What’s in your Karma?
By: Manchanda Karan
In Hindu belief Karma plays a pivotal role in defining our birth and death cycle. Power is in the universe which controls our birth and death process. Everything is predefined and how good or bad our life can be, depends on our karma. It is important to understand that the soul never dies.
It’s not an absolute science nor is it fact.
Furthermore, Hindu beliefs dictates humans receive liberty from life and death cycle if we have good karma. To achieve good Karma, we must pass through 840,000,000 species lives to attain human life which is the last point to achieve Moksha (peace where life and death cycle ends). Of course, this is Hindu belief, but ultimately, Hindu people believe in God.
How does one find God or live to God’s plan?
These are tough questions to answer and I am trying to answer the same according to my personal experiences and that of others. I welcome everyone’s views.
To achieve the path to the God, I personally believe we must have a sense of humanity. If we are searching for God in temples, synagogues, mosques, churches, Gurudwara or in any holy place, then we will never achieve the path to find God.
God lives in your heart, in my heart and every living being. God is everywhere. God is in the water air, sky and all creations. We just need to connect ourselves with the truth and humanity.
God created humans and creatures in this universe, in turn, we humans created religion. If we learn the truth behind our existence, then there is no need for religion. Everyone in this world may have different DNA but we are all human.
We all have the same heart or kidney or lungs and animals as well. This means the creator never divided us internally. The fact is we humans divided ourselves out of fear, power, greed, arrogance and ignorance. There is no heaven or hell if we achieve the path of truth and identify the fact that we all are one. Heaven and Hell is right here on earth and is totally dependent on how we choose to live our lives and how we treat other living beings. Action and reaction – cause and effect.
Ultimately, God was here before any religion was ever created including science. God merely gave humans the tools (brains, limbs, eyes ears and mouth) to create and live their lives. At what point do we as humans acknowledge our responsibilities without using religion, science, politics and ignorance to negate from our responsibilities to simply be good to each other and all of God’s creations?
What irritates me most is those who use religion like a credit card. Here, I am referring to those who go to holy places such as churches, mosques, Synagogues, Gurudwara or in any holy place seeking to repent for their sins or pray for good things to happen in their lives, then the very same go back to their daily lives repeating the same sinful behaviors. Truly a waste of time and it seems the same people are missing the point entirely.
Conversely, science can explain some of God’s creations, their functions and the beginnings of some, but not all and I believe it never will explain ‘God’. How far will science go before it has probed too far or when good intentions of helping mankind turns into hurting mankind?
As for Atheists, please prove that there is no creator before finalizing your decisions there is none. An entire planet with living humans and creatures exists including a universe science has barely yet to explain.
I often like to refer to indigenous peoples when it comes to the matter of religion and God. They had never heard of Christ, Abraham, Krishna, or Muhammad and yet they survive, respect God’s creations and realize there is a higher power. We would be hard pressed to read any news of their attempts to rule other people or impose their beliefs on others.
Praying, meditation and counseling are all good ways to address our sins and bad behavior, but these don’t necessarily correct the issues people create in their lives. What about humans who live good lives and strive to be humane, yet bad things continually happen to them? Therefore, I love astrology. Astrology addresses the physical, spiritual and psychological needs of humans without judgment or persecution. Many times, I’ve had clients contact me asking why negative situations presents themselves repeatedly in their lives, even after they have done everything to stop it?
Astrology is always fascinating when addressing questions like that and can usually point to why and how negative things began in a person’s life. A person’s birth chart can give clues about a person’s childhood, their friends, peers, family and most of all their identity and changes over time. The very things that condition them in childhood carries on into adulthood.
Of course, in Hindu belief there is Karma and there is belief that with each birth comes a karmic debt from our past life. To find that debt or to reveal the ‘Why’ certain events and situations keep occurring, we turn to astrology to resolve these questions. Sometimes when a client learns the question “why” from their birth chart, it makes it easier for them to resolve the problem.
If you are struggling with answering 'Why' certain situations repeat themselves in your life, please book an appointment with me.