The Karma Queens’ Guide to Relationships: The Truth About Karma in Relationships by Carmen Harra (Author), Alexandra Harra (Author)

Licensed clinical psychologist, intuitive counselor, and upcoming Bravo celebrity Carmen Harra shows readers the power of karma!

When it comes to our interactions with family, friends, and the people we live with or work with, the drama can be overwhelming and confusing if we aren’t guided by love—the karmic cure for every hurt, rift, misunderstanding, conflict, and betrayal. In her new book Karma Queen: The Truth About Karma and Relationships, Carmen Harra draws upon her knowledge of psychology and metaphysics, her experience as a therapist and counselor, and her own relationships to help readers untangle the complexities of their relationships and get the most out of them.

This book applies Carmen’s ideas to all types of relationships, because she firmly believes that karma affects every relationship in our lives—including whether we ever meet our soul mate. Rich in practical, solid advice, the book will also feature stories drawn from Carmen’s new reality show and from her life.

Carmen Harra, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and intuitive counselor who, along with her daughter, is one of the “Karma Queens” featured in the reality TV show of the same name. She has helped thousands of people meet their challenges by resolving their karma. She has lived through many changes in her own life—rising out of poverty to become a national celebrity and musical performer in Romania, visiting America for the first time, then becoming an instant wife and mother weeks later, becoming an American citizen, changing careers several times, and eventually becoming a licensed clinical psychologist, therapist, and author. Dr. Harra speaks from experience when she says that there are practical ways to meet the challenges of resolving karma that cause our relationships to become complicated and cause us pain

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The Karma Queens’ Guide to Relationships with Carmen Harra

Carmen Harra is an internationally known intuitive psychologist with Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, author of seven books, relationship coach, spiritual teacher, and karmic counselor. Born in Transylvania, Romania, Carmen’s gift of second sight developed after a near death experience at age 5. She hosts a radio show on WABC 770 AM and we are going to discuss her latest book, written with her daughter Alexandra, The Karma Queens’ Guide to Relationships.

Karmic Relationships with Dr. Carmen Harra

Carmen Harra and her daughter,Alexandra, are the authors of Karma Queens… In this interview with Alan Steinfeld, the go deep into how karmic patterns affect all our interactions with others. Sh also outlines the 4 types of karmic love partners. http://wwwCarmenHarrar.com

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Watch Eckhart Tolle Explain What Karma Is, What He Thinks Of Facebook, And His Definition Of God

by Eckhart Tolle: During a Q&A session at one of his retreats this past summer, Eckart Tolle was asked by an audience member, “No matter how much karma you create in this life — the life we’re all living right now — is liberation possible?”

In essence, the take-home message of Eckhart’s reply could be summarized as “The mind is our obstacle, not the past.” You can watch Eckhart’s reply in full in video #1 below. Eckhart also answered a similar question in a 2011 newsletter in which someone asked, “You talk about Presence and Being as the keys to enjoying form, and creating positive circumstances, or softening circumstances. How does karma fit into all of that?” Eckhart’s reply was the following:

“Everybody is born into a certain external environment. Also, everyone is born with certain predispositions — they may be partly genetic, they may be other things. A person is born with certain patterns, in other words. We don’t need to examine where they come from, but the fact is that a human being is born into a certain environment. It may be violent, or it may be relatively peaceful. A person is born with inner patterns that you inherit. Even painbody is partly inherited.”

by Eckhart Tolle: During a Q&A session at one of his retreats this past summer, Eckart Tolle was asked by an audience member, “No matter how much karma you create in this life — the life we’re all living right now — is liberation possible?”

In essence, the take-home message of Eckhart’s reply could be summarized as “The mind is our obstacle, not the past.” You can watch Eckhart’s reply in full in video #1 below. Eckhart also answered a similar question in a 2011 newsletter in which someone asked, “You talk about Presence and Being as the keys to enjoying form, and creating positive circumstances, or softening circumstances. How does karma fit into all of that?” Eckhart’s reply was the following:

“Everybody is born into a certain external environment. Also, everyone is born with certain predispositions — they may be partly genetic, they may be other things. A person is born with certain patterns, in other words. We don’t need to examine where they come from, but the fact is that a human being is born into a certain environment. It may be violent, or it may be relatively peaceful. A person is born with inner patterns that you inherit. Even painbody is partly inherited.”

“Karma is partly collective, and partly personal. You can only understand karma not as an abstract subject external to yourself, you can only understand it by observing yourself, and then you know many other things. If you want to understand karma, you need to look at yourself. I began to understand what karma is when something arose that was not part of karma at all. Here is the key — the arising of consciousness, or Presence, or spiritual awakening, is not part of karma. It is another dimension that breaks into the karmic realm. You do not become awakened by accumulating, as they sometimes say in the East, “good karma”. That’s fine on this level, you can make the walls or furniture in your prison a little more comfortable, but there’s something totally from beyond karma, that can come into your life at any point.”

“There’s a whole set of conditioning that happens when you come into an environment.
The environment conditions you further, and there’s no choice involved — it’s just influences.
You find yourself in this world with certain unconscious patterns that have become the conditioning of who the person is. Karma, as I see it, is the unconscious conditioning that runs your life.”

