Thoughts & Karma

Subconscious thoughts manifesting in body behaviour

There are various opinions about karma and what it is, but it's often explained as a form of causality. We think in a certain way which then translates into behaviour. In that manner our thoughts are the basic cause that leads to certain types of behaviour which affects other peoples and cascades into more thoughts and new behaviour in those people who are affected by our original set of thoughts.

In this sense there's nothing mystical about karma. It's simply our thoughts, intentions, and feelings operating at a subconscious level which then manifest as behaviour, including the knock-on effect in others. 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 effects that extend the behaviour, the karma, 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, and the key to that is how we decide to respond, rather than how we react, to the thoughts or behaviour that we experience from others.

Karma as Inertia

It's been suggested inertia can be used as an analogy of karma. The example provided is that 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 a loving act of forgiveness. By forgiving unwanted karma we absorb and weaken it thereby preventing that particular thought from continuing on to someone else. Forgiveness of ourself, if we were the source, and forgiveness of any other person involved in a particular karmic cycle pretty much blocks it from spreading further.

Learning Forgiveness

At source every kharmic cycle begins as a thought

At its source every karmic cycle always begins as a thought, so rectification involves changing that root cause thought.

Paul of Tarsus, the early Christian teacher, appears to have known the importance of 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].

It's mostly what we think in our thought processes that is the source of unloving behaviour and karma, so that's where control needs to be intensified. By habitually thinking positive pleasant thoughts we can perhaps create new karma cycles that we are very happy to pass to others!

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 karma for ourselves and for others as we learn the lessons of life. Ideally this wouldn't happen, but then we wouldn't be incarnate here on Earth anyway. We'd be ascended to a higher dimensional experience some place elsewhere in the cosmos where more evolved beings exist.

So it's best for us to realise that everyone down here on Earth is similar to ourselves. Let's go easy on criticising each other as we all work on developing positive non-judgemental thoughts and positive karma. By holding positive healthy thoughts we can help our own spiritual development and create a positive knock-on effect of desirable behaviour in others. We certainly need a lot more of that!

Acknowledgement: www.llresearch.org

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