Skip to main content

Karmic Theory (Law Of Karma)

“Facing Challenges and Creating Destiny” by BK Shivani, Gurgaon
National Conference on Mind-Body-Medicine, Mount Abu.
August 6-10, 2010
What is Karma?

Karma is work or energy going out in the form of 1. Thought, 2. Word and/or 3. Action. Resultant return of energy is in the same amount known as Bhagya (Destiny).
The role of God is to ask you to do Karma and to help you to do RIGHT karma. Then whatever good/bad karma you do, the result is accordingly and entirely your responsibility. Because the result is Destiny (Bhagya). So don’t blame anyone else or God for anything bad. Do not try to blame someone responsible for your own deed and its result.

Be aware and create/decide your own destiny (Bhagya). Actually, the role of God is to:
  1. Give us the strength to handle the problem/situation
  2. Accompany us in solving the issue
  3. Guide
  4. Love unconditionally
  5. Give proper knowledge and
  6. Pour power to face the situation
So pause a little before doing something wrong, think it will never give good result and possibly you may stop doing wrong.

Never compromise on inner Happiness for gaining profit, position or fame.

Write a Karmic account of positive and negative deeds before going to bed (maintain a diary or make a mental note). You have to settle your account. Please, understand a simple thing: good work (Karma) will give good destiny (Bhagya) and similarly, bad/negative deeds bad destiny. It is not a mathematical addition or deduction because both good and bad deeds will give their destiny accordingly, but separately. So BE AWARE and understand you can create/decide your own destiny, just BE POWERFUL enough to write your own destiny, because you have to settle the account.

Law of Karma:

Wrong is wrong whatever logical justification you give to satisfy yourself. And the result will be accordingly. So don’t be a lawyer to argue and prove something wrong as right.

Similarly, right is always right, let the whole world disagree with it. And the destiny will be similarly good. To simplify, one may say whatever good or bad I have done, I will get the result.

When something goes wrong or let us say when a problem, insult or conflict arise, BE AWARE, CHECK the causative karma carefully and CHANGE yourself. The situation will definitely smoothen.

The Karmic Law
The Karmic Law - Judgment Day
Soul Consciousness:

Actually, we are not the body (physical form), we are souls. We are eternal and non-destroyable. So the change in life is just like changing clothes. Life is a complete journey going on and on. That is why the Karmic account will be carried forward even after death.

All this teaches us the role of ETHICS in life. Live by your values and principles ethically.

If you think, you cannot do that, QUIT.

Be ethical and face the challenge. But never ever say to yourself, I had no choice but to do the wrong.


  1. I feel the karmic theory is just guess work, a facile , simplistic explanation for things that happen in this world for which we dont have a ready answer. All actions , good or bad are the result of nature.Nothing is carried forward from a previous life. For instance for thousands of years people suffered the ravages of small pox.It was thought they were paying for their past actions-like kiloling causing grievous injuries raping theft loot arson killing pregnant woman etc. All these actions are being
    carried on even to day perhaps on a much larger scale than a few thousand years ago. So now also there must be the scourge of pox. But Pasteur invented waxin we eradicated with tuberclosis, with all kinds od diseases considered the result past actions. Mankinds actions are the same from times immemorial but Lo your Karmic effects are missing.Some say now the suffering may be different. But it is a case equal and opposite reaction.If that reaction is pox for thousands of years why should it change with mans intelligent approach. Karmic theory is the most stupid and senseless .There is naver any proof and never will be. They give convenient illogical explanations for things happen in this world like if a boy loses his eye the stupid presumption (inference is he must have damaged the eye of some one or animal(Some swamijis gave such explanations) But nobody ever showed in which life in how many years back he damaged the eye. At least record one sing le incident suppose where X killed a pregnant lady say in 1900 in his70th year.Take such a case when he gets rebirth in next 70 years. He must lose his. Is there asingle such inident which can be identitified NO all the Gods all the Swamijis and prophets put to gether can not show such in icdent. So the Karma business is crap Apuerile guess.Our destinies are shaped by natural forces I may be contacted for further elucidation

    1. @D.G.Ramarao

      Thanks for your comment.

      I do agree with what you said.
      Sometimes there is need for some moral support and consolations for undesired result, well, it does play some role there.

    2. Karma is always right. Look back at many things I did in my current past , it was true and still is. Stay away from doing things bad is good for myself and our society.

  2. Previous life's 'Karma' is the fate of present life so if our previous life's karma was bad then we have to suffer in our present life. Therefore being a human being, having a brain to distinguish between good and bad karma, we have now to decide what would be our future life's (next birth's) fate.

