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Do You Believe in Karma?

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Topic: Do You Believe in Karma?
Posted By: Scott
Subject: Do You Believe in Karma?
Date Posted: 06 Sept 2005 at 4:48am
Do you believe in karma?  Do you believe what goes around comes around?

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Posted By: Dorian
Date Posted: 06 Sept 2005 at 6:06pm
yes, i do ...because I've seen it happen to some people .....It may not happen right away but it happens...and it comes back to twice .....as bad in whatever you do...or did....


Posted By: Scott
Date Posted: 06 Sept 2005 at 6:13pm
I think so too.  You send out good things in life, eventually good things come back to you, maybe in a different form, be it comes back.  Same with bad things you do to others as well.  It all comes back to you somehow.

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Posted By: scrolljoe
Date Posted: 09 Sept 2005 at 5:33pm

 

Karma is one of Nature's immutable laws ..surrounds and enfolds us throughout our natural lives and beyond. What is great is that it takes no bribes..grants no favours and pays you in the currency of your deeds. It's real, it's resolute and dependable as the sun rises due east in the morning every day. Schools of higher learning will tell you that the purpose of reincarnation is primarily to pay your Karmic debts.



Posted By: ilam96
Date Posted: 12 Sept 2005 at 11:18am
most def., tho why the good takes longer to come around than the bad....we'll never know

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Posted By: sandra
Date Posted: 12 Sept 2005 at 1:12pm
Yes, I do believe what goes around comes around. But, sometimes it takes too long to come around.


Posted By: Scott
Date Posted: 13 Sept 2005 at 12:05am

Well, for people who do bad things on a regular basis, sometimes it does come around but we don't hear about it, after all, who wants to admit bad things are happening.  For example, someone greedy or cruel may make his millions or have his way, but live a life with no real friends and no love.

And for some people who do good things, they prevent the blessings from coming to them by not wanting to receive.  Someone tries to give them something and they refuse.

For others who do good things, it might be something you never notice that was actually a good thing.  For example, you being late because of a flat tire was actually lucky because it prevented you from being in a bad car accident.  But you would never know that since you don't know what was would have happened had you been on time.

If you have been good, sometimes good things happen when you need it most, like suddenly an opportunity to make money appears when you were out of money or needed money for something.

Sometimes its the subtle things, sometimes its the big things, but either way, it comes back around.



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Posted By: sandra
Date Posted: 13 Sept 2005 at 6:41am
I hear you, Soctt. You described moi in your second paragraph. All the things you wrote are so true. You are truly a genius.

Have a grrrrreat day!!!!!


Posted By: alsosweet
Date Posted: 14 Sept 2005 at 9:06am

[Scott's quote: "Do you believe in karma?  Do you believe what goes around comes around?"]

I looked up the word "karma" and dictionary.com renders the meaning as follow:  "The total effect of a person's actions and conduct during the successive phases of the person's existence, regarded as determining the person's destiny." If I am not mistaken, the successive phases of a person's existence refers to reincarnations. Therefore, karma is the influence of an individual's past actions on his future lives, or reincarnations. 

However, regarding our actions, the Bible does accurately state: "Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows." (Gal 6:7 NIV) A farmer when he plants a lemon tree does not expect to get sweet oranges when it bears fruit. Neither does planting an orange tree bear you sour lemons. This is true of our actions. If we practice badness we can expect to reap badness. If we practice what is good, we reap good things.

 

 

 



Posted By: Scott
Date Posted: 15 Sept 2005 at 1:01pm

Hmmm. I never looked up the word karma before.  I only relied on "common usage" which is sometimes different than the dictionary definition.  Also, different dictionaries define it differently sometimes.

Here's part of an article in the Wikipedia:

This is part of a very good http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karma - Wikipedia article on Karma .  It also has a paragraph or two comparing it to concepts in Christianity.

I was more interested in asking if people believed that "if we sow goodness, we will reap goodness; if we sow evil, we will reap evil" in this lifetime, regardless of whether you think there is a next lifetime.



