The teachings of Karma

According to the teachings of Buddhism, we are responsible for our past and present actions. We create and are responsible for our own misery and our own happiness. If one believes in heaven and hell, we may create both.

Karma is a belief system that for every action there is a reaction. If we put out kindness, kindness will find us. If we tell lies, it won’t be long before someone lies about us. Karma bounces back when we least expect. It may not happen when we want it to, but it’s something we can’t avoid or stop.

I believe that if we attach our life to unsavoury people, when their Karma bounces back to teach them their lessons, so will ours by association. Whether we believe in its principles or not, it is part of how the universe works.

It is my own belief that when we use compassion, forgiveness and kindness in our lives, we set a more positive precedent to bring good back into our lives. Karma is powerful and is not something we should work against.

I believe that if we learned to embrace Karma, Karma would teach us to play out our lives very differently. It would allow us to own our thoughts and feelings so that we take responsibility for ourselves, for the way we choose to live our lives and so that we make better choices for ourselves and for our family.

15 Jul, 2011

2 thoughts on “The teachings of Karma

  1. I believe in karma also.

    I believe that we get what we give and I’ve seen it happen. I had a boss once that would find something ridiculous to get people fired, just because she didn’t like them. Well she ended up getting found out for all the wrongs she had done and ended up getting fired herself.

    Now that was much deserved justice in my book because she tried to write me up for something absolutely ridiculous, but I found out she was going to do it before she did and I quit before she got a chance.

    I was there long enough to see her get fired and it’s awful I know, but that was a pleasant thing to me. To see her get what she deserved was satisfying.

    1. I understand your sentiments Lisa. I’ve seen it too in my own family last year, but I live with the knowledge that we’re all accountable and will be judged on our actions, regardless of what those actions are.

      It will just happen, I don’t need to wish it to happen.

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