Best 205 of Cause and effect quotes - MyQuotes
To get at the cause for a thing, we must study the effect.
Sang (company of people) is not a problem but it should not have a bad effect on you. It is infectious.
If God created the world; then who created God? And then who created the one who created God?...
He who serves the causes to become free (from karmic bondage) will encounter all the circumstances that lead to freedom. God keeps helping him there. And God also helps the one who serves causes for bondage (to the worldly life).
What is the main cause of karma? What binds karma? Karma is bound because of presence of doership. As long as there is a belief that ‘I am Chandubhai’, one will bind karma. ‘I am Chandubhai’ is aropit bhaav (deluded view; False attribution of the belief ‘I am Chandubhai’, on the Self), and thus it becomes a doership.
cliche but accurate: Kick a football, then ask it whether it meant to fly. All action demands an equal and opposite reaction. You can't blame an object battered by inertial forces; you can't blame me, bouncing through the pinball machine of life.
All this [worldly life] is relative and for it to have effect on You [real Self], is grave weakness. You should not be affected by whatever happens around you.
I can't say I know at this moment what all these laws are. But on some level everybody knows that we are all getting exactly what we deserve.
If natural philosophy does not teach us the remedies for many diseases, it furnishes us at least with certain means to contract them.
If you listen at doors, you hear what you deserve.
There is a vibrational effect in every action, just as there is vibration that rings from every letter in every word.
Circumstances occur automatically and scientifically and they dissipate according to the natural law.
You are free to enjoy what is yours, but happily enjoying what is not yours will bind a strong karmic knot, and ruin many more future births. But that knot will loosen up through pratikraman (apology) and one will have the opportunity to become free.
[Pertaining to The Law of Free Will and Karma]: Disputing traditional cause and effect karmic doctrine, Kuan Yin maintains that it is the accumulated beliefs from parallel realities creating “made-up stories” about oneself and, thus, reality. Because of this quantum factor, we have absolute Free Will to attract optimum realities from infinite, simultaneous Evolutionary Potentials. Thus, according to Kuan Yin, where and how skillfully one focuses their intention and attention can determine an outcome.
As human beings, we always expect everyday change to happen slowly and steadily, and for there to be some relationship between cause and effect.
Causes (karmic) are created by doing raag-dwesh (attachment-abhorrence) in situations of happiness and misery; and causes come to an end, when one remains normal or in equanimity in situations of happiness and misery.
Miguel De Cervantes
Take away the cause, and the effect ceases.
You’ have to ‘see’ what ‘Chandubhai’ is doing; that is prurshartha (real independent Self effort). What is illusory effort? ‘What inner intent (bhaav) was there and what inner intent was not there’ in whatever is happening is illusory effort. In illusory effort, intent comes in the middle and in the exact, real effort, there is ‘knowing-seeing’.
As long as you are the doer, you will bind karma. Karma is based on doership. When Gnani Purush (the enlightened one) removes this base (of doership), charging of karma stops. Then only discharge of karmas remains.
Kramic Gnan (Step By Step Knowledge) refers to ‘effect’ as the ‘cause’ and the Akram Gnan (Stepless Knowledge) calls the ‘cause’ as ‘cause’.
CAUSE AND EFFECT You can give a man who has never given you a good word, Volumes of knowledge. And you can give a man who has never given you a gift, A thousand gifts. You can give that same man who has never given you a blessing, A thousand blessings. And you can offer that same man who has never Offered a hand to help you grow, Seeds to help him grow a garden. And while you have never seen true kindness from his direction, You still offer to help push him up. And in the end, He only wants to be the hand that pulls you down. Do not worry, my friends. Cause and effect was written by the stars of the universe. He who passes suffering onto others Will also have that suffering passed onto his own children. Gifts he feels he should have in the next lifetime will be unobtainable. And the help he needs to grow in the next lifetime will be unavailable. And the people he cuts down that were good to him, Will cut him down in the next lifetime. What goes around does come back again, Even through your children. There is a vibrational effect In every action, Just as there is A vibration that rings From every letter In every word. No cause occurs without effect And no effect occurs without cause. No unjust action goes without penalty And no action or thought Flows unnoticed Throughout The universe.
If you become impressed by someone, you will become infected by his disease. Then you will become impressed by his attributes and his powers.
Karma literally means “deed” or “act” and more broadly names the universal principle of cause and effect, action and reaction which governs all life. Karma is a natural law of the mind, just as gravity is a law of matter.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Skepticism is unbelief in cause and effect.
