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Karma Sutra: Essay by Vijay Kumar... The Man who Realized God in 1993
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Law of Karma Sutra Hinduism Definition Meaning
(karma quotes)

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 to exist?

The doctrine 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 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!

Evolution is 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!

Before manifesting 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 a Prince!

Whatever the 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.

As enlightenment 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).

The essence 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!

Every single 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!

At whatever 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 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!

Indulgence in 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 of life!

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 gaining absolute purity means human beings becoming immortal!

The doctrine 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!

Why indulge 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 (moksha) forever!

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 Ramana!

Human beings 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 only!

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 (kaivalya jnana)!

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 lifetimes!

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 a sudden!

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 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 in Bhagavad-Gita?

The contents 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!

Essay by: Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani"

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