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The Simple Rule of Karma: You Get What You Give!

Last Updated on May 26, 2020 by admin

Right since our childhood, we all have been hearing from our grandmas and parents that hurting others, giving pain to others is not good. You might have even hear that doing so makes one a perfect candidate for enduring god’s punishment. For most of the times, we all might have received advices and warnings to do only good, and avoid all bad. Well, this makes us eligible for god’s gifts or praises. So, what does this convey? Well, it conveys that you get what you get.

While god does not come down from heaven to punish or praise, the consequences of our own acts are spontaneous, natural, and instant. How? Let’s find out!

The Impact of Good or Bad Karma

According to dadabhagwan.org, karma is nothing but supporting an action by saying “I am doing it.”  When you believe that you are the sole doer and claim doership, karma is bound. So, if you do good, good deed is said to have taken place. Similarly, if you do something bad, a bad deed has taken place.  Now, if you happen to help someone, whether knowingly or unknowingly, it is a good karma and its instant effect is evident in the form of peace, satisfaction, and happiness surfacing within.

Similarly, when you do hurt someone through speech or action, the instant effect is evident in the form of restleness, unsteadiness, uproar, and aversion. Even if you happen to hurt someone through mind, say by criticizing in mind, the mind is likely to become restless and your vision or attitude is likely to turn more toward negativity.  Note that these effects happen to yourself only, and are the initial ones to be felt.

These effects themselves prove that you get what you give. When you give pain or sorrow to others, you instantly get back the same through the negative effects surfacing inside you. Here, I simply recall the Newton’s law of motion/force that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. What it means is that your actions will have the same reaction from the opposite person. Therefore, if you hurt the other person, he or she is also likely to hurt you instantly or later, possibly through revenge.

In short, whatever you do gives you two-fold results: One within yourself and the other from the opposite person.

The Science behind WYGIWYG (What You Give Is What You Get)

The science lies in the reaction of your action. This reaction is similar to an echo! Let us take an example to understand this. If you are at the echo point and yell, “You are a robber!”, you will hear the same sentence through echo. You heard back what you said but this time ‘You’ in the echoed statement is pointing to you!

Similarly, when you hurt somebody through speech saying, “You are useless!”, you will also meet someone saying the same to you. The only difference is that the former echo comes to you instantly; the latter echo of karma comes when the time is right.