Slow Release of Karma Serves Us Right, Gives Us Time

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The law of karma reflects the law of cause and effect, according to which all our actions of body, speech, and mind are causes and all our experiences are their effects. We are given time and chances to correct our course but we do not seem to care as we repeat our mistakes, play with more potent fire, by the day; just as well that we reap what we sow.

Long Arm of Karma

Most follow the right path, meaning, a life based on an inner awareness and societal norms. Few stretch their boundaries to get ahead while there are some who have no compunctions to break the rules and manage to elude the long arm of law. It is just as well for the rest to lament the loopholes in our justice system that enables the culprits to go Scot-free. The fact is they can escape from man-made laws, but the long arm of karma will be tough to overcome and they, if not generations down the line, are sure to pay the price. The apparent victory in daily battles proves transient with the war lost over time. Slow and steady it may be but karma is inbuilt in the creative process and every action brings upon a reaction with intended consequences that we are aware of through our inner voice and lessons learned from history. We are in the end given a long rope and if not judiciously used, or when misused, can end up hanging ourselves. Karma is not instant like a when a cinder is touched but the heat is slowly felt over time.

Daily Challenges make our day

It has been proven wealth dissipates generally over three generations. The generation that creates it through dint of hard work knows the effort needed and passes it on to the next but down the line what comes easy goes easy. The cycle starts all over again. The effect of karma is more biting when wealth is passed on a silver plate only to be dissipated within a short time without a second thought as to the source and the efforts made to accumulate it. The meaning in lives is easily lost when one is not tasked with working for a livelihood. Life loses its meaning and the challenge of daily living. I heard Johnny Depp say “we only visit Disney World, but do not have an intention to stay on”. It is the daily challenge that makes our lives worth the while despite our rantings and ravings! We are sure to miss it if everything is hunky dory and robots answer to our beck and call. An idle mind is indeed a devil’s workshop or when assured of a full stomach without having to work for a living. The mind has to work overtime and beckon all our body parts to start kicking on a regular basis; the brain has to find a solution to daily challenges and to accept the reality of the day.

We Create the World we live in

Some seem to have it easy, but do they? Are they really blessed by not having to work for a living? What we do with our time decides our destiny. The company we keep matters and if we find it in those with nothing much to do, it is sure to lead to misfortune sooner than later. Societies have gone down the drain even when they are endowed with nature. Even simple tasks are outsourced to others. Some end up fighting one another for no apparent reason, intolerance takes over like we see all over the world. Nature has blessed us with enough and more, even within each country that we have artificially carved out from the oneness of our planet. The Creator has placed zilch boundaries but we have created myriads to fight over on a daily basis. We hardly mean what we say or rather we do, but not our leaders take a view they are forced to lie to protect us! And the lies are multiplied geometrically with the result no one believes another! This has resulted in karma taking an iron grip rather negatively; it also gives us hope that when we do it right we will enjoy the fruits therefrom. We can create our own karma for a brighter future – it is up to us in the end; we create the world we want to live in and what we want to bequeath to generations to come.

State of our World – Karma in Action

Karma does leave a shadow over our lives. Good intent and deeds beget good karma while the opposite holds true when our intentions and actions are less than honorable. We have a clear choice to make – a life that benefits others brings fulfillment and contentment that are anathema to a selfish life. Short term gains are just that – the fruits therefrom prove fleeting. Our Creator has provided escape valves, routes, for us correct ourselves and redefine our paths. In fact, we are given choices almost all our lives on this planet and even to correct the wrongs in one fell swoop, but our intentions should be clear. Then we leave with the right legacy and also with clear conscience. Many get carried away with short lived gains that prove Pyrrhic in the end when the principle of causality kicks in without fail. Either we have to settle the account or those that benefited from our illicit and dishonorable actions; and we ourselves after our present time for those who believe in reincarnation. The present state of the world can be directly linked to the result of karma in action whereby injustice is perpetrated on a regular basis. The majority may be excused as they are innocent spectators, bystanders, and let down by those tasked to do what is right. It is time our leaders opened their eyes to the inevitable consequences of their actions and not pull the wool all the time over the eyes of the vast majority under the pretext that they are helpless by indulging in blame games for eternity. When they can wage wars in a jiffy, they can as well do what is right to benefit the creative process itself. Nature has limits to reinvent itself on a daily, yearly basis; time we chipped in too, or at least stopped being the stumbling blocks by working at cross purposes through crass acts!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
11th Apr 2015 (#)

Thank you Mark for your quick moderation and star merit, appreciated - siva

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author avatar Randhir Bechoo
11th Apr 2015 (#)

Another well written page Siva.I like how you put your thoughts together.Great article.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
11th Apr 2015 (#)

Thanks Randhir for your never failing support and encouragement. I feel that we are truly responsible for our actions and it serves us well when we play our part as co-creators - siva

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
11th Apr 2015 (#)

this is So...what you write holds so much of importance dear siva...many thanks...am sharing on twitter...namaste

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
12th Apr 2015 (#)

