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The easiest way to deal with your Karma | Having a huge amount of Karma is good

Synopsis: In this short talk, Sadhguru reveals the simplest way to deal with your Karma. He explains that it is good to have a complex and humongous mountain of Karma. It's only because of this complexity you will come out with solutions, otherwise you will be a simpleton. But how to deal with this huge Karmic baggage - Sadhguru gives a very very simple way, a sure way of release!

Synopsis: In this short talk, Sadhguru reveals the simplest way to deal with your Karma. He explains that it is...

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... good to have a complex and humongous mountain of Karma. It's only because of this complexity you will come out with solutions, otherwise you will be a simpleton. But how to deal with this huge Karmic baggage - Sadhguru gives a very very simple way, a sure way of release!

July 19, 2020

2:43

The various dimensions of Karma – Enlightened beings have a huge amount of karma

Synopsis: In this talk, Sadhguru explains, that an enlightened being as immense amount of Karma. In fact, much more than others. In most cases, enlightenment and leaving the body happens at the same time. In order to retain the body, one has to consciously take on the weight of Karma. If you know how to use it, Karma is not negative. Karma has many dimensions; there is evolutionary karma, elemental karma, genetic...

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... karma, articulate karma, inarticulate karma and more. This memory is present in every cell in your body.

Synopsis: In this talk, Sadhguru explains, that an enlightened being as immense amount of Karma. In fact, much...

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... more than others. In most cases, enlightenment and leaving the body happens at the same time. In order to retain the body, one has to consciously take on the weight of Karma. If you know how to use it, Karma is not negative. Karma has many dimensions; there is evolutionary karma, elemental karma, genetic karma, articulate karma, inarticulate karma and more. This memory is present in every cell in your body.

July 19, 2020

5:32

Your life is your making – Don’t blame your Karma

Synopsis: In this talk, #Sadhguru says - "The way you are is your #Karma, that means, it is your doing". So, your Karma, the way you are is not God's creation, but it is 100% your own doing. "Your life is your business, and nobody's business. You can make whatever out of it". The whether you are joyful, or you are miserable - it's your own doing - it is your Karma. Your life is entirely your making, you can...

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... become godlike, or you can choose to become a lump of earth.

Synopsis: In this talk, #Sadhguru says - "The way you are is your #Karma, that means, it is your doing". So, your...

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... Karma, the way you are is not God's creation, but it is 100% your own doing. "Your life is your business, and nobody's business. You can make whatever out of it". The whether you are joyful, or you are miserable - it's your own doing - it is your Karma. Your life is entirely your making, you can become godlike, or you can choose to become a lump of earth.

July 18, 2020

4:54

How to get out of the trap of Karma – Karma is not the problem

Synopsis: In this talk, Sadhguru tells us that mind can not work without memory. There can not be any thought, without the karmic memory. Karma means, "just the residual impact of all the actions that you have performed". There is another way to look at it, that actually there is no mind - there is only a discriminatory intellect and there is Karma. Because the discriminatory intellect has not been sufficiently...

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... applied, the past memory, or Karma takes over. Only with awareness can the Karma be consciously used.

Synopsis: In this talk, Sadhguru tells us that mind can not work without memory. There can not be any thought,...

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... without the karmic memory. Karma means, "just the residual impact of all the actions that you have performed". There is another way to look at it, that actually there is no mind - there is only a discriminatory intellect and there is Karma. Because the discriminatory intellect has not been sufficiently applied, the past memory, or Karma takes over. Only with awareness can the Karma be consciously used.

July 17, 2020

4:25

Does my Karma control my destiny? What is the role of luck and fate?

Synopsis: At Youth and Truth event at the London School of Economics, someone asks Sadhguru - "We meet people [whom] we are meant to meet, or is it destiny, luck or fate?" Sadhguru tells about Karma, and that we have the ability to create life the way we want.

Synopsis: At Youth and Truth event at the London School of Economics, someone asks Sadhguru - "We meet people [whom]...

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... we are meant to meet, or is it destiny, luck or fate?" Sadhguru tells about Karma, and that we have the ability to create life the way we want.

July 16, 2020

3:59

Karma is not reward and punishment – Karma Vs Free Will

Synopsis: Someone asks Sadhguru - "How much of our life is governed by Karma, and how much is free will?..." Sadhguru explains that contrary to popular belief, Karma is not a 'reward and punishment'. Karma is the residual impact of whatever action you do with your body, mind and emotions - you can not control that, but this moment's Karma is entirely in your hand. If you are conscious in this moment, then you...

