Singapore international school,Dahisar,Dear mother and father, I’m enjoying my trip to Dharamshala, I have been learning manyideologies and theories both spiritual and scientific. Recently I had visited aspiritual gathering where they were talking about the laws of karma. All thistime my understanding of karma was completely vague but now I have a clear,precise and correct understanding of karma and its laws.
We always hear the word karma without actually understanding themeaning we often relate it to a situation that we fail to understand. In orderto understand karma we need to acknowledge its presence, nothing happens bychance it is our karma working to teach us what we need to experience. If we donot understand the experiences we need to ask the higher powers for guidancethrough meditation and prayer which will aid us to understand karmic lessons.
Mahatma Gandhi once said “A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, hebecomes.” This quote also explains the first law ofkarma, the great law “as you sow, soshall you reap” understanding this is not very difficult, our thoughts andaction have consequences both positive and negative. To receive love, peace andfriendship one must be loving and peaceful, this means whatever one puts intoto universe will come back to them. Goodness begets goodness and evil begetsevil. The second law of karma is explained by “what we desire comes through participation” We are one with theuniverse and that means participation is really important, our surroundings connectus to our inner state If we surround ourselves with what we want we will surelyattain it so participation with the environment is essential. The third law isthe law of humility “Refusal to accept what is will still be what is” this talks about the acceptancewhich is needed in the present in order to change the future.
For example weneed to accept negativity and then only we will be able to address it andthat’s when we achieve peace and positivity. The fourth law is thelaw of growth “Our own growth is above any circumstance” all we are given is ourselvesand that means we have to control ourselves. We have to change ourselves notthe people and places around us if we want to grow, if we change who we are ourcircumstances would change too. Thefifth law is the law of responsibility “Ourlives are of our own doing, nothing else.” When there is turbulence in one’slife, there is something wrong with them internally. We reflect what surroundsus and what surrounds us reflects us. Every person is responsible for his ownactions and must take the onus. The sixth law is the law of connection “Everythingin the Universe is connected, both large and small.
” Everything inthe universe is connected the past, present and future it doesn’t matter howbig or small the deed is everything counts. If we want a desired change in ourlives we must connect the past the current and the future for it. In an eventof a change the first step will be as significant as the last. The seventh lawis the law of focus “One cannot direct attention beyond a single task.” This means that one has to be very mindful in doing tasks fora desired results. For example if our focus is on spiritual values, it is notpossible for us to have lower thoughts like anger. The eighth law is thelaw of giving and hospitality “Demonstrating our selflessnessshows true intentions.
” What we believeshould grow into our actions and should be demonstrated. Selflessness is aquality of accommodating others. Without selflessness spiritual change isimpossible. The ninth law the law of here and now “thepresent is all we have” looking at the pastand seeing into the future can spoil the opportunity of present.
Old thoughtsand old behaviour prevents us to have new thoughts and new behaviour. The tenthlaw is the law of change “History repeats itself unless changed.” Commitment and devotion is theonly way we can influence the past. History will repeat itself until we learnlessons by changing our path. The eleventh law is the law of patience andreward “Nothing of value is created without a patient mindset.
” All rewards require initialeffort, lasting rewards require tenacious toil and immense patience. Truehappiness comes doing what we are supposed to do and we must know the rewardwill come with time. The twelvth law is the law significance and inspiration “The best reward is one that contributes to the Whole.” We get back from whatever we putin. the actual value of something is the result is the energy and toil put intoit. Every personal contribution counts.
Loving contribution inspires and leavesan inspiration on the whole. Karma is a lifestyleand we must follow it as it promotes positive thinking and actions.