What are Actions (Karmas)?
Law of Karma
Actions are the acts done by the soul during the time when the soul is experiencing the life of a human being, through the senses given to the soul by the almighty. Therefore, actions mean actions done by the soul, not by the human being, but during the time period of the soul when the soul is experiencing the human life. Soul life is a continuous infinite life.
The main confusion is that we consider and conclude on the basis of only the current lifetime. We view the actions of a person done in the present lifetime only and give the conclusion. While in the divine record karmas mean the actions of the soul life, not the actions (karmas) done by the human life. Human life is a very small thread of the whole soul-life thread.
For example, if we assume that a soul has completed his 1000 lives and now in the present life the soul born and completed only 40 years. Suppose the soul in the present lifetime is very corrupt, always indulge in sinful acts and even then he is very rich, gaining respect in the society, enjoying money, children, good consort and much more. Seeing all this we conclude that he is corrupt but even then he is enjoying a good life. But we forget to consider the actions done by him in his previous lives. Might be he was very noble, caring and generous soul in his past incarnations.
Secondly, in the divine record, there is a one to one relationship between the type of action and fruit of the actions. For instance, if you have a high-class education and huge money, but you never wish to donate the money to needy persons and beggars too who visit your door to demand money. In the future life, you will suffer from the money as you have never donated it on demand too. At the same time if you are highly educated, and always interested in teaching the children and person come to you to be educated, without charging anything. Now, in the future life again, you will get a good education as you have given education previously without taking any fees but you will suffer from money.
If you kill a cow in a lifetime you will bear with hump-backed and imbecile in the future lifetime. If you donated food you will get food in the future life. If you hurt the people in any past life, you will surely receive the pain by the same person in the future lifetime too and so on.
“Action never loses its address”
The action doesn’t mean action done in the present life only, but Actions are the acts done by the soul in its entire infinite path of life.
Types of Actions (Karmas)
There are two types of actions:
- Actions which are done by the thoughts
- Actions which are done by the senses other than the thoughts like tongue, legs, hands etc.
Actions (Karmas) work, undoubtedly, but even then so many corrupt people seem successful. To understand the reason behind this it is must to know the philosophy of the soul, actions and the fruits of the actions.
What is a soul?
Soul and human are different. Being a human is a sweet experience given to a soul while being a soul is the sweetest feeling (cannot be expressed in words) and a reality as it is a counterpart or a thread of the almighty GOD.
The soul takes body only just to discharge the energies deposited in its energy centers (chakras) due to the actions are done by the soul in its any past or a present lifetime. This is the single reason why we take birth after birth again and again infinitely. There is no reason of “no-birth” at all. Good actions good and pleasurable life, bad actions miserable and painful life. What are good actions and what are bad actions; this again requires some explanation and discussed elsewhere in another post.
Now the main point is why so many corrupt people are successful in a life. All the people which we see are successful in the life are not necessarily successful or may be successful, but it all depends on our perception. Sometimes, a person has too much money and he/she looks as he/she is very happy being a huge bank balance, big house, and other luxurious items. But it doesn’t mean he/she is successful. He/she may be suffering from some other corner of the life like children, life partner or health, etc.
In case, if we ensured that he/she is very successful, but all this just because of the actions he/she did in some past or a present lifetime. Now, the question is of the corruptions. All the powers whether that is money, education, seat, beauty, supernatural power all creates intoxication in the person and make a person supercilious. Due to the ego and intoxication person begins to follow the wrong path too and indulge in corruption, as we see everywhere in the life. Good actions give power to the person and power again falls the person and makes him down.
If a person has no money, no seat, no beauty, no physical strength, etc. he/she never seen involved in the path of the corruption.
“Pain and sufferings are the best teachers give best lessons to a human being, while power is a best friend of a good time only.”
What is power or energy?
Everything everywhere is the energy only. Money, physical strength, thoughts, words, seat and beauty all are the forms of energies and soul is also energy. Energy always forces to do anything, whether good or bad. Energy always outputs energy and this output deposited in the divine repository which again reflects in some other time in the form of energy and forces a person to do the same act to its counterpart energy. This is the reason why, if you love someone you will certainly receive the same love from the same soul in any other time, whether in the same lifetime or some future lifetime. Similarly, if you cheat someone, you must be cheated by him/her in any other future time. The whole world is a play of GOD. Everywhere, what we see is GOD only and the rest is an illusion.
Sins and Sufferings
The pains and diseases we suffer from the births or latter on earth are all the consequences of actions done by us in a previous life. Every action has its reaction and no action goes unrewarded. Good actions have good results same evil actions do not go without their bitter effects upon the doer.
Here are given some of the pitiable conditions of life which man has to suffer due to his careless sinful deeds.
Who insults others, breaks promises, causes great disappointment to another, deprives one of his property, disgraces others in public,
Results and Diseases:
Gets mental agony, pain, and sufferings
Who casts lustful look on women and girls, who eyes others’ property,
Results and Diseases:
Gets permanent eye-diseases
Who blaspheme the Supreme Lord, speak ill of saints, Vedas, and scriptures,
Results and Diseases:
Get cancer in the tongue and become dumb.
Generally, the sense or the organ which is involved in the action whether good or bad is rewarded or punished accordingly.
So, always treat others the way you want to be treated
With love and peace