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  1. Karma and Dharma- The Paradox of Fate and Free Will -

  2. “Since time immemorial every philosopher and seeker of Truth, in every part of the world, irrespective of culture, religion or belief, has asked which force influences life – Fate or Free Will? Few have imagined that it could be both and even fewer have realized that ultimately it is neither.”

  3. Cause and Effect Thermo Dynamics- The Study of Energy Veda – The Knowledge of Nature Energy is the ability to bring about changeor to do work. Energy = Prana Change/Work = Prakriti / Shakti / MayaKarma (Yoga) (Tantra) (Vedanta) • Energy can change from one form to another but it cannot be created nor destroyed • An object in motion will continue in motion, unless acted upon by another force

  4. Cause and Effect Cont. Science : Energy = Heat / Magnetism / Electricity / Nuclear etc. Veda : Energy = Emotion / Thought / Intuition / Consciousness Science : Change/Work = Veda : Karma = Emotion / Thought / Intuition / can change from one form to another but it cannot be created nor destroyed An object in Karma will continue in Karma, unless acted upon by Consciousness

  5. Karma : Action

  6. Reincarnation : Universal Justice

  7. Karma Phala :The Fruit of Action Adhiatmika – Inner Personal Causes Adhibhautika – Causes Co-Generated With Others Adhidaivika – Causes Generated by Nature These 3 sources of Karma are said to be the cause of all suffering

  8. Karma: Intensities of Karma • Drudh: Fixed Karma • Drudh-Adrudh: Mixed Karma • Adrudh: Not-Fixed

  9. Dharma : Free Will • Pure dharma is pure experience/experiential wisdom