How Do You Redeem Your Soul?

Finding the life answer to how you redeem your soul is a challenge. A redeemed soul sees itself as new and unblemished. To reach this state of innocence would be impossible according to the law of karma, for the cycle of sowing and reaping never ends. (Unlike sin, karma grips us even in the case of accidents and inadvertent mistakes Ė regardless of circumstances, an action is an action and has consequences.)

The problem is further complicated by the fact that each person performs millions of actions in a lifetime, and these overlap on all levels. Emotions and intentions are both tied in. The parsing of good from bad becomes extremely complicated, and the doctrine of karma makes the calculation harder rather than easier, because the mind can always find some tiny detail that was overlooked previously.

A redemptive God is the only being in the cosmos exempt from karma (or sin). Or to be more accurate, God transcends karma because he alone isnít in the cosmos.

Clearly no one can repeal the law of cause and effect. In the East, using the terminology of karma, they say that evil acts pursue a soul across time and space until the debt is paid. Even death cannot abolish a karmic debt; this only happens by becoming a victim of the same evil you committed or by working off bad imprints through good ones.

At the level of second attention, however, this cycle is irrelevant. One doesnít need to repeal the law of karma at all. Despite all the activity on the surface of life, a speck of awareness inside is not touched. The instant they wake up in the morning, a saint and a sinner are in the same place. They both feel themselves to be alive and aware.

This place stands outside reward and punishment. It knows no duality. When you have accomplished the task of finding this place, holding on to it, and living there, duality is gone. You are free from all bondage of good or bad actions.

Adapted from How To Know God, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2000).


Camilla Vaga
Camilla Vaga4 years ago

depressive, one can never run, never exscape karma get anyone i just hope karma gets those animal abusers, hunters, poachers as well

Beth M.
Beth M5 years ago

...thru faith..trials and tribulations....and the grace of the Almighty...x

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W5 years ago

How can you be sure, Victor?

Alicia N.
Alicia N5 years ago

noted with thanks

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Angela N.
Angela N5 years ago

thank you!

Uma Chernoff
Uma Chernoff5 years ago

Will you ask " how can I redeem my self?" as if Creation, the flower of Creator's will needed a reason or excuse to exist. Life is an on-going process, a constant unfolding and there is no blank slate point where all is pure and simple. This would only exist if it were already a place existent in the field of reality and thus only recognized and experienced as a focus of attention until the attention is tuned to another face of reality. To assume that one's soul was a possession who are we to grant ourselves permission to experience it? If it could be lost or needed justification begs the question that if that is true who are we apart from soul and all the questions that opens up along the way. There is no "before" for everything to have come from as all true time is simultaneous apart from how it may appear from this perspective.

Camilla Vaga
Camilla Vaga5 years ago


Danuta Watola
Danuta W5 years ago

Thank you for the article

Zee Kallah
.5 years ago

Note: regarding my comment below

If you need to put someone in jail, do it to prevent further harm to the criminal and to others.

Not for vengeance!