*26 Karma is a tension compelling a being to commit actions and reactions. Like energy, karma can never disappear and can only be transformed into different energy which basically means that every idea, every feeling and every act does not disappear as mental energy and, as a tension, will seek a place and time to be discharged. Many people merely smile over the concept of karma since they view it from the perspective of their supposed free will. Yet on the spiritual path, when the instinctual component of one's being is partially controlled, one sees in all its bareness how the pressures of irresistible impulses cause one's fate to be formed. Then the loss of pride and arrogance over one's supposed power changes his views and he begins to ponder the forces that compel him to act.