"The difference between a friend and karma is that your friend will let you off."The effect of karma is similar to the law of gravity, which is an equalling balance. Without the law of karma there would be no order in the promotion of beings to higher planets and life forms. This is the karmic cycle in action. Our duty is to become the architect of a conquest so complete that we are no longer bound by karma. The system of karma should be appreciated as a merit to your life if you act in the mode of goodness, or as a system of decree if you act in a mode any less than good. In other words, if our actions are primarily in lovingkindness, good karma will follow. If we act in a processed manner solely for the reward of good karma, we remove the love and kindness from our actions. The concept of time does not determine the repayment of karma. Karma is kind and is served as a lesson or reward throughout our souls journey. Everything happening in our lifetime is the cumulative effect of our activities from our previous lives and current life. Typically, we perceive our challenges as problems, our failings as fate, and difficulties in our lives as disasters. In actuality, any unfavourable event in our life should be responded to with gratitude towards karma. We should respect that we have been fortunate enough to repay the karma, acknowledging that a correction for past actions has been made.Karma is not to be feared, but respected. In the same way we follow the legal system of the society we live in, karma should be viewed as the law of the material world. We should not confuse having respect for karma as ultimate acceptance for it. Karma forces us to remain in the material sky with a material body that binds us to the conditions of birth, death, old age and distress. When we transcend the modes of material nature, we can graciously break the chains of karma. Each action either binds us further in the karmic cycle or brings us closer to a better quality of life. Since we cannot exist without performing actions, incurring karma is unavoidable. Actions performed without attachment to the result can be seen as spiritual activities, especially if performed with God in mind and without desire for personal sense gratification. This form of action is for the eternal benefit of the soul. Spiritual activity does not produce karmic reactions. Rather it liberates you from having to accept another material body, enabling you to return to the spiritual realm. Different planets in the cosmos are responsible for serving our accumulated karma, and our individual journeys assist the planets in serving it. Each person you have known, everyone you will know, every animal and living being you interact with in your life will result in sequential events, reactions and synchronicities. However trivial or great, they play a role in assisting the adjustment of our individual karma.Without knowledge of karma, we become increasingly entangled in the network of actions and reactions. To live peacockly, we need to comprehend the concept of karma appropriately and apply that understanding to our life. Karma is the fundamental mechanism of our existence. It applies to all of us, regardless of which metaphysical system we may adhere to.
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