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... can use your Karma whichever way you want.

Synopsis: Someone asks Sadhguru - "How much of our life is governed by Karma, and how much is free will?..." Sadhguru...

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... explains that contrary to popular belief, Karma is not a 'reward and punishment'. Karma is the residual impact of whatever action you do with your body, mind and emotions - you can not control that, but this moment's Karma is entirely in your hand. If you are conscious in this moment, then you can use your Karma whichever way you want.

July 15, 2020

3:42

How do I dissolve my ‘bad’ karma? Does ‘good’ karma cancel ‘bad’ karma?

Synopsis: During a Youth & Truth event at Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University in the US, a student asks Sadhguru - "One question on Karma - Can good karma cancel our bad karma? Is our life predestined, or can we change it by Karma? And, what is good karma?" Sadhguru explains what Karma really means. He says, this is not about 'good karma', or 'bad karma', what is important is that how much of your...

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... karma (action) is conscious.

Synopsis: During a Youth & Truth event at Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University in the US, a student asks...

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... Sadhguru - "One question on Karma - Can good karma cancel our bad karma? Is our life predestined, or can we change it by Karma? And, what is good karma?" Sadhguru explains what Karma really means. He says, this is not about 'good karma', or 'bad karma', what is important is that how much of your karma (action) is conscious.

July 14, 2020

7:18

What is Karma? Sadhguru simplifies this profound aspect

Synopsis: In this talk, Sadhguru simplifies this profound and often misunderstood word - 'Karma'. He explains that the way we see with our eyes, it is influenced by our memory. Without memory, the eye can not see. Memory means it is accumulated information. Everything in a human life is run by memory. Looking at life through this memory is traditionally called as 'Karma'. To get rid of Karma, is a long process....

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... Instead, one should strive to bring a distance from this memory.

Synopsis: In this talk, Sadhguru simplifies this profound and often misunderstood word - 'Karma'. He explains that...

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... the way we see with our eyes, it is influenced by our memory. Without memory, the eye can not see. Memory means it is accumulated information. Everything in a human life is run by memory. Looking at life through this memory is traditionally called as 'Karma'. To get rid of Karma, is a long process. Instead, one should strive to bring a distance from this memory.

July 13, 2020

9:35

What is Samskara, or Collective Karma

Synopsis: Samsakara is the collective karma of the society. Sadhguru says, in the Indian culture, many things were done to maintain samskara. He explains the science behind this. Sadhguru also explains the significance of the caste system in India, and its social relevance.

Synopsis: Samsakara is the collective karma of the society. Sadhguru says, in the Indian culture, many things were...

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... done to maintain samskara. He explains the science behind this. Sadhguru also explains the significance of the caste system in India, and its social relevance.

November 25, 2019

5:42

How to get rid of Karmic Bondage?

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..."How can I rid myself of Karmic bondage?" - asks a volunteer during Cauvery Calling campaign. As Sadhguru explains, if you really want to explore life in its full dimension and bliss, it's very important for you to burn away your Karma. There is one thought which holds most people back. What is that mental roadblock keeping you entangled and denying you freedom from misery? Sadhguru reveals the secret....

Synopsis: "How can I rid myself of Karmic bondage?" - asks a volunteer during Cauvery Calling campaign. As Sadhguru...

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... explains, if you really want to explore life in its full dimension and bliss, it's very important for you to burn away your Karma. There is one thought which holds most people back. What is that mental roadblock keeping you entangled and denying you freedom from misery? Sadhguru reveals the secret....

October 29, 2019

07:23

How much karmic influence do parents have on their children?

Synopsis: Lakshmi Manchu asks Sadhguru - "Namaskaram Sadhguru. I have a question. So, does the relationship that we have with our parents, impact the course of our life? If yes, how best our we to nurture this?" Sadhguru tells is that parents karmic influence on their children is till the age of 21 years.

Synopsis: Lakshmi Manchu asks Sadhguru - "Namaskaram Sadhguru. I have a question. So, does the relationship that...

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... we have with our parents, impact the course of our life? If yes, how best our we to nurture this?" Sadhguru tells is that parents karmic influence on their children is till the age of 21 years.

September 17, 2018

2:39

What is Karma?