Thank you dear Carolina, your support and encouragement mean a lot to me. Namaste - siva

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author avatar Kingwell
11th Apr 2015 (#)

Thank you Siva for another interesting and informative share. It is only when we make the necessary changes and strive to do what is right that we create a better tomorrow. Blessings.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
12th Apr 2015 (#)

Agreed Kingwell. Weapons destroy peace and compassion - they are never a tool for solution to our problems that lie within our heart. Shed our ego and strive for understanding through give and take. I repeat the famous words " Elementary, my dear Watson" - siva

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author avatar Deepizzaguy
11th Apr 2015 (#)

Excellent article on the laws of cause and effect in our lives. You have written an excellent article. Good deeds get good rewards while evil deeds will be paid in due time.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
12th Apr 2015 (#)

Basic truth, thanks Deepizzaguy. Greed, ego, hubris and the never ending pursuit of trying to get even for supposed wrongs of the past - that chain has to be broken. We need a complete reset through a take that past is truly past, forgive and carry on though never forget the lessons of history as they repeat - siva

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author avatar spirited
11th Apr 2015 (#)

There are no boundaries created by our creator, as you say here, siva but when we create karma, it creates boundaries for us.

Once constructed, the destruction of these walls of karma is often slow and protracted lasting often for generations as you say here too.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
12th Apr 2015 (#)

Yes Spirited, karma can be broken down only through self-realization and by truly embracing a lifestyle of oneness of creation. We need to forgive and carry on especially those who are no more with us.They might have had reasons to act the way they did.

We look different due mainly to climatic conditions of the various regions of the planet, not precluding that we might have come from alien origins - look at the vastness of the universe! However, we are same despite varied outer covering. We all dream without boundaries and also language is no barrier; during dreams our perception is crystal clear though we cannot decipher the innate message more often!

We can also communicate through the common language of love and compassion but we prefer to do through hate and weapons. Putin is pushed into a corner where he feels comfortable with the proximity of nuclear weapons - maybe, we need to walk in others' shoes for miles before judging them! siva

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author avatar Carol Roach
12th Apr 2015 (#)

well said

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
12th Apr 2015 (#)

Thank you for your support and motivation Carol - siva

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author avatar Mariah
12th Apr 2015 (#)

There isn't anything you write about which doesn't cause me to marvel at your insightful aptitude to convey a true understanding of the need for recourse to our man made miseries.
Thank you for ever sharing your wisdom with us my friend

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
13th Apr 2015 (#)

You are ever so encouraging Mariah. We are given many a chance as individual, society, country and even as human race itself to get back to the right path. Let us hope we sow the right seeds to reap what we want - time to lay at rest all thoughts of self preservation at the cost of others who are just like us.

We should honor our Creator by being active and grateful part of the creative process. We still have a chance as nature is so welcoming despite our excesses - siva

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author avatar Retired
12th Apr 2015 (#)

Siva, can you please arrange to have some karma sent over to Washington, D.C.?

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
13th Apr 2015 (#)

Thanks LeRain, I wish I could send some good karma but to be effective it has to come from within each; after all, we all know what to do and history is a guide.

One need to pause and reflect on the consequences of our actions - "do unto others as you would have them do unto you" is more than overlooked - siva

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author avatar snerfu
13th Apr 2015 (#)

Keep forgetting to share on Twitter...and really Washington could do with lots of karma. I will look around and send some if it becomes available. Don't know when black cops will begin shooting white legislators. Yes, they have begun but is it karma???? Or mere ethnic hatred? Sorry for digressing from the topic but I think it is worth a mention. Nice article as always Siva.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
13th Apr 2015 (#)

Thanks Snerfu for your blunt take to drive home the point. Sadly, the actions of America have served the interests of those out to create anarchy, sort of setting the cat among the pigeons - I know how much cats mean to you Snerfu!

Karma is a beautiful concept to live by and find peace of mind and more. For those who do, they see no borders at all as they become part of the whole creative process. However, it takes a back seat where might is considered as right! It is time we closed down all weapons factories and India is the biggest importer of them - what an irony for a land that believes in Ahimsa ( non-violence)!

Leaders are stoking the fires of war incessantly and then talking of global peace - even a child will cry out about the hypocrisy in the adult world! siva

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author avatar snerfu
7th May 2015 (#)

Siva, sorry for the late response. I was writing my piece. Thing is, like you have mentioned earlier, every nation toes the general current political atmosphere. So, if Pakistan buys weapons, so does India. And who funds Pakistan? America, and they have for decades.
Another thing, buying weapons or possessing world class missiles does not mean that we will use or fire them. After all, one needs to understand Ahimsa to belong to the true India.
India touted by politicians and lobbyists is like every other product on the market...a sham!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
7th May 2015 (#)

Thanks for your take Snerfu. Sadly, America has opened a can of worms in many places. I feel the greed of arms merchants influences and decides their policies. We reap what we sow is applicable to super powers too and it is a matter of time they feel the full impact of being a busybody.

