Thursday, June 27, 2013

Karma and Newton's Third Law of Motion

Newton's Third Law of Motion states that, "For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction." But would that law apply to Karma? Karma, according to, means:

1. Hinduism, Buddhism. action, seen as bringing upon oneself inevitable results, good or bad, either in this life or in a reincarnation: in Hinduism one of the means of reaching Brahman. 

2. Theosophy. the cosmic principle according to which each person is rewarded or punished in one incarnation according to that person's deeds in the previous incarnation.
(Brahman indicates individuals reaching the supreme goal of enlightenment.)

So taking the dictionary meaning of Karma, which includes, "action," and applying it to Newton's Third Law of Motion, we see a correlation between the actions we take in this life and the application of the Law of Motion. If we apply the principles of Karma and Reincarnation (the soul's return to life in a new body), we can begin to understand the WHY of life.

Why does that person get away with killing another human being?
Why do I have to suffer while it seems nobody else suffers as much as I do?
Why did that person take such and such an action?
Why does the punishment not fit the crime?

When you see a connection between the actions you take and the consequences that surely will come your way in this life or in the next, you consciously create good Karma, because you want to reap the rewards and not suffer the consequences

In order to generate good Karma, you reach out to help a friend who is suffering, and you help in whatever way you can the people who touch your heart. You behave in a way that will cause Newton's "reaction" to be positive and rewarding.

Perhaps in this life when things happen to us, the reason they happen to us is because we set in motion situations because of actions we took in our earlier years or in a previous life. Perhaps the people we love suffer because of something they set in motion in a previous life. We may never know for sure, but we can try to understand and we can empathize.

Newton's third Law of Motion and Karma provide a roadmap for how we should live our lives. They give us reasons for forgiving others, for forgiving ourselves, and for living the best life we know how to live. Unless we've been regressed, we don't have access to our previous lives. Our lives may make no sense to us, but if we start, from this very moment, to put into motion every loving action we can think of, once we work off our Karma, we can help others who are working off their own. And we can use our talents and the gifts with which we were born – whatever they are – to GIVE of ourselves, creating even more positive Karma.

Even thoughts have energy, so every thought and every action you generate sets into motion laws you cannot see. Start paying attention to your words, your thoughts, and your actions so that you can generate good Karma and work off any Karmic debt you may have accumulated.


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1 comment:

  1. Fascinating post, thank you. I would like to see more posts on how karma works in relation to forgiveness of those who hurt us. Forgiveness is a simple word to say, a more difficult action to carry out. Will you have more posts on how to alleviate karmic burdens?