Theory of Karma in Upanishads and Bhagavad-Gita

Karma is a spiritual law of Hinduism. It is equivalent to Newton’s Third Law of Physics, “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” In Sanskrit the word karma means “actions” or “deeds.” Good karma brings good result and bad karma brings bad result. That is the basic karma theory. Everything that you think, feel and do is recorded in the cosmic hard-drive. Hindu texts prescribed a number of activities, such as service to cow, service to wise person, service to the humanity, service for environment protection ( particularly rivers and trees), giving donation, giving foods and clothes to people, giving foods to animals, pilgrimages to holy places, taking bath at river Ganges, doing charity, and acts of devotion to God, that can reduce the effects of bad karma. Such positive actions are sometimes referred to as “good karma.” Hindu saints have developed many meditation techniques to kill or dissolve the effect of aagami Karma. In Bhagavad-Gita Lord Krishna said “Perform work that will give benefit of all, otherwise work causes bondage in this material world.” Meditation, fasting, caloric restriction, yoga postures, yoga breathing, om chanting, regular exercise, diet control, keeping clean environment, helping others are the normal practice for karma clearing.

Chakra Meditation and Astral Nerves

What is astral body? There are three types of body: physical body, astral body and the causal body. Astral body is associated with the emotional body. Frequency of the astral substances are much higher than the physical matters. Astral body is directly associated with the emotional intelligence. The astral body is the carrier of the life force. What are the astral nerves? Astral nerves are the subtle passages through which the vital energy moves. Chakra balancing is the synchronization of different glands and nerve centers corresponding to the different chakras. It is also the synchronization of various parts of the brain. These synchronization occurs as we focus our attention on various chakras in appropriate sequence.

Chakra Meditation and Brainwaves

The objective of chakra meditation is to attain liberation while living (jivanmukta). This is the state where mind is full of bliss and free from all fluctuations and negativity. The mind abides in its pure state of consciousness. In this state mind is free from all attachments to persons, ideas, opinions, ideology and worldly things. In this state people often exhibits a high level of holistic functioning full of love and wisdom that unites multiple senses and perceptions. It is a state of completely synchronized neural activity in the brain.

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How to Clear Karma: The Meditative Way

How to clear karma? There are many types of karma – individual karma, collective karma, family karma, country karma, society karma, organizational karma and also time has its own karma. If any individual or group violate the law of nature today they will have to experience the consequences. If you do a good work, the … Read more

How to Meditate: 12 Simple Steps

How to Meditate? There are numerous ways you can meditate. But here I am giving below just twelve simple steps for deep meditation. As you practice meditation, you will move into deeper realities of tranquility and calmness of life. 1.Time for Meditation Ideally speaking, early morning around 4:00 to 6:30 AM is the best time for meditation. However, … Read more

Daily Hindu Meditation: According to Bhagavad Gita

Meditation is meant for integrating and bringing fulfillment in our day to day life activities. It is to clean the mental toxins.  It has nothing to do with philosophy. Philosophy came later into the meditation for different purpose, mainly to attract mind oriented people. However, Bhagavad Gita meditation is much more real and much more practical.  Bhagavad Gita meditation deepens our understanding for skillful actions and for wise choices in life. Bhagavad Gita taught us to be wiser, and to be happier, as a better person, a better spouse, family man, parent, child, sibling, colleague, neighbor and world citizen.

Body Preparation:

According to the Bhagavad Gita the knowledge of the field (body) and the knower of the field (the consciousness) is the true knowledge.

“This body, Kaunteya, is called the field;
this one who knows  the nature of the field,
is known as the knower of the field.
And also this knower of this field is the knower of all fields, 
knowledge of this field and the knower of the field, is the true knowledge. “

– Bhagavad Gita [13.1-3]

When you want to meditate, first, wash your feet. This is the first step of all Hindu meditations.  In meditation your body must feel fresh, comfortable, relaxed and clean. Taking a shower or even washing your face, hands and feet will give you a fresher feeling. In the morning, your body must feel comfortable for meditation. You can empty the bladder and bowels first and then prepare for meditation. Bhagavad Gita [6.11] said “Having established a firm seat, let him firmly hold his body, head, and neck erect and still, gazing at the tip of the nose above the lips, without looking around,  thinking of pure Love.”

“The supreme Spirit in this body is also known as the observer, allower, supporter, experiencer, the great Lord and the supreme soul.
Whoever thus knows Spirit and nature of the body together with the qualities,
even in any stage of existence, she is not born again.”

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