We are here to learn: learn to feel, learn to understand the laws of the universe, learn to see the relationship between actions and consequences. The best teacher is our experience. Making a mistake, noticing the result, making a conclusion, we learn not to step on the same rake. And the ability not to repeat the mistakes studied is a most valuable human quality, which, unfortunately, is inherent in units. Having accumulated enough experience, having made countless errors, we become wiser, calmer. We are no longer hurt by little things, we see the essence of things and do not succumb to the influence of emotions. Therefore, it is worth treating positively any difficult situation and life in general - this is a way to grow and become more conscious.
Experience and karma are inextricably linked: the kind of experience we have, how much we have in our piggy bank and what quality it is - everything determines our future life, determines our karma.
So what is karma? In my understanding, these are the consequences of our unconscious actions. Performing an act under the influence of certain feelings and emotions, not realizing ourselves in full account of what is happening, we accumulate karma, which we will work out later: someone earlier, someone later, someone in future lives, but retribution is inevitable. Karma is not necessarily something bad. This may be a positive consequence, but it is waiting for us and will certainly overtake us, for which we will have to be born again and again. And here we are faced with a second concept, reincarnation. Reincarnation is another embodiment of the soul in a new body for working out accumulated karma (note that it is negative, that is positive). We will inevitably be born again and will reap the fruits of past lives until we learn to act consciously in each unit of time. A person needs to clear his consciousness of selfish goals, and only in this case his actions will cease to wind the karmic ball. Having ceased to tie new knots, we will begin to unravel the old ones and in the end we will come to a state of total calm and unwaveringness, where there is no suffering and regular incarnations. (Why be born again if all the lessons are completed?)
I was always surprised by the calm and equanimity of older people. They often with deep wisdom look at everything that is happening around, because they have experienced a lot and realized that nothing is changing, except for their own attitude to the situation. Another thing is young and inexperienced, who boil at a glance, can not restrain their emotions and rush to the embrasure. Young and old souls look exactly the same, differing from each other in the number of lived lives and the experience accumulated during this time. The former live in passions and accumulate karma, multiplying the number of future reincarnations. The latter observe what is happening, increase their awareness and unravel the karmic connections.
Karma is very paradoxical: on the one hand, everything is simple - “you reap what you sow”, and on the other, no one knows how this or that action will turn into you in the future. Karma cannot determine what is good and what is bad. In one situation, “good” will become “bad,” and in the other, vice versa. So the only right decision to understand the karmic consequences is a conscious living of life and all its moments. Only a sober view of the world and remaining uninvolved can one come close to the truth.
I have already mentioned that karma can be conditionally negative and conditionally positive. This means that some of our actions will lead to similar events in the future. But here everything is not as simple as it might seem at first glance. For example, take material well-being as the karmic accumulation of past lives. The plus of this provision is obvious - you can not waste time making money, but immediately go to spiritual growth and development. But the flip side of the coin is the opportunity to turn off the blissful path and simply burn your life, reveling in pleasures and imaginary power.
I prefer not to separate karma into black and white, for me it is one. The following question seems important: how to act in order not to accumulate it in principle? Here, obviously, one need not be afraid to make mistakes, gain experience and draw conclusions. We came to this earth into this life to undergo certain karmic lessons, and they should help us understand the fundamental things that have not been noticed before. So, do not be afraid of them! We are here to study. Each difficult situation should be perceived as an excellent chance for growth and for approaching moksha. Living a problem consciously, not sensually, we do not accumulate karma, we work it out and we get invaluable life experience