In the first part of the article Sadhguru explains what is Karma - the past impressions of life. Sadhguru also tells us the distinction between, Sanchita Karma, and Prarabhda Karma. Sadhguru shares a simple way one can start breaking ones physical Karma. Sadhguru says - "Depending on what kind of impressions you took in, whether it was hatred and anger, or love and joy, you accordingly have a certain kind of personality – usually every human being is a complex mixture of these things. Once you allow this karmic structure to build beyond a certain point, there is really no such thing as freedom. Everything that you do is conditioned by the past. If you want to move in the direction of liberation, one of the first things that you need to do is to loosen the grip and shackle of karma."

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September 21, 2020

7 min read

Does positive thinking work?

Positive thinking is dangerous! Sadhguru says - "The nature of the mind is such that if you say, 'I do not want this,' only that will happen in your mind. If you say, 'I do not want the negative,' only that will happen." Instead of looking at things as positive and negative, we should essentially be looking at the situation and act accordingly. Sadhguru explains, that the who existence is happening between two dualities - "What you refer to as positive and negative is: masculine and feminine, light and darkness, day and night. Without this, how will life happen? It is like saying you do not want death, you want only life – there is no such thing. Only because there is death there is life. Only because there is darkness there is light. It is just that you should not allow the negative to overwhelm you. Let both of them be there and see how to make both of them productive."

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September 11, 2020

7 min read

How to Get Rid of my Karma?

Sadhguru says, that we should learn to be happy with our compulsions! Only when we are joyful, transformation is possible. Joyfulness brings flexibility; and only flexibility opens the possibility to go beyond our compulsions. If we bury, our karma deep, then it will grow manifold. "Karma, is not the problem; how you carry it is the only problem".

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October 18, 2019

4 min read

Your Past, Present and Future is Written All Over You

In this fascinating blog, Sadhguru de-clutters 'Karma'. Karma is not just what you did and what you did not do, it is the residual memory. Our past, present and future us imprinted all over us! With heightened perception, one can tell you what has happened in your life and what may happen in future, just by looking at your hand. Not just the hand, many other parts - behind the earlobe! If you are sensitive to life around you, you can find out everything that happened in a place by reading the memory of a rock which has been lying there undisturbed for a long time.

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July 8, 2019

5 min read

How Can I Get Free of My Karma?

If your energies move upwards, but your thoughts move downwards, then they will collide and create certain friction and struggle within you. There is a distinction between thoughts and thinking. Though, how you think is strongly influenced by your karma, but if you are willing, your intellect can think beyond it. When you do any sadhana, it is very important that you create the necessary psychological ambiance within yourself to reap the full benefits of the practices. Sadhguru gives a simple 20 second 'crash course' to become more receptive and distance yourself from your karmic structure.

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April 29, 2019

3 min read

What Can I Do About My Past Karma?

What is Karma? How does one end up building a Karmic mountain? And once one has build an enormous Karmic mountain, how does one dismantle it? In this article, Sadhguru simplifies this extremely complex aspect of life. It is the journey of inclusion with absolute involvement which is liberating. Read on to find more...

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November 2, 2018

3 min read

Is There A Conflict Between Karma And Inclusiveness?

There is no conflict between these two. Karma means residual memory - physical memory, psychological memory, emotional memory and energy memory. By the very nature, memory will always have a boundary. Because there is a boundary, if you want to expand, it becomes a limitation. So, you must loosen it up and bring inclusiveness into your system. Nature is anyway inclusive, so you just become aware of that.

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September 8, 2018

3 min read

Mahabharat Episode 24: Duryodhana – No Excuses for Him

We have all heard stories about the evil of Duryodhana - the greatest villain! What was it about him that made him exhibit such rage and evil intentions? Did Duryodhana loved his young and beautiful wife Bhanumati? Sadhguru also talks about the relationship between crime and friendship. Who is friendless - geniuses or criminals? Sadhguru unfolds the Mahabharat in his distinctively captivating style.

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June 25, 2018

4 min read

What Is Collective Karma?

Apart from individual karma, there is also 'collective' karma, or karmic memory. Karma is the memory of life. So, whatever actions are being done around you, will have an impact on you. You share your karmic memory with your family, community, nation. Lot of people may go through a lot of suffering and pain without in any way being associated with what is happening around them. Collective Karma may create certain consequences for you, but how you experience life within you, is entirely your making.

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December 15, 2017

3 min read

What is Prana (Energy), and The Benefits of Pranayama?

Prana, or life energies determine how the whole human system functions. Sadhguru says - "Since prana has the karmic memory of the individual imprinted on it, it functions in each person in a unique manner". There are five basic pranas in the system, and through yogic practicesone can take charge of these. Once you take charge of your prana,  you will retain your psychological balance, regardless of the external situation. Sadhguru also tells us about Shakti Chalana Kriya, and Shambhavi Mahamudra, and how they relate to Prana.

