Mudrashram Institute of Spiritual Studies
Ways People Overcome Karma
By George A. Boyd ©2001
Karma weighs you down. Like a suffocating, dark amorphous mass, it holds the Soul in the grip of the unconscious mind. It blocks the expression of your Soul's dormant potentials. It bars the way to the expansion of your Soul's potentials. It presses the spirit down into the matrix of matter and separates it from its home in the Divine.
What's in this karmic reservoir?
We must all deal with karma. Here are seven ways through which people overcome it and live through it.
Part of the work of the spiritual teachers of the Mudrashram® lineage is to make people aware of the methods by which karma can be directly dissolved. These techniques are taught in the Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation and the Mudrashram® Advanced Course in Meditation.
You are invited to read more about these transformational methods in our articles on this web site. You may find the articles in our Reading Room, "Thoughts on Transformation" and "Talk Given on Kundalini Yoga at Babaji's Parliament of World Religions and Yoga" helpful in understanding what transformation is and is not, and learn more information about these transformational methods.
Ultimately, you must come to truly understand what karma is, not just intellectually, but experientially.
You must handle it with your fingers, look into its depths, listen to the silent screams of your unfulfilled desires and unmet needs, the cries of your secret pain.
You must come to feel as comfortable working with the dark, unconscious aspects of your nature as you now do with expressing the lighted, conscious portions.
You must make a sacred inquiry, not being content with a surface, conceptual understanding, but a genuine knowing from the depths of your Soul.
You must answer questions like these, pressing on until they reveal their secret truths to you:
These are not simple answers. They are very deep, very profound inquiries that you will return to in your reflections and meditations. But if you are sincere about making spiritual progress, they are questions that you must fully answer. For if you seek to become a spiritual Master and to become spiritually free, you must overcome all of your karma.
We may be able to assist you in some ways to answer these questions. You may wish to read the additional articles on karma that will be appearing on this web site.
If you are having difficulty visualizing the content of your unconscious mind, you may wish to have a Karma Reading.
You may wish to learn more experientially about your karma by taking our Karma Workshop.
You may wish to learn meditation techniques that will help you dissolve karma in the Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation and the Mudrashram® Advanced Course in Meditation.
Whether we assist you, or you find these answers else where, unraveling the mystery of karma is the key to unfolding the potentials of your Soul. Is this the life, O shining one, that you will set yourself free?
For as you become free, you can also help others. And though this ocean of suffering is fathomless, you will begin to empty it out with your cup, by one fiery, transformational meditation at a time.