Karma

Kalpanaa

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  1. mocktailmommies says:

    very nice written about karma even i believe in karma
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  2. Like you I too believe Karma is our actions and our life is channelized by good or bad karma.

  3. I am Christian. The Bible tells us we will reap what we sow. Also, that God gives us free will to choose how we will act. He does not control us, but because he is all knowing, he knows before we do what choices we will make. God hates divorce, but allows it because he knows in our sinful state we will sometimes choose wrongly. The Bible also says to pray even for your enemies. Similarities in thought between the two religions are amazing.
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    • Kalpanaa says:

      I like that religions mostly carry the same message of being good to people around you and that prayer is important to help us understand our choices in life. Thank you for visiting Barbara.

  4. Chaotic Soul says:

    Same Pinch!!! I loved your version of Karma. I chose to write on Karma too, but mine is a little different. I loved yours, though!!!

    Karma

    Chaoticsoulzzz

    Love, Ashmita

  5. Geraint Isitt says:

    Very well written. I’m neither religious nor spiritual, but I do think our actions to others will have a bearing on the actions of others towards us.

  6. I’m not religious, but I do partially believe in karma. Or rather, it’s something that I started believing in a few months back. Until I read this, I didn’t realize it was the Buddhist school of thought I was following when it came to it, because I don’t believe in afterlife, and if it truly exists, we should see it in this lifetime for it to have purpose or meaning.

  7. AN says:

    I so agree! Funnily I ended up writing up about karma while talking about my I for Intention. Do stop and check that piece out https://archanablogs.wordpress.com/2017/04/11/i-for-intention-impact-and-inscrutable-karma/

  8. I really like the idea of accepting responsibility for our actions – and consequent fate. Not everythiing is within our control of course, but a surprising amount is.
    And I wholeheartedly agree with Kant’s quote. I find it very, very difficult (impossible) to trust or warm to anyone who is cruel to animals.

    • Kalpanaa says:

      I can believe that of you Elephant’s Child with all your fabulous photos of birds and other gorgeous animals. Thanks for visiting.

  9. Nilanjana Bose says:

    We are each responsible for our Karma. Always easier to heap the blame on someone else, Fate makes a great scapegoat.

    Nilanjana
    Madly-in-Verse

  10. “Destiny” remains an oft-repeated word in my life -a conditioned effect, perhaps . However, i find the Buddisht definition of Karma to be more inspiring for a good life . I appreciate how the Buddhist theory of karma can inspire us to measure our actions in the present for a more peaceful future . I especially loved this part” I’m really taken with the idea that we can ensure beneficial effects in our lives by making good causes because it means I’m in charge of my life. I’m not a puppet on a string dancing to the tune of a capricious white bearded man.”Beautiful article .
    Moon
    https://aslifehappens60.wordpress.com

  11. Tarkabarka says:

    It is interesting to read folktales from cultures that believe in karma. Often the villain does not get punished in the end, because it is just assumed that they will get what they deserve in the next life…

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  12. Lalita says:

    As I teach my children the baby-steps of understanding attachment, love, kindness and spirituality, I try and reiterate that we are our decisions and our choices, all along the way. Sometimes it works, sometimes it does not. But that moment passes and you can make the next decision right away. They seem to connect with it. Praying and quietude has also helped. Buddhist thinking blows my mind away with its simplicity. Thich Nhat Hanh and his teachings have also been a big anchor for me. Your writing was so positive on this.

  13. BellyBytes says:

    I love your parting advice to leave with a handshake and not a hatchett. No relationship is worth ending in bitterness. In fact I once went to a party where the couple were celebrating their divorce. I found it strange but in a way I suppose all the friends got to know once and for all that the two were de-coupling.

  14. Ravish Mani says:

    Well, the law of cause and effect in Buddhism also counts actions done in past lives. Also, Karma is a trap. Nirvana lies in transcending Karma not in doing good karma. If you do bad karma, you have to take birth to receive bad results, and if you do good karma, then also you have to take birth to receive good results. There isn’t any freedom from Karmic Cycle. It’s just like living in golden prison instead of iron one.

    Pure mind means a mind without ego. Nirvana or bliss is a state of egolessness, in which you longer remain. Your identity is defined by your ego. It’s ego that is bound by the law of cause and effect, i.e., Karma. If you relinquish your ego, you get free from the bondage of Karmic Cycle.

    • Kalpanaa says:

      Hi Ravish! Yes the law of cause and effect does take into account your past lives but you can do something about it and transcending Karma is the aim. Thank you for your detailed and knowledgeable comment

  15. ANITA says:

    K for Kalpanaa & Knowledge too 🙂
    Many questions remain unanswered abut karma & life. We explain with our Kalpanaa (imagination) & knowledge.
    When good people suffer badly and we have no explanation as they have always been very good, we explain that it must be because of their actions in their past life. In Buddhism too,many lives of Lord Buddha are depicted in stories. Law of cause & effect is real.
    My motto- Be good & do good & don’t expect rewards as results are not in our hand 🙂

    • Kalpanaa says:

      Hi Anita! There are answers to those questions too Anita – why good people suffer – but that will take a whole new post. Thanks for visiting.

  16. A thought-provoking post on ‘karma’. By the way, I never thought of “My fair Lady” in this way…but as I’m thinking again now, there is definitely some truth in it!

  17. Juneta says:

    Great post. It was recently pointed out that we affect karma by our choices and actions as we shape our lives by our choices it also shapes our live by consequence, so in essence, we are the creator of our karma in a lot of ways as our action and consequence become our past or we learn from past action to change our future karma. It was an interesting thought and theory, I am still pondering it.
    Enjoyed reading. Happy A to Z Juneta @ Writer’s Gambit

  18. Eli Pacheco says:

    I love to read about karma. It’s a concept that fascinates me as a recent student of Buddhism. Karma as applied to marriage, divorce and love? We could write blogs for miles about it, couldn’t we? Beautifully done.
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    Eli@CoachDaddy
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    • Kalpanaa says:

      Thank you for visiting Eli and for your appreciation. I’m only fascinated by karma now that I’ve encountered Buddhism. Before that it seemed like it was always trying to trip me up.

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