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Philosophical Truth behind the Cycle of Cause and Effect

What is law of attraction?

the Law of Attraction states that your dominant thoughts, words, and actions will attract corresponding tangible or intangible outcomes into your life. While this theory is intriguing, it lacks an explanation for how it functions. Therefore, I will use the theory of cause and effect to clarify its workings.

Theory of Cause and Effect

The fundamental principle of cause and effect is that the cause leads to an effect, and the effect leads to the cause, creating a cyclical relationship between the two.

Let's consider an example: The individual referred to as "A" is unemployed and faces repeated rejections from potential employers. This failure ultimately leads to feelings of lethargy and initiates a cycle where A's failure serves as the cause and his lethargy is the effect. As A experiences more failures, his lethargy becomes increasingly pronounced, culminating in a state where he is unable to succeed in any endeavor. It is evident that in this case, lethargy serves as the cause and failure as the effect. This cycle of cause and effect lies at the heart of the law of attraction. Although A may not be solely responsible for his initial failures, his subsequent lethargy attracted further failures. This same principle can be applied to understand why the rich tend to get richer and the poor tend to get poorer.

Cycle of Life

The cycle of cause and effect is a fundamental force that governs the universe, embodying the duality of existence, the tattva of Shiva and Shakti, the principle of Yin and Yang. This duality is ubiquitous in the universe, evident in the functioning of stars, galaxies, and everything else. In fact, in the Vedic tradition, newlywed couples are directed to gaze upon the stars "Alcor and Mizar" in the constellation of Ursa Major (aka Saptarishi constellation) to comprehend the duality of life, as these two stars are binary, revolving around each other and dependent on each other for survival. They are known by their Sanskrit names, "Arundhati and Vashishta", with Arundhati being the wife of the Sage Vashishta, one of the Saptarishis (seven celestial sages).

Miśra Prapanchá

The term "Miśra Prapanchá" in Sanskrit beautifully expresses the idea of a mixed or dual universe. It suggests that cause leads to effect and effect leads to cause, resulting in an endless cycle. While this cycle cannot be broken, it can be transformed from one state to another much like the first law of thermodynamics. For instance, your success makes you confident that leads to further successes. In contrast, your failure brings lethargy and doubt, leading to further failures. To break this cycle, you can transform your doubts and lethargy into success through persistence and perseverance, as exemplified in the story of Thomas Edison or any successful person. It's essential to recognize that you are the cause, and everything that happens to you is the effect, making it necessary for you to initiate the transformation yourself.

This duality is the origin of the concept of “Karma”. For instance, if you tell a lie to cover up a mistake, you may feel the need to tell another lie to support the first one, and then another, and so on, until you can't remember where or when it all began. This cycle has a certain beauty, in that it's difficult to break free from. It's similar to Newton's Law of Motion, where objects in motion tend to stay in motion unless acted upon by an external force. Similarly, your lies may persist indefinitely unless you put an end to them. This is how the law of karma operates.


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