The first thing we do is take a breath. Then we must give it back. This is the rhythm of life. This is a natural law of reciprocity where everything and everybody is affected.
Newton’s third law states ” For every action there is an equal & opposite reaction”. what you sow, you reap; if farmer pour seeds of rice in his field, he can’t get maize. This law is absolute can’t be adjusted or manipulated. This is also true in our chemistry of living which is called LAW OF KARMA. It states that ‘for every action on the spiritual plane there is an equal and opposite reaction’. What you sow, you reap however there can be a delay between sowing and reaping. This means that if happiness is given to someone, happiness will be experienced by us through same person to which we give happiness but may be today, may be after years, may take lifetimes and if sorrow is given, sorrow will be experienced in equal measure. In other words, whatever emotion I cause another to experience must ultimately become my own experience.
We choose our destiny
The law of karma operates whether or not we are conscious of it. By its functioning, our destinies are shaped. Its continued action arises from and depends solely upon man’s own free will. Each of us is born with a character, in an environment and family that seems either helpful or inimical to our progress. In reality, all sets of circumstances are opportunities for us, for they are the natural results of past lives and should be viewed as the stepping-stones for our future growth. Our destiny is not imposed upon us, but is of our own making, and we daily weave the threads of our future destiny. Our past creates our present and our present creates our future. Instead of being a slave to one’s past, understanding the Law of Karma inspires us to actively participate in creating our own destiny.
Three Kinds of Karma
There are basically three kinds of karma:
1. Positive Karma: The action is purely benevolent and there is no motive or desire for any return.
2. Negative Karma: In this state, I seek self-gratification or I get angry at someone because my desires are not met. These are actions, which accumulate karmic debt.
3. Neutral Karma: involves routine tasks, which do not affect others; washing dishes, driving the car, etc. However, even these actions, if carried out in a state of anxiety or stress, can become negative.