1) Definition of karma
In general term, karma means actions i.e. working, performing, giving to charity, any religious activities, etc. To support these action with the belief ‘I am the doer’ is called binding the karma. Claiming ‘doership’ of any action, binds karma.

2) The Law of karma
Karma is nothing but the echo. When one calls ‘I am king’ in mountains and sound echoes back. Similarly, in present life we experience the effect of past life.

3) God is not doer at all
Going further, the Vedas maintain that God is not the doer. Even the Upanishads say the same. God is not the doer; everyone has to undergo the fruits of his own karmas.

4) Karma Is Bound Through Inner intent
People label all actions or activities as ‘karma’. But in reality the activity they see is the fruit of karma, not the actual karma itself. The intention of giving happiness to others, binds good karma and the intention of hurting others, will bind bad karmas. The bondage of karmas is through inner intent. The external actions are all effects.

5) The Secret of Cause and Effect
That which is happening is effect. When you submit your examination paper, it was the cause and what you receive is the result, the effect. Likewise, the causes that were created in your past life bring fruits to you, in this life.

6) Charging and Discharging of Karma
Present karma effects are discharge karmas. Just like a battery, once they are charged they are ready to discharge their power all the time.

7) Karmas Created Unintentionally Return Their Effects
Even we unknowingly do any (good, bad) we still have to experience the effect. Just like when we accidentally put our hand in burning charcoal, our hand will burn.

8) Are Karmas Bound or Released Through Chanting and Penance?
When one does chanting or penance, one bind heavy merit karmas, for which one will receive material happiness in the next life. With dharma, karmas of punya are bound and with adharma, karmas of paap are bound

9) The Path of Liberation from The Bondage of Karma, Only in human life.
Only humans can bind karma. This is because of the presence of Ego. One can only become free from the bondage of karma, when they meet a Gnani Purush (The Enlightened One) and with His grace they can attain Self Realization. With this knowledge of Self Realization one can attain liberation in the human form. There is no other lifeform where one can attain liberation.

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Author's Bio: 

Ambalal M. Patel was a civil contractor by profession. In June 1958, spontaneous Self-Realization occurred within Ambalal M. Patel. From this point on, Ambalal became a Gnani Purush, and the Lord that manifest within him became known as Dada Bhagwan. A Gnani Purush is One who has realized the Self and is able help others do the same. Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan used to go from town to town and country-to-country to give satsang (spiritual discourse) and impart the knowledge of the Self, as well as knowledge of harmonious worldly interactions to everyone who came to meet him. This spiritual science, known as Akram Vignan, is the step-less path to Self-realization.