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Avoiding Daily Karma

Karma describes our actions and reactions in life. It is one way God teaches us grace and respect for ourselves and others. 

Spiritual students of Eckankar, also known as chelas, work with the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master to resolve karma from past actions and learn techniques for making wiser choices.  

It benefits all when we harmonize our actions and reactions with the ECK (also known as the Life Force or the Holy Spirit) which sustains the universes. This puts us in alignment with Sugmad, Eckankar’s name for God, which is the source of all life.  

The exercise below offers practical tips for dealing with karma and living in greater harmony with life.

 

By Harold Klemp

As karma surfaces, it works out through the weakest point in our body. As quickly as we can release our attachment to whatever is hurting us, the karma can pass off. This way we stay balanced.

When I was a chela in ECK, the Master once showed me how to make less daily karma. He stressed the importance of words in everyday speech. Comparative words such as almost, nearly, and pretty near used too often make us seem indecisive to the people we live and work with.

I began to substitute more direct speech.

He also told me that the overuse of demanding words such as should, ought, and must belong in the vocabulary of a person who desires control over others. People sense that and shy away from him. That aversion is karma. . . .

But such modifications as better word selection are really cosmetic changes. Daily karma is resolved best through this one simple change: Say and do everything in the name of the Sugmad, the ECK, or the Mahanta. Then your life will begin to turn around for good.

Excerpted from The Spiritual Exercises of ECK, where more than 130 spiritual exercises like this can be found. Learn more about spiritual exercises.

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