Karma is the great law of "cause and effect", of "action and reaction", which controls the destiny of all living entities.
This great law functions on the principle, that any action performed produces an equal and opposite reaction, which directly influences our very existence.
Karma, like time and gravity, is a universal principle and every one is effected by its influence. While the law of physics applies to the interaction of material objects only, the law of karma however, applies to any action performed by living entities and governs the interrelations of all living beings. The state laws for example, are grossly observed; but the law of material nature [karma] being subtle to our gross understanding, cannot be experienced grossly or understood by mental speculation.
The law of karma states, that every action performed in life creates another reaction which in turn produces a new counter action. Thus an endless chain of actions and reactions is produced which binds the living entity to his good and bad deeds. This is the way how karma works. It creates an action and another reaction simultaneously and this increases the chain of material activities, keeping the performer in material bondage.
Action has three components: the senses, the work and the doer and three motivating factors: knowledge, the object of knowledge, and the knower.
The soul within the body is acting to bring about the results of activity and
is therefore known as the doer. Its instruments of action are the senses, and
for each and every action there is a different endeavour.
The universal law of karma is also explained in the holy Bible
which we know by the statement: "as ye sow, so also shall
Therefore Lord Jesus Christ says: "Do
unto others as you would them have done unto you."
The law of karma states that everything which happens in our lives
is nothing but the reaction of our past activities. Everything that we are today
is the sum total result of all our activities performed up to this moment. If
we wish our lives to be different in the future we have to change our activities
in the present; and by doing so we change the direction of our lives.
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