actions performed by the body, mind, senses and intellect are called karmas. There
are two types of karmas – voluntary and involuntary. The actions, which are
done with a desire are voluntary karmas whereas the actions done without
desires are termed as involuntary karmas. Steeping onto an ant while walking is
an involuntary karma. Involuntary karmas are not accounted for. The Shrimad Bhagwat
Gita teachings emphasised doing actions without having the desire of the
results of the actions.
to ancient Indian philosophy, karmas are of three types – kriyaman karma,
sanchit karma and prarabdh karma. Kriyaman karma is an
action that is instantly fructified and exhausted at the same time without
carrying forward to the future. Sanchit karma is the sum total of the assets
and liabilities of your personal karmic balance sheet. Prarabdh karma
are the karmas that fructify during a person’s lifetime in the form of his/her
is the fructification of our positive and negative karmic stock. Several
lifetimes produce several profit and loss accounts of karma. The balance sheet
of an individual defines their current state of wealth. The expenditure side of
the profit and loss account of a particular life are what we owe to our
parents, to the five elements, to plant kingdom, to animal kingdom, to guides
and teachers. It also includes the negative karmas done by us like criticising
others, acts of unfairness, criminal acts that harm others, mental hurt and
trauma. The income side of profit and loss account includes positive karmas
like feeding others, greening places, providing shelter and medication to needy,
educating poor, being righteous, being empathetic and being humble.
book explains the causes and effects of karmic destiny and the karmic laws that
govern us in a very simple way. It defines the profit and loss angle of our
karmic assets and liabilities. It guides in accumulating karmic wealth by doing
quotes that I like from the book are as follows:-
power of mind, it is said, can move mountains.
(Author) have received several communications from people who find it difficult
to plant trees since they live in densely populated cities. My recommendation
to them would be to talk to friends, associates who own farm houses or are
involved with institutions like schools, colleges and hospitals, and try and
donate trees to be planted there, and if required pay the pro-rata cost of
nurturing and maintaining the trees. There are several corporate houses across
the globe that do tree plantation as a part of their corporate karma. One can
also pay NGO’s to do this on their behalf.
a seed to grow, investing in its space and nurturing it is considered great
karma. Trees and plants provide food and shelter for birds, animals and humans;
even the wood is used for various purposes. Dried leaves are also used as an
effective manure, not to mention the ecological benefits. Therefore, helping to
grow and sustain greenery is an inexhaustible wealth of karma as it has
multiple effects and benefits. The karmic benefit of this act will accrue to
the planter not just in this life but also beyond. Not a bad return on
good karmas fructify, people attain wealth of different kinds like money,
property, status, fame, glory, well-paid jobs and thriving businesses. They are
also gifted physical wealth like good looks, good health and physique. Some get
wisdom, intellectual and spiritual wealth and a lot more!
the end of the book, there is a glossary to explain the meaning of Indian words
and terms. It is very helpful in understanding the concepts related to karma, gunas
and koshas. The illustrations are remarkable, elucidate karmic concept,
convey peace, evoke soulful energy and provide calmness.
Sutras has unfolded four spheres namely Dream Sutra, Aatma Sutra, Karma Sutra
and Guru Sutra, the latest in the collection. The author spent the first half
of his life as a non-believer. During his early years, he contracted arthritis
and suffered it for 10 years until he met his spiritual guru who cured him in
60 seconds flat! That minute changed his life. The second half of his life was
spent in philosophy, philanthropy and spiritual practice. His teachings, which are
the secrets of the spiritual path, have been a closely guarded secret up until
this book. If you have any spiritual queries or need any spiritual help, you
can write to the author at firstname.lastname@example.org.
recommended book for those who are keenly interested to know about the age-old
theory of karma in simple words! :) A book that has to be read again and again
for better understanding and for better perspective and for concept clearing.