of Karma Sutra Hinduism Definition Meaning
Law of karma...
the doctrine of karma is a unique concept of cosmic system! For
souls atmans to manifest life in cosmic system... existence of law
of karma is necessitated! In absence of Karma Sutra... the dictate
of karma... existence of life in cosmic system would not be possible!
Why? Why is existence of karma yoga so important for cosmic system
of karma... the inherent karma acts as accountant general of cosmic
system! It is law of karma that finally makes clear importance of
a soul Atman in cosmic system! our soul atman the spirit within soul Atman... the spirit within
is absolute master and controller of human body and not vice versa!
It is not within capability of human body to manifest a soul Atman!
Every soul Atman
manifests life in cosmic system to work out its karma... remove
dross impurities within! Ever since every soul Atman started its
cosmic sojourn... the effort of every soul Atman remains cleansing
self of dross impurities within at the earliest! For this purpose
God Almighty ordained a journey of 96.4 million earthly years...
a total of 8.4 million manifestations!
To enact karma...
to manifest karma every soul Atman manifests a series of bodies
in its entire life cycle! Starting from phase of amoeba (single
cell formation)... the first manifestation in cosmic life cycle...
every soul Atman further manifests multi-cell formation... then
insect life, plant life, animal life and finally form of human beings!
part of cosmic system. It is only through the complex process of
evolution life moves from one manifestation to next! If evolution
did not exist... life in cosmic system would simply stagnate and
die! Based on residual balance of karma our soul Atman manifests
a new life form and starts a new journey of life... the next manifestation!
human form every soul Atman has already manifested 7.3 million manifestations
in insect, plant and animal form! In the human form we have a total
of... rather a maximum of 1.1 million manifestations to reach stage
of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation (moksha)!
The cosmic journey truly belongs to our soul Atman and not the bodily
human form! It is a truth of life that human form is the highest
manifest stage on Mother Earth in the cosmic life cycle. As human
beings becoming Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ or Prophet
Mohammed is the ultimate goal of life! Becoming an enlightened one
is reaching 8.4 millionth manifestation!
As a human being
whatever we achieve in present life... at the time of death of body...
the residual balance of karma of present life passes to next life...
the next manifestation! If residual balance of karma of present
life at time of death of body demands our soul Atman manifesting
form of a laborer in next manifestation... we simply cannot be born
residual balance of karma at the time of death of body... the same
becomes opening balance for next manifestation... the new journey
of life! Indulgence in positive karma... good karma... Punya karma
all the time is mantra of present life! By indulgence in good karma
human beings finally negated karma forever!
The moment devoid of all karma our soul Atman gained absolute purity...
one reached 8.4 millionth manifestation... the last in cosmic life
cycle! Every enlightened being gained enlightenment by reaching
8.4 millionth manifestation... the last in cosmic life cycle! Enlightenment
(kaivalya jnana) is not that easily achieved!
The prime reason
why in the last about 150 years amongst 7 billion people existing
world over only two persons became enlightened... Sri Ramakrishna
Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana! Both Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa
and Maharishi Ramana started their cosmic sojourn... the journey
of spiritual path via path of bhakti yoga.
can never be gained... reached via path of bhakti yoga... both subsequently
switched to path of jnana yoga... path of absolute wisdom! I again
repeat... for reaching stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana)...
for gaining enlightenment in present life time... one needs assimilating
wisdom contained in Bhagavad-Gita of Hinduism.
The 700 shlokas
verses of Bhagavad-Gita are so potent that any human being world
over belonging to any religion belief or faith can reach stage of
enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) in ones lifetime. Bhagavad-Gita of
Hinduism is epitome of spirituality... A. to Z. of spiritual path!
The knower of Bhagavad-Gita finally becomes knower of all... gains
omniscience for all practical purposes!
One single Scripture...
the sacred Bhagavad-Gita of Hinduism suffices for human beings to
reach stage of enlightenment in present life time. God Almighty
can never be reached via path of religion... the path of rituals!
It is only by negating karma via path of spirituality human beings
finally gained enlightenment (kaivalya jnana).
of life remains negating karma step-by-step in present life! It
is only by negating karma... dissolving karma forever human beings
finally reached 8.4 millionth manifestation! The moment entire karma
dissolves... our soul Atman having gained absolute purity... the
need for soul Atman to manifest body further now ceased to exist!
Karma is needed as long as single trace of impurity exists within
a soul Atman. Right from first manifestation to last... the effort
of every soul Atman remains reducing dross impurities within! It
is only through complex process of karma every soul Atman gains
more purity as one proceeds ahead in cosmic cycle of life!
action... every single thought that precipitates gets recorded in
books of karma! Knowing or unknowingly human beings commit negative
actions that precipitate into bad karma! If we desire absolute success
in life we have to negate presence of negative karma in our life!
Negating karma... converting bad karma to good karma is a slow process!
stage of life one is... we can always indulge in good karma... positive
karma all the time! It is indulgence in good karma... positive karma
that finally paves way for one gaining absolute success in life!
our soul atman the spirit within goal of life be spiritual or materialistic is immaterial...
whatever our karma at any given moment of time... positive or negative...
it gets precipitated all the time!
Bad thinking, negative thinking precipitates negative karma... while
those with a sunny disposition thinking good of all precipitate
positive karma... good karma all the time! Traveling spiritual path
simply means indulgence in positive karma... good karma all the
time! God Almighty can never be reached by pursuing negative karma...
bad karma all the time!
vice... materialistic attractions never propel one towards success
in life! Gaining materialistic comforts does not mean gaining success
in life. Whatever our position in society today... whatever our
material or materialistic accomplishments... at the time of death
of body... that which manifests in next manifestation are our virtues...
resulting from positive karma!
