Sunday, March 24, 2019

Karma, the Stimulus-Reaction Memory structures and Nirvana from this bondage

Karma and its impact has been thoroughly misunderstood in the world generally and by Hindus themselves specifically.  It has been reduced to a buzzword today.  And equated with “What you sow, so shall you reap”.  Karma is not the same as Sow-and-Reap business.  It is quite something else.

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At its foundation, Karma is predicated on memory.  For every situation our and our forefathers’ stimulus and reaction thereto have been recorded – part in our “Karmic Mind” and part in our DNA.  The composite of these memories is what we live by.  My Paternal Grandfather’s fears, my Maternal Grandmother’s strength, my Father’s likes and my Mother’s  reaction to change have been passed onto me unbeknownst.  When certain stimulus happens, I, whether it is to my liking or not, mostly in unawareness, I react to a situation.  I am bound by my Karmic debt.  My – which includes both my previous births and my ancestors, all the way to the smallest amoeba and the star-dust!  This bondage of stimulus and reaction is known as the Karmic Bondage.  This is what is aimed to be broken when one wants to attain Nirvana or Moksha – i.e.; Liberation.

Sadhguru explains this thus:

Karma literally means action. We are referring to past action. From the moment you were born till this moment, the kind of family, the kind of home, the kind of friends, the things that you did and did not do, all these things are influencing you. Every thought, emotion and action comes only from past impressions that you have had within you. They decide who you are right now. The very way you think, feel and understand life is just the way you have assimilated inputs. We call this karma.

So essentially, there are two parts to your entire “Memory Baggage” (or Karmic Structure).  Your Own Baggage of Previous Births and Baggage of Ancestry.  So you are living the Stimulus-Reaction data points that were actioned upon by your forefathers.  That sounds ridiculous and interesting at the same time!  Now, let us for a moment assume that this is correct.  We will come to its scientific veracity or otherwise in a bit.  If, therefore, your Stimulus-Reaction structure is predicated upon what your forefathers lived, then is it possible that if there was an intervention done in that structure itself – as an energy memory – then it works well in you and the coming generations as well?

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Apparently, Hindus believed it indeed can.  Life and our physicality is an energy phenomenon.  At the most subtle (sub-atomic level), there is no matter.  So, like Quanta and Photon, life has been understood to be a play between Matter and Energy, where changes in Energy phenomenon effect changes on the material level.  (Read Eternal Illusion and How Observer Creates His Own Reality and Creation is a Vibration).  If the memories – of an individual being and his ancestry’s baggage – can be altered in the energy form, then one can be that much “freer” or liberated from the bondage of living a “scripted life”.

But can an “Energy Intervention” be done and changes made to physical reality?  Stanford University’s scientist William Tiller shows indeed it can be.  His experiments with “Intention Devices” (Read Intention, Consciousness and New Science and also see a Youtube video where William Tiller explains the phenomenon) has now proven that storage of Intention energy and its impact over space and time (using Intention Devices from US in Europe or Seeing the impact within a Year) is an empirical reality!!

Here we are – given these two things: 1) Life and physical reality is an energy phenomenon and 2) Energy Interventions – even via Stored Energy over time and space – can impact our Energy and Physical structure. – where do we go from here?

Hindus came up with an ingenious solution.  Temples!  Yes.  Temples were not some prayer mechanism, but a way to make Energy Intervention with special structures – Idols and Lingams – created and consecrated via highly sophisticated and complex ways.  Sadhguru talks about this science in this way.

There is a whole science of idol-making where a certain form is created with a particular material and energized in a certain way. Different idols are made in different ways where they relocate or rearrange the chakras in certain places to make them into completely different possibilities. Idol-making is that science through which you manifest the energy in a particular way so that your quality of life can be enhanced.

He further talks about the method of consecration thus:

These temples were consecrated according to the science of energizing forms. This is the science of using life energies to enhance human life in a phenomenal way. If you transform mud into food, we call this agriculture; if you make food into flesh and bone, we call this digestion; if you make flesh into mud, we call this cremation. If you can make this flesh or even a stone or an empty space into a divine possibility, that is called consecration; it is a fantastic science. 

This is about the general temples, which have a way to impact human beings in general.  They have been consecrated in a certain way that will enhance people’s well-being and vibrance.

But the specialized knowledge of Karma (as a Memory storage of a Being’s previous births and of his ancestors) + Life is an Energy phenomenon + Energy intervention can alter the physical and energy structures – was used in another way which was indeed nothing short of gen