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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by Mem, Aug 27, 2007.
? (now for the stupid poll)
I believe Jerry Fallwell wil come back as a slime mold.
I do, but waiting for it to kick in is the real bitch.
So much for "no stupid karma poll, see?"
In the afterlife, you have to be a slave for everyone who votes in a poll you create. Is that karma? *shrug*
I believe in it, but not so much in a mystical sense.
My karma ran over your dogma.
Definitely. "Be not deceived. God is not mocked. Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap" The Bible
I'm the only one who doesn't? really?
Lots of Hindus here?
"Karma" means different things to different people, and I doubt many people are actually thinking of the true, original definition.
While Karma (loose definition) is not QUITE as observable as the law of gravity, it does tend to have merit over time.
More important, I don't believe I'm going to come back as a cockroach... I've been much too nice! :biggrin1:
The definition of 'Karma' is simply action. Everything we do is karma. The concept of karma, however is the law of cause and effect. Each action results in some kind of effect. Taking that further, everything we do will not only affect others, but will have an effect on us, as well. So, any positive actions will have a postive result and any negative action will have a negative result, which will affect us in return at any given point.
Do I believe in karma? Yes. For several reasons. First, because I've taught yoga for years and studied hinduism. LOL. Second, because everything we do is held within our psyche, which later may cause us to preform actions to bring actions full circle. This is kinda the idea behind positive thinking producing amazing results. Third, sometimes past actions are not forgotten by other people and they may later pay us back for positive or negative actions.
The esoteric idea of karma resulting in future circumstances is a little questionable, but maybe not entirely. I've certainly had some interesting, seemingly unrelated things bring things back into balance. I've even had my past actions played back to me by someone entirely different. Wild! However, when one gets into the idea of coming back as a frog, then it's dipping into the belief of reincarnation and not necessarily karma. Though reincarnation teeters on the same premise that life is cyclic and past actions, even in another life, must still be resolved, one must not necessarily believe in it to believe in the law of karma.
By the way, according to yoga, positive actions have the power to 'burn' negative karma so one does not necessarily have to suffer the consequences.
Ka, like a wind...
Yes, I do because I am a Buddhist.
I've decided to take up chanting. Care to guess what?? :biggrin1:
Oooooooommmmmmmmm, mani padme oooooooooooooommmmmmmmm?
I'd much rather you hum... :wink:
Right now I'm striving for khanti....
Shall I start with the Star-Spangled Banner? :biggrin1:
I believe in energy and balance , so yes I do believe in Karma.
Well put, and I agree with you completely! (And especially the last paragraph re consequences -- I sure do hope that's true!)
However, the original definition of karma was intertwined with reincarnation -- here's an "old" definition of karma from the 1800's:
1827, in Buddhism, the sum of a person's actions in one life, which determine his form in the next
karma. Dictionary.com. Online Etymology Dictionary. Douglas Harper, Historian. karma - Definitions from Dictionary.com (accessed: August 27, 2007).
I thought that it was a type of curry.