Pakistan is playing the India card with America, China and Islamic countries. They have enough nuclear warheads to destroy the whole world. Agreed, politicians love themselves and depend on their coteries much more than they do their countries. For them the people who elect them are just pawns! siva

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author avatar snerfu
13th Apr 2015 (#)

Okay G+ and Twitter okay

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
13th Apr 2015 (#)

Thanks Snerfu for your encouragement and support, appreciated - siva

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author avatar writershirley lopez
13th Apr 2015 (#)

I believe in Karma like the way you wrote about it.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
14th Apr 2015 (#)

Thank you for your support, writershirley lopez. I believe we have to own up, take responsibility, for our actions as we come with an inner awareness of who we are and what is expected of us. Karma assures ultimate justice - siva

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author avatar Ptrikha
14th Apr 2015 (#)

Wonderful article. We get back what we sow.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
14th Apr 2015 (#)

Thanks Ptrikha. Karma dispenses ultimate justice for our actions and even thoughts - our inner voice/awareness is the guide towards positive karma - siva

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author avatar Retired
15th Apr 2015 (#)

It reminds me of a couple of things. First a quote by Presley: Everybody comes from the same source. If you hate another human being,
you’re hating part of yourself. Secondly, a proverb which says,"If you begin a journey of hatred, dig 2 graves."
Great Post, Siva. Hats off!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
15th Apr 2015 (#)

Thanks Joyesh for the meaningful comment. Hatred leaves a deep scar in our psyche and we punish ourselves more by persisting with it. The faster we make a quick get away from its source the better will our lives be.

Why let others punish us by setting our agenda? siva

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author avatar n.c.radomes
20th Apr 2015 (#)

To totally avoid Karma can be done with the use of our senses. If our conscience dictates that it's wrong to do a certain act we must try as much as possible to avoid doing it. Doing against what one feels is 'karmatic' is embracing karma, Satan the devil and all its ramifications.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
20th Apr 2015 (#)

Thank you Radomes for your input. I feel our mind plays a balancing act - listens to the soul and also has to respond to our body and outside world.

The hurts in the soul will remain and it will also carry forward our good deeds. Everyone should carry some sins but overall we should lend our shoulder to the wheel of creation and that comes easy when we listen to our inner prompting - siva

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author avatar ConfluenceMedia
20th Apr 2015 (#)

Nice reading. It all comes down to taking responsibility for our own lives. There is no one to blame really.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
20th Apr 2015 (#)

Thank you ConfluenceMedia. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you - will solve many issues not only for individuals but to countries too - siva

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author avatar Subra
21st Apr 2015 (#)

Beautifully written dear Siva. While we can control our destiny but cannot control our fate. In destiny we have the options to control our fate. We can with our mind and resources create goodness and happiness or resort to evil ways. What we do and how we do it can create our good karma or bad karma, the latter of which turns into our fate.This is because fate has generally negative implications and accumulation of bad karmas adds to the fate that the person has to endure in this life or the next! Well written Siva.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
21st Apr 2015 (#)

Thanks for your wise take as usual dear Subra. Despite knowing what we sow is what we reap, we refuse to read the writing on the wall. Armaments are the best business for super powers and they are now competing with each other to supply them at better terms than for basic needs. Trading them, and thereby stoking the flames the animosities alive, is bad karma indeed. Then also the transfer of wealth from the poorest to the richest on account of these nefarious deeds.

The day we act on the basic truth that peace has to come from within, do what we preach, that day we change our fate now inexorably set for our extinction. Iran issue is almost settled but nuclear arms are still proliferating with super power's connivance in South Asia.The people are made to feel superior with the deadly arsenal of nuclear weapons on empty stomachs! We know what blind hatred can do as we see what ISIS are up to now. And to think all beliefs are supposed to preach peace and lead us to God - ground realities prove the opposite! Humans prove the greatest of hypocrites - siva

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author avatar Carol
26th Apr 2015 (#)

Your posts are always expressed with such wisdom Siva.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
27th Apr 2015 (#)

Thank you Carol for your support and encouragement, appreciated - siva

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author avatar Sherri Granato
6th May 2015 (#)

Excellent post. I am one who believes in karma, but I realize that not everyone shares my beliefs.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
7th May 2015 (#)

Thanks Sherri for your support. Karma reflects the law of cause and effect - in a way, what we think we become - siva

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author avatar Sherri Granato
6th May 2015 (#)

I do believe that you have a congratulations coming for that pretty gold star at the top of the page!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
7th May 2015 (#)

Thanks Sherri again - encouragement from moderators count too! siva

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author avatar Bets
25th May 2015 (#)

Hi Siva, aww....but yes, you wrote; " they can escape from man-made laws, but the long arm of karma will be tough to overcome..." well said. I have more reading and commenting to do + I'll be back. smiles, Bets

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
26th May 2015 (#)

Thank you Bets for your support and positive words.

I am sure life is more than what we think it is - we should be accountable for all our actions as our Creator has invested in us and we should prove worthy of His trust.
Being in the finance field, I have seen how few short-change others in every way and there should be comeuppance for them - siva

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