The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step

Do not blame others for your unhappiness, for everything is due to cause and effect

“What makes karma a major problem for people is their inability to deal with it, to recognize their own responsibility for it, and to do something about it. Most people blame their problems on other people or on circumstances: it was their upbringing, the fact that their parents did not love them, or got divorced, or left them wanting, or that their husband left them, or did not leave them. All these experiences are shed onto someone else, but of course it is all to do with karma, our own responsibility.

We have to learn to deal with karma equably and say: “That’s life; it is, simply, life. C’est la vie.” Life is another name for karma. What we call ‘life’ is a flow of karma, good and bad, pleasant or unpleasant – it is all one flow of life. When it is unpleasant we say: “What a life!” When it is pleasant we say: “Isn’t life great?” It depends on how we feel, how we respond to the load of karma which we all have to bear. What holds us back in evolution is the karma which is always sitting on our shoulders and is not burnt away in the fire of service. Burn up the karma in the fire of service and you will go like a rocket to the top.”

The Art of Co-operation, by Benjamin Creme
Share International Foundation

Source: Bodhisattva Maitreya shared Kuan Yin‘s photo.


5 responses

  1. Poi once again you have really hit the nail on the head, understanding karma makes us responsible for our actions. This can be a hard pill to swallow for some, as we can always find someone else to blame. But when we understand it is our ticket to freedom. Freedom to choose our own adventure so to speak. A full and complete understanding of karma gives us the freedom to be the master of our own disaster, we decide if our film is a comedy or a tragedy. Do good or do bad but do not complain when it comes back to you.
    I especially loved the part of the “fire of service” this can only be bodhisattva activity or wise compassion. Wow I’ll sign up for that any day.

    January 20, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    • Lou

      Thank you. It took me a while to understand that if you want to help yourself, you help others.

      January 20, 2016 at 2:28 pm

  2. Yeah, I know what you mean, do you think it’s like that because it’s too simple of a solution?

    January 20, 2016 at 4:54 pm

  3. Lou

    Maybe, but then again everything real is quite simple: The Sun, the Moon, a good friend, a good sleep…

    January 20, 2016 at 4:59 pm

  4. Reblogged this on Gr8fullsoul.

    January 31, 2016 at 6:02 am

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