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Posted By: belizexp
Date Posted: 07 Nov 2005 at 10:49am
Yes I also agree we reap what we sow if you do good , good will come your way maybe not today but at some point it will return onto you same go's for bad..aka Karma

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Posted By: raraavis
Date Posted: 19 Dec 2005 at 11:22pm

Hi Scot,

Gotta comment - When I read the poll question, I immediately answered yes.  However my answer took into consideration the question of Karma as a buddhist or Hindu would.  For instance since reincarnation is a basic part of these religious philosophies,  one could well suppose that a person might have accumulated good karma in a past life; and even though in this life that person lives a life without practicing right living, that person could be seen to be enjoying his/her life, while in fact that person is simply ill using the positive karma gained in the past.   The negative karma being accumulated in this lifetime could play out in this or subsequent lifetimes.

After reading the replies and realizing that the statement below is what you were polling, I have to say that I don't necessarily believe that we will 'balance the chequebook' in this lifetime.

I was more interested in asking if people believed that "if we sow goodness, we will reap goodness; if we sow evil, we will reap evil" in this lifetime, regardless of whether you think there is a next lifetime.




Posted By: Scott
Date Posted: 20 Dec 2005 at 1:50am

Even if the checkbook doesn't get balanced, so to speak, in this lifetime, I think the principle still applies.  I can't say I believe in reincarnation, but I wouldn't rule it out either.



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Posted By: raraavis
Date Posted: 20 Dec 2005 at 6:50pm

Hi Scott

Sorry to have misspelled your name; and yes, the principle certainly applies.

Happy Holidays to you and all



Posted By: Holidays
Date Posted: 21 Dec 2005 at 5:07am

There is also the point that sometimes bad things have to happen for a greater good to be allowed to happen?

Thus, in Western Europe the Black Death led directly - though slowly - to the end of peasantry and the creation of a system where people were paid a fair wage to work, not just forced to work because they were born somewhere.

Good always comes out of bad.



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Posted By: Scott
Date Posted: 21 Dec 2005 at 5:05pm

True, opportunities often come disguised as misfortune.  A wise man will be able to spot the opportunities.

Perhaps a more accurate interpretation would be that we create our futures, and while circumstances may come that appear to be misfortunes, it is us who ultimately decide at a conscious and subconscious level whether they are or not.

Perhaps, more than anything, we get what we think we deserve, at a subconscious, not a conscious level.  Being "bad" induces feeling of guilt in the subconscious, which results in what we think is "bad karma."  But unfortunately, doing "good" deeds does not always induce feelings of deserving abundance and good fortune in the subconscious.  When it does, it probably results in what we think is "good karma."

I think that the universe, or God, if you will, is trying to help all of us out, trying to help us use the power and ability that we have been given in a positive way for ourselves and the world. 

We have every opportunity to create a better life, regardless of the past.



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Posted By: Shucander
Date Posted: 20 Feb 2007 at 5:07am
Winkyeah i do believe in karma . i believe in life after death as welll ...


Posted By: arnold_123
Date Posted: 01 June 2007 at 3:47am
Hi,
  yeah,I do believe in Karma.Really its true only.I have a great faith on Karma regarding our life during surviving in this world and also after death...

 


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Posted By: world42
Date Posted: 15 June 2007 at 6:30pm
I really hope there is karma.  Then those extremist Muslims will get what they deserve.  Or at the very least, I hope there is a hell and that they find themselves burning in hell for crimes against God.  I'd love to see the look on their faces when they get to hell instead of heaven like they thought.


Posted By: Citizen Eve
Date Posted: 23 Dec 2007 at 6:35am
Originally posted by world42

I really hope there is karma.  Then those extremist Muslims will get what they deserve.  Or at the very least, I hope there is a hell and that they find themselves burning in hell for crimes against God.  I'd love to see the look on their faces when they get to hell instead of heaven like they thought.


Wow ... never imagine this could be a pretty picture!

Wouldn't that mean that through karma the evil would return to haunt our world ... I don't think I would want to wish that on anyone.

As they say be careful what we wish for.


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"the time is always ripe to do right", Nelson Mandela.


Posted By: Scott
Date Posted: 23 Dec 2007 at 10:27am
Maybe it will be more like this:




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Posted By: Citizen Eve
Date Posted: 26 Dec 2007 at 12:16am
Yeah!

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"the time is always ripe to do right", Nelson Mandela.


Posted By: Citizen Eve
Date Posted: 21 Sept 2009 at 12:31am
Am trying to understand ... 

