Karma has many definitions and translations depending on what you read or who you ask. But at it’s base is a pure simple definition. From there all other interpretations and meanings modify the base meaning. But they do not change it’s pure meaning.
The base meaning of karma is simple. For every thought, desire, and action a person has either good or bad. The same will be returned to them either immediately or in the future. That is all there is to the base meaning of karma. Everything else you know or hear about karma is an expansion of it’s base meaning.
In Christianity karma can be summarized by this passage in the bible. Every person shall reap what one sows (Galatians 6:7). Here again this passage is a good definition of karma.
A common theme to theories of karma is its principle of causality. One of the earliest association of karma to causality occurs in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad of Hinduism. For example it states:
“Now as a man is like this or like that,
according as he acts and according as he behaves, so will he be;
a man of good acts will become good, a man of bad acts, bad;
he becomes pure by pure deeds, bad by bad deeds;
And here they say that a person consists of desires,
and as is his desire, so is his will;
and as is his will, so is his deed;
and whatever deed he does, that he will reap”.
Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, 7th Century BCE
Okay so what, you might be saying. Why is this so important for me to learn. What will knowing more about karma do for my life. Karma is important in your life because it will centralize your focus on yourself and assist you in getting in tune with how you perceive yourself. How your thoughts are effecting your feelings. Then in turn how both of these are effecting your actions. Once you have a better understanding of how you perceive yourself and how you are feeling and acting towards others is effecting your life. You then can focus on areas of yourself that if changed would bring positive impact to your life. As you heal yourself and bring your life into a new positive direction. How you are perceived by and treat others will naturally improve and this in turn will have a positive effect on their life.
The ripple effect. As a pebble dropped in water that rolls out in all directions. As more people effect positive change to themselves more ripples will be created and at some point a tsunami will be created that will draw more and more people into this new positive way of life.
The ultimate goal of affecting the lives of people into a more positive existence together will bring about a calming effect to all the hatred and perceived differences among the people and nations of the world. That is when a shift to becoming a more peaceful world will start to be the new norm.
World peace will never be achieved by putting out a in your face loud movement. But will only reach a lasting effect when the personal attitude of each person in the world has changed.
Our message we are sharing with you is one that says using karma as your personal focus to improve your life through the realization that your own thoughts, desires and actions are the base problem in your life. Use karma to fix you. And then share the new you with all who you come in contact with.
The karma on our logo represents you. The dove and olive branch represents you willing to be open minded and look past differences in other people and live a peaceful existence with them.
Put a touch of karma in the palm of your hand and experience what happens next.
John And Melissa