Understanding The 12 Laws of Karma

In the latest episode of Catching Happiness with Vibhor, I have emphasized on how your Karma affects your happiness and the importance of having a clean Karma. Through this article, I explain the 12 Laws of Karma, which are the guidelines to follow as you go through daily life.

These 12 laws of karma can help you understand how karma really works and finding happiness from within by creating good karma in your life.

1. The Great Law of Cause and Effect

When you hear someone talk about Karma, this is the law they are probably referring to.

There are many idioms that revolve around this law, like “As you sow, so shall you reap”, or the law of Sir Isaac Newton, “Every action must have an equal and opposite reaction”.

Everything we do, say or think, has an energy to it, and the kind of energy we throw out, we get that back.

2. The Law of Creation

If you desire something in life, you need to first create that something that benefits others along with yourself.

This law indicates that nothing comes by doing nothing, you need to start making it happen. Take into account your resources, and take a step on making things happen, one step at a time.

3. The Law of Humility

This law, to be put bluntly, is to accept that whatever your current situation in life is, it’s because of your previous actions.

For example, your efforts and hard-work in preparing for your test affect the result.

4. The Law of Growth

First, grow from within. This is what this law states. In order to change things, or rather improve things, we need to start improving on things we can control, that is, oneself. We should focus on what we do, instead of controlling what other do.

5. The Law of Responsibility

In addition to the Law of Humility stated above, this law states that you, yourself are responsible for whatever happens to you in life. You are the owner of yourself.

So instead of finding flaws, reasons and negativity in others for your life, it’s best to take ownership of yourself and take charge of your life.

6. The Law of Connection

This law states that your past, present and the future, are all connected to each other. Who you are is the result of your past actions, and what you will be is the result of your actions in the present.

7. The Law of Focus

You cannot ride two boats at a time. This law simply states, we need to focus on one thing at a time. If we have multiple goals, we need to align them in such a way that they come one after the other. This way we can give our 100 percent to the one goal and not give 20 percent to 5 goals.

Another lesson from this law is, since you will be focused on that one goal, you won’t feel lower emotions of anger, resentment and possessiveness.

8. The Law of Giving and Hospitality

This law states the thing you desire the most and believe in, you should practice it. It amplifies on the importance that your actions are in sync with your beliefs.

Situations in life will automatically present in front of you, where you’ll have to demonstrate the commitment to your desires and beliefs. These situations can be tests.

Each action we take is important as it reflects our deeper beliefs. For example, if we desire happiness in life, we must make others happy.

9. The Law of Here and Now

Many a times, you will find yourself sitting or lying on your bed and reliving the past moments, and this make you restless. This law states to be in sync with your surroundings, that is your present. I suggest when you find yourself being pulled by your mind to think on your past events, shake your head, focus on the one thing around you and say to yourself, “This is my present”.

10. The Law of Change

History keeps on repeating until it is done differently. Changing your actions and decisions is required to have a change in your life. If we keep on making the same decisions and taking the same actions again and again to a present set of situation, we’ll be stuck in that loophole.

11. The Law of Patience and Reward

The secret of reward is in the consistency of purpose. This law states, in order to get what we desire or get rewarded, we need to be consistent with our actions towards that goal.

12. The Law of Significance and Inspiration

This law states, every contribution we make will affect the world. Whenever we feel low or have a feeling of worthlessness, we must remember that we all have been born with unique set of gift, mission and purpose in life and when we contribute and inspire others in any way, big or small, we attract more positivity in our life.

So there you go! 12 laws of Karma. Take these laws as a roadmap for your daily actions in life, and you’ll see remarkable change within yourself and around you.

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