Karma moves in two directions. If we act virtuously, the seed we plant will result in happiness. If we act non-virtuously, suffering results.
Karma Yoga emphasizes on selfless action and service, while being detached from any reward or result. It states that once you achieve selfless
acts, your mind becomes pure. The word Karma means
to do and the word Yoga means
union. Therefore you're on a path of union by action.
This includes your will and the way you act.
Karma is like an active bank account of actions. Many proverbial sayings are based on this: you will reap what you sow, what goes around comes around and you get what you deserve. Your past karmas will affect your future.
According to Hindu philosophies, certain individuals are born with certain karma abilities, both negative and positive. This stems from past lives and push towards performing actions in the present. This process is said to continue until no more karma remains, (zero balance), then you can achieve pure liberation. Rebirth, with your karmic bank balance, is what Hindus call reincarnation. This will be the basis of your future life. That's why one child may be born in poverty and one may not.
Karma can also be created in your current life. Your soul records an imprint of every action taken. Since karma is one of the things we take with us when we die, depending on your actions in this life, you can take good or bad karmas with you to the next life.
We must work in harmony with the greater power of the universe and not be egotistically driven and have obsessive desires regarding the future. If we follow this, then we can live fully in the present moment.
We are each responsible for our own destiny. We are born to be balanced physically, mentally and spiritually. Until this happens, we will continue to be reborn. Once we are balanced, we get liberated from this earth cycle, and no more rebirths will take place.
We should work with a cheerful attitude and inner peace doing what suits us best and not focus so much on the end result.
How to Change your Karmas
- Increase your good karmas by doing good deeds.
- You can erase bad karmas and earn good karmas with your actions.
- Positive thinking with appropriate actions, will generate good karmas.
- Practice meditation to resolve your karmas. Realize your problems and solve them.
- Prayers are also a powerful way to resolve karmas.