The Seven Laws of Karma or On a Life Through Which We Grow

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Fourth Law of Karma: Reconciliation and Changes

People occasionally fall into the foolish hope that they can influence absolutely everything. Other people, their past… And then they are unhappy, because they can’t do it. Primarily it is not other people we cannot change but the past… Despite this, there is a tool through which we can influence absolutely everything that bothers us—the tool of reconciliation (forgiveness).

We cannot actively change everything that bothers us and that we don’t accept. There are some things we don’t have the power to reach (see dharma, explained in the book). If, however, we accept (reconcile ourselves to) what is bothering us and what we cannot actively change, we can change it passively. How is this possible? We can change it inside us, in our internal world.

Almost every day life forces us to accept and reconcile ourselves to things that we cannot actively influence. It does this without mercy. As long as we fight against acceptance and reconciliation, it reminds us of them; forcing our “snout” into them and returning the events to us in our dreams. It basically repeats that we are harming ourselves because we are trying to swim against the tide and we are not in accordance with the basic principle of karma: Reconcile yourself to what you cannot influence, otherwise you will suffer.

There are moments when the only thing we can change is our view of what has happened. However, if we change our view, this often changes absolutely everything; because we are able to see what happened differently.

Fifth Law of Karma: Responsibility and Guilt

Most people hate this law and refuse to accept it. However, this doesn’t change the fact that it still applies.

Whenever, in our life, something seems wrong, it is primarily that way inside us ourselves. Let’s remember the plaster cast in our mind.

Life functions on the principle of mirroring. Even though most people don’t like hearing it, we are a mirror to what surrounds us and equally what we are surrounded by is a mirror of us. We are responsible for everything that happens in our life, or rather for our attitude to it. We are personally responsible for selecting the people we have around us and that directly influence us. In the same way, we are personally responsible for our decisions and these decisions retrospectively influence us.

Most people are happy to blame others; and if another person is not to hand, they blame a thing. Facebook spoils relationships, cars crash, pens make grammar mistakes. No, only we are responsible for what we do with our life.

And the sixth law flows from this:

Sixth Law of Karma: Context and Little Things

Coincidences don’t exist. If we look back at our life up until now, it forms a logical chain. Even the seemingly little things that we do move us through this chain. Just a single smile that we force ourselves to make at a difficult time can change a moment; a moment can change a minute, a minute an hour, and an hour a whole day. Even a single smile can influence a whole life.

Our life, which we return at the rental outlet’s window at the end, is our work; based on which our whole past can be read retrospectively. We can see the details that, in the end, decided that we were lazy or, on the contrary, hard-working, negative or brave. Every detail in life is decisive, so every small step is part of a task performed.

That’s why life did not need to invent time. It knows that it is enough to concentrate on each little thing in the here and now. It is the only “time” and “space” that make sense.

If we concentrate on the here and now, day by day we create a chain: Past—Present—Future. And all the links in the chain correspond to our actions and reactions (first law), our patience and reward (second law), our willingness to create and grow (third law), our sense for reconciliation and change (fourth law) and our maturity from the viewpoint of responsibility and guilt (fifth law).

All this acts as an umbrella for the last law. It punishes us UNTIL we learn to concentrate.

Seventh Law of Karma: Concentration and Repetition

To concentrate means to not think of two or more things at the same time. It we want to create and grow, we cannot have anger, hatred, maliciousness or avarice occupying our mind at the same time. And, on the contrary, if we want to help others, we cannot be harming ourselves in our mind at the same time.

Life is very simple. Whenever it seems complicated to us, we are just making it more difficult. We experience love whenever we create it inside us. Happiness is the same; or unhappiness. Life is that simple.

If we look back into the past or worry about the future we only destroy our present. Life is that simple, in that UNTIL we stop repeating the same mistakes our life will not change. Each story is repeated UNTIL we learn from it. We see this in the world every day.

We could get angry with life about this, but that’s the way karma is. It means well. It means that we grow when it hurts. By the way, another meaning of karma is it burns. The hair of the inattentive Dusek in Cosy Dens also learned that.

© Petr Casanova