Karma and Peace

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Karma and Peace   The effects of two karmic actions take place this way. The more forceful one produces its effects first. If both equally forceful, the more familiar produces its results first. If both equally forceful and familiar then the o...

Karma and Peace

 

The effects of two karmic actions take place this way. The more forceful one produces its effects first. If both equally forceful, the more familiar produces its results first. If both equally forceful and familiar then the one that happened first will produce its result first.

 

I drive my car with superb, unthinking ease, weaving my way confidently through anything and anywhere. Well aware of the limitations of my 12 –year old Maruti 800, which I love to distraction, by the way, I serenely let the more powerful vehicles pass; but I race past the chugging auto rickshaws and feel like a queen. Anyone with common sense would do just that and not begin a futile race against potential Schumachers on their fire chariots. And, no, this is not a Road Rules Lesson for morons. It is a metaphor.

 

You know what is more powerful, you let it pass. You do know it will pass, it’s not going to park itself on the road. You use your rear view mirror to see what’s coming and accordingly decide whether to rev up or slow down.  All, so that everyone can have a smooth, accident –free ride. Suppose this knowledge, vigilance and wisdom were to be applied in our everyday functioning? In what we thought or did or said to people. How wonderful it would be if we were constantly aware of the power (however small) of our doings?

 

We could go even a step further and choose to further empower positive thoughts (such as wishing someone well) by rethinking them. We could enervate negative thoughts (such as wishing someone ill) by not thinking them again. Then, the positive thought would take effect first.

 

It’s a win-win. You improve your karma and you contribute to world peace!

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