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September 22, 2017

7 min read

Is Karma The Basis Of Your Physical Existence?

Is Karma a wicked ploy to keep everything in suffering? Sadhguru tells us that there is nothing wicked about Karma. In fact Karma is the very basis of our physical existence. Karma is a wall we have built around us for our self-preservation. But this wall has also become our bondage. There is a part of you which is always wanting to expand and grow. For that, this same wall has become a wall of self-imprisonment. The most profound thing that Sadhguru tells us is, that 'no matter what kind of karma you have, this moment's karma is always in your hands'.

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August 10, 2017

6 min read

Are Habits & Karma Connected?

Sadhguru tells us that we form habits, which are certain patterns, to bring a certain ease in our lives, and for the sake of survival. As people grow, those looking for excitement, will drop their habits easily, while those who are fearful and want to preserve themselves will hold onto their habits. Sadhguru says - "What we refer to as karma is also just this. Karma means you are unconsciously creating patterns for yourself, not only about your behavior, but about the way life happens to you."

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March 16, 2017

4 min read

Should I Believe in God or Karma?

The reality is that you do not know whether God rules the world, or Karma rules the world. So, rather than believing in either, you should have the courage and commitment to become a seeker. Sadhguru drives this home by way of a wonderful Shankaran Pillai joke!

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December 6, 2016

3 min read

How does Sadhguru know everything?

Q: Sadhguru, your knowing seems to be inexhaustible. Is all this recorded in you or are you just getting it from somewhere? Sadhguru says - "Your energy system or pranamayakosha carries stupendous volumes of information, which is so easy to carry and is not burdensome. It is so simple."

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November 22, 2016

4 min read

‘Positive thinking’ will crash you

These days, there is a lot of teaching about 'think positive'. Does it really work? Sadhguru says - "The reason these people have lost depth to their life is that they have become frivolous by focusing their attention only on what is convenient for them, which they call positive.....If you watch those people who always talk about “Be happy,” depending on their lifestyles, within a few years they end up depressed. It will invariably hit you very deep because your energies are apportioned for different possibilities according to your karmic structure."

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November 10, 2016

2 min read

Does My Family’s Karma Impact Me?

Whenever you think about Karma, you should always be referring to yourself! Someone else's karma is not your business. Your life is your responsibility. If you refer to someone else's Karma, you will become a negative force. So, do not worry about your family's Karma. Sadhguru tells us 'you need to realize, whatever happens in your life, it is you'.

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July 4, 2016

3 min read

How is Karma Connected To Liberation (Moksha)?

Karma means action. Action is performed at four levels, at the level of body, mind, emotion and energy. Most of the actions you perform are unconscious, but their residual memory builds within you. Though Karma is being projected as 'reward and punishment', it is not that. Karma means, building up memory. It means, life is entirely your making. In the Indian culture, God is not the goal, the ultimate goal is always liberation. Mukti or liberation means to wipe out the Karmic information that you have gathered.

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June 9, 2016

4 min read

How is Karma Created?

Karma is essentially about the volition behind the action. Sadhguru says 'Karma is only in terms of your need to do something. When you have no need to do anything and you simply do what is needed, there is no karmic attachment to it.' When the volition is taken away, there will be no Karma. Acceptance, and unbounded responsibility means you will not have any volition about anything, and you will just do what is needed.

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March 17, 2016

3 min read

Can My Karma Make Me Sick?

Disease can be because of chaotic energy in the system. It can also be because of strong karmic reasons. Prarabhda, is the karma allotted for this lifetime. It is written at the level of the energy. So, everyone's energy, prana, behaves a certain way because of this karmic bondage. Simplistically, portions of the energy are allocated for action, emotion, thought process and for your experiential dimension. In contemporary society, the energy allotted for emotion is no finding expression, leading to deviations and all kinds of mental health issues. The physical activity has also drastically reduced. This unused energy can also cause disease.

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February 19, 2016

7 min read

How To Dissolve My Karma?

The process of life itself dissolves your Karma. But you are building up new Karma through your thoughts and emotions. For many people building more Karma outpaces the dissolution! Karma is the illusion of many. This is the foundation of Karma. Sadhguru says 'if you confuse yourself, “Which is me and which is not me?” suddenly karma loses its foundation'. Kriyas and Pranayam are a process to strengthen the energy body and bring a certain distance from your Karma.

