Karma (by Swami Sivananda)

Karma By Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati 1. Law of Karma Every man should have a comprehensive understanding of Nature’s laws, and their operations. Then he can pull on in this world smoothly and happily. He can utilise the helping forces to serve his ends in the best possible manner. He can neutralise the hostile forces … Continue reading Karma (by Swami Sivananda)

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Fate, Free Will, and Vedic Astrology

Fate, Free Will, and Vedic Astrology By Linda Johnsen, March 2004 Courtesy and Copyright Yoga International My husband's horoscope showed an imminent health crisis. I had only recently begun studying Vedic astrology (a system for predicting the future developed by the yoga masters of India) and I still wasn't sure how seriously to take it. … Continue reading Fate, Free Will, and Vedic Astrology

Free Will and Determinism in Vedanta

Prof. Arun Chatterjee Free will and determinism have been approached from different perspectives by Eastern as well as Western philosophers who believe in a soul and God, and even by materialists and atheists. These issues are not limited to philosophers and religious people, they are of common interest. I will not examine in this article … Continue reading Free Will and Determinism in Vedanta

Misfortunes are not always Results of Past Misdeeds

Selections from THE ABSOLUTE LAW OF KARMA by PANDIT SHRIRAM SHARMA ACHARYA Misfortunes are not always Results of Past Misdeeds For most of us misfortunes are unwelcome. These are popularly believed to be the result of past sins and displeasure of God. However, this view is only partially correct. It is true that one of the reasons … Continue reading Misfortunes are not always Results of Past Misdeeds

Your World – A Reflection of your Mind

Selections from THE ABSOLUTE LAW OF KARMA by PANDIT SHRIRAM SHARMA ACHARYA YOUR WORLD – A REFLECTION OF YOUR MIND In this world, we find people complaining about many types of misfortunes and feeling euphoric on insignificant occasions of pleasure. There are habitual pessimists blaming everyone for everything. Expressions like “This world is very bad”; “Times are … Continue reading Your World – A Reflection of your Mind

Who are you ?

Selections from THE ABSOLUTE LAW OF KARMA by PANDIT SHRIRAM SHARMA ACHARYA WHO ARE YOU? Each individual has different identities for different roles in life. This identity depends on the relationship with the person with whom he/she interacts. For mother he/she may be an object of maternal affection, for father an obedient child, for the teacher an … Continue reading Who are you ?

Create Your Own World

Selections from THE ABSOLUTE LAW OF KARMA by PANDIT SHRIRAM SHARMA ACHARYA CREATE YOUR OWN WORLD The physical cosmos, according to a philosopher, is made up of inert components, which can be moulded into any desired configuration. The doer, man, is animate, whereas elements of the cosmos are inert. The animate doer has the capacity to utilize … Continue reading Create Your Own World