How To Carve The Law Of Karma


Awareness of the law of karma is an important step in the religious life of any individual. Karma is responsible for our becoming and being. Our problems of existence and the law of karma become active only when we enter into the state of beingness. Through karma we perpetuate this state of beingness and create our own future existence. Karma is supposed to be a corrective mechanism, meant to refine us gradually through our own actions, but since we are not perfect masters, we do it rather clumsily, like blind people trying to carve a statue out of a stone. When we realize that our thoughts, intentions and actions lead to our bondage and suffering, we become more responsible in what we do and how we live. We aim to lead divine centred lives, in which our main objective would be to free ourselves from the consequences of our own actions, without escaping from our duties and responsibilities. The murma (secret) of karma (action) is to consecrate both our actions and their fruit to our personal God and cultivate purity (sattva), devotion (bhakti), equanimity and other divine qualities enumerated in the Bhagavad-Gita to become qualified for our liberation. The law of karma makes it abundantly clear that the solution to our liberation lies in our hands and how we go about it is left to ourselves.