What is Karma?
Karma is a Sanskrit term meaning action, work, or deed. It also refers to the spiritual principle of cause and effect, generally known as the ‘Principle of Karma.’ Karma is a spiritual principle of bringing on oneself the cause and effect that occur because of the actions of an individual. Religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Taoism believe in and propagate the philosophy of Karma. They believe that the present Karma can affect the future of a person in their current life and also their future lives.
Nowadays, the concept of Karma and its philosophy is finding acceptance even in the western world.
Good Karma and Bad Karma
There are both desirable and undesirable situations in your life, which are equated to good karma and bad karma. While good karma brings positivity and shine to life, bad karma results in negativity and anxiety. So, essentially, karma is what is happening in your current life situation.
As you repeatedly choose the same actions and thought patterns, you allow karma to stay stuck in the same cycle.
However, you CAN take action to change your negative karmic patterns and live a happier, more fulfilled life. All you need is divine intervention and the guru’s blessings.
Over the weekend, Pillai Center Teacher Gina Guerrieri hosted a FREE Karma Removal Workshop to share the foundations of Dr. Pillai’s karma-removal teachings with you.
Difference between Good Karma and Bad Karma
Based on its nature, a Karma can be labeled as Good Karma or Bad Karma.
1. Good Karma
It is the good actions, thoughts, and deeds of a person that result in positive aspects in his/her day-to-day life. In Sanskrit, good Karma is referred to as Sakarma.
2. Bad Karma
Bad Karma is the thoughts and actions that are subject to negative aspects in our day-to-day life, and they are commonly referred to as Vikarma in Sanskrit.
Different Types Of Karma
Karma is generally classified into four types.
1. Prarabdha, matured, Karma
The word Prarabdha means matured; thus, Prarabdha karma means the ripe Karma, irrespective of your desire or preference, it will follow its course like an arrow that has left the bow. When you perform any deed or action, it is registered in the universe, and it will come to fruition in due course. There is no escape. Whatever you are experiencing presently in your life and that you have no control over is a result of your prārabdha karma.
2. Sanchita Karma
Sanchita is a Sanskrit word meaning “piled up, sanchita karma means “actions that have accumulated.” It is the totality of all good and bad Karma accumulated from an individual’s past lives. Prarabdha karma cannot be changed or removed, but other sanchita karma may be dealt with in future lives or cleared through spiritual practices like prayer, chanting, dharma, Satsang, meditation, and karma yoga.
3. Agami Karma
Agami karma, also known as the Kriyamana karma, is based on the present, in-the-moment actions. In the case of this Karma, an individual has the capability to produce good outcomes for themself in the future. In simple terms, Agami karma is the result of our current actions, decisions, and virtuous works. It is the ability of a person to bring about positive or negative outcomes through their current decision or action.
4. Vartamana Karma
It is also known as Puruṣārtha karma, which is the Karma that you’re going through right now. Managing your accumulated Karma is the key to managing your future. By planting positive seeds now, you can ensure both your short-term and long-term future.
Spirituality and Karma
Karma and spirituality are closely related to each other, and one is incomplete without the other.
Only a person having full faith in his/ her spiritual being can understand Karma and can face its effects with courage and maturity. Likewise, Spirituality blossoms in the person who closely follows his Karma and makes his destiny depending on it.
The Four Main Contributors to Your Karma
So are there any factors that cause the piling up of your karma ?. During the workshop, Gina shared the four main contributors to your karma, namely:
- Your ancestors: You are born with what Dr. Pillai calls “Soul Genetics”, karmic impressions passed down from your family, much like your inherited physical DNA.
- Your Vedic Astrology chart: The celestial energies present at your time of birth have a lasting impact on you, affecting your entire life.
- Your past life actions: When you reincarnate, you bring your past life karma with you.
- Your current lifetime’s thoughts and actions: What you do in this lifetime also influences your karma.
How to Remove Each of the Four Types of Karma
With knowing the four main contributors of karma, your main objective now should be the removal of negative karma to achieve a “clean slate.”
When ancestors from this lifetime pass on to soul form, some souls get stuck. When this happens, those souls seek out and gravitate toward the souls of their lineage who can help them. This may happen in the form of feeling their restless thoughts and unfulfilled desires, and wondering where these thoughts are coming from.
Your solution is to make offerings to these souls through performing Tarpanam at home or sponsoring a specialist to perform it for you. Performing these rituals help your ancestor’s soul to attain fulfillment.
Your Vedic Astrology chart is made up of the placement of the planets at the time of your birth. This chart is the karmic planetary blueprint you carry with you through your whole life.
It is useful to be aware of how you are affected by the planets’ placements in your birth chart, and this is why Dr. Pillai recommends a Vedic Astrology reading.
Vedic Astrology brings with it remedies – things you can do to offset negative planetary karma – and during your reading, your astrologer can guide you on what you can do. Performing remedies helps you tackle the ill effects of unfavorable planetary positions.
Past Life Karma:
The patterns of thought and action you experienced in your past lives – especially those left unfulfilled – follow you into your current life. The negative karmas of previous life will influence in an hostile way.
But luckily, you have a choice. You can go through a lifetime full of past karmic patterns repeated over and over again. Or, you can move on and break free from the constraints of your old karma.
Dr. Pillai’s New You program is an affordable introductory course centered around breaking free from your past karma and creating the life you desire. It gives you an overall idea about escaping the clutches of the previous birth karmas.
Current Life Karma:
Any of the actions outlined above will have an effect on your current life karma, which is made up of your ongoing thought patterns and actions. It is very vital to be careful about catching any bad karmas in your current life.
The 13th phase of the Moon is called Pradosham, and is the most powerful time of the month for karma removal. Saturn is a planet strongly tied to karma. When the 13th Moon falls on a Saturday (Saturn-day), it is called Sani Pradosham, and you have heightened opportunity to remove your most stubborn karma.
A coconut breaking ritual is a powerful way to remove karma, especially on Pradosham days.
Listen to the workshop replay for more hints and tips
to remove your negative karma and start living the life you truly desire.
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Karma is unavoidable and powerful, but if you make sincere efforts, you can manage your bad Karma and also multiple your good Karma.