Eckhart Tolle’s Definition of God | Super Soul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network

Spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle says that only through the present moment do you have access to the power of life itself. That power is God. Watch as Eckhart explains why only believing in God is a poor substitute for the reality of God. Plus, watch as he demonstrates the simple exercise you can do to visualize the present moment

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Deepak Chopra – How to be free of karma


Published on Apr 24, 2016

Deepak Chopra – How to be free of karma

Eckhart Tolle talks about Karma’s Role in Liberation [updated Mar 27, 2016]

Published on Jul 21, 2015

Eckhart Tolle discusses karma’s role in liberation on this video sample from Eckhart Tolle TV. Get a free trial for Eckhart Tolle TV at http://www.EckhartTolleTV.com. For more information about THE POWER OF NOW visit http://www.newworldlibrary.com.

Robert Thurman Ph.D. : The Consolation of Karma

by Robert Thurman Ph.D:

Why do bad things happen to good people? Does karma play a role?

Abstractly speaking, karma is not really a theory of fate; it’s a causal theory. And it says that anything bad that happens to you is a resonance of something bad that you perpetrated in a previous life.

The main thing about karma, what we might want to call collective karma, when there’s a disaster where people haven’t done anything and a terrible thing happens from nature, is that the bodhisattva, or the outside person looking at the situation, never invokes the karma theory and says, “Well, I don’t have to worry about them because that was their bad karma and they got wasted and too bad–as if it were some sort of fate or a way of writing off the disaster. It should never be used that way.

The bodhisattva never accepts the absoluteness of that explanation, although she would be aware of it. She would think of it as a terrible tragedy, unprovoked and unmerited, and would try to do everything possible to save the people from the disaster and help the survivors.

On the other hand, the karma theory that everything bad that happens to me is from my own negative action in the past is always useful for the person who suffers. In other words, using the karma theory to blame the victim is good for the victim to do about themselves. This is a very surprising idea. If the victims just sit and shake their fist at the universe, shout at God (if they are theists) or shout at karma, then they weaken themselves in the sense that they have just emphasized their helplessness.

Whereas if they say, I’m going to use this disaster that happened to me as if it were expiating previous things that I did to the world that were negative, and I’m going to grow stronger from it….In other words, I can’t do anything about the disaster but I can do something about my reaction to it. I’m not going to add to the suffering it has caused with a new suffering of agonizing about myself and feeling helpless and feeling angry at the external world. I’m going to take responsibility for being in the way of the disaster as part of my own karma and therefore I’m going to use this tragedy as an advantage toward freedom, towards Buddhahood.

Is that a way they can find meaning in their suffering?

They find meaning and they find advantage is the main point. They can say, this is going to be a conscious effort I’m going to do.

Now if they got killed, of course they’re not going to do anything in that life. But from the Buddhist point of view, if they have a lingering memory of a catastrophe because they died in a moment of panic and fear and worry for their loved ones and so on, if they retain some memory of this death-which often the just-dead do, in the Buddhist view in the bardo, the between state-and they’re saying, well, this is a terrible karma thing that happened to me and others. I will try to make my suffering a sacrifice, an expiation of previous things that I caused, and I’m going to have a better life in the future. And I’m going to try to help the beings who died, my loved ones and others, and be of more help to them in my next life.

So that they would try to take advantage in the between-state in the after-death state in order to improve their rebirth, rather than just freak out.

What solace can Buddhism offer to survivors who have lost loved ones?
The solace to survivors who have lost someone is: Well, they lost this life, I lost my contact with them, but moaning and groaning and freaking out about it and being angry about it isn’t going to help. I should send them good prayers and good vibrations about their rebirth. If I dearly love them, I will pray to meet them again in the coming life, in wherever they are reborn, to make the world in general a better place for them, and vow to rejoin them (if it’s a soulmate sort of thing) in another life. So the consolation of karma is not just identifying the lost beings with the embodiment of a particular life, but feeling a sense of spiritual connection to their larger continuity of life and sending good vibes toward that.

The theist says it’s God’s will and God took care of them and hopes to join them in heaven, which is also good consolation and sort of leaves it up to God. But the karma is seeing it as a process in which you are also a responsible actor. Otherwise the vastness of the causal mixes is so huge it’s pretty incomprehensible, and no wonder some people call it God, or God’s will, or providence.

But the key thing is that karma is not the exercise of a particular agency or divinity; it is an impersonal process of causality. I call it evolutionary causality.

What do you mean by that?

It’s a causality by which beings evolve. Like if they do an action of a certain type, they get an effect from that action because it changes their being and their being evolves. It can evolve in a negative or a positive direction depending on whether the actions are negative or positive. In a way, karma is a biological theory just like a Western genetic biological theory. And it is very like a genetic biological theory in that it has humans being reborn as animals, animals as humans. And it adds to that also the idea of the spiritual gene or the soul gene being interwoven within that genetic rebirth process. So that your own individual consciousness can become the animal or become the god or become the human or whatever it becomes.

It’s hard to generalize across cultures, but is there a traditional mourning period for Buddhists?

In the Buddhist context, they consider that the weeping and wailing and shrieking and tearing hair and clothes, that kind of thing, is not actually a good idea. It doesn’t really relieve the bereaved; in fact it even pumps up their emotion. But the main point from the Buddhist point of view is that the one who just died, being still aware of what those left behind, the survivors are doing for a while–the departed one gets very anxious and upset and preserves that raw emotion as very disturbing. So whenever someone is overcome by grief, the tendency, especially in Tibetan Buddhist culture, is to try to calm that survivor down and have them think of good and positive thoughts and send good vibes.

So the nature of their grief should take the form of looking forward and being compassionate with others?

Yes, that’s considered better–sincerely sending really strong caring and loving vibes toward the one who passed away. Because the main person in transition at that time, the most difficult transition, is the death-rebirth transition in the Buddhist view. The one left behind is not that drastic in the sense that they’re still in their familiar embodiment, even though it may be a big disruption for them. So the priority is to send the good vibes to the departed, in the Buddhist world view.

