June 2, 2021
Ask Deepak

Karma and Other’s Pain.

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When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.

Question:

Deepak please shed some light on this. I was reading about karma and it says 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. If I choose to be in a same sex relationship and my family is unhappy with this it says if I inflict pain onto others I will suffer. Does this fall under this category? I’m conflicted.

Response:

Your choice of love in partnership is not an act of violence to others. It is a loving action that others may interpret in various ways according to their capacity of seeing you for who you are. Karma for your actions does not imply that you are responsible for any possible misinterpretations of your actions. Quite the opposite. In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna tells Arjuna, “You have control over your actions alone, never over the fruits of your action, or their subsequent consequences.”

You have to follow your heart and do what is right for your life. Even if you tried to live your life trying to make your family happy, they might still interpret your actions as hurtful. Make your choices from a loving place inside and don’t worry about how other’s judge you. Your karma is derived from your actions. Their karma stems from their actions.

Love,

Deepak

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