There are three things that are important for cleansing of the karma for benefit of the soul. With each passing day of life, we thoughtlessly increase the weight of the soul by creating karmic imprints. Thus, it is important for us to reduce this weight on soul. We all, normally have a habit of accumulating things and various objects in life. Like we accumulate empty bottles, keep old laptops, music players, clothes shoes and what not in the basement. This happens knowingly and unknowingly. This habit of accumulating is nothing but a true reflection of our internal psyche. What we do externally is first generated internally in our mind. The thought gets converted to a karma or action. It is through this action we fulfill the requirement of the very thought which generated this action. Here, we need to remember three things in life.
- We carry out past with us like a extra baggage. The best analogy for this is the junk or rotten food. When the food is stored for long duration it is not fit for eating and becomes junk. If we consume this junk food, we will either fall sick or gain weight. In today’s time we have enough experience and people around us to prove this. This happens with the physical body. Similarly situation happens with our soul/Atman. We are hooked to our past memories as if they are our prideful possessions. We only need to learn lessons from them and abandon them, but in reality, we not only carry this extra baggage for rest our life but also keep renewing them by recalling them from time to time. They, in any way do not contribute to our life, rather they not only continue to consume space in our subconscious mind but also act a mental block in addition to increase the weight of the soul. Objectively it should be that the moment the events tense has changed from present to past, we should learn our lessons and let go the irrelevant past immediately for ever and ever.
- When we come across any situation in life we are bound to act towards it by performing some karma or action. This should be governed by a well thought action and should not be merely a reaction. For, all reactions are drenched with reactive emotions. These can be positive or negative emotions. The moment these reactions get converted to action or karma, they generate a permanent page in the karmic file. This is a truthful fact that many strong desires are blended with strong desires & emotions. For best achievements all our five senses should get involved in the process of transformation of these desires. This process ensures a perseverance and perfect concentration required for fulfillment of desire with perfection.This whole process is called Saakar in hindi or actualizing it. Yet again, since this action or karma was propelled by deep emotional attachments, no doubt our creation was perfect to our desire but it has been equally successful in generating another new page in the Karmic file. True we need to actualize or create using action, emotions & five senses for achieving perfection, but at the same time it should be our sincere attempt that then it should not result in generation of Karmic imprint. The more the karmic imprints the more the difficulty we create for our-self. Such Karmic imprints are formed by emotional attachments and we over a period of time build a repository. Further, one attachment creates another and so on it propagates. These emotionally charged karma or action trigger a chain reaction and are like a budding yeast which do not add up but multiplies every time and create an endless karmic cycle How can we avoid formation of such karmic imprint for all our actions and make it Niraakar or formless. There is a way to dissolve this karmic imprint before it becomes a part of karmic cycle. Do the task which was fueled by desire, propelled by emotions and executed by action involving all the five senses, but dedicate this back to the originator of the desire, the supreme with deep heart felt gratitude. This because you were not the originator of the thought, it was he who implanted it in you. The moment this thought of surrendering to supreme get invoked with purity, perfection and gratitude the Saakar karma becomes Niraakar or formless and gets dissolved instantly Thus, all karma should be done with alacrity, awareness and with eternal dedication to supreme. Let us remember we are only doer and he is the one who is making us do. He is responsible for generation of thought and actions. Then why alienate him at the last stage of results and inflate our ego and pride. Transfer the ownership with full honor and forget everything and be at peace.
- Next is, we should always remember that we are performing artist in a drama. Each one of us has been given a roll to play. Before starting the rehearsal, we understand and accept the roll with honor, practice each and every dialog and rehearse every action for the final show. This we do, to ensure that the act goes perfect and appreciated and applauded by the audience. Well, life events are no different. We are the characters and performing artists in true life situation with different relationship around us. The situation are created as a part of that drama, and the audience for appraising us is the supreme, spiritual guides and masters. This drama commences from birth and the roll is set up to death, We are expected to play our rolls with unconditional love, acceptance, forgiveness, faith and gratitude. Once having accepted rolls, character and situation it should be our endeavor that we perform the same with all truthfulness, wisdom and non nonchalant attitude with peace & perfection. There is only one major difference between a staged drama and this life drama. In staged drama the dialog are previously written, we learn them and then we deliver them through acting. This is just reverse in true life situation. We are at full liberty to read, write or deliver dialog extempore as per our liking with no compulsions. This freedom of speech has to be used thought fully keeping in mind the five core values of soul or Atman, Any misuse generates a karmic imprint and then karmic cycle. Further, in this drama of life situation created by supreme are not problems but hurdles and situations meant to test our and enhance out capabilities and make us learn lessons and improve our scores. A lesson learned and passed will never get repeated in life.