DON’T MISCONCEIVE KARMA
Individuals create karma; karma doesn’t create individuals. They create karma in this life and receive their reward in the next. They never escape. Only someone who’s perfect creates no karma in this life and receives no reward. The world scriptures harmoniously say, “Who creates no karma obtains the Truth.” This isn’t an empty saying. You can create karma, but you can’t create a person. When you create karma, you’re reborn along with your karma. When you don’t create karma, you vanish along with your karma. Hence, with karma dependent on the individual and the individual dependent on karma, if an individual doesn’t create karma, karma has no hold on him. In the same manner, “A person rips what he sows. In the spirit world, the reverse isn’t possible.”
Mortals keep creating karma and mistakenly insist that there’s no retribution. But, can they deny suffering? Can they deny that what the present state of mind sows the next state of mind reaps? How can they escape? But if the present state of mind sows nothing, the next state of mind reaps nothing. Don’t misconceive karma.