Lecture 8 speaks about Karma (law of cause and effect). Collapsing potential or possibilities is up to you. Emotions are feedback system how aligned you are to Ishvara's orders.
Source: Drg Drsya Viveka
- Karma refers to both action and the result of action. Your intentions behind an action determine the resulting karma you receive.
- Your life is influenced by the karma of others through your interactions and relationships. There is both individual and collective karma.
- To align your actions with dharma (rules of the game), you need to use your emotions and relationships as feedback systems. Guilt, hurt, and conflict can indicate misalignment.
- Self-reflection and self-inquiry are needed to understand your own orientations and stories that may distort feedback. Discernment is key.
- Wisdom can be attained in one lifetime through sincere effort, self-purification, and Ishwara's grace, which comes from alignment with dharma.
- Maya is the creative power that manifests the world by concealing some aspects of the infinite consciousness to create forms.
- The world is a manifestation, not an illusion. Forms are real but their essence is pure intelligence arising in awareness.
- “All that is here is Ishwara“ includes both forms and their source in a gentle, devotional orientation.
- Connecting with the underlying intelligence helps one become a willing contributor to the divine order of which one is inherently a part.
- Worship of any form does not contradict the nonduality of existence, if one understands the source. Different practices suit different temperaments.
Course was based on  Drig Drishya Viveka book by Swami Tejomayananda  Book by Swami Nikhilananda  Neema Majmudar.
Recorded 17 Jan, 2024