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Karma

Contrary to popular misconception, karma has nothing to do with punishment and reward. It exists as part of our lives only to teach us responsibility for our doings. professor

Karma moves in two directions. If we act virtuously, the seed we plant will result in happiness. If we act non-virtuously, suffering results. As we have planted, so do we harvest; such is the way of karma. We pay for what we do, and still more, for what we have allowed ourselves to become. For the innocent, the past may hold a reward. But for the treacherous, it's only a matter of time before the past delivers what we truly deserve. scold

If you sow goodwill, you will harvest well. When positive things are made, that returns well. There will always be karma to be taken care of. How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours. We are not punished for our sins, but by them. mumbling

Karma comes after everyone eventually. You can't get away with screwing people over your whole life; what goes around comes around. That's how it works. If you sow winds you shall reap storms. Sooner or later you will get you what you deserve. uh oh

Don't waste time on revenge. The people who hurt you will eventually face their own karma. Karma bides its time. Karma is unforgiving and always gets payback. You dare not do harm to someone because someone has done harm to you. You will pay just like they will. hmmm

Whatever you give to life, it gives you back. Do not hate anybody. The hatred which comes out from you will someday come back to you. Love others. And love will come back to you. heart wings

Karma has a surprising way of taking care of situations. All you have to do is to sit back and wait. idea
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Comments (63)

usha123
Karma!!!

Okay, sorry I misread it as Kama. laugh Excuse my sanskrit language efficiency. grin

Karma in Buddhism is much deeper than this Cat. But I like your way of putting it.

Agree with you 100%. I have learnt to laugh at everything because what doesn't kill me shouldn't hurt me. What ever others say or do are beyond my control. What comes around always goes around, they say.

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Caprikious
Indeed, we should set all alleged murders free as their alleged victims surely had it coming and if they had actually done wrong then Karma will provide.
How very progressive and fair minded of you!
Mercedes_00
I don't believe in karma nor revenge.
Catfoot
Hi Usha,
I suppose it does but I tried to keep religion out of it. This is more or less my take on it. Plenty more I could have said but I did not want the blog to get too long.
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bloodyawfull
"Their Karma will reach them." I said it many times. laugh how silly....
When in fact if someone hurted me, according to Karma, I already hurted someone else.
Catfoot
Hi Capri,
Hmm, I fail to see where I suggested freeing all criminals. This is just my view on the topic, which I believe I'm entitled to the same as you and everybody else.

If you disagree with me you're welcome but kindly shove the sarcasm up somewhere where the sun doesn't shine. Perhaps you have been exposed to too much of this kind of politics in your country.doh
Catfoot
Hi Merc
At least we agree on revenge. Nothing can consume a person as complete as revenge and the funny thing is that once you have obtained your revenge, it does not satisfy you. It comes as an anti-climax.
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Catfoot
Hi BloodyA,
Hmm, it is possible but there is another possibility. I had a schoolfriend whose father gave him hidings for the things he still planned to do wrong.laugh
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Mercedes_00
Cat I get my satisfaction from speaking up with home truths I don't need anything else because the truth my truth speaks volumes.
Catfoot
Hi Merc,
Yes, I have noticed what a straight shooter you are.thumbs up
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Mercedes_00
Yeah staying true to myself is very healthy for the mind body & soul hug
Karma teaches that ultimately there’s no such thing as an innocent victim, so are you listening to this disabled kids? It’s your fault you can’t walk.

What’s ironic is that karma has been popularised at the same time as religion dying a death. It’s almost like a Catholicism inverted. Before the baby boomers life was hard and people would blame themselves constantly - somehow you deserve to be conscripted to the Somme etc and it was your duty to suffer - but then generation never had it so good arose and inverted it. The real cause of your individual success could be post-war prosperity or apartheid and so arose there a mentality which says “if good things happen to me it can only be because I deserve them”. There’s no blessing, no luck, no good fortune or indeed anybody to be grateful towards, there is only narcissism and entitlement: If good things happen to me it is because I am good. I earn my privilege, I deserve to have parents in the top 2% of the worlds wealth and any advantage I derive is entirely because of me, my parents can f*ck off it was all me. That’s the baby boomers.
Catfoot
Merc,
Quite. Peace in the mind is an asset often underestimated.
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Catfoot
hi Chesney,
No doctrine is flawless but it is interesting that you find a lot of karma in both the old and new testaments. Many of the things Jesus said amounted to karma.
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Karma is taking the blame or credit for everything in your life, not just the aspects of life within your control. They even go so far as to dream up previous lives so you can claim that you deserved to be born of incredibly wealthy parents.

