As you sow so shall you reap

1 Posted by - January 15, 2013 - Radhanath Swami

Just like there is the law of gravity, there are laws of nature which are called the laws of karma. Laws of karma are not subjected to interpretation. They act whether you believe in it or not.

If I tell you, there is no law of gravity, and what goes up in the air does not have to come down, then will it really matter to anyone? Even if I write a hundred thousand volumes of books in eloquent philosophical language to prove and to convince you, that the law of gravity is simply created by a sentimental fanatic who could not cope up with the realities of life. By saying so, would the law of gravity cease to function? The fact is – it would continue to function as it always does.

Similarly, there are the laws of nature. The law of thermodynamics says for every action there is an equal corresponding reaction. That is scientific; or just like lord Jesus said very beautifully in bible, ‘As you sow, so shall you reap’. The mills of God grind exceedingly fine. But sometimes very slow as well. Whatever you do whatever you speak there is going to be a reaction. That is the law of nature.

Now in the laws of state, you can get away with certain things. You can kill a hundred people but the law of the state is going to kill you only once. But if you kill a hundred people, the laws of nature can kill you a hundred times or a thousand times or a million times. So the laws of nature cannot be escaped, you cannot get around it, you cannot bribe Yamaraj (the God of justice). You cannot buy justice in the law of nature. Everyone is equal. These are the laws of karma.

– Radhanath Swami

  • Abhinav

    Brief and powerful…….

  • vaishali kamat

    Laws of Nature / Karma bind everyone whether you agree with it or not, whether you like it or not. So one must follow on the path prescribed by God in scriptures like Bhagvad Gita. This is very important for every human being irrespective of their caste, creed, religion etc

  • Milind M Churi

    This is the law to whom most of the people disregard thinking it is not there.But Radhanath Swami says that it is subtle in nature and one can not escape the justice of the law of karma.One may escape the law of state once or twice or even one hundred time but not the law of God,that is Law of karma.It is said that one can cheat one person or even one thousand persons but cannot cheat the self. Thank you for nice article.

  • Sumit Sharma

    Very scientific. People don’t want to believe that there may be GOD, however it does not matter whether they believe it or not, at the time of death everyone comes to know that is indeed a God who is the Supreme father of all living beings. Thank you Radhanath Swami for nice article.

  • Y.Raja Shekar

    The laws of karma exist and act for sure. As HH Radhanath Swami says, the mills of God grind exceedingly fine, but slow for some one, but surely. Great insight.

  • Vinay Jain

    The mills of God grind exceedingly fine – What a statement. Thank you Radhanath Swami!

  • nandkishor das

    Laws of karma are not subjected to interpretation. They act whether you believe in it or not.

  • nandkishor das

    law of karma is so strong no one can escape from it .but if one takes krishna consciousness seriously karma reactions becomes insignificant

  • Y.Raja Shekar

    Nice explanation by HH Radhanath Swami on the laws of nature.

  • Jitendra Pardeshi

    Thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

  • ananda lila d

    “Jaisa karam Karega Vaise Phal Dega Bhagvan”…there was a song like this.
    But the problem is we forget the very teaching in this article. We think that nothing can happen to me.
    There is some law in physics ” action has equal and opposite reaction”. We believe this law but tend to forget the Law Of Karma…

  • Jitendra Pardeshi

    Another place you said “You are accountable and responsible for every word, action & movement whether you are devotee or non-devotee.” Thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj for clarifying the fundamental principles so powerfully.

  • Raju K Mewada

    “You cannot buy justice in the law of nature. Everyone is equal. These are the laws of karma.” …great…we can’t manipulate law as per our requirements..For nature every one is same and equal. So we have to be more careful in our dealings with everyone not only human being but also for all other creatures of the God.

  • ananda lila d

    What an effective article…
    You are building your destiny for tomorrow by your acts today…

  • Gaurav

    Nice co-relation with current life example to help us better understand this vital law !!

  • Learning the laws of nature to lead a life which will be perfect. All glories to HH Radhanatha Svami Maharaja.

  • jayant mahtani

    This article answers the much asked question, “why do bad things happen to good people”? Thank you for such a wonderful article.

  • jayant mahtani

    This article answers the much asked question,” why do bad things happen to good people”? Thank you for this very informative article.

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  • Johnson Chong

    Thank you for that. It was a nice reminder for my fear of what is to come living in a new country. Starting from scratch and all that. If seeds are sown with a sense of adventure and grace then I will be just fine. Hari om.

  • sujata

    Such a nice analogy of the law of karma in relation to the law of gravity. Justice of God is always perfect and it is impossible to escape punishment as nothing is hidden from Him.