|TODAY'S KARMA IS YOUR SEED FOR YOUR TOMORROW FUTURE...REAP WHAT YOU SOW is true in all civilizations....|
Posted by Vishva News Reporter on August 14, 2009
A SEED = EMBRYO AND ENDOSPERM
vEDikly A SEED =
PuruSH (male) and
INSPRIATIONAL LIFE ANECDOTE
The Seed = your
you plant today.....
and how you nurture it tomorrow....
is the way you will reap your future....
from Gujarat, India who is Singapore raising two toddlers children and
taking care of her husband who is a senior engineer on a contract. Sneha
is a patron of PVAF.)
|A successful business man was growing old and
knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business.
Instead of choosing one of his Directors or his children, he decided to
do something different. He called all the young executives in his
He said, "It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO.I have
decided to choose one of you. "The young executives were Shocked, but
the boss continued. "I am going to give each one of you a SEED today -
one very special SEED. I want you to plant the seed, water it, and come
back here one year from today with what you have grown from the seed I
have given you. I will then judge the plants that you bring, and the one
I choose will be
the next CEO."
One man, named Jim, was there that day and he, like the others, received
a seed. He went home and excitedly, told his wife the story. She helped
him get a pot, soil and compost and he planted the seed. Everyday, he
would water it and watch to see if it had grown. After about three
weeks, some of the other executives began to talk about their seeds and
the plants that were beginning to grow.
Jim kept checking his seed, but nothing ever grew. Three weeks, four
weeks, five weeks went by, still nothing. By now, others were talking
about their plants, but Jim didn't have
a plant and he felt like a failure. Six months went by -- still nothing
in Jim's pot. He just knew he had killed his seed. Everyone else had
trees and tall plants, but he had nothing. Jim didn't say anything to
his colleagues, however. He just kept watering and fertilizing the soil -
He so wanted the seed to grow.
A year finally went by and all the young executives of the company
brought their plants to the CEO for inspection. Jim told his wife that
he wasn't going to take an empty pot. But she asked him to be honest
about what happened. Jim felt sick to his stomach, it was going to be
the most embarrassing moment of his life, but he knew his wife was
He took his empty pot to the board room. When Jim arrived, he was amazed
at the variety of plants grown by the other executives. They were
beautiful -- in all shapes and sizes. Jim put his empty pot on the floor
and many of his colleagues laughed, a few felt sorry for him!
When the CEO arrived, he surveyed the room and greeted his young
executives. Jim just tried to hide in the back. "My, what great plants,
trees, and flowers you have grown," said the CEO. "Today one of you will
be appointed the next CEO!"
All of a sudden, the CEO spotted Jim at the back of the room with his
empty pot. He ordered the Financial Director to bring him to the front.
Jim was terrified. He thought, "The CEO knows I'm a failure! Maybe he
will have me fired!"
When Jim got to the front, the CEO asked him what had happened to his
seed - Jim told him the story.
The CEO asked everyone to sit down except Jim. He looked at Jim, and
then announced to the young executives, "Behold your next Chief
Executive Officer! His name is Jim!" Jim couldn't believe it. Jim
couldn't even grow his seed.
"How could he be the new CEO?" the others said.
Then the CEO said, "One year ago today, I gave everyone in this room a
seed. I told you to take the seed, plant it, water it, and bring it back
to me today. But I gave you all boiled seeds; they were dead - it was not
possible for them to grow.
All of you, except Jim, have brought me trees and plants and flowers.
When you found that the seed would not grow, you substituted another
seed for the one I gave you. Jim was the only one with the courage and
honesty to bring me a pot with my seed in it. Therefore, he is the one
who will be the new Chief Executive Officer!"
|Please continue reading on the next page by clicking on the line at
the end of this page....about the morale of this
inspirational life anecdote.....and as each of us do plant our seeds of
future.... find out what you get if you plant
honesty, goodness, humility,
perseverance, consideration, hard work, forgiveness and faith in God......
And also read about as your daily seed planting is your daily
karma....read about the MEANING OF
KARMA in the western civilization by John W. Cargile,
Msc.D, D.D. is a licensed pastoral counselor and a graduate of Samford
University (1969) and the University of Sedona (1993 & 2006).......
.....THE FRUITS OF YOUR KARMA....
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honesty, you will reap
If you plant goodness,
you will reap friends
If you plant humility,
you will reap greatness
If you plant perseverance,
you will reap contentment
If you plant consideration,
you will reap perspective
If you plant hard work,
you will reap success
If you plant forgiveness,
you will reap reconciliation
If you plant faith in God
, you will reap a harvest
So, be careful what you plant now;
it will determine what you will reap later..
"Whatever You Give To Life,
LiLife Gives You Back"
UNDERSTANDING THE MEANING OF KARMAr />
John W. Cargile, Msc.D, D.D. is a licensed pastoral counselor and a
graduate of Samford University (1969) and the University of Sedona (1993
& 2006). He is a member of the National Educational Association and
Alabama Educational Association. E-books, reference material and study
programs are now available at his website www.21stcenturyministries.com
You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. All conversations are
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In trying to comprehend the meaning of Karma as used in the eastern
world, we can understand the meaning in Christian terms by the words,
"You shall know them by their fruits or actions or works."
