Everything that exists in this or any other world or dimension, does so because of the way that things were in the previous moment. I call this the karma of moment.
Buddhists understand that today and all other days have turned out the way they have because of karma. The interconnection of one moment with another moment, of one action with another action, is karma.
Karma has always existed, as have you, I, and all things in this wonderful universe.
For every action there is a reaction. Karma can be examined within the structure of an hour, a year, a lifetime, a thousand lifetimes.
Karma will lead you to a larger more expansive happier view or a dinger darker view. That view will enable you to make choices and have experiences.
The karma that is most interesting is the mental karma because ultimately it generates physical action.
I would suggest your awareness is your karma. How you feel generates your level of attention.
Karma is the sum total of who you are, everything you've been. The mind state you are in is karmic. Meaning, it's related by a causal chain of existences, of moments, of particles of timelessness.
Karma means who you are and where your awareness field is on the band of perception.
Your karma is the sum total of your awareness field. Your awareness field is comprised of all the experiences that you've had in this life and all other lives.
Karma simply means that whatever type of energy you project, or you allow to pass through your being, you will become for a period of time.
There is a popular conception about karma, and that is that as you sow, so shall you reap. That's only true if you're a farmer.
Karma is not a receipt of a physical experience, because of what someone has done.
Karma means changing planes of reality or changing fields of attention. There will be perhaps a resulting physical action stemming from the change of these fields of attention.
Good and bad karma are just ways of evaluating causal experience. What you do affects your attention field.
It is good not to think of karma as an alien force that is outside of yourself. You are the generator of karma. Karma is the energy patterns that emanate from your life.
Karma indicates action, but not necessarily physical action; nor is karma a result in the sense of a reward.
Karma is not a cop-out. The esoteric meaning of karma is that you are who you are, because of what you have done and who you have been.
Karma doesn't mean that everything works out justly.
There are physical karmas that carry through death. Jesus Christ may no longer be with us but his effects continue on in the world. Those waves will be passed on from one person to another to another.
There are physical karmas. They are reactions and results from actions. But those are bound to a particular lifetime.
Karma is simply the law of cause and effect in action. All moments and occurrences are caused by other moments and occurrences that preceded them in an endless, causal chain.
My favorite cause is the enlightenment of others. I think that is the best place to put money. You get the highest yield in terms of karma on your money.
If you are not happier every day, if you don't see a progression of development, then you are certainly not practicing yoga or Buddhism and therefore you cannot be amassing any positive karma.
Happiness is something that comes from creating good karma. The monk who feels that what they are doing is unpleasant is not really creating any good karma and will not have a better lifetime.
Selfless actions create a higher karma, which brings you into higher states of mind. When you are in higher states of mind you will see things that you never saw before.
When you do things in a selfish way, let alone a destructive way, then you are bound by that karma. Your state of mind will go down. You will find yourself becoming depressed, nervous, anxious and upset.
Everyone experiences desire. Desire is not bad. There is no good or bad from the point of view of karma. There is only structured reaction.
The person who gives selflessly in this lifetime immediately goes into a better state of mind. That is instant karma.
It is always possible to get into a higher state of mind. The way you get into a higher state of mind is by generating good karma.
With free will, we can modify, to a certain extent the chain of karma that has been set in motion by the karma of the previous moment. That is what free will really is, the ability to alter the sequence of karmic fate.
Free will exists and operates outside causality. It is not hooked to karma. Free will is like a well that is on your property. You can choose to draw water from the well or not.
Karma exists within causality. It is three-dimensional. Free will exists outside of causality; it is not bound by karma.
It is best to think of karma, not so much in terms of physical action, but as waveforms of vibratory energy.
Karma means that through your thoughts and feelings and actions, you are generating a state of mind. That state of mind has a view. That view will cause things to happen to you or not happen to you.
The state of mind that you are in causes you to act in a certain way. Your actions will bear results. The ultimate result of all karmas and actions is state of mind. You are your state of mind.
Karma is engendered by states of mind. If you are in a happy state of mind, that will engender one kind of karma. If you are in an unhappy state of mind, that will engender another kind of karma.
Death is only a summer vacation for us. We don't really change or lose what we have learned or who we have been when we die, because we are our karma.
To go beyond karma you have to end the structure of self.
Good karma leads to rebirth also. The desire for higher states of mind is a desire. When you are fixated on higher states of mind, you don't become enlightened.