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A new perspective on the overused and misunderstood concept of “karma” that offers the key to happiness and enlightenment, from the world-renowned spiritual master Sadhguru.
What is karma? Most people understand karma as a balance sheet of good and bad deeds, virtues and sins. The mechanism that decrees that we cannot evade the consequences of our own actions. In reality, karma has nothing to do with reward and punishment. Karma simply means action: your action, your responsibility. It isn’t some external system of crime and punishment, but an internal cycle generated by you. Accumulation of karma is determined only by your intention and the way you respond to what is happening to you. Over time, it’s possible to become ensnared by your own unconscious patterns of behavior.
In Karma, Sadhguru seeks to put you back in the driver’s seat, turning you from a terror-struck passenger to a confident driver navigating the course of your own destiny. By living consciously and fully inhabiting each moment, you can free yourself from the cycle. Karma is an exploration and a manual, restoring our understanding of karma to its original potential for freedom and empowerment instead of a source of entanglement. Through Sadhguru’s teachings, you will learn how to live intelligently and joyfully in a challenging world.
About the Author
Sadhguru is a yogi, a mystic, and the founder of the Isha Foundation, an all-volunteer organization engaged in large-scale humanitarian and environmental projects. He is the founder of the Isha Yoga Center in Coimbatore, India, and the Isha Institute of Inner Sciences on the Cumberland Plateau in central Tennessee.
“With Karma, Sadhguru explores both the limitations and possibilities of human existence. It is full of valuable insights to guide you to live a life of fulfillment and well-being.”—Will Smith
“Karma is a thoughtful and life-affirming reminder of our vast capacity to effect positive change in our own life and in the lives of others. A must-read for anyone feeling stuck and hopeless.”—Tony Robbins
“Forget what you think you know about karma—Sadhguru shows us it’s not a punishment for bad behavior, but a vehicle for transformation and empowerment. This book will put you back in charge of your own life.”—Tom Brady
“Pursuing your truth. Understanding this human experience. Embodying the divine is such an ongoing process of unveiling, adapting, and redesigning. The words in this book are the key to unlocking your truth, to see with no eyes, to hear the truth that lies in silence, and to connect with your inner wisdom. Thank you, Sadhguru, for such an enlightening creation, an offering to all seekers.”—HRH Princess Noor bint Asem of Jordan
“At last, a book about karma that can be trusted. I have never found a book that explains—and solves—the mystery of karma with the simplicity, clarity, and hopefulness of this invaluable book.”—Deepak Chopra
“Sadhguru here offers an easy read on a difficult subject: karma, or the volition to perform action. A truly captivating view from a renowned yogi and mystic on free will and the destiny of the human mind.”—Prof. Dr. Steven Laureys, neurologist, University Hospital of Liège, Belgium
“The tools Sadhguru provides in Karma bring me to a place of peace within myself. Thank you for your wisdom and transformational guidance.”—Rosanna Arquette
“In Karma, Sadhguru brilliantly demystifies the concept of karma and how we can harness our perceptions to change our own futures and, in doing so, create a more sustainable, just, and spiritually enlightened world. If you want to be the change you want to see in the world, read Karma and begin the journey.”—Terry Tamminen, Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
“This five-letter word that has baffled humans for thousands of years is finally explained in 272 pages. It’s a compass for navigating life. Thank you, Sadhguru.”—Jay Naidoo, Minister in President Nelson Mandela’s cabinet, recipient of the Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, France