Robert Thurman holds the first endowed chair in Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies in the United States, at Columbia University in New York. He is the author of the international best-seller “Inner Revolution,” and the co-founder and president of Tibet House U.S., a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan culture.
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Insights of a Yogi Understanding Karma through Life’s Experiences By Mish Mockovic Martin

Written by Mish Mockovic Martin, a woman who has dedicated two decades to the study and sharing of the ancient holistic science of yoga and its transformative powers, Insights of a Yogi introduces you to the core concepts of yoga.

By way of a truthful and sometimes stark rendition of the significant events in her life, skillfully interwoven with ancient yogic philosophy, Mish takes you on a vibrant journey through the chakras. In an easy and relatable way, she explains applications of the Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita. By sharing ideas and practices that are applicable to your real-life circumstances, situations, and crises, she will teach you the tools you need to overcome stress and anxiety.

Mish’s life has not always been as serene as it is now. After a severe spinal injury left her paralysed, she knew she needed to harness her inner courage to rebuild and rebound. Through the transformative powers of yoga, she has been able to heal those aspects of her life. Inspired by ancient yogic philosophy, her book contains secrets that will allow you to heal your body and your heart, overcome illness or unhappiness, and come to a place of splendid health, strength, and peace. In Mish’s words, “If you are willing to be open and honest, the light will spread to all aspects of your life, it will remove obstacles and blockages, open doors to self-discovery and the ability to transform and create your life, full of hope and optimism.”

Insights of a Yogi by Mish Mockovic Martin

Avoiding Karma: A Mind-Challenging Way to Recognize Who, Why, and What You Truly Are by Guy Steven Needler (Author)


Karma is only a function of the physical universe, and our true energetic selves, when attracted to the lower frequencies associated with the physical universe, are linked to it. Hence the need to return to it, to break the link, to break the Karmic cycle. Once the link with the physical is broken, the need to incarnate is no longer necessary and the true energetic self can ascend the frequencies, evolving in the process without needing to experience ever again those lower frequencies associated with the physical universe.

The information within this book, given to the author by the Source Entity, is specifically designed to make people change their ways, to recognize who and what they truly are, to come out of their incarnate slumber and ascend.

Some topics covered:

  • Attraction to any physicality
  • Love your enemy – for he is you
  • Fear only exists in the physical
  • The Source Entity’s Ten Commandments of Avoiding Karma
  • Accept everything, resist nothing
  • How jealousy affects us
  • Attachment
  • Karma attracts karma



Guy Steven Needler
is an author and healer who has learnt how to explore the realities above our physical existence. To share his gift, he writes books and teaches workshops, performs healings, readings and lectures worldwide.

Guy’s books illustrate his discoveries helping you to understand what’s behind religion or spiritual content. His workshops teach you, to contact your true self, and the ‘Greater Reality’.

Initially trained in electrical engineering he was always aware of a greater reality.

In his teens he meditated, until his guides told him to focus on his earthly contribution. He concentrated on his work and University education.

In his late thirties, he felt the call to spirit. The next 6 years led to becoming a Reiki Master, learning energy and vibrational therapy techniques and membership to the Complimentary Medical association (CMA), Guy’s readings and healings are popular world-wide with the use of Skype.

Guy discovered a way to transport his consciousness to the highest dimension where god and the co-creators exist. He discovered many things about the “greater reality”, illustrated in his first book ‘The History of God’, which explains where god came from, the creation of the universes and the purpose of life on Earth.

He developed a meditation toolkit known as ‘Traversing the Frequencies’ (TTF) workshops. TTF teach how to explore the frequency levels above the physical up to levels where other universes and energetic entities reside. These workshops are very well received and are delivered on a world-wide basis.

Guy now has 4 more published books, ‘Beyond the Source – Books 1 & 2‘ (June 2012, July 2013), and ‘Avoiding Karma‘ (March 2014), ‘The Origin Speaks‘ (July 2015). Guy was privileged to work in partnership with Dolores Cannon on the highly successful New Earth Cruise in 2012 and is invited to the 2014 Holy Land Cruise. He has presented at all ‘Transformation Conferences; since 2011.

AVOIDING KARMA: A Mind-Challenging Way to Recognize Who, Why, and What You Truly Are by GUY NEEDLER

Guy Needler, author of “The History of God” and “Beyond the Source”, was initially trained as a mechanical engineer and quickly progressed on to be a chartered electrical and electronics engineer. However, throughout this earthly training he was always aware of the greater reality being around him, catching glimpses of the worlds of spirit.

Guy Needler talks about his latest book, “Avoiding Karma: A Mind-Challenging Way to Recognize Who, Why, and What You Truly Are”, covering topics such as love, fear, acceptance and attachment. According to Guy Needler, karma is only a function of the physical universe and our true energetic selves, when attracted to the lower frequencies associated with the physical universe, are linked to it. Hence the need to return to it, to break the link, to break the Karmic cycle. Once the link with the physical is broken, the need to incarnate is no longer necessary and the true energetic self can ascend the frequencies, evolving in the process without needing to experience ever again those lower frequencies associated with the physical universe. http://www.guystevenneedler.com

CakeMix Spirituality by Jim Cartwright (Author)

Cakemix Spirituality is a unique gathering of words written from the perspective of an unhindered, egoless mind. As a result, a natural filtering of unnecessary analytical spiritual data is prevalent, thus delivering to the reader a clear concise perspective regarding a wide range of spiritual/human issues.

