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Law of Karma The foundation of life. Freewill Do I have freewill? Free from what? –Free from matter and mind –Freewill cannot be a part or product or.

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1 Law of Karma The foundation of life

2 Freewill Do I have freewill? Free from what? –Free from matter and mind –Freewill cannot be a part or product or property of the body or mind

3 Freewill How free am I? –Perception – No freedom Cannot see a blue object red –Action – Partial freedom Cannot fly but can walk. –Attitude – Complete freedom Total freedom and responsibility over desire, anger, jealousy, happiness, sorrow, etc.

4 Who am I? The person who has freewill. I am not the body, intellect, memory, etc. I am not a part or product or property of any of them. Body and mind are my instruments. I am the entity who decides and is responsible for the decision. I am a Jiva.

5 The Law Basic law of Physics –Cause and effect –Also called law of conservation –For any part of the system, the input and output should balance over a long time Same law applies to me too –As I sow, so shall I reap. –I only get what I deserve. –I am responsible for my decisions.

6 The Law … Differences in birth have to be explained. Actions done just before death need to be taken into account. Pre-birth existence and post-death existence are the only possibility. Concept of rebirth is the most logical solution.

7 Principle of Cause and Effect As I sow, so shall I reap. I only get what I deserve. Nothing comes for free. I am the maker of my own destiny. What I am now and what I face now are the results of my own past actions. What I will be and what I will face in future will the results of my present and past actions.

8 Action and Results Every action creates these effects: –External tangible result (phala) –Potential to affect a future result (karma) –Internal tendency (samskaara)

9 Action and Results … TendenciesMemoryIntellect Analysis Store of unfructified effects Situation Results Freewill Action

10 Working Model Jiva - I Iswara - GodJagat - World Has freewill Everything other than Jiva Subtratum and the laws governing the Jiva and Jagat

11 Questions and Answers


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