Karma is a uniquely Hindu concept. But its basic tenets are reflected in many religions. Thus, the Bible tells us, “As you sow, so you reap.” And further, “God will render to every man according to his deeds.” Judaism says, “He who is liberal will be enriched, he who waters will himself be watered.”
It is neither fatalistic nor punitive; nor is man a hapless, helpless victim in its bond. God has blessed each one of us with reason, intellect and discrimination, as well as the sovereign free will. Even when our past karma inclines us towards evil, we can consciously tune our inclination towards detachment and ego-free action, thus lightening the karmic load.
The doctrine of karma is essentially one of hope and encouragement.
A recognition and full awareness of the law of karma can help us to face life with a positive outlook. It can evolve in us the spirit of willing acceptance, and thus help us evolve as masters, rather than as slaves of circumstances. Above all, we can take control of our own actions and thereby shape our own future positively.
The doctrine of karma is essentially one of hope and encouragement. It is the best motivation we can have for right thinking, right action
Karma is an opportunity to learn; karma is an opportunity to evolve spiritually; karma is an opportunity to repay all outstanding debts, so that we may be free to move onward, Godward! When we begin to understand the concept of karma we will never ever blame God for anything that happens to us. We will