Cakemix Spirituality introduces a new, simple universal concept in the first chapter, which is then continuously referred to throughout the book as a foundation for explaining a broad range of spiritual topics. This original concept merges with current accepted views, while also occasionally challenging current accepted societal views. The simplicity of Jim Cartwright’s Energy Combination concept can be for some, ironically, difficult to understand, as it quite often renders the analytical egoic mind (the negative mind within the mind) obsolete, threatening its actual existence.

Cakemix Spirituality initially explains how each individual’s spiritual personality unconsciously regulates his or her own unique personal spiritual Energy Combination, then builds on this explanation, thus helping the reader to transition from unconscious regulation to conscious regulation of his or her own unique spiritual Energy Combination, (this being a dissipation or reduction of the reader’s negative egoic mind). The individual Energy Combination concept is then used as a basis for explaining issues at a planetary level for the human species as a collective.

The author’s writing style offers simplistic clarity, hence helping the reader to understand the primary nature and purpose of his or her being.

Jim Cartwright is a contemporary Australian spiritual writer, not aligned with any particular religious organization. His natural ability to simplify the most complex of issues relating to spirituality adds a fresh unique perspective to currently accepted conventional spiritual concepts, while simultaneously introducing to the reader his own new all encompassing universal energy concept.

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Touching Enlightenment: Finding Realization in the Body ~ Reginald A. Ray

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Eckhart Tolle TV: What part does willpower play in awakening? 2. A lot of Karma, is liberation possible? 3. Be careful with the stories the mind creates

Eckhart Tolle TV: What part does willpower play in awakening?

Published on May 27, 2015

Little to no part; instead, surrender to the moment.

A LOT OF KARMA, IS LIBERATION POSSIBLE

Be careful with the stories the mind creates

Eckhart Tolle – Be careful with the stories the mind creates
Eckhart Tolle’s profound yet simple teachings have already helped countless people throughout the world find inner peace and greater fulfillment in their lives. At the core of the teachings lies the transformation of consciousness, a spiritual awakening that he sees as the next step in human evolution. An essential aspect of this awakening consists in transcending our ego-based state of consciousness. This is a prerequisite not only for personal happiness but also for the ending of violence on our planet. .
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“How does karma fit in with your teaching?”


It is our ultimate destiny to go beyond karma by becoming receptacles for presence, Eckhart clarifies.

The Karma Queens’ Guide to Relationships The Truth About Karma in Relationships by Carmen Harra, Alexandra Harra

Licensed clinical psychologist, intuitive counselor, and upcoming Bravo celebrity Carmen Harra shows readers the power of karma!

When it comes to our interactions with family, friends, and the people we live with or work with, the drama can be overwhelming and confusing if we aren’t guided by love—the karmic cure for every hurt, rift, misunderstanding, conflict, and betrayal. In her new book Karma Queen: The Truth About Karma and Relationships, Carmen Harra draws upon her knowledge of psychology and metaphysics, her experience as a therapist and counselor, and her own relationships to help readers untangle the complexities of their relationships and get the most out of them.

This book applies Carmen’s ideas to all types of relationships, because she firmly believes that karma affects every relationship in our lives—including whether we ever meet our soul mate. Rich in practical, solid advice, the book will also feature stories drawn from Carmen’s new reality show and from her life.

Carmen Harra, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and intuitive counselor who, along with her daughter, is one of the “Karma Queens” featured in the reality TV show of the same name. She has helped thousands of people meet their challenges by resolving their karma. She has lived through many changes in her own life—rising out of poverty to become a national celebrity and musical performer in Romania, visiting America for the first time, then becoming an instant wife and mother weeks later, becoming an American citizen, changing careers several times, and eventually becoming a licensed clinical psychologist, therapist, and author. Dr. Harra speaks from experience when she says that there are practical ways to meet the challenges of resolving karma that cause our relationships to become complicated and cause us pain

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Carmen Harra: The Truth About Karma


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Dr. Carmen Harra is an in-demand counselor to everyone from powerful politicians to Hollywood royalty. Her integrative approach to mind, body, and spiritual healing is rooted in traditional psychology as well as alternative healing and hypnotherapy. Dr. Harra believes that every individual can manifest his or her own reality and seize control of the future. She has helped people all over the world achieve happier, more fulfilling lives.

Dr. Harra is a licensed clinical psychologist and intuitive counselor, celebrity advisor. She has helped thousands of people meet their challenges by resolving their karma. A national celebrity and musical performer in her native country of Romania, she moved to the United States and became a mother and licensed clinical psychologist, therapist, and author of over 7 bestselling books spiritual books including: Everyday Karma, Decoding Your Destiny, Wholiness, and the upcoming release The Karma Queens’ Guide to Relationships. She has been featured in the New York Times, New York Post, New York Daily News, The Hollywood Reporter, Vogue, New York Magazine, US Weekly, Elle Magazine, and Good Morning America, The View, Fox News, the Today show, CBS’ The Early Show, and Good Day New York, and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post.

Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream by Deepak Chopra, Sanjiv Chopra

In Brotherhood, Deepak and Sanjiv Chopra reveal the story of their personal struggles and triumphs as doctors, immigrants, and brothers. They were born in the ferment of liberated India after 1947, as an age-old culture was reinventing its future. For the young, this meant looking to the West.

The Chopra brothers were among the most eager and ambitious of the new generation. In the 1970s, they each emigrated to the United States to make a new life. Both faced tough obstacles: While Deepak encountered resistance from Western-trained doctors over the mind-body connection, Sanjiv struggled to reconcile the beliefs of his birthplace with those of his new home.

