The Twelve Laws of Karma:
Karma, the Hindu and Buddhism principle of cause and effect, is a lifestyle promoting positive thinking and actions. It also employs self-reflection to fix problems in our lives. As your read them, see how simple, but credible they are. Can you relate to any of to them? Notice how the symbols, like the endless knot and the ying and yang, interlink to represent cause and effect.
1. The Great Law
Whatever we put out into the Universe will come back to us. This is also known as the “Law of “Cause and Effect.”
|Endless Knot Symbol|
2. The Law of Creation
Life does not happen by itself, we need to make it happen. Surround yourself with what you want to have in your life and be yourself.
3. The Law of Humility
We must accept something in order to change it.
4. The Law of Growth
When we change ourselves, our lives follow suit and change too. The only thing we have control of is ourselves.
5. The Law of Responsibility
We must take responsibility for what is in our lives. It’s a Universal Truth that we mirror what surrounds us, and what surrounds us mirrors us.
6. The Law of Connection
Past, Present and Future are all connected. Neither the first step nor the last one is of greater significance. They are both needed to accomplish the task.
7. The Law of Focus
One cannot think of two things at the same time. If we are having rewarding positive thoughts, it is not possible to have negative ones.
8. The Law of Giving and Hospitality
Our behavior should match our thoughts and actions. If we believe something to be true, then sometimes in our lives we will be called upon to demonstrate that truth.
9. The Law of Here and Now
One cannot be present if they are looking backward. Old thoughts, old patterns of behavior, and old dreams prevent us from having new ones.
10. The Law of Change
History repeats itself until we learn from it and change our path.
11. The Law of Patience and Reward
The most valuable rewards require patience and persistence.
12. The Law of Significance and Inspiration
Rewards are the result of the energy and intent we put in them. Every personal contribution is also a contribution to the Whole.