|Profound Wisdom on Karma, Meditation, and Self-Realization by Sadhguru Sahib Madhuparamhans Ji Maharaj|
Early Times Report
JAMMU, Sept 29: On the auspicious occasion of Purnima, Sadhguru Sahib Bandagi Shri Madhuparamhans Ji Maharaj shared profound wisdom during his discourse at Sant Ashram Ranjadi. He emphasized that our conscience is shaped by the sanskars (imprints) of our past lives, and everything we have, including our family and home, is a result of our karma. This world is the realm of karma, and it is the only place where karma exists. Every aspect of a person's mind and instincts is influenced by their karma, whether they possess a sharp intellect or lack wisdom. The entire world is entangled in the web of karma, but the soul itself is disconnected from karma.
In this vast universe, karma is confined to the earthly realm, and the soul has no inherent connection to it. Actions happen, and suffering is self-inflicted. Creatures in this world are caught in the cycle of karma, leading to the question of why the soul experiences the consequences of its deeds.
There are two types of karma: auspicious and inauspicious. Some may believe that the soul is responsible for good deeds while the mind is responsible for bad deeds, but Sadhguru refutes this notion, explaining that both types of actions are driven by the mind. When one becomes established in their true self, they realize their detachment from karma. As long as the mind is active, all actions appear real, but when one becomes introspective, they understand the workings of the mind.
Karma operates at a subtle level, and it is Niranjan (the divine) that dispenses the fruits of actions. However, the mind's desires and temptations lead individuals to engage in actions such as lying, consuming non-vegetarian food, or committing adultery. The soul provides energy for these actions and consequently faces repercussions. The mind is the driving force behind every action, and it keeps individuals entangled in the three worlds. Meditation and concentration are essential to detach from the mind's control.