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  • Writer's picturePremanandhan Narayanan

The Impact of Technology on Karma: Creating Positive Karma through Google and YouTube Usage

The concept of karma and its impact on our lives is deeply ingrained in many spiritual traditions, including Raja Yoga meditation. Karma refers to the accumulated results of our thoughts, words, and actions, which can have an impact on our present and future experiences. In Raja Yoga meditation, practitioners are encouraged to settle their karmic accounts by being mindful of their actions and intentions and taking responsibility for their past actions.


In addition to settling karmic accounts, Raja Yoga meditation also emphasizes the importance of increasing our punniya or positive karma. This can be achieved by performing good deeds and cultivating positive thoughts and attitudes towards ourselves and others. By doing so, we can create a more positive future for ourselves and others around us.





In today's world, many of us turn to technology, such as Google and YouTube, for information and entertainment. While using these platforms, we may wonder if we are creating new karmic accounts or contributing to the positive or negative karma of others.


When we use Google, we are not directly giving anything in return. However, if we approach our searches with a positive and helpful attitude, we can create positive karma for ourselves. For example, if we use Google to find information to help a friend or to learn something new that can benefit us and others, we are creating positive karma.


Similarly, when we watch YouTube videos, we may be benefiting from the knowledge and entertainment provided by the content creators. However, we can also contribute to their positive karma by taking simple actions such as watching the video in full, liking it, commenting on it, and sharing it with others. These actions not only show our appreciation for the content creator's work but also help to increase the visibility and reach of their content, which can benefit others who may find it helpful or inspiring.


While it's true that YouTube earns revenue through advertising, our actions as viewers can also contribute to their success. When we watch videos in full, engage with the content, and share it with others, we are increasing the likelihood that others will watch it as well, leading to more ad revenue for YouTube and the content creator.


Overall, the key to avoiding creating negative karma and contributing positively to the world around us is to approach our actions with a positive and helpful attitude. By being mindful of our intentions and taking simple actions to show our appreciation for others, we can create positive karma for ourselves and contribute to the well-being of those around us.

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