Karma is a Sanskrit word that means “action.” Buddhists believe that Karma refers to the actions of our body, speech and mind. Every action we perform leaves an imprint, on our subtle mind, and each imprint eventually gives rise to its own effect.
An analogy for this, is to liken our minds to a field, and performing actions is like sowing seeds in that field. Virtuous actions sow seeds of future happiness, and non-virtuous actions sow seeds of future suffering.
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The problem with many people is they would rather listen to the noise of the world, what their friends or peers think rather than listen to their own needs. Many people can often be put off going for a job, or a new pursuit, just because they worry about what others will think. You could be interested in spirituality or Religion, but fear being ridiculed, just because you have entertained the thought of visiting a church or temple.
I know many people like this, I was one myself in my younger days, too busy making fun of everything to have the time to take anything too serious.
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Your whole life is a reflection of what you think, you create the world you see with your every thought. If your mind is full of positivity, you will see a world brimming with happiness and opportunity. On the other hand if your mind is full of negativity, all you will see is problems and a lack of hope. The world can become very dark if your mind has lost its positive glow.
The mind is very fragile, you should tend to it like a garden, beautiful thoughts will not flower if your mind is full of invasive negative thoughts. How can you expect to find happiness, if you allow those negative thoughts to grow unchecked. You must see them for what they are, you must remove them from your mind, and in their place you must sow the seed of understanding instead. When you begin to understand, doubt and confusion begins to die within your mind. Problems only take root, because you are left in the dark, if your mind is full of light it goes without saying, that you will see more and know more.
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The mind is a very powerful thing. It is made up of two parts: the conscious and the subconscious. The conscious mind is the part you know you are using. When you are calculating a sum or talking to a friend, you are fully aware of what you are doing. The subconscious mind is the part that is responsible for our intuition, our dreams and where we store all of our long-term memories.
The subconscious mind is more powerful than you might think. It contains, not only memories, but negative or limiting beliefs that you’ve picked up during childhood. These limiting beliefs are things that you believe about certain things or situations that can have a negative effect on your life, without you being consciously aware of them. The strongest limiting beliefs were imprinted on your subconscious when you were just a small child. You wouldn’t have even been aware of it, at the time. These beliefs came from authority figures such as parents or teachers. You may have heard these people say things and, because you trusted these people, you believed these things. One example is a parent constantly telling you that ‘money doesn’t grow on trees’. You may think this is a harmless phrase that doesn’t mean anything; however, if you were constantly told this as a child, it could be the reason you have no money now.
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