The Karma cafe

WelcomeToTheKarmaCafe-60409I was searching for some quotes on karma and when I saw this picture here, I burst out laughing. How true it is!!

What goes around comes back is a quote which is often heard. Newton told that every action has a reaction and so on and so forth. Sometimes the reaction is instant and sometimes it takes years and in some cases many births.

So can we just sit idle and wait for our karma to act. No, we can’t. No one can be idle if not physically we will be active mentally. Krishna says in the Gita chapter 3, shloka five:

na hi kascit ksanam api
jatu tisthaty akarma-krt
karyate hy avasah karma
sarvah prakrti-jair gunaih

TRANSLATION

All men are forced to act helplessly according to the impulses born of the modes of material nature; therefore no one can refrain from doing something, not even for a moment.

So you see inaction is not our human nature, action is.

So do good and get good should be the motto. But then accidentally we may hurt somebody either by our thoughts or our action or our words, So reactions are bound to happen.

So what is the solution

A seeker on the spiritual path does all his work as a service to the Lord. He speaks of the Lord, he works for the Lord, he eats the remnants of what the Lord has left and he thinks also of the Lord only. So when the Lord comes in all the other mundane things go out. Simple solution. So when the Lord is int he center of existence, there is no bondage

Krishna says in the ninth shloka of the third chapter of Bhagvad Gita

yajnarthat karmano ‘nyatra
loko ‘yam karma-bandhanah
tad-artham karma kaunteya
mukta-sangah samacara

TRANSLATION

Work done as a sacrifice for Visnu has to be performed, otherwise work binds one to this material world. Therefore, O son of Kunti, perform your prescribed duties for His satisfaction, and in that way you will always remain unattached and free from bondage.

By simply offering your food to Krishna you can spiritualize your life. How? When you offer food to Krishna it means not only the food is sanctified but also the activities behind. Like the job which you do and which earns you money, that money  you use to buy groceries, the act of going to the supermarket and buy things….every single action is sanctified. Simple formula isn’t it.

So go ahead sanctify your life.

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