Eventually, each brother became convinced that America was the right place to build a life, and the Chopras went on to great achievements—Deepak as a global spiritual teacher and best-selling author, Sanjiv as a world-renowned medical expert and professor at Harvard Medical School.

Brotherhood will fascinate and inspire those who still believe in America’s capacity to foster achievement and reward hard work.

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Deepak Chopra & Sanjiv Chopra in conversation with Lisa Napoli

Video from a Live Talks Los Angeles event featuring Deepak Chopra & Sanjiv Chopra in conversation with Lisa Napoli. Deepak Chopra and Sanjiv Chopra are authors of Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny and the American Dream. Event was held May 23 in Beverly Hills. To learn more about Live Talks Los Angeles visit: livetalksla.org

At a time when America is fiercely divided on the issue of immigration, Brotherhood is the story of two brothers — Deepak and Sanjiv Chopra — who pursued the American dream to its fullest expression. In the early 1970s, they joined a flood of immigrants looking to make a new life in America. Having grown up in postwar India amidst the sudden freedom of the 1947 liberation, their childhood was a blend of the exotic, the mythical, and the modern. Their father was one of the first Indians to become a Western-trained cardiologist, while their extended family maintained deep roots in ancient spiritual traditions.Brotherhood follows the Chopra brothers as one becomes a world-renowned spiritual teacher and the other rises to the top of Western medicine to become a professor at Harvard Medical School.

At school, they learned of William Tell; Deepak later challenged Sanjiv to replicate the feat with a BB gun. The younger brother gave in—shooting Deepak square in the chin. They agreed to blame the wound on a fall, but their grandmother spotted the pellet beneath the skin. This early alliance helped forge a lifelong bond between them.

In Brotherhood, Deepak and Sanjiv Chopra reveal the story of their personal struggles and triumphs as doctors, immigrants, and brothers. Each brother faced obstacles: while Deepak encountered resistance from Western-trained doctors on the mind-body connection, Sanjiv struggled to recon­cile the beliefs of his birthplace with those of his new home. Each Chopra eventually decided to stay and build a life as an American citizen. And each went on to great achieve­ments—Deepak as a global authority on Eastern medicine and best-selling author, Sanjiv as a world-renowned medical expert and professor at Harvard Medical School.

Deepak Chopra, MD, is the author of more than seventy books, including twenty-one New York Times bestsellers. Visit deepakchopra.com.

Sanjiv Chopra, MD, is professor of medicine and faculty dean for Continuing Education at Harvard Medical School, and the author of Leadership by Example.

Lisa Napoli is a journalist and author. She was a reporter and back-up host for public radio show Marketplace. She covered the Internet revolution and the cultural impact of technology as a columnist and staff reporter for the New York Times’ CyberTimes, and as a correspondent for MSNBC. In her 25 year career in media, she has also worked for CNN. She is author of RADIO SHANGRI-LA: What I Learned in Bhutan, the Happiest Kingdom on Earth. Presently, she is does arts and cultural stories for NPR affiliate KCRW. Visit her website.

Meister Eckhart & the Law of Karma ~ Eknath Easwaran

Money, Sex, War, Karma: Notes for a Buddhist Revolution by David R. Loy (Author)

  • What’s Wrong with Sex?
  • How to Drive Your Karma
  • Consciousness Commodified
  • The Karma of Food
  • The Three Poisons, Institutionalized
  • Why We Love War
  • These are just some of the chapters in this brilliant book from David R. Loy.

    In little time, Loy has become one of the most powerful advocates of the Buddhist worldview, explaining like no one else its ability to transform the sociopolitical landscape of the modern world.

    In this, his most accessible work to date, he offers sharp and even shockingly clear presentations of oft-misunderstood Buddhist staples-the working of karma, the nature of self, the causes of trouble on both the individual and societal levels-and the real reasons behind our collective sense of “never enough,” whether it’s time, money, sex, security… even war.

    Loy’s “Buddhist Revolution” is nothing less than a radical change in the ways we can approach our lives, our planet, the collective delusions that pervade our language, culture, and even our spirituality.

    David R. Loy’s previous books include the acclaimed Money, Sex, War, Karma, The Great Awakening: A Buddhist Social Theory, and The Dharma of Dragons and Daemons, a finalist for the 2006 Mythopoeic Scholarship Award. He was the Besl Professor of Ethics/Religion and Society at Cincinnati’s Xavier University.

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    Reincarnation and Karma: How It All Works ~ Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

    Do we only live once? It all depends on one’s perspective. If you think we’re nothing but chemicals with no soul, then yes, it is the end. If you believe in only one life and then it’s heaven or hell, then no. It’s especially not the end if you happen to believe in reincarnation. Reincarnation suggests this is not our first life on Earth and it’s most likely not our last. The Hindu perspective suggests we have been around for millions of lifetimes and that there may be millions ahead. In that sense, we are all “old souls.”

    What is it that reincarnates and how exactly does it happen?

    The Bhagavad Gita, the ancient text of India suggests that the soul leaves when the
    body dies. The type of body and psychological disposition — likes, dislikes, phobias, etc., one receives upon rebirth is dependent on the actions (karma) within that one life combined with the actions from previous lives. By some inconceivable system, all of one’s positive and negative deeds are recorded. This means, no one gets away with anything. Moreover, all positive and negative actions create within the individual a psychological disposition to continue performing that action. For example, if one starts stealing or gets in the habit of lying and doesn’t try to change these tendencies, then in the next life, one will pick up where they left off. The same goes for positive actions.

