Thoughts & Karma

There are various opinions about kharma and what it is, but there's general agreement that at a basic level kharma is a form of causality. We think in a certain way which then translates into behaviour. In that manner our thoughts are the cause that leads to certain types of behaviour which then cascades into further thoughts and new behaviour of some sort in other people.

In this sense there's nothing mystical about kharma. It's simply our thoughts, intentions, and feelings operating at a subconscious level which then manifest as behaviour. People may want to place a value judgement on that behaviour by saying, it's good, or bad, but in reality it's simply behaviour which then becomes the stimulus for further thoughts and behaviour for someone else.

It's the stimulus effect that extend the behaviour, the kharma, to new behaviour in a chain-link manner that needs to be considered. Breaking a cycle of thought and related behaviour is how we may terminate a kharmic cycle.

Karma as Inertia

It's been suggested inertia can be used as an analogy of kharma. When an object is set in motion in a vacuum it continues moving until it's stopped by another force. In the inertia analogy the kharmic cycle will continue until it is stopped by a higher principle, such as an act of forgiveness. Full eradication of karma requires forgiveness of ourself and any other person involved in that karmic cycle

Learning Forgiveness

At its source every kharmic cycle begins as a thought, so rectification involves changing that root cause thought. If we think of a bad kharma cycle, then the process of nullifying it involves holding positive thoughts of forgiveness, respect, comfort, and healing. Such forgiving thoughts can be part of our restitution effort for the kharma that we may have created when we made undesirable behavioural choices at various times during our life experience.

A Christian Opinion

Paul of Tarsus, the Christian leader, appears to have known the importance of cleansing our thoughts when he instructed the Philippi church to fill their minds with whatever is pure and holy. He encouraged them to always cultivate loving thoughts and to avoid all forms of negativity [Philippians 4:8]. By habitually thinking positive pleasant thoughts in that manner we can avoid creating an undesirable kharmic cycle. It's what we think that is the source of our behaviour and our kharma.

Listen, Discover, Be Pleasant

On this planet we are all short-term visitors on a learning path as we develop our spiritual awareness. Unfortunately we seem to make many errors and create undesirable kharma for ourselves and for others that we then need to remove by forgiveness and love. Ideally this wouldn't be the case but then we wouldn't be incarnate here on Earth anyway. We'd be ascended to a fourth dimensional experience some place elsewhere in the cosmos where more perfect beings exist

So it's best for us to realise that everyone else down here on Earth is similar to us, and to go easy on criticising them as we work on developing positive non-judgemental thoughts and feelings for ourselves. By holding such positive healthy thoughts we can create desirable behaviour for ourselves and create a positive knock-on effect of desirable behaviour in others.

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Acknowledgement: www.llresearch.org


'... You will know a tree by its fruit' (Matthew 12:33)

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