Between my thoughts, deeds and words
Stands a mirror:
Object becomes subject
And subject turns into object
Whatever I do to others is done to me
Cause and effect
Action and reaction…
If life came into being
Just because by chance
Then all that is connected
With that chance
Is also connected by chance?
A row of millions of chances?
If spirit/consciousness came into being
Just because by chance
A reasoning falling together
In cause and effect
Without chain reactions?
A chance of the chaos?
Intellect, a product by chance?
Of thoughts and words
Linking them together
A flow of actions, reactions
Every why has a reason
Every question a linking chain
So we want to find an answer:
Chaos by chance?
Or nothing is possible – by chance?…
But place our questions – on reasons…
Can, therefore, our questions about chaos and chance
Be put down without reasons – chaotically?…
When all is connected – there cannot be chaos…
Own deeds, good or bad
Coming back to us
As a reflection beyond time and space
Fate repays with the same coin…
Every living creature has a helmsman inside
Who determines the direction,
Which function is used
Who controls the body
It is the mind that guides us
Has intentions, fulfils wishes
A ship swaying
On the ocean of life
The soul watches the goings-on
The voyage past cliffs and coasts
Through storms and shallow waters
How the ship conquers islands
When the journey ends along the horizon
Breaks the sail, the ship sinks
The helmsman plunges into the unknown
The soul, the captain, leaves the ship last
Becomes captain on a new ship
Again with a helmsman on board
A new journey begins
In the air a voice: Land in sight…
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We are to understand this principle, this law. If we understand this principle or Law of Karma, then we can come out of it and go back home. Otherwise we’ll keep on coming and going and coming and going. So each cause has an effect. Every action brings about a reaction. Uproot the cause and the effect disappears. This has been done by the Masters who have transcended these laws. But all others are bound by the bonds of karma, which is the root cause of physical existence. Of course, these are very good actions, the reactions of which have given you the manbody. But still we have to be very careful what we do: either we are trying to go back down or back home.
One kind is called Sanchit. “Sanchit” means “which are stored as yet,” not fructified. So suchlike karmas, you see, from hundreds of births back, are just in store, not yet touched for reaction.
Ever since we have left the house of our Father, ever since we have been sent to the earth, we have been coming and going. Action and reaction has been going on. Some has been paid off by Pralabdha karma. Pralabdha karmas are the karmas which are in fruit, which are fructified, and on which our present existence is based. First, we have got the manbody. That is the result of very high karma, good karma.
So pralabdha is the karma on which our present life is based. It is what is called “fate” or “destiny.” Fate or destiny is a reaction of our past karma which is now in fruit.The third class is Kriyaman, the actions that we do daily. Man is free within certain limits and bound within certain limits.
There is action-reaction; then again a reaction; and the thing goes on like that. There’s no end to it. After sowing the grain, a man cannot stop having the harvest – the fruit will come. So there are many actions. Actions are of one kind, but there are three aspects to them. There are certain actions which we are doing now, daily – fresh actions; fresh seeds are sown, you might say. Some have already been sown and are bearing fruit. Others have been sown, but are not yet bearing forth fruit. So there are three kinds of karmas or actions.
Our present life depends on those reactions of the past karmas which are bearing fruit. They are called pralabdha karma. On that karma our length of life is based. According to that, some people get children, some die, some are ugly, some are old, some have a give-and-take. This is based on those karmas or seeds which have grown in the past and are now bearing forth fruit in action. This you cannot change.
We are independent within certain limits to do some actions, and we are also bound to some extent
When a railroad line is laid down, the train will run over it. Before you lay down any railroad line, it is up to you to lay it down this way or that way. But once it is laid down, the train will have to run over it. So, as I told you, some karmas are bearing fruit; some we are doing fresh; and others have not yet borne any fruit – that will come up in due course.
So we are independent within certain limits to do some actions, and we are also bound to some extent. Action, reaction, action, reaction goes on – there’s no end to it.
When a Master meets someone, he does not touch the present reactions which are coming up; for our life is based on that. He lets it alone, he lets it go on. For the future, Master lays down a line of conduct. For the present which is bearing fruit, he gives food to the soul so that it will become strong and there will not be any pinching effect. And for those which are not yet bearing forth fruit, he gives the disciple a contact with God within. By coming in contact with God within – when his inner eye is opened – he sees that He is the doer of all; that we are mere puppets in His hands. He becomes a conscious co-worker of the Divine Plan. The result is that there is no I-hood left. And all those actions which were sown in the past, and are still awaiting fruit, are burned away. Who is there to bear their fruit? So this is the way in which you can escape from the reactions of the past.
When you come in contact with God – when you become a conscious co-worker of the Divine Plan – all karmas which are in store are burned away; just as if you roast seeds in the oven, they won’t grow. And this is the way in which all the karmas are wound up. That is why it is said: “What is the use of going to a Master if these reactions are not ended? If you go to the feet of a lion and are afraid of jackals, what’s the use of going to a lion? This is how the karmas are wound up: first, by prescribing a certain conduct of life; second, by an inner, higher contact.
Sant Kirpal Singh
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Eyes whisper the language
Of feelings, temperature
Vibrate and sing
Meeting within the gaze
Approach and leave
Attract, repel each other
Send and receive
Throw light and shadow at each other
Search themselves in contact
To find: cordiality, friendliness
Between action and reaction
Dance in invisible words
In the rhythm of the eyesight
Give themselves away, reflect
Love each other in happiness