“What goes around comes around.” You might have heard this more than often, but do you believe it? Is it really true that we have to suffer the causes that we have created in this birth? Well, it is said that Bhagwat Geeta, a holy book (in fact a life manual) in which Krishna has given His teachings,, has all the answers related to sufferings of mankind and karma. According to this holy book, every action of ours has an effect or consequence, and we have to suffer or enjoy the consequences of the same without fail. Also, Bhagwat Geeta has stated that no action of any man goes unnoticed and despite the superiority, the after effect will not get pacified. If we relate this to science, even the Newton’s third law states the same.
If we take a closer look, Karma is of four types. To know more about them, read further to get enlightened of the same!
Types of karma according to Bhagavad Gita
This is the result of actions that have been gathered in this and all other previous lives. These are part of those kriyaman karmas that have not borne fruits as yet. It is more or less like arrows in quiver as the good karma do not cancel the effect of bad one. However, they stay side by side and help us lead a life which is not monotonous at all.
It is a portion of prabadha karma. It is just like an arrow that is ready to be launched. If the circumstances support, they will be launched and reach the desire
This type of karma is like an arrow that has already left the bow and is about to reach the destination. It can also relate to the words that have been spoken and cannot be taken back at any cost.
These are the karmad that we do in the present. Of these that bear fruits there are two types of fruits- one in the form of circumstances (favourable and adverse) and second type of fruit is the impressions in our inner self.
These were the four types of karma that find their mention in Bhagwat geeta and upnishads. We all create some or the other type of karma of which we’ll have to suffer the consequences. However, it is not mandatory that you will have to suffer all of it. You can pacify a few of them through akarmas (actions performed without any desire for personal benefit and only for the service of others). These akarmas not only bear no fruits but also destroy the effects of other karmas performed by
The very first thing that can be done is stop creating bad karmas. However, we cannot get rid of all the karma that we have created as our life is continuing at its pace and knowingly or unknowingly you’ll be creating karma which might affect your fate further.
Furthermore, akarmas should be done in abundance so that the effect of the previous karmas can be destroyed. To conclude, we would like to enlighten you that you cannot escape the karma that you have created and hence keep a check on your deeds without fail.