Most human beings
think... why we must care for next life! If we think of us as human
beings... then we definitely must not care for next manifestation!
But those who realize absolute truth of life... realize we are in
fact a soul Atman... a prime consciousness on its cosmic journey!
Always indulging in positive karma... good karma... is the essence
It is journey of spiritual path that makes one un-fearful of death!
The moment we realize we are a soul Atman... a cosmic spirit on
its cosmic journey... the fear of death vanishes from within! An
enlightened one finally establishes absolute control over death...
gains immortality forever! our soul atman the spirit within soul Atman gaining absolute purity
beings becoming immortal!
of karma... the law of karma has not been rightly understood by
most people in West! Not hundreds... but thousands confused karma
with Kama... the inherent sensuality that exists within every human
being! Kama overtakes one the moment youngsters reached stage of
puberty... never before!
in negative karma... bad karma and reduce our status on karmic scale!
If we are born at number 45 on karmic scale... we must strive in
present life to reach number 46... Then 47 and so on! At number
99 one finally reached end of cosmic life... the 8.4 millionth manifestation!
At number hundred one becomes an enlightened one... gains salvation
Number hundred on spiritual scale means gaining absolute (hundred
percent) purity and 0% trace of karma! Number 99 on the spiritual
path indicates existence of one percent impurity out of hundred!
Number 99 is indicative of our soul Atman having reached 99% purity
in its cosmic journey! All man gods like Mahavira, Gautama Buddha,
Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammed reached number hundred in their
lifetime... and so did Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi
are not supposed to fear death in any circumstance of life! If for
any reason we meet untimely death... it simply does not mean much
in cosmic system! If based on residual balance of karma from previous
manifestations our soul Atman manifests a human form for 62 earthly
years and untimely death at 40 results in death of the human form...
then our soul Atman shall again manifest a human body for 22 years
And when this
child... a youngster dies at age of 22 in next manifestation...
the family weeps bereaved! But in cosmic domain nothing much has
happened. Instead of one human form living for 62 years... the journey
was curtailed into two life spans of 40 and 22 years of age respectively!
As doctrine of karma is the finally governing factor in whole of
cosmos... human beings have nothing to fear!
The gist of sacred Scriptures... the wisdom contained in Bhagavad-Gita
of Hinduism means nothing more than opening the inner eyes of human
beings towards absolute truths of life! Those who in their lifetime
desire reaching God need negating karma in its entirety! It is only
by dissolving karma forever human beings finally gained enlightenment
The fear of
death induces most human beings towards path of untruthfulness...
unethical practices and deprivation of morality! What if a serious
seeker of spirituality does not heed the fear of death? The wisdom
contained in sacred scriptures helps one understanding absolute
truths of life... gaining absolute control over fear of death!
This is how
life was ordained by God Almighty in cosmic system! What is expected
to be achieved in a time frame of 1.1 million manifestations...
achieving it in a lifetime of 70 to 80 years seems almost impossible
still, many became man gods... became enlightened in their lifetime!
Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammed... all
followed the path of absolute truthfulness never fearing death at
any stage of life!
One who fears death can never gain enlightenment (kaivalya jnana)...
Rather can never travel the spiritual path! For traveling uncharted
path of spirituality... the bulldog determination of Winston Churchill...
will power of Swami Vivekananda gets necessitated. Under no circumstance
of life a traveler of spiritual path must fear death!
In the cosmic
sojourn death is but a temporal moment for switching from one life...
one manifestation to another! Death in cosmic domain is as simple
as changing of guards at Buckingham Palace! As a student of class
one on promoting to class II changes a new blazer... our soul Atman
also changes bodies after another!
It is only through
complex process of karma... remains of one life... residual balance
of karma of present life gets transferred to next! The law of karma
is the connecting link between two phases of manifestations! The
law of karma... the doctrine of karma can never be manipulated by
human beings... however smart one be!
The prime reason why God Almighty created Prarabdha karma! As per
definition of Prarabdha karma in Bhagavad-Gita Hinduism... the entire
residual balance of karma from previous manifestations does not
fructify into next manifestation! A portion of it can fructify in
next manifestation... a few manifestations henceforth or after many
So that intelligent
human beings do not interpolate the doctrine of karma... God Almighty
inbuilt the doctrine of Prarabdha karma! It is based on doctrine
of Prarabdha karma human beings sometimes all of a sudden gained
a lottery (in spiritual parlance it simply means positive residual
balance of karma from previous manifestations fructifying all of
What if bad
fate befalls us all of a sudden! We had done nothing wrong in present
life to suffer at the hands of destiny? our soul atman the spirit within sufferings result from
fructifying of residual balance of negative karma from previous
manifestations! To get out of the clutches of negative karma forever...
bad karma forever we need to indulge in positive karma... good karma...
Punya karma all the time!
The doctrine of karma... the theory of karma yoga... the meaning
of karma is best explained in Bhagavad-Gita of Hinduism! The original
gist of Bhagavad-Gita is available at a subsidized price of $.60
(rupees 30/=) at most railway stations of India yet, how many gained
enlightenment in their lifetime fathoming the depth of wisdom contained
of sacred Bhagavad-Gita can never be understood literally... it
needs reading in between the lines! One single document... one simply
Scripture sufficient to reach the stage of enlightenment... wow
to Hinduism and Lord Krishna who gave the doctrine of Bhagavad-Gita
to mankind in the battle of Mahabharata!
Kumar "Atma Jnani"
Kumar... The Man who Realized God in 1993 explains more on Law of
Karma Sutra. For more on karma in hinduism visit - karma
here Ref. 091126