Karma is something we have all heard of but not many are familiar with its laws. The basic definition of Karma is that everything you do, good or bad, will happen to you eventually. People who believe in Karma are trying hard to do good deeds in order to receive good Karma.
Karma laws are a lot more than this basic definition. Once you get more familiar with them you will be able to understand them more clearly. You should also learn what Karma actually is and where it comes from.
What is Karma?
Karma originates from a Buddhist belief of the law of moral causation. Everything you do on purpose such as words, thoughts or actions are used by Karma. This means that everything you do will come back in the same form you gave it.
This doesn’t apply to non-intentional actions, however. And if you believe in Karma you have to be aware of the laws that should be followed if you want to avoid bad Karma or get rid of it. Here are the actions that affect your Karma:
- How you treat others
- How you perceive yourself
- How you use your resources
- How you develop you character
By creating good Karma, you feel good but you can also improve other aspects of your life such as relationships, finances, career and overall well-being.
12 life changing laws of Karma
1. The law of cause and effect
This is known as ‘The great law’ and it is based on the concept that you get what you give. If you give honesty you will receive it, if you give kindness you receive kindness, if you give love you get love. This applies to all aspects whether they are positive or negative ones.
2. The law of creation
The idea of this law is that you can’t get what you wish for if you don’t work to get it. You have to pursue what you want rather than wait for it to happen to you. This law means that if you are unhappy about something, you need to start making changes with yourself first.
3. The law of humility
The law of humility is about accepting things before you try to change them. You should never blame others for things that are your fault and you should never mistreat others just because they don’t agree with you.
4. The law of growth
You need to adapt to the world regardless of where you are. The rest of the world will never change, but you need to change yourself. You should embrace your surroundings and focus on adapting yourself to the world you want, instead of changing it to fit your needs. Everyone should work on their own growth.
5. The law of responsibility
If you want to make positive changes in your life you need to be aware that you have full responsibility over things that happen in your life. Everything that happens to you is a result of the things going on in your life or inside you. This law is similar to the previous one as it teaches us to look at ourselves first before blaming others for our unhappiness.
6. The law of connection
This law focuses on the link between your past, present and your future. You can release yourself from bad karma by gaining control of your present and future. Every good thing you do today will reduce the bad karma and you can also fix bad actions from the past by doing bigger good deeds.
7. The law of focus
You can experience the benefits of this law by teaching your mind to focus on one thought at a time. Our minds should not follow multiple thoughts as it can bring bad karma. You can learn how to do this by writing down your important goals. Then, rank them by importance starting from the most important ones. Focusing on all goals at once will not allow you to give the attention and energy you should. This law will also help you to stop focusing on less important things.
8. The law of giving and hospitality
Your actions should always be a reflection of your beliefs and if they are you will receive good karma. You should practice what you believe in and you need to show that you are committed to it. Failure to do so will result in bad karma. If this law is giving you bad karma, you have to make necessary changes starting by making an introspection.
9. The law of here and now
You need to accept and be aware of your reality regardless of the circumstances. If you spend a lot of your time living in the past you will never be here and now. This also applies to living in the future. You will never focus on the present if you constantly worry about the future and things such as earning enough money. Be present at the moment as much as you can, enjoy your present life and make the most of every situation.
10. The law of change
If you want a better life you have to be willing to change. Things will keep repeating unless you learn how to practice this law. If everything is the same it means karma is trying to tell you that something should be done differently. If your life suddenly improved, it means you have made the change that was needed.
11. The law of patience and reward
If you want to experience the benefits of hard work you have to be patient and work even when you are not making a visible progress. If you are not patient and you stop working hard, you might fail or your successes would not be as great as you need.
12. The law of significance and inspiration
This law helps you work on your motivation and boosting your spirits when you are not feeling well. You have to believe in yourself and your importance for this world. You can receive good karma happiness and love if you work on your them.
How to recover from bad karma
You may have done something you are not proud of that you believe is bringing you bad karma. However, that doesn’t mean you will have to suffer the consequences for the rest of your life. There are ways to reverse bad karma by doing the following things:
- apologize to those you have wronged
- show love to everyone you meet
- work on being patient in every aspect of your life
- learn from your mistakes
- learn how to control your thoughts and turn them into positive ones
Karma and its laws can definitely change your life. It is entirely up to you whether you will receive good or bad karma. You are in control of your life and if you want to enjoy a life full of benefits and happiness never work against these laws.
It might be difficult to remember all 12 laws, but if you regularly practice them you will make them an essential part of your life. In return you will receive positivity and other great things.