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November 9, 2015

11 min read

Step Over Someone – Get Their Karma

Yes, it is possible! If you step over someone, especially when they are sitting or lying down with eyes closed, you could be walking into their energy body, because in these states their energy body expands. In Yoga, there are three physical dimensions to you - physical, mental and energy. Once you are conscious you do not want to walk into someone else's mental or energy bodies, because that can have an impact on you.

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April 21, 2015

7 min read

Are Karma & Dreams Connected?

In a way, dream and wakeful states are both reality. Both are interpretations of the mind. Sadhguru says, "Right now, how you are experiencing the creation is completely dreamy. It is not the way it is". Karma is accumulated because of volition, not action. Because there is no volition in a dream, you can not accumulate Karma while dreaming, it is a process of unwinding of Karma. So, yes, in many ways, your dreams are driven by your Karma. Sadhguru also shares how a simpleton is unwinding more karma than winding new; and how educated people are winding way more than they are unwinding, largely because of the current education system which establishes strong intentions in a person.

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August 7, 2014

11 min read

What Is Karma?

Karma is not about good deeds or bad deeds. Karma is essentially the memory of life. Sadhguru says "The word karma evokes different types of understanding in people’s minds. Karma means action. Action is on many different levels. There is physical, mental, emotional and energy action which we can call karma. If the action sinks deeper than these four dimensions, then we call it kriya. So both karma and kriya mean action, but karma is that kind of action which leaves a residual imprint or impact upon the system."

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July 28, 2013

6 min read

What is Karma?

In the first part of the article Sadhguru explains what is…

September 21, 2020

7 min read

Does positive thinking work?

Positive thinking is dangerous! Sadhguru says - "The nature of the…

September 11, 2020

7 min read

How to Get Rid of my Karma?

Sadhguru says, that we should learn to be happy with our…

October 18, 2019

4 min read

Your Past, Present and Future is Written All Over You

In this fascinating blog, Sadhguru de-clutters 'Karma'. Karma is not just…

July 8, 2019

5 min read

How Can I Get Free of My Karma?

If your energies move upwards, but your thoughts move downwards, then…

April 29, 2019

3 min read

What Can I Do About My Past Karma?

What is Karma? How does one end up building a Karmic…

November 2, 2018

3 min read

Is There A Conflict Between Karma And Inclusiveness?

There is no conflict between these two. Karma means residual memory…

September 8, 2018

3 min read

Mahabharat Episode 24: Duryodhana – No Excuses for Him

We have all heard stories about the evil of Duryodhana -…

June 25, 2018

4 min read

What Is Collective Karma?

Apart from individual karma, there is also 'collective' karma, or karmic…

December 15, 2017

3 min read

What is Prana (Energy), and The Benefits of Pranayama?

Prana, or life energies determine how the whole human system functions.…

September 22, 2017

7 min read

Is Karma The Basis Of Your Physical Existence?

Is Karma a wicked ploy to keep everything in suffering? Sadhguru…

August 10, 2017

6 min read

Are Habits & Karma Connected?

Sadhguru tells us that we form habits, which are certain patterns,…

March 16, 2017

4 min read

Should I Believe in God or Karma?

The reality is that you do not know whether God rules…

December 6, 2016

3 min read

How does Sadhguru know everything?

Q: Sadhguru, your knowing seems to be inexhaustible. Is all this…

November 22, 2016

4 min read

‘Positive thinking’ will crash you

These days, there is a lot of teaching about 'think positive'.…

November 10, 2016

2 min read

Does My Family’s Karma Impact Me?

Whenever you think about Karma, you should always be referring to…

July 4, 2016

3 min read

How is Karma Connected To Liberation (Moksha)?

Karma means action. Action is performed at four levels, at the…

June 9, 2016

4 min read

How is Karma Created?

Karma is essentially about the volition behind the action. Sadhguru says…

March 17, 2016

3 min read

Can My Karma Make Me Sick?

Disease can be because of chaotic energy in the system. It…

February 19, 2016

7 min read

How To Dissolve My Karma?

The process of life itself dissolves your Karma. But you are…

November 9, 2015

11 min read

Step Over Someone – Get Their Karma

Yes, it is possible! If you step over someone, especially when…

April 21, 2015

7 min read

Are Karma & Dreams Connected?

In a way, dream and wakeful states are both reality. Both…

August 7, 2014

11 min read

What Is Karma?

Karma is not about good deeds or bad deeds. Karma is…

July 28, 2013

6 min read

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