Supposedly originating from the Orient, the theory of karma is known to millions around the world. Karma is the law of reciprocation. It has been said many different ways. Examples: “You reap what you sow”, “What goes around comes around”, and “You get what you give,” and “You pay what you owe and get paid what you earn”.
Like it or not, this law is universal. That’s right; this law operates in the whole universe. It affects everyone, all the time. What people don’t realize is, it’s not only our actions that cause reactions; it’s also our thoughts.
Misuse your thoughts and actions and the Law of Karma will fall upon you, and you will be horribly punished. Punished is such a limited word, to explain a bit better: you will be subject to the opposite that you desire. As it is, you will attract undesirable circumstances and situations.
To avoid bad karma everything you do should be done for the greater good. Not just for yourself, but for you and yours. You should do and think such that all around you benefit as well as yourself, not just yourself. Realize that everything you do and think has an effect. If you do good things you get good things; if you do wrong, you get bad.
If you want to be surrounded by good circumstances, recognize the good qualities of others. Stimulate the good qualities of your fellows, do not humiliate or despise anyone. It’s necessary to encourage each other. By means of appreciation and encouragement we can awaken enthusiasm in all those people that we affect.
“The sincere appreciation of the merits of one’s fellowman is one of the greatest secrets of success.” –Samael Aun Weor
The first thing to do is to stop the bad habit of talking about yourself at every moment. Abandon the terrible habit of talking about yourself and telling the story of your life at every turn because it makes you unbearable, and people will avoid you. Persons who do so fall into misery because people become tired of them. Stop seeking sympathy and give praise to your circle of friends and family. It’s good to strengthen and encourage the good qualities of our associates
Next thing, stop saying “I;” always say “we.” The term “we” has more cosmic power. The term “I” is egotistical and tires all those who are exposed to us. The “I” is a creator of conflicts and problems. Always repeat: “we, we, we.” This strengthens the bond between you and yours.
Start giving praise and soon you will receive it in return
To borrow a bit more from Samael Aun Weor: “Every morning before getting out of bed, with force and energy say, ‘We are strong. We are rich. We are filled with luck and harmony. Om, Om, Om.’ Recite this every day and you will soon see that you will be prosperous in everything”.
It works, and like everything, it’s part of our karma. Send out positive and you receive positive. That’s all there is to it.. This is the perfect example of karma at work.