Can we be free from Karma?
As per the Law of Karma, what we give, we get. As we sow, so shall we reap.
Once we understand this, we try to live a life of good deeds. However, while we live with good Karma, most of us believe that we cannot escape from Karma, from action and so we submit our life to Karma. We surrender to whatever is unfolding as a result of our past Karma, and we try to do good Karma so that our deeds become seeds that will sprout as our ‘happy destiny’. We all have heard ‘nobody can escape from Karma’ and so we spend our days doing good, knowing that the good we do will come back to us. But is there no escape from Karma?
Yes, there is a way to escape Karma. However, as long as we believe that life is Karma, and Karma is life, and there is nothing else beyond this, we will be caught in the cycle of Karma. We will be trapped in the cycle of action and reaction, of death and rebirth and we will return to earth, again and again. Everybody who comes to earth must suffer. But it is a myth to believe that there is no option but to return to earth. While there is no doubt that we cannot escape from action or Karma, there is a way to escape from the Law of Action and Reaction.
Those who Realize the Truth about the Law of Karma, go deeper to find out who the Karma belongs to. Does the Karma belong to the body? The body is just an instrument of action. While it does the action and experiences the result of the Karma by what happens in life, the body does not own the Karma. One day, the body will die, but the Mind and Ego, ME, will carry the Karma and be reborn in a new body. Karma is the cause of our rebirth on earth. But it is certainly not true that we cannot escape from it. Then, what is the Truth?
To be free from Karma, we need Enlightenment. We need the Realization of the Truth. When we realize that we are not the body that will die, and we realize we are not even the ME, the Mind and Ego that seems to exist but in reality, is an illusion, when we realize we are the Divine Soul, the power of life that makes us act, then, we can be free from Karma. We can disown all Karma, by realizing that we are only an instrument of the Divine. This Enlightenment of who we truly are is a way of transcending all Karma.
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