12 Laws of Karma

What is Karma?

  • Karma is the Sanskrit word for action. It is equivalent to Newton’s law of ‘every action must have a reaction’.
  • When we think, speak or act, we initiate a force that will react accordingly. This returning force maybe modified, changed or suspended; but most people will not be able eradicate it.
  • This law of cause and effect is not punishment, but is wholly for the sake of education or learning.
  • A person may not escape the consequences of his actions, but he will suffer only if he himself has made the conditions ripe for his suffering.
  • Ignorance of the law is no excuse, whether the laws are man-made, or universal.

To stop being afraid, and to start being empowered in the worlds of karma and reincarnation, here is what you need to know about karmic laws.

  1. THE GREAT LAW
    – “As you sow, so shall you reap”. This is also known as the “Law of Cause and Effect”. Whatever we put out in the Universe is what comes back to us.
    – If what we want is Happiness, Peace, Love, Friendship…Then we should BE Happy, Peaceful, Loving and a True Friend.
  2. THE LAW OF CREATION
    – Life doesn’t just HAPPEN, it requires our participation.
    – We are one with the Universe, both inside and out.
    – Whatever surrounds us gives us clues to our inner state.
    – BE yourself, and surround yourself with what you want to have present in your Life.
  3. THE LAW OF HUMILITY
    – What you refuse to accept, will continue for you.
    – If what we see is an enemy, or someone with a character trait that we find to be negative, then we ourselves are not focused on a higher level of existence.
  4. THE LAW OF GROWTH
    – “Wherever you go, there you are”.
    – For us to GROW in Spirit, it is we who must change and not the people, places or things around us.
    – The only given we have in our lives is OURSELVES and that is the only factor we have control over.
    – When we change who and what we are within our heart our life follows suit and changes too.
  5. THE LAW OF RESPONSIBILITY
    – Whenever there is something wrong in my life, there is something wrong in me.
    – We mirror what surrounds us, and what surrounds us mirrors us; this is a Universal Truth.
    – We must take responsibility what is in our life.
  6. THE LAW OF CONNECTION
    – Even if something we do seems inconsequential, it is very important that it gets done as everything in the Universe is connected.
    – Each step leads to the next step, and so forth and so on.
    – Someone must do the initial work to get a job done.
    – Neither the first step nor the last are of greater significance, as they were both needed to accomplish the task.
    – Past-Present-Future they are all connected…
  7. THE LAW OF FOCUS
    – You can not think of two things at the same time.
    – When our focus is on Spiritual Values, it is impossible for us to have lower thoughts such as greed or anger.
  8. THE LAW OF GIVING AND HOSPITALITY
    – If you believe something to be true,then sometime in your life you will be called upon to demonstrate that particular truth.
    – Here is where we put what we CLAIM that we have learned, into actual PRACTICE.
  9. THE LAW OF HERE AND NOW
    – Looking backward to examine what was, prevents us from being totally in the HERE AND NOW.
    – Old thoughts, old patterns of behavior, old dreams…prevent us from having new ones.
  10. THE LAW OF CHANGE
    – History repeats itself until we learn the lessons that we need to change our path.
  11. THE LAW OF PATIENCE AND REWARD
    – All Rewards require initial toil.
    – Rewards of lasting value require patient and persistent toil.
    – True joy follows doing what we’re suppose to be doing, and waiting for the reward to come in on its own time.
  12. THE LAW OF SIGNIFICANCE AND INSPIRATION
    – You get back from something whatever YOU have put into it.
    – The true value of something is a direct result of the energy and intent that is put into it.
    – Every personal contribution is also a contribution to the Whole.
    – Lack luster contributions have no impact on the Whole, nor do they work to diminish it.
    – Loving contributions bring life to, and inspire, the Whole.

SOURCE:  12 Little Known Laws of Karma