    The mind propels us into action based on its conditioning which is based on past actions. So, when the body reaches its demise, the mind and soul get transferred into, hopefully, another human womb. Even while in the womb, the mind remains active and is recalling events from the previous life. In a NYTimes article “Do Babies Dream,” Charles P. Pollack, director of Center for Sleep Medicine at New York-Presbyterian/Weill explains, “Most dreaming occurs during a type of sleep called REM sleep…which ‘…occurs at all life stages, including infancy, and even before infancy, in fetal life.'”

    This article doesn’t establish the fact that the dreams of the fetus are from previous lives, but it does indicate that the little guy is dreaming. If he or she hasn’t lived before, what in the world could it be dreaming of?

    The mind functions kind of like a hard drive with millions of files on it. If a hard drive is transferred into a different computer, the new computer will have all the same information as the previous one. So, when the mind and soul are relocated into a new body, the exterior is different, but all the programming stored in the mind are exactly the same. This programming will make the person behave in very much the same way as they did in the previous life because the conditioning and impressions are the same. The car may be different, but the driver is the same. Hence, we are not very different from who we were in our previous life.

    This might help to explain the phenomena of children with past life memories. The memories are very specific and can often be verified. Dr. Ian Stevenson, the founder and director of the University of Virginia’s Division of Perceptual Studies researched and wrote about this phenomena extensively.

    Most adherents of the Hindu and Buddhist traditions will have little difficulty accepting that the soul moves through different bodies until it ultimately purifies itself of anger, greed, envy and pride. This might be because life is seen as a cyclical phenomena in the East as opposed to a linear one in the West. All the intricacies of karma and reincarnation will always remain mysterious to the human mind, but knowing that I will get a second or third chance, gives me hope.


    Pandit currently serves as a lecturer and the first-ever Hindu chaplain of Columbia University, New York University, and Union Theological Seminary. He teaches courses on the the Bhagavad Gita and other Hindu texts combining their messages with popular Hollywood movies. He leads workshops on mantra meditation and delivers lectures at the nation’s leading universities and yoga studios. Pandit spoke at a recent TEDx conference and was featured in the NPR piece “Long Days and Short Nights of a Hindu Monk.” He has also appeared in a PBS documentary on the Bhagavad Gita, as well as The New York Times. For more from Pandit, check out his website at nycpandit.com.

    View his book “Urban Monk: Exploring Karma, Consciousness, and the Divine HERE

    A New Model of Karma, Deep Sleep and Death [updated Aug 8, 2014]


    Published on Apr 25, 2014

    In this video clip Rupert gives a new interpretation of karma using the three states of waking, dreaming and deep sleep as a model.

    DNA: Our Karmic Thumbprint? An Interview with Peter Van Houten, M.D.

    I think Paramhansa Yogananda or Swami Kriyananda would say that our DNA is the physical manifestation of our karma. In other words, we have the genetic material that best fits the karma we need to work out in this particular lifetime.

    Q: Peter, this interview covers genetics, karma, and the physical and mental health implications of recent genetic research. Before I ask a few questions, is there anything you’d like to say as an introduction to our discussion of genetics?

    PVH: Yes. With science’s latest understanding of genetics, we are experiencing a phenomenon similar to the change in our understanding of how the brain functions. In the early 1980s most neuroscientists thought that by age 22, our brain stopped changing. Now we know the brain is very changeable, and that there are specific things we can do to change it in positive ways.

    Our understanding of genetics is headed in a similar direction. Up until the early 1990s, we thought we couldn’t change our genetic make-up. We knew we could damage it, for example, by excessive exposure to x-rays, but the prevailing viewpoint was that we could not bring about positive changes in our genes.

    We now understand there’s wide changeability in how genes function, and new hope for people with genetically-based diseases like diabetes, certain cancers, cardiovascular ailments, and mental health disorders.

    DNA and the Human Genome Project

    Q: I understand that in the field of genetics, the most important project in recent years was the Human Genome Project. Can you tell us a little about this project and what it accomplished?

    PVH: Yes. The Human Genome Project, sponsored by the National Institute of Health and completed in 2002, was a 12-year herculean effort, involving more than 2000 scientists, to identify and “map” all the genes in a human being. The project identified each and every one of the millions of molecules that make up the human “genome” – all the chromosomes, genes, and related molecules.

    Q: Can you explain exactly what the human “genome” is and how it differs, if at all, from our DNA?

    PVH: Taken together, all our chromosomes, genes, and related molecules are known as our “genome,” but they are commonly referred to as our “DNA.”

    Q: Are you saying, then, that “DNA” and “genome” are synonymous terms?

    PVH: Yes. Scientifically it would be clearer if we said “genome,” but most people usually say “DNA” when referring to the genome.

    Q: Is it true there are around 20,500 genes in the human genome?

    PVH: Yes, and from those 20,500 genes, we end up with a 100 trillion body cells! Interestingly, only a portion of those 20,500 genes actually do any work that we have verified. We have a lot of genetic material that is fallow and, as yet, we don’t know why it’s there.

    Karma: “the DNA of our soul?”

    Q: An issue important to most devotees is the relationship between our genetic make-up and our karma. David Frawley, a leading Vedic astrologer, suggests that we think of our karma as “the DNA of our soul.”

    PVH: Comparing karma to DNA is useful, but I think Paramhansa Yogananda or Swami Kriyananda would have put it differently and said that our DNA is the physical manifestation of our karma. In other words, we have the genetic material that best fits the karma we need to work out in this particular lifetime.

    What is especially interesting is that the same behavior and methods that help us to mitigate difficult karma can also bring about helpful changes in the functioning of our genes. These kinds of behavior-induced genetic changes are the subject of a developing new field known as “epigenetics.”

