Freedom and Karma

By Yogakarma, yoga, yoga in india

  Freedom and Karma We have seen that the real nature of man is freedom. Freedom is not conceived as a character or a quality belonging to the soul, it constitutes the very essence of the scul. A quality or a character is something different from that to which it belongs, but freedom does not belong to the soul, the soul is freedom. But then, Vivekananda also believes in the Law of Karma. He is of the opinion that our actions produce tendencies-karma, in accordance with which our future lives are determined. He, like the ancient Indian thinker, believes that man normally performs his actions out of ignorance. He somehow or other forgets his own true nature, fails to discriminate between the real and the unreal, and consequently performs his actions in the light of his wrong and false notions. Such actions create […]

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