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There is a million dollar common question- “What is Karma?”
What is your answer? Thinking ??
My answer in a simple and plane sentence is that “Karma is a Bitch!”
Karma is a supreme, mighty and invisible power that always chases you. Your life is the sum of your past.
Everyone is a maker of his won destiny. Whatever happened good or bad, Karma will chase you for sure because Karma is a Bitch!
What is Karma?
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Karma is a Sanskrit word and Karma is one of the main and most powerful concept in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.
I am sure that you’ve heard people use the saying “what goes around comes around” and you’ve wondered what that’s all about. Well, simply put, that is what karma means.
Karma can be summed up as all the resulting effects from a person’s actions, or inaction’s thereof because the absence of action can still cause bad consequences.
Karma creates balance in the universe.
Bad People do bad things and get punished.
Good People do good and are rewarded.
You are responsible for your past and this is called Karma.
Different religions and cultures have their own definitions of karma, but ultimately they all zero towards actions and consequences.
Does Karma Really Exist?
I heard and will hear a questions many times for sure. The question is- “Does Karma Really Exist?” or Is Karma Real? I have my won opinion. Off-course. Karma Really Exist. Karma is real.
There are many cultures believe so deeply in the power of karma, that every action has consequences. The question of whether karma really does exist can be answered from different points of view.
Believer in spirituality and are religious say that karma exists. Actions have consequences and no matter what you do, you can’t escape karma. If you do bad to people, you’ll get punished in this world or the next.
We can also say that karma exists by being logical and looking at how life in general really works. Say, for example, that you help out a person in need. This little act of kindness can bear fruits when later on in life this person becomes successful and decides to reward you in kind.
We can call that good karma because you did something nice for someone and later on got rewarded for it.
The same can be said of a person who goes around committing evil. A thief can fall victim to mob justice or get locked up or even get stolen from by other thieves.
That is still karma. What goes around really does come around. So we can say karma exists, but how we understand it varies for different reasons. Some people believe that we can commit atrocities while still alive and get away with it.
What cannot be denied is that actions have consequences and irrespective of how you decide to look at it, that is karma.
Types of Karma
There are several types of karma depending on how you decide to categorize them. We can decide to group them into three major types namely:
Karma waiting to happen: You may have done some things in the past but have not yet faced the consequences. The effects can be good or bad. They are past actions that have not been resolved.
Present action: These are things that you have done recently or are currently doing and facing the consequences in the process. We are talking about actions in this lifetime and their results.
Future effects from present actions: As you try to resolve past karma, you may in effect create new karmas. You may take care of these in the present life or fail and have them carried forward to the next life.
What is Good Karma?
Good karma created by good actions. When you do something that creates comfort for another person, you will be rewarded in this lifetime or the next.
Good karma is what we get when we perform selfless acts and try to make the lives of other people better.
It can come in different forms. Good karma can bring you happiness, make your life prosperous or help you pay your dues for past mistakes.
What is Bad Karma?
Bad karma created by bad actions. It is seen as a mechanism of bringing balance in the universe by ensuring that people suffer the consequences of their actions. The effects can be in this lifetime or the next. Because Karma is a Bitch!
Bad karma is what people refer to when a person who has been performing selfish acts is finally given a taste of his or her own medicine. People who are the victims of bad actions generally pray for bad karma to befall their tormentors.
What is karma in Hinduism
Karma is at the very heart of Hinduism. Karma in Hinduism is a main key concept. The religion has a concept which shows that people derive benefits from past good deeds and harmful effects from bad actions. This creates a system of actions and reactions throughout the life cycle of a person.
The Hindu religion believes in reincarnation and this means that people who do bad things will suffer the consequences of their actions in this life or the next.
Those who do good deeds will have good effects follow them throughout the cycle of their lives. In Hinduism, karma will occur from our thoughts, actions, words and those actions that are committed based on our directives. It means that you don’t have to personally do something to suffer the consequences.
Hindu religion believes that if you order a person to kill on your behalf, the consequences of that action will also befall you. There is a saying in Hinduism which says that –
A man is born in the world that he has made.
This is another simple definition of karma. It is also believed that divine beings play a role in controlling karma.
The creator Ishvara, for example, rules over the world using the law of karma. In this religion, it is believed that karma proves the existence of God.
This is demonstrated when some people die at the age of eighty years while others barely make it out of the womb. It is asked that who fixed the span of a person’s life if it’s not God doing his work of rewarding actions with consequences.
What is Karma in Buddhism
In Buddhism, karma refers to intentional actions which then have consequences. This theory is very fundamental to the doctrine of Buddhism. Buddha explained that the type of inequality experienced among mankind is not by chance or purely by accident.
