Action-reaction, energy and karmic debt
It is said that all the action-reaction-responses that we experience in life are from the force our karmic debt accumulations (karma quotient). These are said to include the results of all activities that one does in any state, whether in knowledge, ignorance, or by chance, accident or otherwise. In other words all work, activity or energy debts are karmic (action) debts.
This necessarily means that to balance out the accumulations of action-reaction, the individual consciousness needs to 're-incarnate' since the results of the actions cannot balance out in one lifetime. Scientific proof of reincarnation is detailed in this article. (Opens new window.)
At first sight such a premise about the force of stored results of action might appear far-fetched. Before we go further in this examination, it would be interesting to see how scientists observe the behavior of forces that operate in the physically observable universe.
The physics of action-reaction
One of the greatest multi-disciplinary scientific geniuses of all time, the 17th century British scientist, Sir Isaac Newton, made fundamental discoveries about the functioning of the universe. He was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics Chair for thirty three years at the university of Cambridge, England.
Newton got a revelation as he observed an apple falling from a tree. Considering this act of the apple falling led him to discover the force of gravity, through which he explained the movements of objects including those of the heavenly bodies. He set out the explanation of this in his three laws of motion.
Over two hundred years of observation and experiment confirm Newton’s three laws of motion.
The physics of universal motion
Newton’s first two laws state that objects continue in their state of movement or no movement unless acted upon by a more powerful force, and that motion has a tendency to continue in its existing direction in perpetuity unless acted upon by a more powerful force. The third law of motion states that, for every action, there is an equal (in size) and opposite (in direction) reaction.
Action-reaction force pairs (which are 'forces') make it possible for birds to fly, for us to walk, and for the earth to orbit the sun and for the moon to orbit the earth.
If you would like to get a visual idea of Newtonian physics, you can take a field trip out to explore this fun to see YouTube video demonstrating Newton's Laws (opens new window), or continue with this section and the application of these laws to our daily life interaction with others.
The Physics of human action and interaction
This is also the law that applies to the movement of human action and interaction over time: Things continue to happen in a particular direction, or we tend to act in a particular way, unless greater force induces us to act differently, and this leads to action-reaction cycle continuing endlessly--in perpetuity. And, whatever we do, has an equal and opposite reaction, or in conversational idiom: what goes around comes around. This is 'karmic debt' to be collected or paid off in due time.
The Physics of karma
This need for balancing of the karmic debt is how the 'karma credit twins' appear in our lives. We label these reactions and responses to our activities as 'good' karma or 'bad' karma, depending upon what we think is good or bad for us. We have been introduced to and studied the Karma Credit (KC) twins (opens new window) in our karma family earlier.
We have previously established in the proof of reincarnation articles that our perpetually existing I-consciousness (I-con) continues moving in many changing bodies, without changing it's essential nature. Each one of us has had this personal experience.
Energy Debt is Karmic Debt
The owings or outstanding balance of action constitutes the energy of karmic debt to be made up.
As this process of karmic exchange and balancing movement acquires debits and credits, unless permanently resolved, our continued presence in the material universe is required even after our existing body stops functioning. In the process of this movement in time and space and changing bodies, energy to be given off and energy to be gathered creates a build up of an 'action' energy debt or 'karmic debt'.
The eternally existing I-con is in motion in material bodies that are subservient to the laws of the universe such as gravity, and the laws of motion. The intelligent directing principle of the I-con, being responsible for interactive actions in the course of its progress in the material body attracts 'equal and opposite reaction'.
These forces stay with the I-con in its progressions through time and the many bodies that it travels through. This is because karmic energy is not seen to be destroyed merely because the body ends.
The Physics of continued existence
As our bodies have a limited existence potential, but our I-consciousness (I-con) particle does not, the I-con necessarily needs to take on fresh bodies in order to act in harmony with the laws of motion. It is constantly seeking a balancing or harmonizing of forces that it has attracted to itself in the course of its movement.
"Who set the universe in motion?"
Newton warned that his discovery of gravity and laws of motion did not imply a simplistic mechanical-clock type understanding of the universe devoid of a greater hidden force underlying the functioning of the universe.
He said, "Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who set the planets in motion. God governs all things and knows all that is or can be done."
We see that where there is law, there is a guiding intelligence behind the law. Thus there is a law-making and guiding intelligence superior to what we experience within ourselves or our actions. Perhaps God is a good as name for such a superior or supremely powerful intelligence.
We explore this further in this article about Divine will and how it can override all karma and all right and wrong.Return from karmic debt to home page