The Origin of the 12 Laws of Karma
Karma is the Sanskrit word in the Hindu language that defines as “fate, action and effect.” Karma is founded upon the natural energy that exists in the world and in humankind.
Through Karmic meditation and judicious use of energy, it is possible to make changes in your life through the practice of the 12 laws of Karma. These twelve laws in Karmic order include:
- The Law of Cause and Effect
- The Law of Creation
- The Law of Humility
- The Law of Growth
- The Law of Responsibility
- The Law of Connection
- The Law of Focus
- The Law of Abundance
- The Law of Presence
- The Law of Change
- The Law of Patience
- The Law of Gratitude
1. The Law of Cause and Effect
The first law of Karma is also known as “The Great Law.” This seems appropriate since existence is a result of cause and effect. The cause of the creation of planet earth fits into scientific explanation of “The Big Bang Theory.” A single astronomical event caused the creation of earth and the effect of that caused the earth to produce living organisms. In this law what you cause, will reap an effect. This helps you to change your life by considering the reaction to actions you take.
2. The Law of Creation
In the natural progression of the Great Law of Cause and Effect, the Law of Creation stands as the singular mechanism by which humanity survives. Throughout earthly time, civilizations have spawned and became extinct. Yet, the Karmic Law of Creation, innate in every living thing, continued natural existence. This law changes your life by allowing you to be more metaphysically aware of your link to the universe.
3. The Law of Humility
All living beings need guidance and leadership. On the most basic level of Karma, animals choose leaders out of recognition of their own humble status. This law changes your life by requiring a sense of humility that teaches you return focus on yourself before focusing on others. Seeing “you” in truest context heightens your awareness of your actions and your place in the cycle of life. The law teaches you control over “only” your own actions and reactions.
4. The Law of Growth
Growth and change are part of a unique duality. That which changes, grows. In order for change to be effective, Karma teaches that you need to understand your own thought processes and motivations.
5. The Law of Responsibility
Karma teaches that things that occur out of your control, such as natural disasters, are an opportunity in the extreme to broaden your survival instincts. The Law of Responsibility in Karma is intended to fit into the fabric of growth and change that increase consciousness of responsibility for your actions and reactions.
6. The Law of Connection
Karmic values focus on the full circle of existence. Your past, present and future are part of that circle. Karma teaches you to grasp the connection between the past and future relative to your present circumstances.
7. The Law of Focus
Karmic awareness is so important to the practice the Law of Focus. All issues have positive and negative aspects. By focusing on the positive, it is easier to identify the value of your experiences.
8. The Law of Abundance
The Law of Abundance is based on “give and take.” What you give away in abundance, such as love and kindness is returned to you in abundance. The energy behind the action of giving results in the reaction of receiving.
9. The Law of Presence
The advice, “live in the moment” may be the idea of the Law of Presence. In a single 24 hour day, focusing on only the present, deflects negativity and further enriches the value of each day.
10. The Law of Change
Like the Law of Growth, in order to exact optimal value from your daily experiences, accepting change with minimal trepidation helps you change your life and infuse it with more tranquility.
11. The Law of Patience
“Patience is a virtue” is a statement predicated upon the Karmic Law of Patience. You can only make changes, experience growth and become more metaphysically aware of the present when you learn the value of patience. What comes to you will come in greater abundance when you wait patiently for it.
12. The Law of Gratitude
Life without gratitude can make you feel like a spinning wheel. It is only when you feel grateful for the abundance, growth and change that comes to you, can you truly change your life.