Stop thinking of myself/karma

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  1. rit

    rit New Member

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    Hi,
    I think of myself too much and karma when I pray. How do I fix this behavior?

    Thank You.
     
  2. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    Let it go...

    Or give it to me....

    I'll let it go for you.
     
  3. A Cup Of Tea

    A Cup Of Tea Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps choose one thing outside yourself that is genuinely important to you and be sure to spend a lot of time on that during prayer.
    You might also reflect on why you think more of your self during prayer than you would like. Perhaps you think of yourself as much as is natural or perhaps you hold on to a lot of fears that are holding you back.

    Best of luck,
    Your friendly neighbourhood unbeliever.
     
  4. Bhaktajan II

    Bhaktajan II Well-Known Member

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    THERE ONCE WAS A SUPERHUMAN WARRIOR WHO DECLINED TO FIGHT...the advise he received was:

    You have a right to perform your prescribed duty,
    but you are not entitled to the fruits of action.
    Never consider yourself to be the cause of the results of your activities,
    and never be attached to not doing your duty. (2.47)

    PURPORT by an old wise Indian:
    There are three considerations here: prescribed duties, capricious work, and inaction.
    Prescribed duties refer to activities performed while one is in the modes of material nature.
    Capricious work means actions without the sanction of authority,
    and inaction means not performing one's prescribed duties.

    The Lord advised that Arjuna not be inactive, but that he perform his prescribed duty without being attached to the result.
    One who is attached to the result of his work is also the cause of the action.
    Thus he is the enjoyer or sufferer of the result of such actions.
    As far as prescribed duties are concerned, they can be fitted into three subdivisions,
    namely routine work, emergency work and desired activities.
    Routine work, in terms of the scriptural injunctions, is done without desire for results.
    As one has to do it, obligatory work is action in the mode of goodness.
    Work with results becomes the cause of bondage; therefore such work is not auspicious.
    Everyone has his proprietary right in regard to prescribed duties,
    but should act without attachment to the result;
    such disinterested obligatory duties doubtlessly lead one to the path of liberation.
    Arjuna was therefore advised by the Lord to fight as a matter of duty without attachment to the result.
    His non-participation in the battle is another side of attachment.
    Such attachment never leads one to the path of salvation.
    Any attachment, positive or negative, is cause for bondage. Inaction is sinful.
    Therefore, fighting as a matter of duty was the only auspicious path of salvation for Arjuna.
     
  5. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai Staff Member

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    Self? Karma? My friend, we are never without these things. Especially when we pray, but through prayer one can discover their true self. The soul resting within. The important thing to remember is to allow your true self to influence the person you are in the flesh and not the other way around.
     
  6. jacquisoder1

    jacquisoder1 New Member

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    This is me all the time. I feeling bad for myself everytime i pray.
     
  7. Samana Johann

    Samana Johann (Not a member, just a guest)

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    Maybe just confess what was done wrong and the resolve not to do it again. That's it. Ready to walk on.

    That's better than praying, because that does not help anything, is just of short use for those who believe that it's possible to walk a path of corruption to a better destiny.
     
  8. StevePame

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    This isn't an interfaith statement. Remember that we're not here to judge others and their beliefs. We're here to engage in constructive dialogue. This is not constructive.
     
  9. Samana Johann

    Samana Johann (Not a member, just a guest)

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    That's even interpractical, Steve, and what judges is always conscious. Knowing this one uses a constructive way. That even Christans do no more use that way is interignorance, Steve. Now watch conscious careful .

    Whould you prefer a philosophical discussion on the benefit of confessing or a psychological thesis which "new from sciences" header, you would. Since it tasts more inter, actually is more inter (if taking the meaning of the word).
     
  10. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    Always interesting to hear from you directly and not the one who speaks for you.
     
  11. Samana Johann

    Samana Johann (Not a member, just a guest)

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    Maybe better to think about what my person writes rather to think about my person, but what ever Wil thinks that it makes him proper attached and that gives release to have place for insight.

     
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  12. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    Lol....awesome! This even better when you continue.
     
  13. Samana Johann

    Samana Johann (Not a member, just a guest)

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    (Wils original text was changes so it might look out of context, yes)

    How ever, the wisesd way is to think fist on the results of kamma/karma (action by thought, speech, body) before doing. That avoids later be remorseful, need to confess and struggling around wish unwise suggestions.

     
  14. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    I have no ability to edit my posts...

    Is that what you are claiming?
     
  15. Samana Johann

    Samana Johann (Not a member, just a guest)

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    :)) ohh Wil has always focus on the really not importand things... My persons mistake for wondering. Will posted same message with other word in other tread and Atma wondered. (The statement of "was corrected" is incorrect: pardon, excusse: post one post, correct, open a tread requires often 20 min and more, with lot of tricks) So no need to worry about any claims and my person. The post after follows the next of yours. Sorry quoting is technical mostly not possible and so one easy gets things mixed up)

    Something on topic?
     
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