I like books.


I live in a small town and enjoy writing about the inhabitants. I spend most of my time perusing through used book stores looking for that one great book that I don't have; consequently, I have rooms filled with books. I am a book addict.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Home Alone

I have been home the last week and few days mending from surgery. In this time, besides mending, I have had a lot of time to think about things. Things like the health care, politics, and religion. I have also been able to do some much-needed reading. Maybe after I am completely healed, I will have some good things to write but for now it’s just a few lines to keep me on. Soon, though, I promise great things.


Blogger cr8gdkrma said...

Karma is the eterna assertion of human fredom.... Our thoughts, our words, and deeds are the threads of the net which we throw around ourselves.
--Swami Vivekananda

12:02 PM  
Blogger zelda1 said...

Hey, that's pretty cool, seeings how I am a big Buddha fan. I am learning that a person can change karma. If I messed up years ago, I can change it today by being a better person with the right thoughts, the right meditation, the right livlihood and so on. I am working on all of that and in the process trying to lower the negative energy that is emitting from me and around me from negative people.

12:21 PM  
Blogger cr8gdkrma said...

What about past karma and how it is influencing you now? Ther are three things you can do about past karma. One is to pay your karmic debts. Most people choose to do that - unconsciously, of course. This may be a choice you make, also. Sometimes there's a lot of suffering inbolbed in the payment of those debts, but the Law of Karma says no debt in the universe ever goes unpaid. there is a perfect accounting system in the universe, and everything is a constant "to and fro" exchange of energy.
The second think you can do is to transmute or transform your karma to a more desirable experience. This is a very interesting process in which you ask yourself, as you're paying your karmic debt, "What can I learn from this experience? Why is this happening and what is the message that the universe is giving to me? How can I make this experienceuseful to my fellow human beings?"
By doing this, you look for the seed of opportunity and then tie that seed of opportunity with yourdharma, with your purpose in life.
For example, if you break your leg while playing sports, you might ask, "What can I learn from this experience? What is the message that the universe is giving me?" Perhaps the message is that you need to slow down and be more careful or attentive to your body the next time. And if you dharma is to teach others what you know, then by asking, "How can I make this experience useful to my fellow human beings?" you may decide to share what you learned by writing a book about playing sports safely. Or you may design a special show or leg support that prevents the kind of injury you experienced.
This way, while paying your karmic debt, your will have also converted the adversity into a benefit that may bring you wealth and fulfillment. This is the transumutation of you karma into a positive experience. You haven't really gotten rid or your karma but you are able to take a karmic episode and create a new and positive karma out of it.
The third way to deal with karma is to transcend it. To transcend karma is to become independent of it. The way to transcend karma is to keep experiencing the gap, the Self, the Spirite. It's like washing a dirty piece of cloth in a stream of water. Every time you wash it, you take away a few stains. You keep wasing it again and again, and each time it gets a little cleaner. You wash or transcend the seeds of your karma by going into the gap and coming out again. This, of course, is done through the practice of meditation.
All actions are karmic episodes. Drinking a cup of coffee is a karmic episode. That action generates memory, and memory has the ability or the potentiality to generate desire. And desire generates action again. the operational software of your soul is karma, memory, and desire. Your soul is a bundle of consciousness that has the seeds of karma, memory, and desire. By becoming conscious of these seeds of manisfestation, you become a conscious generator of reality. By becoming a conscious choice-maker, you begin to generate actions that are evolutionary for you and for those that are around you. And that's all you need to do.
As long as karma is evolutionary - for both the Self and everyone affected by the Self- then the fruit of karma will be happiness and success.
The above is courtesy of "The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success" by Deepak Chopra

6:31 PM  

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