Law of Karma

By Jon Sievert

Yoga philosophy lecturer Ravi Nathwani discusses the Law of Karma at this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service.

UU Service
Law of Karma
By Ravi Nathwani
Sun, Sep 27, 10:30am
La Posada de la Aldea
Ancha de San Antonio 15

The word “karma” is Sanskrit for “action.” ”Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in kind—what we sow is what we reap. When we choose actions that bring happiness and success to others, the fruit of our karma is happiness and success. If it is action that creates, then karma is the force of creation.

The cosmic law of Karma can help us in understanding the meaning behind the constant change that we call “life.” All life is but an evolutionary process of accepting and embracing the events in our lives as we move toward a higher consciousness. Every cycle of cause and effect is an invitation to accept and surrender. Action is performed with an eye to gaining happiness. How does one behave with dignity and grace so that harmony and ease of being are the result?

Ravi Nathwani was raised in India in the Vaishnav Hindu tradition, in which Hindu rituals were integrated into daily life from a very young age. He has become a modern-day messenger of a variety of Vedic studies through his lectures and workshops. Since 1998, Ravi has taught at Tufts University, and he also teaches wisdom yoga and Buddhist meditation at JFK University in California. Ravi leads satsangs and meditation groups and teaches the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita. For more information, visit our website at


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