  3. Anonymous said nothing new. He repeated the age old concept of Karma. I hope he had gone through my letter. If he had he did not try to refute my arguments.It is very difficult with believers. He says ...We have to decide what would be our future life. Can he think of one single man out of 600 crores who had ever seen his future life.Wexcept wild stupid guess can any one say what his future life is.When you can or identify yourself in your future life you can verify if the karmic rwactions are taking place or not.In future one may be reborn as man, king or a lady or a dog or snake or insect or anything . with which of the lives you identify your self so that you will know weather you are reaping the actions in this life. That is why Karma theory is nonsense. No intelligent man will ever fall a prey to such undiluted stupid theory

  4. I Agree to the D G ramarao above, For it sounds too logical. We see that crime rate in the world is increasing, If there were cases of 2 lacs rapes in any country, with the passage of time they have increased and not decreased. But at the same time, population of the world is also increasing. Logically, if at all we believe in karma, then according to the increased rates of crime, population should decrease. Which is not happening infact. So this theory is not logically correct! Theory was just created , because the Hindu scholars couldnot understand, why some people are born deaf, disabled and some are born fine, rich etc. SO they said, its karma! But this is not the case infact. Whatever the case may be, but atleast its not the Karma..

  5. is it we have all are predestined and whatever we do would have no payback...I have seen many bad people relishing there lives...I want to know why...god exists.. past life has no influence why a child belongs to a slum while the other born wid a silver spoon...also....I have seen many good souls suffering ...whyyy...I am not contradicting to what you all have said...just want to check if you can narrate an incident where shrewd people pay back for their follies in the present life cycle...please support your answer with a a practical example or smething you have experienced

  6. @Jasmine, well, irrespective of role of Karma, I have stressed on role of ETHICS, please, do follow and things will not be that difficult.
    @D G Ramarao and @Silver Lord, I thank you for the interest shown on the subject and comments posted. Well, anything can be proved from either side. I have put my view.

    1. Thank you Mr.Desai for appreciating our comments whether one is able to agree fully with them or not. I want to add something. Even in four Vedas the karma theory was not fully developed.There was no clear indication of rebirth even. Obviously people in those times were not having knowledge of how the nature acts. So they depended entirely on superstition and guess. Our 4 Vedas are nothing but inane senseless, desperate prayers to personified elements like Indra,Vayu, Agni Savita, Pusha Varuna etc. All the prayers are for satisfying worldly desires like money, security sex progeny gold et. They did not have the slightest idea of Atma Paramatma Moksha etc. These spiritual thoughts were the products of Upanishads which we are told are a refutation of Vedic sacridotal ceremonies. To cut a long story short these useless senseless theories of Karma etc are all the products of undeveloped minds when man was groping in the dark corridors of nature for answers to the events in the world. I dont want to make my comment too long. If someone want to here my views I shall expand. Else I have to write a book itself

  7. little confused..they say god does not intervene in karmas .the karmic accounts are settled by souls themselves...means the souls take the costumes according to their own wish to pay or take revenge from other souls?? whats the role of the god then ..i mean who decides the birth place family members of the soul who leaves a costume on his journey.... if god does not decides then are we souls who decide.....please help me in clearing my doubts

  8. please clear my above doubt. i shall be grateful.

  9. Mr Desai you haven't cleared my doubt..o.k at least throw some light on this..what is old age the result of? Is it of good or bad karma..old age is a suffering in itself..although it's aphase of our journey but why is it so miserable..I mean health wise


Post a comment

Optionally, you can also email your feedback directly to the author.

Popular this week:

Before Shirdi, Shivarimal and After Saputara, Shivarimal - Story of a School for Blind Children

We visit Saputara (the only hill station in Gujarat) round the year for pleasure trips. Similarly, the devotees of Sai Baba visit Shirdi frequently. For a change and possibly a better experience, I’d like to suggest you visit Shivarimal (a Free Residential School for Visually Impaired (Blind) and Physically Challenged Children), about 20 km from Saputara and 93 km away from Bilimora on Bilimora-Saputara road. Let me tell you my reasons for details.

My close friend Piyushbhai Dharaiya formed a charitable trust in the name of his wife Late Jyotsanaben and decided to donate the interest away, every year. I suggested him to visit Shivarimal School for Blind Children and experience the emotions of blind students. We finally visited this place on Sunday, February 16th, 2014 and the result is this introductory article.

