Talking To Heaven


What Is Karma ?

Cause and Effect of Karma

There is a word  "Karma", passed on from the past, but nowadays it is rare to find someone who knows correctly what Karma is. What do we call Karma and what is Karma ?  Karma is something that exists in the source which moves oneself, lets have a look carefully how the Karma which is in the source, is made.  The Karma is made by things that happened to you.  Then how can things that happened to you make this Karma ?  It is important to understand that.  This means that something you did is saved in your consciousness.  Now we have to look at nature in more detail.

Every phenomenon which appears in nature, everything that happened in them is saved in their seed.  Human being is a subject with a consciousness.  Human beings save everything what they did in their consciousness.  This consciousness works as a spirit and when the spirit comes to meet death it remains independent by separating from the body.  When this consciousness which was in the spirit disappears it will be reborn as life soon.  But because the consciousness disappeared it does not mean things what happened in the past will disappear.  Even if the consciousness disappeared, everything which happened to you will be latent in that. So these complex things which are latent in you will continuously cause reaction.  The habit of Karma is trying to keep repeatedly things that happened to you forever, and that is Karma.  There are two meanings which allow everything to exist in the world.  The world exists by these two meanings.  The first one is reincarnation.

Reincarnation means that everything is repeated.  Something which exists continuously causes the phenomenon of repetition, past present and future are spinning endlessly.  So our life exists by this law and every creature is repeatedly being born and dying by the law of cause and effect.  If something was born in the world but does not disappear by itself but tries to keep itself to exist. Something that happened to you has same meaning.  So if something is saved in your consciousness it does not disappear but it continuously acts by receiving the influence of it.  According to what happened to you, present and future life will be different.  So things in yourself which will stay forever will be different, that's why to make a relationship is something that people must be very careful of.  When a person makes a relationship with a bad thing that will produce a bad thing but when a person makes a relationship with a good thing that will produce a good thing.  This is also the Law of Cause and Effect. Karma will exist in you by the cause and effect.  As long as this Karma exists a human cannot be able to be free from the control of this Karma.

If someone has a big Karma and if the person tries to live good life and to do good things rather than not becoming a good self will ruin others as well.  And by doing things to become a good self will always make oneself distressed. Because there should be a good source in yourself but if there is not that good source it is rare to occur good things in you.  At this point only Enlightenment can influence you.  Without Enlightenment you cannot disobey the direction of Karma which is in you.  We can see phenomenon like this from our surroundings easily and it is very important for the life of human being.  Therefore nobody can get out of these phenomenon without Enlightenment.  The law of nature is strict.  In mathematics two plus two cannot be one or five, things which exist are not changeable in truth as well as mathematics it never changes.  That is why people say that the most important thing for living all our period of life is Enlightenment.

If someone does a good thing and makes a good result of 60% but makes a mistake of 40% with ignorance while the person was not aware, in this situation the person can control emotions and wrong temper and can fix something which is wrong if the person tries.  But if someone makes Karma which is the result of ignorance by making mistake of 60 % but good Karma of 40% in this situation it is very hard to do a good thing because the power of big Karma interferes rather than good self when the person is doing something.  The reason why there are many problems that appear in our society is because the society doesn't accept about how Karma is made by things what happened to someone in the past. 

How does Karma appear ?

Karma appears by things in you.  How is Karma made ? Karma is made by words and actions, Karma can be made by actions and words.  What kind of Karma is made by words.  When someone says things that the person doesn't know then that will be the Karma.  Telling lies is something that ruins oneself and others too. This is Karma which is made by words.  That is why disciples who were taught rightly by Buddha wrote at the beginning of the script "I heard like this"

(c) Enlightenment Of Tathagata

Questions that are asked about Karma

What is Karma?

Karma is a word in sanskrit which means to act or action. Every action from a human being whether in thought, word or deed, conscious or unconscious, constitutes a karma and to each karma corresponds a reaction. The succession of actions or karmas become links of a long chain that prevents us from leaving this world, until we suffer or enjoy the fruit of the actions done.

The cosmic cycle points to the eternal nature of life. It is a process that continues without end, assuming one form and changing to another, appearing, disappearing, and reappearing. This is the nature of life in matter, a progression of infinite change, like waves rising and falling on the ocean of time.


What is the Law of Action and Reaction?

Unknown by most human beings, but as certain as the air we breathe without seeing, a law rules in this world which forces us to face the consequences of each action we undertake. This law rules the material universe and it is here where the human being predominantly acts. With each action we take, we place ourselves in the exact place to undergo that law that takes an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. It is the law of cause and effect or law of karma, also known as law of compensation: "..all what you sow, you shall reap."

If by natural law we have to render accounts and have to be compensated for each thought, word or deed, then each person will have pleasure or pain as a result of his own actions. This is no more and no less than the sowing and reaping of the seeds of karma.
Which are the effects of karma?
Upon acting, every individual develops a "covering" made of karmas, enveloping the soul and preventing it from acting with freedom. This covering causes several effects:

1. When we act counseled by mind, automatically we inhibit that state of bliss, inherent to soul. We begin to move and act within a state of ignorance that places some kind of smoked glasses, through which we see the world. These glasses obscure the right understanding and comprehension of things.

2. Acts done in ignorance are reflected in the human body, in the time we live in this world, in our social condition and in the spiritual state of each soul.
Upon understanding what karma is, one can explain the "apparent" unequal conditions of the human race. In reality each one is paying or getting paid for past actions. In the same way, it will happen in the future; what is sown today, will have to be reaped.
Is repentance of any use?
Repentance or regret, although good in itself, can not heal the past or avoid the consequences derived from past actions. Any good or bad thing whether thought, said or done, leaves a deep impression in the mind and these accumulated impressions contribute to make the person enjoy or suffer.

According to this, the world we live in presents itself as a universe in which all is fruit from a fair law; the law of causality, law of cause and effect, or law of karma.

The problem with most of us is that we do not pay attention to our actions. At every step we go on carelessly gathering and accumulating loads of karmas, without knowing that there is inside of us a power that keeps account of all of what we think, say or do.
The concept of karma seems to be from India. Are there references in the Christian scriptures regarding the law of karma and reincarnation?
Bible quotes about the principles of karma:

"He also said to them: 'Pay attention to what you hear! The same rules you use to judge others will be used by God to judge you – but with even greater severity.' " Mark 4:24.

"Do not judge others and God will not judge you; do not condemn others; do not condemn others and God will not condemn you; forgive others and God will forgive you. Give to others, and God will give to you. Indeed you will receive a full measure, a generous helping, poured into your hands – all that you can hold. The measure you use for others is the one that God will use for you." Luke 6: 37-38

"Do not deceive yourselves; God is not mocked: Whatever a man soweth, the same he shall have to reap." Galatians. 6:7

"Led by the Spirit, you are not more under the Law." Galatians 5:18

"You have also heard that it was said: 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' " Matthew5:38.

"You can be sure that on the Judgement Day you will have to give account of every useless word you have ever spoken. Because by your words you will be justified and by your words you will be condemned." Matthew 12: 36-37.