Karma

Fandango’s provocative question # 89

Do you believe in Karma (or a similar “reap what you sow” notion)? Why or why not?

Is there such a thing as Karma?  Karma is one of those things that is relative. Which means that it only exist in the minds and hearts of people and not necessarily something that is reality based.

Could that be wrong? Maybe; could that be right? Perhaps but one may look at it this way; what is your experience?

You see the concept of Karma is something that is taught by various religious followings. For example, the saying “you reap what you sow” comes from the teachings of the Judeo-Christian following. Yeah, the Muslim, Buddhist and other followings have some equivalent saying.

Look at our society; it looks like the top tier people in our society living like kings got there by doing deeds that are considered less then honorable actions. Stabbing people in the back; exploiting and oppressing the weak. Putting down anyone that gets in there way. Ruthless, unwavering, manipulative, and selfish attitudes.

While those who are caring, assist people in need, go out their way to make the world a better place and are genuinely a loving force in their community are often the ones who end up on the short end of the stick. Live like paupers and run behind the top tier people looking for their approval and acceptance.

Most people are taught that the those that live like kings will suffer in the afterlife. While those who served their fellow man that lived like a pauper will receive the riches they never attained in the physical life. Is this rationalizing the short comings of the less fortunate or karma?

Well, The Wailers said “…if you know what life is worth, you will look for yours on earth…”

Believing in Karma is like saying that unseen forces are the controlling factor. Science tells us that “for every action there is a reaction.” A balance, which make better sense; and the result of things comes from calculated actions, whether that calculation is unintentional or intentional.

The result of certain things that are placed in motion are obvious; well, for other things there is an unknown factor. Whatever the results that the unknown factor brings then the move to attain the ultimate planned goal is done. Otherwise if there are no plan goals; then you give yourself up to fate. Some may say karma.

The Wailers will tell you about it

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7 Comments »

  1. From everything I’ve ever seen, I’d say there’s no such thing as ‘karma’. The evil people or the bad people seem to be the ones who have the smoothest journey through life (no idea how they feel inside but they certainly have all the luck and get all the breaks). It seems that people who do evil acts never get their ‘comeuppance’ unless they get caught and dealt with firmly by the courts (which they never do in the UK – the UK only cares about financial misdeeds, not violent ones!).

    I wish there was such a thing as karma but don’t believe there is…

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  2. I enjoyed reading your post and the song you linked was great pertaining to the prompt! I wrote a bit about how religious beliefs formed what we see as Karma today. The point you made, “Believing in Karma is like saying that unseen forces are the controlling factor,” is what I always think about when it comes to Karma. However, after reading the part where you brought up science and actions/reactions, it made me look at Karma in another way. Maybe science also produced the concept of Karma through scientific experiments and this is why Karma has such a strong grasp on people’s beliefs.

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