When planning (karmic causes) is being done, if One (Self) becomes engrossed in that situation, that means in the situation, he became situated (avasthit). The state, of becoming situated (avasthit), then mixes with nature and when that result comes into effect; that is result of scientific circumstantial evidence (vyavasthit).
One Situated in a situation’ (Avasthit) is ‘causes’ and result of scientific circumstantial evidence (vyavasthit) is an ‘effect’. The energy of avasthit is “causes of action”. The energy of avasthit can be changed, Vyavasthit shakti (result of scientific circumstantial evidence) cannot be changed.
Despite hundreds of studies, cause-and-effect relationship between pornography and violence has never been satisfactorily proved.
Cause and effect are rarely directly related. Justice has a mind of her own.
Whatever actions that are seen in this world, are the discharging of karma that has previously been charged. A person has nothing to do with it. There, he does the egoism that I have done samayik (introspective analysis as Self). One binds karma there, and gets entrapped. He is indulged in the pride of doership there!
This place (worldly life) is one of dependency, ‘We’ (the Self) are independent. We will find a solution if we go back to ‘our’ own place. The whole world is looking to be free of this dependency.
If you doubt what you have asked for in your prayers, then you commit a big sin because you doubt the abilities of God.
In this world, ‘I am the doer’ and ‘I know it’’ - that which brings these two inner intents together is called illusion (bhranti).
Pain is inevitable... Suffering is optional. We will all have to endure trauma and challenges. What matters is how we move forward afterward. Do we keep carrying the trauma and its causes in our mind? Or can we find a way to let go of them, to end our own suffering?...This is where mindfulness can help us.
This happened to me, I am doing this’ not like that, but when ‘I know this’ prevails, if one remains the ‘knower-seer ‘, then no causes will be formed.
Good inner intent, higher inner intent, is one’s ‘positive’ effort with which one will go to higher life forms. And wrong inner intent is one’s negative effort, which will take one to the lower life forms. And the real self effort is that which one does after he becomes the Self (Pure Soul) which takes one to moksha.
reach isn’t describable in terms of cause and effect anymore: it’s simultaneous.
Worldly efforts (laukik purusharth) are all an effect (prarabdha – effect of past life causes). To work in one’s profession is an effect (prarabdha). To give sermons, is also an effect. Even listening to this satsang is an effect. That in which there is dependency upon other things; it is all effect (prarabdha).
The mind is of counter-attacking nature. It is the counter-attacking of attacks we did in the past. When attacks are stopped, the counter-attacking will stop.
Without the attainment of Soul (Self-realization), there is no place that is worth having a fanatic attachment to a viewpoint. It is not worth holding on, or being stuck at a single place.
Gross circumstances, subtle circumstances, circumstances of speech are of the non-Self and they make us dependent; In addition they are in the form of ‘scientific circumstantial evidence’.
Dharmadhyan (auspicious contemplation, to not hurt anyone, to give happiness to others) is an indirect cause for moksha (liberation), and shukladhyan (awareness and contemplation as the Self, Pure Soul) is a direct cause for attaining Moksha (liberation).
Situations seem to happen to people, but in reality, they unfold from deeper karmic causes. The universe unfolds to itself, bringing to bear any cause that needs to be included. Don’t take this process personally. The working out of cause and effect is eternal. You are part of this rising and falling that never ends, and only by riding the wave can you ensure that the waves don’t drown you. The ego takes everything personally, leaving no room for higher guidance or purpose. If you can, realize that a cosmic plan is unfolding and appreciate the incredibly woven tapestry for what it is, a design of unparalleled marvel.
When a baby comes out of the mother’s womb; it comes out upside-down; head-first. Who did this? Can the baby turn itself around? Does the doctor pull it? Does the mother push it? Who does it? It is an ‘effect’! It is the ‘result’! The ‘causes’ that were there from before [from past life]; will naturally bring forth an ‘effect’.
I guarantee it will change your life, but only because everything does, however small.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Seeking out causes is a pastime of the mind. There is no duality of cause and effect. Everything is its own cause.
Nothing’s random. Even if it looks that way, it’s just because you don’t know the causes.
Genes do not make an individual homosexual. They play their part, but so does the rest of the universe.
When facts give way to faith, then and only then have you unlock the possibilities within!
If you want to wander in the worldly life, if you want to remain in action (by being a doer), then put (knowledge of) scientific circumstantial evidences (vyavasthit) aside, but if you want to go to moksha; if you want to become still (by being non doer) then keep (knowledge of) scientific circumstantial evidences with you.
Raag (attachment) is a seed for dwesh (abhorrence), and dwesh (abhorrence) is a seed for raag (attachment).