing more to teach or learn, just like your high school sweetheart. When you saw him months back and he was with another girl, I remember you were so happy to see that he was happy. Do you remember?”
Rudra: “Yes I remember.”
Rutan: “Why were you happy?”
Rudra: “I don’t know all I know was that it was nice to see him happy.”
Rutan: “This is because there is nothing more to exchange my dear and he will meet you in heaven because he was your guide for a while and now he is on his own taking with him all that you taught him and you have all that he taught you and lessons is learned”.
Rudra: “It is that simple?”
Rutan: “ Yes, soul mates are people we learn from they are not here to give us a difficult time but to exchange values to become better people from difficult lessons, soul mates are not people we eventually marry, they are people that we are associated with. Why do you think mom and dad did a astrological comparison on you and your husband?”
Rutan: “No, they want to make sure you both have lots to learn from each other so that you are prepared for the next life.”
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