Importance, characteristics and types of karma
“You reap as you sow” is a phrase you may be familiar with. Positive actions create merits, which come back to us as happiness, while negative actions create demerits, which come back to us as unhappiness. This is known as the law of karma. Understanding the law of karma gives us a philosophical perspective, which makes it easier to understand the intricacies of life and the importance of spiritual practice.
Karma is an inseparable part of human life. Knowing the importance and peculiarities of karma changes our attitude towards karma and we get exposed to a new dimension in performing it. With this perspective, this Holy text described various aspects of karma, such as:
- The importance of factors necessary for success of karma
- Maintaining uninterrupted flow of karma
- Mind being the originator of karma (which takes place through the medium of mind, speech and body)
- Birth of mankind being dependent on karma of past births, etc.
Only when there is no expectation of the fruit of karma can a man be free of bondage. Not having attachment, pride and expectation of the result of karma, performing every karma with an attitude that ‘Every karma is the worship of God’, surrendering every karma unto the Holy feet of God upon its completion etc. bring about non-doership in the karma.
This Holy text series provides easy-to-grasp guidance on how to practice Karmayoga while continuing to perform karma in day-to-day life.
|No of pages||68|
|Compilers||H. H. Dr. Jayant Athavale, Dr. Veerendrasingh Tawde|
|Year of publication||2010|