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Posted By: vutjebal
Date Posted: 21 Sept 2009 at 6:19am
I do and still trying  to understand...!!!

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Posted By: Citizen Eve
Date Posted: 21 Sept 2009 at 11:40am
But to believe ... dosen't that mean we are wishing ill on others and the world we share!!!
I really do not understand anyone's desire or religion for that matter to want bad things happening to others ... know that, that others could well be you  or someone you love!!!
Seems like all religious beliefs promote this thought of despising the nonbelivers ... amazes me ...


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Posted By: Citizen Eve
Date Posted: 24 Sept 2009 at 7:30pm
Another good topic to generate discussion and no takers ... not even V or Roggy ... nobody ... please somebody ....

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"the time is always ripe to do right", Nelson Mandela.


Posted By: Citizen Eve
Date Posted: 26 Sept 2009 at 12:23pm
Today am being an angel ... love and more love to all ... and insisting on exceptionally awesome karma ... Big%20smile

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Posted By: Citizen Eve
Date Posted: 14 Dec 2009 at 8:37pm
Still working at generating awesome karma on this end!

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Posted By: Scott
Date Posted: 15 Dec 2009 at 12:15am
Originally posted by Citizen Eve

But to believe ... dosen't that mean we are wishing ill on others and the world we share!!!
I really do not understand anyone's desire or religion for that matter to want bad things happening to others ... know that, that others could well be you  or someone you love!!!
Seems like all religious beliefs promote this thought of despising the nonbelivers ... amazes me ...

It has been my observation that most people create God in their own image, and as such, bad things creep into religion.  You always have some people who get the message, but I would say the unwashed masses usually don't fully get it.  And it is not necessarily their fault, they just have not been enlightened yet or they have been lead the wrong way.

A perfect example is many churches I have gone to are extremely judgmental about each other and especially about outsiders, which actually goes against what their own Bible preaches.  And that is the mild case.  Then you have people who use religion to justify their personal racial or political agendas, sometimes going as far as violence and terror, claiming they are justified by God.

That is why I always tell people that religion is man-made.  That does not mean God does not exist, but it does mean that since religion is man made and made in man's image, it will be flawed, like man.


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Posted By: Scott
Date Posted: 15 Dec 2009 at 12:18am
In the Americas, when people say karma they usually mean "what goes around, comes around" or "you reap what you sow" rather than the actual Hindu meaning involving reincarnation.  It is similar to the Hindu meaning of karma except you get your pay back in the same lifetime, not future lifetimes.

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Posted By: Citizen Eve
Date Posted: 15 Dec 2009 at 7:26am
Totally agree Scott ... and note too that it changes with the times ... actually reflects society's values at a given period  ... usually that of the statusquo ... but could start out as fringe group such as Christianity ... very revolutionary for its time and maybe now outlived its usefullness as new forms evolve ... 

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Posted By: Scott
Date Posted: 15 Dec 2009 at 7:52am
Yes, a lot of things that were allowed or even promoted in early Christianity (and other religions) back in the day have either fallen out of favor or are expressly prohibited and discouraged by modern culture.  And what is even more interesting is that most modern churches have adapted to that change to continue to attract followers.  The only ones that continue to practice the old ways are often persecuted by the government today.

But if you break down all religions to its basic message, and subtract all the history, and rhetoric, and culture, and individuals, interestingly, you almost always get the same message.


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Posted By: sandra
Date Posted: 15 Dec 2009 at 12:49pm
I'm not having any karma in my life so I don't know what to believe.

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Posted By: Citizen Eve
Date Posted: 15 Dec 2009 at 1:29pm
Sandy am told "all things are possible if you only believe" by several faiths ... I believe.

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Posted By: Citizen Eve
Date Posted: 02 May 2010 at 2:55pm
 ... karmic justice ... Big%20smileBig%20smile ... am a believer ... Wink ... and am making sure that I do right ... Big%20smile

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Posted By: sandra
Date Posted: 02 May 2010 at 5:08pm
Sure, sometimes you're bending over backwards to do the right things, walk a straight path, and yet bad karma is right on your heels.

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Posted By: Citizen Eve
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 9:52am
 ... maybe it is generational ... LOLLOLLOL ... the bible speaks of it ... ??? ... 

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