What is Karma?

“Karma” means “activity”, and the law of karma is the law that regulates the reactions to our activities. The law of karma is the natural law of action and reaction. In physics this is expressed by Newton’s law, “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction”. Or, in Christian theology, “As ye sow so ye shall ye reap”.

From a practical point of view this means that good actions give good results and bad or destructive actions give bad or less fortunate results.

It should be noted here that all souls are essentially good. This means that just because someone gets a bad reaction it does not mean that they are a bad person. Another important point is that karma is temporary. This means that although we may be experiencing a particular set of circumstances right now those circumstances will change in the future. This could happen in this life or even future lives. Not only is karma temporary it is also possible to change one’s karma, or even get rid of it altogether by acting spiritually in the service of God.

Karma (good or bad) creates a continuous cycle by which one is entangled in repeated actions and subsequent reactions. As long as one is in this cycle one will naturally experience both happiness and distress. The philosophy of the devotees of Krishna teaches how to break this cycle and achieve a state of eternal happiness known as liberation in a pure relationship with Krishna (God).

From the spiritual point of view, that of eternity, it doesn’t really matter if one has “good” or “bad” karma. This is because past material karma does not impede one from making spiritual advancement.

 

 

Info :

2470 W. Boise Ave

  Boise, ID 83706

Ph: 208-344-4274

Contact US 

 

Daily Visitation (Darshan) Times:

                                  Mangal Arati: 5:30 am                                            Japa  Meditation 6:30 to 7:45 am Sringar Arati: 7:45 am Guru Puja:    7:55 am Morning Study: - 08:15 am Evening Arati: 6:30 - 7:00 pm

Sunday main Service 11:30 to 1:30 PM followed by complimentary Vegetarian lunch

Why bad things happen

Why bad things happen to good people? Imagine watching a movie mid-way. In the movie, a seemingly innocent man is playing with his kids and then some policemen knock at his door and arrest him. You may think this is so horrible “ Why did this happen he doesn’t deserve...

read more

Killing Time

Killing Time Modern man is preoccupied with time. Big time. We race against it. We want to “kill” it. We create unlimited gadgets to save it. In 1965 Srila Prabhupada wrote an article entitled, “No Time Is a Chronic Disease of the Common Man.” It’s food for thought....

read more

3 Steps

The Three Steps of Anything The three steps of anything:   1.Initial enthusiasm 2. Doubts, disinterest and struggle 3. Eventual reward for the committed. This seems to be the standard pattern for most things in life: studies, career, relationships, hobbies, and...

read more