    Q: This is very encouraging. I will be asking you a number of questions about epigenetics later in this interview.

    Important medical advances

    Q: I understand that one of the main achievements of the Human Genome Project was the identification of genes that reflect predispositions to certain diseases. Is that correct?

    PVH: Yes. As an example, we can now identify the gene which indicates a predisposition to certain female cancers, particularly ovarian and breast cancer. It’s known as the BRCA gene (pronounced “Bricka”). Science has also identified the single gene that causes hemochromatosis, a disease of the liver, commonly known as “iron overload.” We can also now directly test for the “genetic signature” for other diseases, although the tests are expensive.

    Our new understanding of genetics has also enabled us to identify the most effective medications for various psychiatric disorders. Based on the patient’s genetics, we can now create a panel of medications that are most likely to work, and also identify those it would be best to avoid. In my medical practice we are now ordering these panels for our patients whenever they don’t respond well to standard medications.

    Genetic information documenting a person’s risk of other diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and Alzheimer’s are also readily available, but the protocols are not routinely used because multiple genes can be involved, which would make the protocols very expensive. The cost will undoubtedly go down in time, and eventually a person will be able to carry his or her entire genetic history on a little flash drive. I don’t think we’re many years away from realizing that possibility.

    Epigenetics: the overlap of karma and genetics

    Q: What is the science of epigenetics?

    PVH: Epigenetics is the study of why, in the course of an individual’s lifetime, certain genes are activated or turned on, while others are repressed or turned off. Diseases like asthma, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s can run in families, because the genes are heritable. But just because someone has a genetic predisposition to a certain illness doesn’t mean that those genes will necessarily be activated in his or her lifetime. All the siblings in a family may have inherited a gene for asthma, but it may well be that only one person in the family actually develops asthma.

    We’ve already mentioned the BRCA gene which indicates a predisposition to certain kinds of female cancers. In one widely studied situation, 35 members of a family all inherited the gene, but not every family member developed cancer. So one of the questions explored in the field of epigenetics is this: why do certain genes get activated in some family members but not in others?

    Q: What have we learned to date?

    PVH: Research has shown that certain external influences such as diet, hormones, social environment, heavy metals, pesticides and other toxins can exert a permanent effect on whether a specific gene is activated or not. Similarly, maintaining a positive attitude, exercising regularly and meditating have all been shown to have beneficial effects on our genetic material.

    Q: Are you saying that right living and a positive, healthful environment can influence whether a potentially harmful gene gets turned on, or possibly even turned off?

    PVH: Yes. And, amazingly, the turned-off gene gets passed on to our offspring in that new more helpful state!

    Q: Would you say, then, that our ability to bring about genetic changes depends on some, if not most, of the same factors that enable us to modify our karma?

    PVH: Yes. Just as our karma is changeable, depending on our attitudes and environment, so also are our genetics. A person might have a genetic predisposition for asthma, but if he or she exercises regularly, does not smoke, and avoids potent allergens – he or she may not end up with asthma.

    Similarly, those who fear they may carry genetic predispositions for illnesses such as heart disease or Alzheimer’s should take seriously the need for lifestyle changes, such as managing stress levels and avoiding high-risk factors like smoking and excessive drinking. Those lifestyle changes would also include positive practices such as exercising regularly and meditating, which have been shown to have a positive effect on our genetic material.

    Q: What you are saying, then, is that by right living and positive environment we can turn a harmful gene off?

    PVH: Yes. We are now able to turn off some of these unhelpful genes simply by changing lifestyle.

    Q: I understand that there’s a great deal of epigenetic research on how lifestyle affects the genes that cause Type 2 diabetes?

    PVH: Yes. Science is showing that epigenetics is of major significance for Type 2 diabetes. The research is helping people understand how they developed this condition, and includes anything new in how lifestyle affects it.

    The dilemma is that at least 100 genes are probably involved in causing diabetes. What medical science is now able to do, however, is lower the risk of those genes expressing. Through lifestyle changes we can now make some of these genes turn off permanently, thus lowering someone’s risk for the disease.

    NR: That’s a very important advance.

    PVH: Yes, it is.

    Behavioral traits: can we turn these genes off?
    Q: We’ve learned through genetic research that not only are physical diseases heritable but so also are human behavioral traits such as alcoholism, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Is there any research into how to lower the risk of these genes turning on and expressing?

    PVH: Dr. Francis Collins, the head of the Human Genome Project, has actually written about this question. He said that although many human behavioral traits are heritable, because multiple genes are involved, no single gene is strongly predictive. Moreover, not only are multiple genes involved, but many non-genetic factors – environment, especially, childhood experiences, and individual free will – can have a major effect on whether the behavioral trait manifests in a person.

    Thus, if one of our parents is bipolar, and we inherit those genes, there is an increased likelihood of us being bipolar. However, our childhood environment and experiences will have an important effect on whether or not those “bipolar” genes actually get turned on.

    Another possible scenario is that as an adult, we may suddenly manifest a behavioral trait that our parents didn’t have. Our parents may have had the same genetic risks, but because of our upbringing and other factors, those genes were turned on in us.

    Looking to the future

    Q: What do you see as likely future developments in the area of genetics?

    PVH: I think there will be better targeted treatments based on our improved understanding of how the genome actually functions. For example, we know that the ability of our genome to accurately reproduce itself every time our cells divide to make new cells has an impact on our quality and quantity of life.

