how to overcome bad Karma

In this video, I explain the meaning of Karma and how we can overcome effects of bad Karma that sometimes we did and felt regretful later on.

In Hinduism and Buddhism “Karma” is the sum of a person’s actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences. And off course we heard a lot about this word but what is karma actually mean?

Putting this simply, Karma simply means actions. It is action with intention, so intentional action. Every time that we do something; the way we think, the way we speak, the way we do, will influence anything in our life in the near future, or maybe in a long-term future as well.

As a result, we usually have one saying: we reap what we sow, so whatever we do, will always lead to some consequences that we have to face in the future, as a result, that’s why there are qualities of karmas; good karma and bad karma, so if you do something like good karma,
something good something positive, it means that in our life we are going to face positive consequences in the future, but if we do something negative, it’s like we plant some seeds.

It’s going to wait for one day to give the result and the result is not going to be desirable. It is like you have a glass of water. Doing a bad karma is like you drop a piece of salt into the water. Doing good karma is like you pour more water into the glass. So, if you drop so much salt into the water, the water will become salty, right? and that’s why sometimes we would be unhappy in our life because we are receiving the negative result of our karma, so what do we do?

If you can’t just take out the salt from the water. What do we do? We just have to add more water, right? So, we have to add more water by doing positive karma, so our live return to be less bitter, less salty, less undesirable and we will eventually become happier by doing something more positive. So, the only way to overcome our bad karma is to do more good karma and that good karma is going to bring us peace happiness and joy.

LP John a.k.a Monk John, who once a pianist, a photographer, and a computer programmer, has become a Theravada Buddhist Monk for 12 years after finished his PhD in Telematics. With the knowledge from his tech background, he has pioneered in developing the biggest free online self-development and meditation platform that has users from over 200 countries and territories. He travels the world and gives his insights on mindfulness, meditation and Buddhist philosophy for detoxing, balancing and enriching life of the modern world to individuals, NGOs, government agencies, universities, and companies (such as Google, Orange, Ogilvy, Teamwork, etc.) in 65 countries.

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