Do you guys believe in Karma?

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  1. DevonTexas

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    or God's wrath or ...whatever? Meaning, if you're an evil dick and do bad things to people just to get ahead of others, will you end up paying for it? Or is this just something we 'do gooders' tell ourselves as some form of lame cosmic revenge? Discuss:
     
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    Karma doesn't exist. </fin>
     
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    I used to be the biggest believer in karma, but not so much lately.
     
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    Absolutely! Karma can explain it all
     
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    Karma can explain everything in the same way that destiny explains everything or that god or gods explain everything, without weight. So if any of those can explain everything, which is right?
     
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    Not really the 'one good deed begets another', but if you let me extend the definition to a general 'positivity breeds positivity' then yeah, that's my view on things.
     
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    Well said.
     
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    if you read a bit of literature about buddhism and zen you could understand something more... I was skeptical before ..then everything was clear... it 's not a true religion nor a true science.. they loves to claim it as a bridge between Religion and Science and they are the only non fanatic religious people I know... A good start could be "The Sense of the Existence" by Dalai Lama
     
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    No not really, but I feel better looking at myself in the mirror and I sleep well at night knowing I'm not an evil dick.

    Not really karma but I do believe that lying and cheating has a funny way of coming back and biting you in the ass.
     
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    that is ,in other very simple and popular words, what karma is
     
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    Well I know plenty of people who are leading very productive lives and they are total pricks so it's debatable.
     
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    I'll third this one too. It's all about the energy you feed the universe that gets fed back to you.
     
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    You think an only life could be enough to allow the Universe to turn the Wheel? Patience is the key word... Be sure that evil will act on karma as well as good things and thoughts do..they 'll produce their effects in a given time but this time not necessarily belongs to the present life.. karma needs more and more lives to fully accomplish...but,again,be sure everything let its track in the Universe, it is like a closed system where all the energy is always the same but changing its shape everytime. Nothing is constant. Except change
     
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    Buddhists are certainly much less fanatical today. But remember they were warriors in the past and often flexed their religious and physical muscle against Daimyo who they didn't like. Saying that it takes multiple lives for karma to work still carries no weight as it is something you can just say.

    Good begets good and bad begets bad etc. has nothing to do with energy, and is just a behavioral thing in my opinion.
     
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    Tell us more, Pendlum.
    Are you thinking very specifically of bushido, "the way of the warrior"?
    It was influenced by Buddhism, but also by Shintoism, Confucianism and Taoism.
    And we are speaking only of a Japanese tradition anyway.
    But Japan was only one country in which Buddhism thrived.
    I think it's clearly true that Buddhism has historically been one of the least aggressive religions.
    That's not to say that there haven't been moments in history when Buddhist leaders were allied with their country's war-mongering political leaders. This happened in Japan, for example, during the Second World War.
     
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    I'll fourth it. At the physical level, opposites attract. At the metaphysical level, like attracts like. Karma is a slow moving force, not readily demonstrable in the frame of a single lifetime. Dharma also figures into its as the "choice" driving karma's resolution and the speed it happens.
     
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    You reap what you sow.
     
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    You sew what you rip.
     
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