Essay on Action and Reaction — Cause and Effect

Jose John February 17, 2016 No Comments
Action and Reaction — Cause and Effect Karma is of great importance in the Indie tradition. It has significance in many things like work, duty, action, obligation and fate. If we accept the law of karma, we can come to appreciate that most problems are results of actions done in this life and in past lives.  Karma literally means “deed” or “act” and more broadly names the universal principle of cause and effect, action and reaction that governs all life. Karma is not fate, for man acts with free will creating his own destiny. If we sow goodness, we reap goodness; if we sow evil, we reap evil. Karma refers to the totality of our actions and their consequential reactions in this and previous lives, all of which determines our future. The challenge lies in intelligent action and dispassionate re­sponse. The law of karma acts in the same way as Newton’s third law: every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Karma has three levels. The first, called Sanchita Karma, is the level of past actions that are waiting to produce a reac­tion. The second, called Prarabdha Karma, is the level of past actions whose reactions are fully manifesting, being respon­sible for our present life and creating its circumstances....
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