The great law of ACTION and REACTION!

17 JUL, 2014
by Bikash Mohanty

Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Sir Isaac Newton said famously.  

Hindu religion says Karma is the great law of "cause and effect", of "action and reaction", which controls the destiny of all living entities. This great law functions on the principle, that any action performed produces an equal and opposite reaction, which directly influences our very existence. Thus an endless chain of actions and reactions is produced which binds the living entity to his OWN good and bad deeds. This is the way how karma works. It creates an action and another reaction simultaneously and this increases the chain of material activities, keeping the performer in material bondage.

The universal law of karma is also explained in the holy Bible which we know by the statement: "as ye sow, so also shall ye reap".  It says, that whatever you sow, so also shall you reap (the fruits of action). It also says that you only reap as a result of having sown in previous periods. That what you are reaping today in your life, is a result of what you have sown in the past. And what you reap in the future is a result of what you sow now. This is generally known as the law of sowing and reaping or the law of "return", which returns to us in a similar way that what we do unto others.

Therefore Lord Jesus Christ says: "Do unto others as you would them have done unto you." 

The principle of Karma is that for the good actions one performs one receives good reactions, and if one inflicts pain or violence on others, one will suffer equal violence either in this life or the next.

There is, in fact, no such thing as an accident. Everything that happens to us; happens by the cause and effect and not by chance. For every effect in our lives there is a specific cause and if we do not like the effects that we are enjoying or suffering, then we have to analyse the causes and change our activities accordingly.

If WE know as much as you think WE know, how come there is still so much that WE don't know? We want to believe that every story has a hero and a villain. Villain is killed/destroyed at the end and the hero wins. But we introspect; we will notice – we are not allowing ourselves to believe that THE villain can be within us, caused by one of our actions OR thought process. We are not even allowing us to believe that there is something yet exist which we do not know. We pretend to believe that we know everything and we have control over everything. WE all start from scratch. At this LEVEL everything is balanced/perfect - like a childhood.

  • As we grow/get bigger, our evilness outgrows our inner goodness. And one day comes when we become THE villain for us. But we still don’t understand; we try to find someone to blame, to make him/her villain.
  • The fact remains in science, and in every religion – that both the VILLAIN AND THE HERO – reside within us. 

Let’s look deep within us and try to find the answer…shall we?