Purpose, Law, Karma

Much of our suffering in life comes from trying to do too much. 

“Doing” implies a creation of Karmic chains, whether good or bad, that will have to be mended at some point in time.

However, by doing only what is necessary, it is possible to sever the roots of future Karma.

Finding out what is truly necessary applies to one’s individual Dharma (law/purpose).

This can be pinpointed through meditating on attachments and desires. 

Find out what your highest Self (untainted by ego) desires to accomplish in the physical world, accomplish it, then begin your exit from Samsara, like the wind exiting the body. 

This is one aspect of the ancient teaching of “non-doing.”

Do what you must, then do no more.

This is a way to show compassion to all beings.  

Hailaz / Namaste

Loss, Attachment, and Fairness

When one loses a child, they sometimes fall victim to negative thought patterns. Usually, this would be associated with the attachment one has to “fairness” in life, or what one believes they deserve or have earned.

These laws and concerns are not present in nature, fairness is not to be determined by man. Nature has its own goals, the gods we’ve named in it have their own motives.

When death takes the ones we love, the ones we cherish, it is for its own reasons. When one understands this, life’s “tragedies” seem less so, as beauty resides in all of existence.

Every experience is a conscious validation of existence, a root from us into the very being of the Earth; a link between ground and sky. Whether we believe it or not, the things that are presented to us in life are the things we are meant to have; the lessons we must learn, the wisdom we must gain.

When things that are “unfair” beset us, it is a balancing within natures framework; cause and effect, the chains of karma. Life will ebb and flow like the tides, eternally returning, eternally disappearing.

“Fairness” only resides in the minds of men, and it’s wise to detach oneself from its fetters.

That which is fair, is what is. 

Nothing more, nothing less.

Happy birthday little one.

ᛉ 7/8 ᛣ

ᚲ : ᛋ : ᛃ

A Brief Thought on Attachment and Reward

“Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results, because there follows immediate peace.” – Bhagavad Gita

When we act in accordance with what is righteous, we remove the attachment we have to acquiring the “fruits” of our labor, because the labor itself becomes the fruit that nourishes us.

Make every act a devotion to the High One within; the Eternal Self beneath the noise; and all of life’s experiences will bring reward.