By Brahma Kumari Dadi Janki
We all desire to live a beautiful lifestyle where we don’t have to face negative situations, which could be a reflection of our past karmas.
By past, we mean karmas performed in this birth and also karmas of many births before this one. Every thought, word and action performed in each birth would have created a matching samskara in the soul.
Samskaras are the main cause of attracting negative or positive situations in our life. So, nothing can be done about what happened in the past and how we spent each birth and the quality of our actions in each birth. But, there is a way of cleaning up all the negative samskaras from the soul.
Through Rajyoga meditation, through the power of visualisation – which we all possess – we experience beautiful spiritual energy, of the purest seed of humankind, called God, whom we commonly see with the eyes of our mind and intellect, as a point of pure spiritual light.
Meditation means touching this point of pure energy every day during meditation, while connecting our inner Self with the Supreme, through the power of visualisation. His light is like a laser beam which removes or destroys negative samskaras from the soul, which were created due to negative karmas. A soul from which traces of negative actions have been removed, can attract positive situations only, while keeping negative circumstances away.
The quality of our thoughts, words and actions being the seed of our samskaras, we need to pause and review at the end of each day, whether any of our thoughts, words or deeds was right or not. The measuring tool for this is knowledge of the law of karma which needs to govern our intention, intellect and actions.
Not only any word or action, but every thought which is created under the influence of any of the five main vices – lust, anger, greed, attachment and ego – is considered negative karma. Also, weaknesses connected to these impure emotions, like jealousy, hatred, revenge, criticism and fear considered negative karma.
When created or indulged in, these impure actions and emotions build negative samskaras in the soul. For many, imagining a day without some of these vices may seem difficult. This happens when we don’t make any conscious effort to stop them from going that way.
Also, thinking, speaking and performing actions related to past or future are considered unnecessary and is something we spend a lot of time doing. These are of a less negative nature but have a subtle connection with body consciousness, which is the cause of all negative samskaras created in the soul.
There are also thoughts, words and actions related to our daily routine and tasks, which are necessary in nature. But these sometimes become wasteful, when we attach excessive importance to the past and future.
Lastly, through daily practice of Rajyoga knowledge and meditation, all our thoughts, words and actions will be propelled by core qualities of the soul – peace, joy, love, bliss, purity, power and wisdom – which in turn will beget noble samskaras, proclivities; holistic health, harmony, happiness and wellbeing in our life and society.
January 18, 2020 is being observed by Brahma Kumaris worldwide as 51st Spiritual Ascension Day of Pitashri Prajapita Brahma.
DISCLAIMER : Views expressed above are the author’s own.