The law of karma is not your enemy that it will take revenge from you
It gives you back ONLY what you have given out in the Universe.
The principle of Karma says, ‘Give what you would want to receive’
Many a times we do feel that people who do good have to suffer, and the
ones doing wrong are the ones enjoying. Why is life so unfair? But no,
the law of karma does not spare anyone. Each one is facing the consequences of their own doings, good or bad.
If one finds that someone is getting away with the wrongs they have done in their life as they are still not punished for it, then remember, one cannot run away from their deeds; everyone reaps what they have sown, but yes, there is timeline involved before the karma comes into fruition.
Some karmas take five hundred to even a thousand years to mature.
Karma means a cycle of action and reaction
We can say, the karma cycle resembles a Crazy Ball. You apply force to throw the ball towards the wall to hit hard, and it bounces back towards you with double the force that you had applied.
So, the reactions here are like the ‘echoes’ of your previous actions.
If you do any task to teach a lesson to the opposite person, this karma of yours will automatically result in teaching you a lesson in turn.
Hence, the nasty thought of taking revenge is ours and not that of the law of karma.
Revenge means the action of hurting or harming someone in return for an injury or wrong suffered at their hands. But while taking revenge, we forget that while burning someone else’s hand, the law of karma (Nature) ensures that we are the first to experience the severe burning sensation (that we experience while thinking of taking revenge).
Thus, the law of karma does not take revenge, it is a natural reaction to your action.
The fruits of karma are inevitable
Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan, the Enlightened being, has said,
Karma is like the fruit of a mango tree. The mango will yield the tree and the tree will yield the mango, and the cycle continues. The mango is the fruit, which will have the seed that will grow into the tree, which in turn will yield the fruit. This will continue. Karma disperses the seeds of karma on and on…
The fruits of bad karmas will be bad and the fruit of good karmas will be good
Param Pujya Dadashri reveals, “What kind of law prevails in nature? Say you do a hundred dollars worth of good karma by donating to a charity, but you also do five dollars worth bad karma by insulting someone. The five dollars will become a debit in your account and the good deed of a hundred dollars will become a credit. The law is very precise. If this were not so, then all the businessmen would credit and debit all the time and ensure that they had a net credit balance.”
Thus, you see, it’s a myth that many people get away from the wrongs they did.
Do Pratikraman to Progress towards Liberation
It’s not possible to get away with the wrongs we did unless we do pratikraman!
Pratikraman means, with a heart-felt repentance, praying for an apology before God, ‘Dear God, I have made this mistake. Please forgive me and grant me strength so that I never repeat this mistake again.’
“If you do pratikraman for any of your actions, seventy-five percent of the effect of that act is dissolved. The other twenty-five percent remains like the image of a burnt rope. In the next life, it will disintegrate easily. Every cause has an effect. By doing pratikraman, karmas can be shaken off in the next life… If someone gets hurt and you do pratikraman, you will progress towards liberation”, suggests Param Pujya Dadashri.
Liberation From The Bondage of Karma
As Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan has said,
“The consequence of karma is not the problem, it is the seeds of karma that are destructive. On the path to liberation, if one ceases to sow new seeds, the fruits of past karmas will come and leave. The Soul is then liberated.
But when new karmas are created, you are bound to experience their consequences (at a later date, and therefore not be liberated). These new karmas will not let you go and that is why they are obstructive.
With past consequences, you merely have to taste the fruits (right now). You can be liberated even while experiencing the fruits of past karma, but Liberation is impossible if one continues to bind new karmas, because he will have to stay back to reap the consequences of the karma.”
When we get Self-Realization, new karmas stop being charged. Then, we have to just suffer the consequences of all old karmas. Once the old karmas finish, we attain liberation.
To attain Self-Realization, all we need to do is go to the Living Gnani (the Enlightened One who has the spiritual powers to enlighten others’ Souls) and attain His divine grace!!!