Gujarat – Introduction And History

A student of History has to understand Geography, Economics and Anthropology simultaneously. A person curious to know about world history has to proceed step by step, learning his own state first, then country and then only one can understand world history. Well, appreciating above facts, I am starting my study with History Of My State Of Gujarat. I have put it in order of time and later described important states and rulers.

Anavils - An Endangered Community

After Parsis, Anavils (Anavil Brahmins, અનાવિલ બ્રાહ્મણ ) are the fastest decreasing community. The total population of Anavils around the world does not exceed two lakhs figure and that is also fast reducing day by day. Days are not far, beyond a century or so, when they will have to be seen/found in records, photos and videos. Why?

   - they get married too late,    - many are dying unmarried,    - they wait for the career to be settled before the first (and maybe the only) childbirth.

Bhagavad Gita - Short And Straight

Have you read Bhagavad Gita - also known as Shrimad Bhagavad Gita? A positive answer is not much awaited and so this article - giving details in a precise and shortest way. Just read every line and try to be with me in this story-telling. I am sure you will end up with great surprises.


Here, Bhagavad means GOD. Gita means singing poetry.

The context of the story is a dialogue - conversation, taking place on the battlefield of Kurukshetra war between Lord Krishna (kṛṣṇa) and Pandava prince Arjuna.

Three Decades Of My Nomadic Experience

I recently read the novel "Pyramid of Virgin Dreams" by Vipul Mitra. He affectionately described the pains and pleasures of multiple transfers because of his father’s job as DSP and later himself as an IAS officer. While reading it occurred to me, I have had a similar life of changing a place many times nearly every alternate year. So why not narrate my story and the article is here! A nomad means someone who lives by travelling from place to place - moving around all the while. I was a nomad for the initial 28 years of my life, staying and studying at more than 15 places. A year or two and change of the place again!

Jainism: Simplified

I am introducing here world spread religion having 5.5 million followers, mainly in India and abroad like USA, UK, Canada, East Africa and many other countries in one of the six greatest religions. Word "Jain" is derived from "Jina" meaning conqueror. "Arihant" is one who has destroyed his inner enemies like anger, greed, passion and ego.

Janki Van – A Nature Retreat

If you want to be alone to be with nature, it is an ideal spot. But if you enjoy crowds with your group this is an equally important place to visit.
42 km from Bilimora on Vansda Road, we reached Janki Van in less than an hour. Dr Nayana Patel, Dr Bhavana Desai (my wife) and I visited the place impromptu on a weekday.

The name Janki is related to Sita Mata of Ramayana and it is believed that at a certain point in the history, Sita Mata did stay here. The garden, a great picnic spot (16 hectors big), is situated 5 km away from Vansda, 6 km from Unai and 42 km from Bilimora. It is developed by the Gujarat Forestry Department under social forestry action and was inaugurated on 02-Aug-2015 while celebrating the Forest Day. Please, keep in mind it remains closed on Monday and visiting hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

મા પાર્વતી

ભગવાન શિવ-શંકર-મહાદેવ અને ગણેશ વિષે આપણે ખૂબ જ ભક્તિભાવ ધરાવતા હોઈએ છીએ. એ બન્ને વિષે જાતજાતની માહિતી રાખીએ છે. પણ તેમના કુટુંબના અગત્યના સભ્ય પાર્વતી-મા દુર્ગા-વિષે લગભગ અજ્ઞાત છીએ. ચાલો, મા પાર્વતીને વિગતે ઓળખીએ.

પર્વતપુત્રી તે પાર્વતી

પર્વત રાજા હિમાવત અને માતા મેનાવતીની પુત્રી પાર્વતીનો ભગવાન શિવ પતિ છે, તો ગણેશ અને કાર્તિકેયપુત્રો છે. પાર્વતિના ભાઈ વિષ્ણુ અને બહેન નદી ગંગા છે. આ સામાજીક પરિચય વાળી મા પાર્વતીને પર્વતને લીધે શૈલજા, અદિજા, નાગજા, ગિરિજા, અને હેમવતી તરીકે પણ ઓળખવામા આવે છે.

History Of Muslims In India: Hindu-Muslim Relations

With this article, I would like to tell you about three things: (1) History of Islam and Muslims in India; then I will try to elaborate, specifically telling (2) What went wrong; and finally I will conclude telling (3) The future of relations amongst Muslims and Hindus.

Although it is routine to give references, in the end, I shall start with the list of three reference books in the beginning. All these details are not mine, I’ve only summarized them from these books.