cannot abolish our separateness and sin. Religion should come to our rescue, and, by
teaching us to seek refuge in God, enable us to leave our little selves behind and effect
our salvation. That is why Hindu sages always say that Moksa or liberation is not through
Karma. or moral action, but either through Bhakti, that is, self-forgetting love of God, or
through jnana, that is, mystic realization of the unity of all things.
In one way or another the rigid isolation of the self has to be broken
before true freedom can be achieved. As long as one is confined t the region of
morality one is subject to the Law of Karma.The Law of Karma is a unique and
characteristic feature of the religious thought of India. It is one of the fundamentals
not only of Hinduism, but also of Buddhism and Jainism.
In fact, in all these religions the ethical part is almost the
same. According to all of them the Law of Karma is a moral law corresponding to the
physical law of causation. As a man sows, so shall he reap. Every thought, every word and
every act of his are, as it were, weighed in the scales of eternal justice. Just as Nature
is subject to unalterable laws, so is our moral nature also subject to law.