LIGHT OF CONSCIOUSNESS
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The law of karma is inextricably linked with reincarnation. There are many things we do for which we do not receive the reward or penalty in that same birth. Whatever we fail to suffer or enjoy from actions in our previous birth or births somehow catches up with us in future births.
Karma is a term that has entered the modern vocabulary but is frequently misunderstood as a simplistic, mechanical law of cause and effect. Many presentations of karma make it sound as though it operates in a manner similar to the classic billiard balls example used to explain Newtonian physics. There, ball a hits ball b, which hits ball c, which rebounds back into ball a. However, this example does not accurately reflect the subtle nature of karma.
One of the greatest breakthroughs in life comes when we realize that the way we are attempting to achieve happiness will never work. This doesn't mean we cannot be happy—it simply means that the way we are going about it is counterproductive.
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: Open Heart-Mind Meditation by Dza Kilung Rinpoche; Free Will and Karma by John Van Auken, The Art of Balance in Traditional Tibetan Medicine by Dr. Nashalla Gwyn Nyinda, Menpa; Sounds Affect Us to the Core by Sofia Karin Axelsson; Palmistry: An Ancient Art Validated by New Science by Erin Rose; What Is Karma? by Paul Brunton and more.
Truth Consciousness, founded by Prabhushri Swami Amar Jyoti, maintains Ashrams in the United States devoted to the principles of Truth and Dharma (righteousness) and the freeing of human consciousness into Divine Consciousness.
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