There has to be a cause and it all has to do with karma. Some people criticized the explanation of Buddha, saying that in a way it condemned people born poor to poverty because it encouraged them to accept their situations.
Buddhism also believes in the cycle of rebirth, so if you don’t suffer the consequences of your actions in this life, you’ll still meet your fate in the next. In Buddhism, you reap the fruit according to the seed that you’ve sown. Karma by itself is law and it operates without the intervention of any external force or independent ruling authority.
It is said that happiness and misery, two things which are very common among humans, are inevitable results of actions. Just like in Hinduism, karma can occur from actions, words or thoughts.
Karma in Jainism
Karma in Jainism is not very different from Hinduism or Buddhism. It is defined as the fruits of a person’s desire-driven actions. When we do things for our own selfish benefits, we become responsible for the consequences thereafter. Intention plays a very important role in karma according to Jainism.
The major difference between karma in this religion and others is that in Jainism, karma is believed to be more of a mechanism for self-correction as opposed to self-punishment.
It aims to get the actor to transform by triggering an inner transformation. It is seen as the universe’s way of leading every being to the path of self-liberation. Nature does this within its own time frame. In Jainism, karma is a mass of energy that enters the body of a person every time an action is performed. This energy engulfs the body in a dark gloom and binds the soul to it.
Liberation then becomes difficult to achieve. Jainism believes in the existence of matter and therefore the soul is also real as well as the materiality found in the world. It is not merely a projection of our imagination or an illusion. Karma has so many effects according to this religion.
It masks inborn knowledge among individuals and causes ignorance, it clouds the intuitive power of a person’s soul, it eliminates bliss found in the soul and results in pain and suffering and affects the lifespan of human beings among other effects. Liberation is achieved when an individual deliberately does good things.
Nature of Karma
Karma is not particularly a matter of outward happenings. These are simply manifestations of it and not the causes. What causes karma actually lies within the consciousness of a person. What we think, do or say are expressions of the people that we believe ourselves to be. It doesn’t matter whether this is done consciously or subconsciously.
All these things just continue to cement our beliefs. This creates a pattern of actions because our behavior and intentions carve out a path in our consciousness. It can be equated to rainwater following the path created by ditches dug out by man. We will always act the same way because that is how we have conditioned ourselves.
A change will only occur when we are reconditioned. The nature of karma is to change the way a person has been conditioned to behave by creating new patterns in his or her consciousness.
Can Anyone Change Karma?
Yes, you have the power to change your fate. Actions breed consequences and so by performing acts of kindness, you can turn your fortunes around. Karma aims to change people for the better and that’s why people who change their ways also change karma.
By performing good actions, you can right your wrongs and in the process also set the path for good karma if you consider the cause-effect system.
On the same note, a person can also destroy good karma by performing selfish acts. You may have done well in the past but your current actions can set you up for very bad effects.
Here is how it works: nobody is beyond redemption and none is immune to bad consequences. One good act deserves another just the same way bad acts deserve bad consequences.
Karma and Happiness
Karma can greatly affect a person’s happiness. How’s that? Look at it this way: when you are tormented by your past, you know no peace and subsequently your happiness is gone. Inner peace is very fundamental to an individual’s happiness. Good karma will bring you happiness because good effects from our actions leave us at peace and make our lives more pleasant.
Bad karma, on the other hand, brings suffering and takes away our happiness. Karma is a bitch and is waiting for you.
The things that light up our lives cannot really be bought by money. That’s the reason why it’s common to see a wealthy person who knows no peace and is sad most of the times. Karma is therefore tied to our own happiness and even those of others who benefit from our good acts.
Karma and Revenge
What happens when someone does something bad to you and you can’t do anything about it?
The answer lies in karma.
Bad karma can help you get revenge when you are presently incapable of exerting it. Sometimes we let the universe fight our own battles for us in the hope that those who wrong us will ultimately receive their punishments.
It can be taken as life’s own way of creating a state of balance so that the weak in the society are not taken advantage of. There are also some wrongs that we just can’t punish, like when someone mocks a woman for her inability to conceive. Someday a person in their family will also go through the same and they’ll experience similar pain. That is karma exerting revenge.
Are you agree with me? I think you get right answer- “Karma is a Bitch!”
Whether it’s good karma or bad, actions really do have consequences. It’s important for everyone to watch their actions and how they affect those around them.
You never know how what you do now will affect your life in future. Creating a peaceful and positive environment is essential for the prosperity of all mankind.
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