It’s very much a belief where princes deserve to be princes because they are princes, and peasants deserve to be peasants because they are peasants. Karma is more right-wing than capitalism and personal responsibility, it’s closer to feudalism which could explain the numerous dictatorial states in the Far East and the reason Orientals follow orders without question. The only exception being Hong Kong because it’s so heavily influenced by Britain and the west.
And the envy, in the Far East theres superhuman level of resentment forced below the surface by how passive they are. And imo no luck is the reason for that. Life is life and not everything in it happens for a reason. Sometimes life just happens without making something personal about it.
daniela777
I agree with Merc...I don't believe in karma..not revenge!


Karma is just a religious belief and..as Chris says...most tend to blame karma for whatever happens in their life.

Hiya Cat . Interesting topic.hug
Catfoot
Hi Chesney,
The only reason (imo) why people from the Orient follow orders blindly is because it is rather futile to argue with a soldier and a gun. The communist and totalitarian regimes of the East - and elsewhere - maintain law and order by means of fear. Power comes from the barrel of a machinegun. doh
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Catfoot
Hi Dani,
I think it is silly to blame karma for whatever goes wrong. We are - or should be - in charge of our own lives and good positive (do to other blah blah...) deeds do bring positive results and many will agree that the opposite is also true.
Catfoot
Chesney,
I'm not sure if the 'meekness' of the East is due to a belief of what is right or wrong. I'm more inclined to believe that they have been indoctrinated by centuries - millenniums - of overlords abusing them. Later they cannot live without being suppressed and abused. They sort of expect to be treated badly by their feudal masters.
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@Catfoot

your post is words to explain your point of view, but feelings/emotions/thoughts aren't there the past present future isn't there.........my points are there is more than just words and sentences to describe what outcome will be , also can God cancel out all of your karma because he knows your past 100% meaning he rebuked other peoples judgement of oneself......can you see my points ?
Catfoot
Hi Pedro,
Yes, I do but bear in mind that not everybody is religious. To me, karma is not a religion but a simple philosophy and a way of living.
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@Catfoot

weather religious or not the ''truth'' is there and still shines everyday cheers
Catfoot
Pedro
True but then who knows the whole truth as it is? We all have our personal theories and beliefs; we are entitled to them but what proof do any of us have of our beliefs? The mere fact that a lot of other people have the same belief does not prove anything.
BadlyDrawn
Hey Cat
Maybe change the name of this philosophy to Farma (reap what you sow) to circumnavigate past lives and religious aspects of Karma?

That is not sarcasm.cheers
Kalpataru
Hi Catfoot
This is how I "translate" the word Karma:

"Whoever does an atom's weight of good will see it, And whoever does an atom's weight of evil will see it.

In one word, it's consequences.. grin
Catfoot
Hi BD
laugh rolling on the floor laughing
Cannabis dispensaries.grin

It would have been nice to reap hashish after planting cannabis.
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Catfoot
Hi Kal,
I assume that is if we live long enough. The way I understand it, karma can be a rather slow worker.
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BadlyDrawn
Heh.
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This is what a trip to the dispensary looks like these days.roll eyes
@Catfoot

God said he was the truth.......and I believe this 100%.....................cheers
Catfoot
BD
This is crazy. Sweets are cheaper at the Greek's cafe on the corner.laugh

I'm reading a book about some American guy caught while trying to smuggle two kilos of hashish from Turkey. Got himself thirty years for something that's legal in some countries. Anyway, I believe he escaped after 5 years but I'm not that far with the book yet.doh
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Catfoot
Pedro,
Then go for it. There are many who will agree with you and probably the same number who won't.dunno
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@Catfoot

God is the fair judgement upon our souls in all elements IMO


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Catfoot
Hi Pedro,
Whatever you say.
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BadlyDrawn
Sounds like William Hayes. There was a movie about it, Midnight Express. It's good but not one I ever wanted to see more than once.
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Catfoot
Hi BD
Quite so. It's the same thing. Not exactly a book to keep me riveted but it's been sitting collecting dust on a shelf for too long. I won't be looking at the movie. I have found that to enjoy both, I must look at the movie before reading the book.
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While I believe there is some truth in karma, the effect is not necessarily immediate, nor equal.
However, it flies in the face of the often observed "no good deed goes unpunished". laugh
Catfoot
Hi Jim,
You're the first one who read the blog in the spirit that it was written; slightly tongue in the cheek.applause

Btw, I went back some years the other day and found you a very long way back. You must certainly be one of the longest-serving members here. Are you aware of active members being here longer than you? Not important, I'm just curious.
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@Catfoot and who ever

from further knowledge from a higher power, can the higher power cancel one's wrongs..........big question folks
Catfoot
Hi Pedro,
If your higher being had the ability to cancel our wrongs it would point to him having a 'Save' and a 'Restore' button which makes us a simulation gone wrong. That's another notion I cannot support.
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