What does Living by Karma or Dharma mean?
Many of the situations that arise in your life stem from karma. How you deal with it and how you learn your life lessons is up to you. Are you constantly creating new karma with it or are you resolving what you carry with you?
Living by Karma
If you are living by karma in certain areas of life, it means that you are not acting sincerely and honestly. Not to yourself or not to others.
- An obvious example of this is, when you make a choice that benefits yourself, regardless of whether it is at the expense of another (you take).
- A less obvious but common example is, when you make a choice at the expense of yourself. In this case, you are not taking, but depriving.
In both cases, you do not resolve the karma, but create new karma.
Living by Dharma
When you live by dharma in certain areas of life, you consider others in your choices and, if necessary, put the common good above your own (you give).
With this mindset and attitude, you are more inclined to act sincerely and honestly in karma situations, thereby resolving the karma physically. Whether you also do it on deeper levels within yourself depends on whether you are aware that it involves forgiveness on all levels.
Karmic Roles and Life Lessons
In one situation you may naturally act sincerely and honestly, while in another situation you act from self-centeredness. Maybe even without realizing that you are shortchanging someone else. Or, on the contrary, you completely disable yourself and thereby shortchange yourself.
Connection with Energy
The way you live, by karma or dharma, is only an elaboration of the deeper layer underneath, which is the energy with which you are connected. You can read more about this in the book Je last.