Karma, Dharma, & the Importance of Self Awareness
Fri 10 AM | Convo Hall 4
Sat 4 PM | Convo Hall 4
“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously” (2 Corinthians 9:6-15). If we claim God is in you, within me, and throughout all of life, we may be more deeply connected than we realize. Come learn how Hindus believe we are all connected within their systems of karma and dharma. In other words, how we reap what we sow. It may just challenge you to fulfill your innate duty and help further our Universal purpose.
Karma, Dharma, & the Importance of Self Awareness :Karma, in the Hindu context, is a system of cause and effect which explains why people are born into certain situations and how one’s actions contribute to their future (whether in this life or the next). In other words, you reap what you sow. However, karmic justice is not sown by an outside creator, but accomplished through the connectivity of reactions within this Universe. Dharma, in the Hindu context, is one’s duty or virtue. We are all born with specific abilities. To fulfill ones dharma, or purpose, is to utilize those specific gifts in order to assist in the Universal liberation of all beings. Through self awareness we can understand our karma & discover our dharma.Come learn how Hindus believe we are all connected within their systems of karma and dharma. It may just challenge you to accept your karma, fulfill your innate duty and help further our Universal purpose.
Kara Hayslip received her Master’s of Divinity from McAfee School of Theology in 2014. After graduating, she traveled continuously from the United States to Nepal. After the Gorkha Earthquake in 2015, she moved to Nepal and started Backpacking 4 Betty, an organization geared towards empowering people and promoting growth through health education. Over the last 2.5 years, the organization has continued to grow into other programs to serve students and locals. If you can’t find her in the States, she will most likely be in Pokhara, Nepal either paragliding or grooming her adopted street dog.
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