For every action there is a reaction. Karma can be examined within the structure of an hour, a year, a lifetime, a thousand lifetimes.
What is gone before is gone. All you have now are the results of your actions.
Karma has always existed, as have you, I, and all things in this wonderful universe.
Buddhists understand that today and all other days have turned out the way they have because of karma. The interconnection of one moment with another moment, of one action with another action, is karma.
Everything that exists in this or any other world or dimension, does so because of the way that things were in the previous moment. I call this the karma of moment.
The karma of immediate availability is the condition of your awareness field. The karma of potentiality is what is stored inside you from your past lives.
What you have done causes things to happen. Your situation in life now has been caused, is predicated upon, your previous actions. That is karma.
Karma is simply the law of cause and effect in action. All moments and occurrences are caused by other moments and occurrences that preceded them in an endless, causal chain.
There are physical karmas. They are reactions and results from actions. But those are bound to a particular lifetime.
There are physical karmas that carry through death. Jesus Christ may no longer be with us but his effects continue on in the world. Those waves will be passed on from one person to another to another.
Someone mugs you, they attack you. Is that your karma? Not necessarily. Innocence does not protect you from the evil designs of others.
Karma doesn't mean that everything works out justly.
Karma is not a cop-out. The esoteric meaning of karma is that you are who you are, because of what you have done and who you have been.
Karma indicates action, but not necessarily physical action; nor is karma a result in the sense of a reward.
It is good not to think of karma as an alien force that is outside of yourself. You are the generator of karma. Karma is the energy patterns that emanate from your life.
Good and bad karma are just ways of evaluating causal experience. What you do affects your attention field.
Karma means changing planes of reality or changing fields of attention. There will be perhaps a resulting physical action stemming from the change of these fields of attention.
Karma is not a receipt of a physical experience, because of what someone has done.
There is a popular conception about karma, and that is that as you sow, so shall you reap. That's only true if you're a farmer.
Karma simply means that whatever type of energy you project, or you allow to pass through your being, you will become for a period of time.
So, those who hate, those who are violent in nature, live in a world of hate and fear and violence inside themselves, inside their minds, inside their awareness.
Your karma is the sum total of your awareness field. Your awareness field is comprised of all the experiences that you've had in this life and all other lives.
You are new at every moment. You are an extension of the previous moment of your awareness. You can radically change, if you unhook yourself from what you have been.
Karma means who you are and where your awareness field is on the band of perception.
Your states of mind do not occur randomly. They occur because of vibratory and karmic patterns.
Everything that you have done has led up to what you are now. Everything you do now will lead up to what you will be.
Karma is the sum total of who you are, everything you've been. The mind state you are in is karmic. Meaning, it's related by a causal chain of existences, of moments, of particles of timelessness.
I would suggest your awareness is your karma. How you feel generates your level of attention.
The karma that is most interesting is the mental karma because ultimately it generates physical action.
When you cause something to happen it causes a shift in your awareness. Shifts in your awareness ultimately will result in a pattern shift in your life.
All states of mind have different views. On the higher plateau, opportunities will open to you because you can see them.
Karma will lead you to a larger more expansive happier view or a dinger darker view. That view will enable you to make choices and have experiences.
Karma is engendered by states of mind. If you are in a happy state of mind, that will engender one kind of karma. If you are in an unhappy state of mind, that will engender another kind of karma.
The state of mind that you are in causes you to act in a certain way. Your actions will bear results. The ultimate result of all karmas and actions is state of mind. You are your state of mind.
Karma means that through your thoughts and feelings and actions, you are generating a state of mind. That state of mind has a view. That view will cause things to happen to you or not happen to you.
It is best to think of karma, not so much in terms of physical action, but as waveforms of vibratory energy.
Each of is endlessly generating waves with our actions. If you could see the earth from a vibratory point of view, you would see something like radio waves, billions of them, cascading constantly into very complex patterns all over the earth.
Your karma is the state of mind that you are in, and that state of mind will cause you to deal with every moment in your life in a certain way.
Your choices are really very limited. They are limited by your level of awareness. If you can change your level of awareness radically, then you can change your destiny.
If you stay in the attention you are in, then you can predict everything that will happen to you for the rest of your life.
The experiences you'll have, the people you'll love, the jobs, the joys, the sorrows, the way you'll die. It is all predestined, unless you will a change.
Karma exists within causality. It is three-dimensional. Free will exists outside of causality; it is not bound by karma.
If there wasn't a way around the samskaras, no one would ever become enlightened.
Free will exists and operates outside causality. It is not hooked to karma. Free will is like a well that is on your property. You can choose to draw water from the well or not.
If you choose to draw from the inner well of free will, then you can make choices that are outside your current karmic patterns.
Free will exists within each of us. Most people choose not to use their free will, so consequently they rarely alter their karmic patterns.
With free will, we can modify, to a certain extent the chain of karma that has been set in motion by the karma of the previous moment. That is what free will really is, the ability to alter the sequence of karmic fate.
It is always possible to get into a higher state of mind. The way you get into a higher state of mind is by generating good karma.
The person who gives selflessly in this lifetime immediately goes into a better state of mind. That is instant karma.
Intent is all-important. Your intent determines what happens to you inwardly, in a karmic sense.
Everyone experiences desire. Desire is not bad. There is no good or bad from the point of view of karma. There is only structured reaction.
When you do things in a selfish way, let alone a destructive way, then you are bound by that karma. Your state of mind will go down. You will find yourself becoming depressed, nervous, anxious and upset.
Those whose primary concern is to destroy others are at the lowest level of development. Those who are only interested in their own satisfaction are farther along. Those who both do things for their own satisfaction and the satisfaction of others are even father along. Then there are saints who just constantly live for the welfare of others.
Selfless actions create a higher karma, which brings you into higher states of mind. When you are in higher states of mind you will see things that you never saw before.
You did something noble. This will cause a release of energy. It causes a vibratory shift. It means you are moving into a different plateau of consciousness.
When you meditate you are creating karmas. You are shifting your state of mind to a higher vibratory level that will give you a much more expansive view.
If your motives are high and noble and your work is hard and you do a good job, then whatever the task is in your life, it will benefit you.
By practicing Buddhist Yoga, you can become happy, ecstatic and free in your current incarnation, even if you have never been that way before in any of your past lives.
Happiness is something that comes from creating good karma. The monk who feels that what they are doing is unpleasant is not really creating any good karma and will not have a better lifetime.
If you are not happier every day, if you don't see a progression of development, then you are certainly not practicing yoga or Buddhism and therefore you cannot be amassing any positive karma.
My favorite cause is the enlightenment of others. I think that is the best place to put money. You get the highest yield in terms of karma on your money.
If you work an extra ten hours to help spread the dharma, this will cause for much faster progression. You're doing something for a higher cause, for a higher ideal.
Many people excuse themselves by claiming that they don't have to do work anymore because they are beyond it. They are simply afraid of getting their hands dirty. Getting your hands dirty washes your being.
A saint is someone who has been very selfless and, over a period of lifetimes, generated a tremendous amount of good karma, which has caused them to enter into very lovely states of mind.
Good karma leads to rebirth also. The desire for higher states of mind is a desire. When you are fixated on higher states of mind, you don't become enlightened.
To go beyond karma you have to end the structure of self.