If we are immortal spirits, then the body is only the “costume”, the psyche is only the “character”, and our soul or spirit is really the same “actor” playing a new character in a new costume.
The “players” and elements of the karmic “plot” are chosen before each reincarnation; but the play itself is subject to “improvisation” in “real-time” as the life-long drama unfolds and the players interact.
We can create a comedy or a tragedy, for we are writing the script as our souls come back to play a new role on this stage we call Space/Time.
All that matters is the choices we make.
Our choices and their consequences keep changing the reality we experience. Karma is just the consequences of old choices – old beliefs and old attitudes – which unconsciously create and re-create similar consequences, until we become conscious of them and choose to change them. In the ancient Sanskrit language “karma” meant “action”. Karma is not a punishment but an opportunity to correct old mistakes and make our lives (and ourselves) better.
Free Will creates Karma and can change Karma. Our past life karma was created by exercising our own free will – that God-given right to choose for ourselves what we create in each lifetime. It’s no less a right than a child’s right to choose the course of his own life after he has been raised and guided by the human parents who created his body. more
As children we learn from our mistakes. Who ever learned to walk without falling down a lot first? Karma is just uncorrected errors and lessons yet unlearned by the soul that came to animate the child’s physical form.
As Werner Erhardt once said: “The Truth shall set you free, but first it might piss you off!” Karma is simply a persistent reminder to challenge us to perceive the Truth, even though we may perceive it as a thorn in our side. Karma is more persistent than our own stubborn refusal to see the ultimate universal Truths; so eventually we will learn the hard way, even if we refuse to learn the easy way. Often we refuse to change until it becomes too painful not to.
Only when we realize and accept that we are responsible for creating our own karma, can we choose to change it by making better choices this time around. This is the essential meaning of the old adage: “What goes around, comes around.” What we chose in past lives is coming around again in this lifetime. We can get off the “wheel of karma” by making better choices when similar situations come up again.
Choice and Consequences
One might see “karma” as a continuance of the soul’s “personality” from one physical reincarnation to the next – in other words, we carry the same beliefs and habits in our soul’s “memory” each time we reincarnate, until we make conscious choices to change old beliefs, cancel mistaken beliefs, or create new ones.
In this lifetime we come as old souls in baby bodies, with all the karma created by the consequences of choices in all our past lives. We are given this lifetime as another opportunity to clear old karma by making different choices in the similar situations we keep creating for ourselves until we get it right.
Karma is just uncorrected errors and lessons yet unlearned. The important thing to remember is that we can choose again. We do not have to remain a “victim” of the karma we created ourselves. We can use our Free Will to make a better choice next time, one that does not create karma to remind us that we made a mistake.
Mistakes require correction, not punishment.
When we learn to make choices which keep us in tune with the spiritual laws of the Universe, we don’t create karma. It is like learning not to defy the physical law of Gravity, so we can avoid falling down.
An incredible divine joke…
The consequence of actions, words and thoughts, which keep the soul in a cycle of rebirth ; action ; rite ; deed ; the accumulated effect of deed in lives, past and present.
There are obligatory actions (nitya karma) ; occasional rites (naimittika-karma), and optinal rites (kamya-karma).
One is enjoined to perform the first two types of actions and may refrain from the optionnal rites. On should also refrain from prohibited actions (pratisiddha-karma).
Vihita-karma-Vihita-karma : are the actions prescribed by the Vedas.
Sancita-karma-Sancita-karma : is residue produced by acts performed either in this life or in a previous one, but which remains latent during this present life.
Agami-karma-agami-karma : is the result of acts performed during this present life wich will mature in the normal course of events.
Prayascitta-karma-Prayascitta-karma : is expiatory action. It is preformed to purify oneself because one has failed to do certain prescribed acts either in this life or in past lives.
Parabdha-karma : the effect of deeds form a previous birth. (see prarabdha karma)
section of the Vedas dealing with rituals and actions
impurity of action
the path of action
(see iruvimai oppu)
the state of silence, which is actionless
English translation of the Tirumandiram (Vol 10) – p3613 / p3614
[b]prarabdha karma[/b] :
karma in action.
That part of the accumulated effect of past deeds which has begun to take effect with the creation of the present physical body, and which is reponsable for the continuance of the body evena fter release is attained.
It is destroyed onlyy when its force is spent. It cannot be averted, avoided, or changed, though either by knowledge or by grace, its impact can be minimized or rendered nil to the pereiver as the cas may be.
English translation of the Tirumandiram (Vol 10) – p3630 / p3631
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