OUR KARMA & ITS FRUITS
The word Karma has its origin from Sanskrit word Karma
Meaning thoughts and action we transact during our lifetime
Through the medium of our mind, through its five senses
With different thoughts and physical activities
Perform our various duties
Sometimes we are tempted to get transitory
Pleasures thereto – of lower values, so temporary
By jumping from one affair to another blindly
By keeping one foot on the boat of ego plenty
And the other one on the boat of vanity
With greed and lust being our bed-fellows, a state so sorry
This way, we tend to enhance our Karmic debt aplenty.
The best path is the path of channeling the innate energies
Into purposeful activities following higher values
Riding only a single boat of righteousness in thoughts and Karma thereto
And make it a part of our permanent habit, with joy overflowing
For some eternal or permanent pleasures, everlasting
By dint of connectivity with Higher Forces till eternity
Then the intellect is drawn away from the worldly affairs
And we free ourselves from the karmic spiral of action and reaction
And connect ourselves with the Omnipotent God
Residing not afar
Inside us, the Joy of all Joys for ever and ever.
Karma is every act done intentionally or unintentionally
In the form of a thoughts or actions
Even a mental vibration or the words of mouth we pronounce
Or physically undertaken takes the form of a karma
Karma is the nature of the matter, in physical and psychical forms
One related to other as cause and effect in all its forms.
The code of moral conduct as per the Law of Karma
That good karmic deed enhances the credit in Karma
And puts premium on the material and moral wellness of humans
Besides ensuring the better life in the births which we’ve to take yet
For the fulfillment of a variety of desires we adopt
For economic & material well-being of all
Spiritual or kama or artha as we follow particular karma
The moral and ethical values supporting the Universal Dharma
Which purifies our body, mind, and soul leading to libation (Moksha).
We know, obligatory karma is a need-based karma
And free-will karmic deeds play their prominent function
Our Karmas bear the stamp of desired fruits of action
Performed with single-minded and purposeful attention
With the sufficiency of loving devotion.
Karmas are termed as prohibitive (Nishedh) and abysmal in its ramification
Are termed as Kukarmas, so worst in its ultimate consequences
Such as indulgence in violence, crimes, and vices
Which carry the stamp of sin with it, so indelible
Wages of which are our demise even before our actual death.
We can never escape from the Laws of Karma
As we cannot free ourselves from shadow of our own
It remains with us wheresoever we put our foot
The karma is based as per the Divine Plan
Transcends all the karma which we’ve willy-nilly undertaken
Transacting detached action without sticking with its results.
The karmas of our past births could be made ineffective
By working in sync with the laws of Nature
And the easiest outlets are self-knowledge
Along with the Divine knowledge
The karma debt could be washed by positive traits
Of truthfulness, following life so virtuous
Then self-restraint makes the difference
Besides leading a life of non-violence
And empathy and the selfless service for the needy
Which could be undertaken conveniently
By disciplining the mind to follow proper pursuits
To serve the higher purpose in life for good
Thus liberating our Atma from the crutches of Kukarmas.
These righteous and benevolent karmas upgrade our soul
After washing off the outer layer of impurities
From its surface, by the effect of our positive thoughts and deeds
Which uplifts our Atma or Soul to the higher plane.
Then there are obligatory karmas
Based purely on Varnas
The job of a Brahmin is to acquire knowledge (Gyan)
To protect the borders is the duty of the Kshatriyas
Pursuits of commerce and agriculture is vested with Vaishyas
The services to the three are provided by Shudras
But presently, we can perform any Karmic deeds for which we’ve acquired ability
With condition that what we do we should do with utmost sincerity.
We’ve one of the important forms of karma
It is the karmic action which we do without any expectations – it is the Nish-Kama Karma
Bhagwad Gita’s principles of action without attachment to the results
Thus liberating us from the bondage ot attachment
But liberating from attachment hardly means
Freedom from karmic effecting Karma
Emanating from our unbridled desires or kama
One good thing about Nish karma conquers all other karmas.
There are Karmas which obscure the correct vision
Then there are Karmas which show us what we are actually
All these changes according to the pressure of our activities
Relating to body, mind, and senses
The acts like fasting, meditations, dhyana, austerities
Including the practices of detachments, forgiving and forgetting repentance
Bring up rich dividends not only this birth but also for the births to follow.
Subsequently, some reach to the zenith with the Karmic energy
And then that energy gets exhausted
A state is finally reached in which life comes to the standstill
A condition of timelessness is observed for a Yogi of action
A state of movement yet at the centre
Our consciousness travels from one state to other
Till such time one gets totally awakened.
Laws of Karma is based on Natural Laws
From which there is no escape routes
Gods too incarnate in flesh and blood to suffer the pangs of the Karma
Lord Vishnu had His 10 incarnations
In each of which He performed different functions
During his 7th Avtaras in Treta Yoga as Rama
In Dwapara Yuga as Krishna
Both suffered and tried to rid the evils off the humanity
As we give so we get stands well in our lifetime.
Nobody could remain without any activity
It may be in the form of thought or action
We cannot be ever be physically or mentally vacant
Or stop our senses from performing its various tasks
We cannot avoid our eyes from observation
Or stop our ears from hearing anything uttered around
Repentance is no substitute or proves to be a cure for our past deeds
Cause and effect cannot leave us should never be forgotten
Everybody has to bear the fruit of our actions
Nature has given us the capacity of free-will
With which we can control our actions
Depending on the control that we exercise on our mind
We have the free will to make or unmake our life or the coming ones which follow.
The infinite soul is obviously very powerful
Which can transcend the limits of the finite
It is more powerful than our Karma
Having the same essence as that of our God
Freedom to act in the form of real and vital deeds
Keeps us away from Karmic bondage
Whereas the allurements of our senses
Keep us glued to our karmic acts
Without knowing that there is the power within which keeps
Every count the way we think or act
We should always keep in mind that nothing fritters away
Everything is recorded assiduously.
O Almighty, bestow us wisdom to transact only value based Karmic deeds
So that we make difference to us and the people we are associated.