The idea behind karma is not only relegated to Buddhists or Hindus, but
the Bible conveys the same essence. "Don't be misled; remember that you
can't ignore God and get away with it; a man will always reap the kind
of crop he sows." - Galatians 6:7. Or, "Do for others what you want them
to do for you. This is the teaching of Moses in a nutshell." - Matthew
7:12. (The Living Bible).
The Sanskrit word karma has entered the lexicon of the western world,
and even appears in most dictionaries. But sometimes it is misunderstood
to be synonymous with "fate," as if we have no control over our karma -
someone's car breaks down and they think, "I have bad karma." Someone
wins the lotto and we think they have "good" karma.
The word karma itself means "action" or "deed" The real philosophy of
karma is, in essence, the law of cause and effect. It isn't about luck;
it is about our actions, our mental habits, and the motivations that
drive us. Karma is a word to describe our interaction with the
properties of this world. Everything you choose to do or not do has
karmic repercussions. This idea is reassuring because through practice
you come to realize that you are in control, that you can change your
Buddhists and Hindus both believe in karma: they believe that some karma
is accumulated due to our actions in a past life. The families we are
born into, our individual physical being, the relationships we have with
people, are all a result of past-life karmic connections.
With a consciousness that is so full of potential, we have a precious
opportunity now, in this life, to refine our karma. This is what
separates us from other sentient beings that cannot make choices.
Approaching the world with this way of thinking is immensely empowering
and can bring great benefit to yourself and others.
Every day is filled with opportunities to balance your karma.
Helping others and living virtuously is favorable for your karma, but
you can also aid in healing your karma simply by adjusting your
intention. Making a concerted effort to rejoice in the happiness of
others, even your worst nemesis, is a very powerful antidote for
jealousy and anger. At the same time, do not cling to your good karma.
For example, if something good happens to you, take a moment to dedicate
this happiness to others.
The Dali Lama, the head of state and spiritual leader of the Tibetan
people, was awarded the Congressional Medal by President George Bush
last year. He toured the United States and thousands of people,
Christians included, listened to this great spiritual leader. He
describes himself as Indian in the truest sense, and his thoughts and
actions are Buddhists in nature.
"Some people misunderstand the concept of karma," he says. "They take
the Buddha's doctrine of the law of causality to mean that all is
predetermined, that there is nothing that the individual can do. This is
a total misunderstanding. The very term karma or action is a term of
active force, which indicates that future events are within your own
hands. Since action is a phenomenon that is committed by a person, a
living being, it is within your own hands whether or not you engage in
In his book, "The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying," Sogyal Rinpoche,
describes what karma is:
"It means whatever we do, with our body, speech, or mind, will have a
corresponding result," he writes. "Each action, even the smallest, is
pregnant with its consequences."
With the advent of books on the secrets to living, and the laws of
attraction, cause and effect, it's easy to become confused with the
words uttered from people outside our realm of understanding. But whose
fault is it?
No one's in particular! We are born into a certain culture and inherit
certain spiritual principles from that culture.
We are encouraged to live a Christian life, maybe a Buddhist or Hindu
life. Whatever spiritual path you might be on is decided by you. The
21st century is bringing all the good karma from various philosophies
around the world and integrating it into something more fruitful and of
As a unique, dynamic creation of God, I experience my Creator in many
ways: as comforter, pillar of strength, confidant and friend. In every
moment I experience God as divine law, a fundamental principle of truth
expressing good in my life and in my world.
The spiritual principle that underlies all of life is one of
reciprocation, of giving and receiving, of attraction. Holding thoughts
of abundance, I change my way of speaking and acting, which attracts to
me what fulfills and sustains me.
As I focus my thoughts on wholeness and serenity, I naturally act in
wholesome and peaceful ways. Healing and tranquility arise from within
me, completing the cycle of spiritual principle. I attract all I need
through my awareness of God.
I know we try hard to understand why good things happen to some, and bad
things to others.
What is the cause of the inequality that exists among mankind?
Why should one person be brought up in the lap of luxury, endowed with
fine mental, moral and physical qualities, and another in absolute
poverty, steeped in misery?
Why should one person be a mental prodigy, and another an idiot?
Why should one person be born with saintly characteristics and another
with criminal tendencies?
Why should some be linguistic, artistic, mathematically inclined, or
musical from the very cradle?
Why should others be congenitally blind, deaf, or deformed?
Why should some be blessed, and others cursed from their births?
According to Buddhism, this inequality is due not only to heredity,
environment, "nature and nurture", but also to Karma. In other words, it
is the result of our own past actions and our own present doings. We
ourselves are responsible for our own happiness and misery. We create
our own Heaven. We create our own Hell. We are the architects of our own
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