    As we age, our genetic material’s ability to replicate perfectly becomes increasingly impaired. This is one reason people tend to develop more physical and mental health problems as they grow older. If we’re living a very healthy lifestyle, there is a better chance that our genetic material will accurately reproduce itself as we make new cells.

    Two, as discussed, there’s the growing new field of epigenetics, which is helping us understand how genes turn on and off, and how a good lifestyle can effect positive change in a gene’s function.

    Three, we actually have some free will, some choice, in how we’re going to turn out as human beings. Our inherited DNA at birth is just our starting point. We know now that there are many genes that are reactive to our life experience. If we have unhelpful genes, we shouldn’t always consider ourselves permanently handicapped. It would be more accurate to see ourselves and our DNA patterns as a “work in progress.”

    What we’ve learned from the Human Genome Project and subsequent discoveries is that we shouldn’t feel limited by our DNA, our genetic material. Here is yet another example that we have control over our destiny.

    ******

    Peter Van Houten lives at Ananda Village and is the founder and Medical Director of Sierra Family Medical Clinic near Ananda Village. He frequently lectures and writes on the brain and other “yoga and science” topics.

    Source: © 2014 Clarity Magazine

    Beyond Past Lives: What Parallel Realities Can Teach Us about Relationships, Healing, and Transformation by Mira Kelley (Author), Wayne W Dyer Dr. (Foreword)

    Pub Date Jul 29 2014

    In this book, regressionist Mira Kelley shares the life-changing lessons she has learned from her clients to help you find support and understanding, and to empower you in your own growth. Mira teaches you how to connect with your Higher Self in any moment to receive guidance. You’ll come to understand how everything around you is just a reflection of yourself, why is it important to forgive, why you have the right to love yourself, and how the Universe always supports you lovingly and unconditionally. The stories contained in these pages will help you discover how to heal your body, mind, and spirit as you learn about the nature of time, karma, destiny, and free will—as well as how each choice creates a new reality for you. As you read Beyond Past Lives, you’ll see how regression has helped others shift to a reality of health and well-being, and you will be guided to achieve the same for yourself. Prepare for a powerful transformation as you experience the profound lesson of your past lives!
    Mira Kelley grew up in Bulgaria, where at the age of 13 she had a powerful regression experience. With great courage and trust in her heart, Mira followed her intuition and came to the United States to go to college. Following her graduation from law school, Mira practiced as a corporate and securities attorney at a large firm in New York City. A painful physical condition led her to rediscover the instantaneous emotional and physical healing available through regression, and now she assists people in transforming their own lives in this way. Stories from Mira’s sessions are included in Wishes Fulfilled by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer and Miracles Happen by Brian L. Weiss, M.D.; they have also been featured on Oprah.com.

    Website: http://www.mirakelley.com

    Learn About Your Prior Reincarnations And Who You Are

    Find Out Your Purpose In life

    Resolve Emotional And Health Issues

    Receive Guidance When Making Important Decisions

    Understand And Heal The Relationships With Your Family And Friends

    We carry over traumas, vows and unresolved issues through lifetimes and they affect us presently. We also tend to reincarnate with the same group of souls so that we can work together on lessons, resolve karma, gain understanding and grow spiritually. Through revisting a past life you look to experience where the problem began-to see the life time and understand the dynamics that originated the issue. The most powerful thing about every regression is the instantaneous healing. The re-living and re-experiencing creates the kind of understanding that is really transformative. You will also receive guidance and answers to your questions from your Higher Self.
    Dr. Wayne W. Dyer Speaks With Mira Kelley

    I had the opportunity to join Dr. Wayne W. Dyer on stage at the I Can Do It conference. We spoke about regression, accessing the Higher Self and the simultaneity of existence.

    Dr. Wayne W. Dyer and Mira Kelley Vancouver I Can Do It 2012.m4v

    Dr. Wayne W. Dyer introduces Mira Kelley and discusses with her regression, past lives, parallel lives, the simultaneity of existence and the Higher Self

    From Dr. Wayne W. Dyer:
    “I spent one spectacular afternoon in a hypnotic time lapse in which I was taken on a magical journey into a past life with Mira Kelley. In fact, I was so taken by this experience that I included a verbatim transcript of the entire past life regression in my latest book titled Wishes Fulfilled. This remarkable woman put me totally at ease as she skillfully guided me through deeply ingrained but long repressed memories that brought me to a new level of awareness of who I am and what path I was to take.I can still recall vividly even the most minute of details that took place in our life changing session together, and I feel such a sense of clarity about my life path up until now, and more significantly about the direction I now feel compelled to follow. The thing that resonates so profoundly with me since our session together is that I understand not only what I have been doing and why, but what I now know I must do in the future.

    This experience with Mira was truly one of the peak experiences of my life. She was so skillful and yet gentle and compassionate throughout every moment of this wondrous time I spent examining the world of the invisible. I am writing these words with profound emotion and I offer her my sincere enthusiastic endorsement. Whatever you do, don’t miss this opportunity to experience a regression with Mira.”

    Dr. Wayne W. Dyer and Mira Kelley ~ Part 1 of 2

    Dr. Wayne W. Dyer speaks with Mira Kelley about the regression Mira conducted with Wayne, as detailed in Wayne’s new book Wishes Fulfilled, and about Mira’s experiences as a regressionist.
    http://www.mirakelley.com

    Dr. Wayne W. Dyer and Mira Kelley ~ Part 2 of 2

    Dr. Wayne W. Dyer speaks with Mira Kelley about the regression Mira conducted with Wayne, as detailed in Wayne’s new book Wishes Fulfilled, and about Mira’s experiences as a regressionist.
    http://www.mirakelley.com

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