” Karma means action or deed; it also refers to the spiritual principle of cause and effect where the intent and actions of an individual (cause) influences the future of that individual (effect). Good intent and good deed contribute to good Karma and future happiness, while bad intent and bad deed contribute to bad Karma and future suffering. “
Karma’s ancestry can be found in Hinduism and Buddhism. It is the principle of retaliatory justice. It only recently found a home in western urban vocabulary and is the word of choice for generation X. A form of Karma is found in Judaism and Christianity as well. However, if you study both the old and new testaments one can see that Karma can be both bad and good. Today’s use of it only carries bad implications and the good has been “whited out”. I can not and will not speak for anyone but myself. Someone else’s belief system ( or lack of ) is none of my business. Life and let live is my policy. Stay on your side of the fence and I will stay on mine. I extend that curtsy to all people and expect the same in return. It is when it is not mutual that I have a problem. I am of the Christian faith as my father was. So, my take on Karma comes from that angle. It does not make me right and others wrong nor does it make me wrong. This is especially true as I am not trying to impose my belief on anyone.
If you are as open-minded as I hope I am then just taking this as food for thought. While reading about Karma, I had to practice what I preach and do an about-face and admit I was wrong. I seem to be doing that allot lately. As I approach 60 and since the birth of my grandchild I see now where I have spent my entire life wrong about wrong about 80% of the time. I am developing quite a taste for crow. I am more than sure that I have a steady diet of it in my future.
Regardless of how you think the universe was formed, one thing is constant for us all. That one thing is the Law or Principle of Reciprocity. Sir Issac Newton sums it up very well in his third law of motion (physics). ” For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction”. What goes up must come down. Everything under the stars must have an exact opposite. If it is good then there must be evil. Up then there is down. In then out. So on and so on. It is the only way we can define something. Nature set it up that way. Think about it, how could you call a thing good if there was nothing that was bad. Reciprocity is found not only in proven science but in Law and society. It is intended as a blueprint for how humans interact with one another. In my faith, King Solomon spells it out line for line in the book of Proverbs. Sad to say, I do not think this has ever been adhered to. Karma actually has a role here. In fact, the basic principle of Karma is the same as ” Divine Providence ” There was and still is crime and punishment but the two must be equal. You can not hang a person for stealing someone’s garden hose.
Let it go! #PeaceMarshall