Day 09 – Creation of Karma: Aapae beej aapae hee khaahu

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By Surinder Kaur Sohan Singh | SIKHI STUDY | OPINION

Full attention on the task at hand is vital for success both in our worldly endeavours and also in our spiritual pursuits.

When a person is totally focused on the task at hand something very important happens:

His THOUGHTS STOP because his mind is totally focused.

Thoughts are related to the creation of KARMA.

How is Karma created? Any action that is connected to a thought process creates Karma.

Example: When we are hungry we eat food. There is no Karma created. But if while eating the mind starts thinking, “This food taste terrible today. I must tell my wife off for cooking badly today.” Result: Negative karma created by the negative thought.

Next step: Thought converted into action. Wife reprimanded. Third step: Angry tone used to reprimand.

Process that take place is as follows: Negative thought is a seed planted in the mind. When thought is converted into action, the seed is watered. This makes the seed grows faster. Thought alone is weak. The seed grows slowly.

Thought + Action is stronger. The seed grows faster. Thought + Action + Emotion ( Anger ) is even stronger. The seed grows even faster.

The seed was of negativity. Once it grows it produces a tree that produces a negative fruit. Negative fruit is of pain and suffering.

If the same thing happened but the thought was of compassion:

  • The action was of Compassion
  • The seed sown was of positive nature.
  • The resulting fruit is of HAPPINESS/ PEACE.

AWARENESS of this process helps us to create less suffering and more HAPPINESS in our lives.

Surinder Kaur Sohan Singh is a Malaysia-based Gurbani enthusiast. This is an edited version of her regular articles shared within a circle of fellow Sikhi seekers. The articles appear on Mondays and Thursdays.

* This is the opinion of the writer, organisation or publication and does not necessarily represent the views of Asia Samachar.

 

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