Seeing the Truth of karma

wisdom from experience of truth: “When you do evil/harmful thing do not repeat it or make it a habit” ~ Buddha Shakyamuni
“repentance is not to repeat” – Mohandas Gandhi
observation: the greatest karma within ourselves is refusal and fear to see the truth – it is responsible for reinforcement of indifference we often mistake for peace and all harmful habits, making attachment greater and greater in density(from thought to rocks to mountains to tectonic plates to thick steel plates that are nearly unliftable by The Spirit) and for enlargement/strengthening of our karma… if we refuse to see the truth long enough when we finally are faced with karma depository we have created it may appear nearly unliftable and immovable…
this direct observation coincides with observation Patanjali shared in Yoga Sutras:
(please see translation of separate words to understand the meaning clearly as then our Essence has a chance to reveal it instead of mind trying to analyze=compare to existing database the written thought)
2.34 Actions arising out of trouble.causing thoughts are performed directly by oneself, caused to be done through others, or approved of when done by others. All of these may be preceded by, or performed through anger, greed or delusion, and can be mild, moderate or intense in nature. To remind oneself that these negative thoughts and actions are the causes of unending misery and ignorance is the contrary thought, or principle in the opposite direction… (observation: most effective is to stop repeating harmful actions)
(vitarkah himsadayah krita karita anumoditah lobha krodha moha purvakah mridu madhya adhimatrah dukha ajnana ananta phala iti pratipaksha bhavanam)
vitarkah = troublesome thoughts, deviating (from the yamas and niyamas) (*yamas and niyamas are the expressions of our Natural qualities we have suppressed by involving with chitta vritti (modifications of the mind field). When we perceive yamas and niyamas as qualities to be cultivated it is a sign of our self-forgetfulness(same indication is seeing “thou must not kill” f.e. as virtue to be cultivated if we choose to…, but when we wake up to be ourselves we experience total harmlessness as our natural quality – when we are ourselves we cannot harm and it isn’t “black&white/goo&bad” as habitual judgement goes*) note: in (**) observation from our practice of yoga i felt like sharing, though this translation is by Swami Jnaneshvara)
himsadayah = harmful and the others (himsa = harmful; adayah = et cetera, and so forth)
krita = committed (by oneself)
karita = caused to be done (by others)
anumoditah = consented to, approved of (when done by others)
lobha = greed, desire
krodha = anger
moha = delusion
purvakah = preceded by
mridu = mild, slight
madhya = middling
adhimatrah = intense, extreme
dukha = misery, pain, suffering, sorrow
ajnana = ignorance (a = without; jnana = knowledge)
ananta = infinite, unending (an = un; anta = ending)
phala = fruition, results, effects
iti = thus
pratipaksha = to the contrary, opposite thoughts or principles
bhavanam = cultivate, habituate, thought of, contemplate on, reflect on
Commentary by Swami Jnaneshvara:
Two consequences: When acting, speaking, or thinking in opposite directions from the Yamas (2.31) and Niyamas (2.32), as described in the sutra(2.33), there are two most undesirable consequences:
Infinite misery: When you feel the effects from injuring others, dishonesty, stealing, uncontrolled senses, and possessiveness, the misery, pain, suffering, and sorrow go on and on. A vicious cycle is set up where the colored thought patterns or samskaras of the karmashaya (2.12) repeats itself, over and over. This is the meaning of infinite misery; it doesn’t stop; it just keeps recycling. To break this cycle of karma (2.12-2.25) is a key point in Yoga. To break the cycle first requires seeing clearly the fact that the cycle tends to just keep repeating itself once it starts. To see a situation clearly is a prerequisite to changing it.
Unending ignorance: When repeatedly moving in the direction of injuring others, dishonesty, stealing, uncontrolled senses, and possessiveness, which are away from, opposite to, or contrary to the Yamas (2.30) and Niyamas (2.32), the mind becomes ever more clouded, not seeing the situation clearly. As with the infinite misery mentioned above, there continues an ignorance (2.5), a not-seeing, which self-perpetuates without end. The ignorance of not seeing clearly (2.5) feeds on itself, and creates an ever more clouded mind (1.4), which blocks the true Self (1.3). To clear the clouded mind is the task of Yoga.

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