K is for Karma

The definition of karma is

kar·ma

[kahr-muh] 

noun

1.Hinduism, Buddhism. action, seen as bringing upon oneself inevitable results, good or bad, either in this life or in a reincarnation: in Hinduism one of the means of reaching Brahman. Compare bhakti (  def 1 ) , jnana.
2.Theosophy. the cosmic principle according to which each person is rewarded or punished in one incarnation according to that person’s deeds in the previous incarnation.
3.fate; destiny. predestination, predetermination, lot, kismet.
4.the good or bad emanations felt to be generated by someone or something: Lets get out of here. This place has bad karma.
Origin:
1820–30;  < Sanskrit:  nominative, accusative singular of karman  act, deed

As part of my dealing with events of the past, I admit to using the term “I’m going to wait for karma to catch him/her up”. In this way I have been able let go of my need to punish or enact revenge. If I leave it to a higher power then they will surely make a better job of it than I would (and more than likely avoid jail time lol).
I admit that some people believe in karma and some don’t. Just as some believe in the punishment of God and some don’t.
For me, I choose to believe that a person’s actions will result in a reaction of some kind. If a person consistently does horrid things, he/she will reap what they sow just as a person who is constantly loving, forgiving and a beautiful person to know will also reap the rewards.
Sometimes it certainly doesn’t seem fair that a person appears to ‘sail’ through life hurting, manipulating and dehumanising others and yet they reap the benefits of money, fame and power. It isn’t fair but unfortunately that is life. Yet there are many people who are poor in the sense of monetary value but rich in love, happiness and joy. If I had to make a choice between the two, I know which I would choose.
Whether or not I choose to believe in karma, I can choose whether or not to be good to others.

“How people treat you is their karma. How you react is yours” – Wayne Dyer

In life everything comes back to us. We are the authors of our destiny.
Karma ties in very well with forgiveness doesn’t it?
We forgive and move on and no longer worry about that other person. What happens to them in their life is their karma – not yours.

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Okay, on another note, I had to share something else. Over the past couple of weeks, there have been some wonderful occasions where things have occurred that have no obvious explanation. Some would call it God. Some call it synchrodestiny. There are any number of names for it.
I want to share what happened this morning.
I have been commenting on April’s blog about current news stories here in the land downunder. There were two big ones that I mentioned to her. One was a little girl who was abducted from her bed two days ago and the other was Cyclone Ita about to hit the coast up north. This morning after I answered April’s comments about the cyclone, I looked up what had happened overnight.
Whilst I am online, I have my music playing – my mix is very eclectic. It ranges from modern stuff to classical, to contemporary Christian to jazz (and everything in between). The song playing was “To God be the glory” as I clicked on the ABC website to discover that the cyclone had hit the coast and immediately downgraded in severity. It did very little damage to the historic town of Cooktown that it hit. And the next news story immediately after that was that the little girl had been found – across the road from her home.
Amazing isn’t it?

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27 thoughts on “K is for Karma

  1. I have’t yet heard any news this morning, but I am so glad to read about Ita’s lessening in intensity and that little girl being found! I hope she’s unscathed. I’m so glad it wasn’t one of those horrible cases where the family end up being the ones who took or damaged her.

    I’m afraid I can’t believe in karma as something objective to ourselves. I wish I could! Unfortunately, some nasty people simply do go on to lead happy lives. Within my own life, I believe in karma, in a sense: I try to hold myself accountable to a high ethical code, and I do believe that if i don’t, my life will be impoverished for it.

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  2. Hi Sue, Very cool words above Suz, you super blog…
    how black clouds..hehe..I think one has been following me for awhile..but I am not sure about Karma , maybe yes and maybe no..My two of my older children believe…yes or no…what ever someones opinion is on this subject…I accept.it.
    have a wonderful weekend
    Sherri

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  3. What a delightful post. I believe in karma, too, whatever that means, you reap what you sow. Over the years I have learned that God really is a God of justice and a God of fairness. Life may not appear fair, but God sure is, fair but tempered with a great deal of mercy. It’s hard for us here on Earth to see it sometimes, but it’s very true.

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  4. I have to admit, I had trouble hiding my head in the sand after you told me about the toddlers. It is nice to hear some good news! I believe in Karma too…in one way or another, we reap what we sow.

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      1. Yes it is sad. We have a problem in our state with the Child Protective Services which have lead to the deaths of some children due to abuse or neglect. The response of the CPS is that they don’t have enough funds, which I understand funding. But….they are children in need of protection from the lives of their misguided parents. I would like to have huge mother hen wings to scoop up all the little children who need love.

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        1. I agree April. It is so very sad. To be honest I think the mother of this little girl had very little idea what was going on and it is obvious she loves her very much. The father needs his butt kicked.

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  5. I believe in Karma too and I love when things are in sync or we have synchronicity or God is close to us. The latter is what I believe which creates synchronicity. When all the energies line up and we take notice and go “wow, that was amazing”.

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    1. I used to say that I was still waiting for my ex to be hit by karma. One day at work I shared a photo of my son’s wedding in which both myself and the ex were. One of the ladies said to me “Karma has already got to him love and hit him over and over with the ugly stick”. That made me laugh.

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  6. Definitely a believer of Karma. It was such a relief hearing that they’d found that little girl, ( I hadn’t heard about the drug thing), and ofcourse cyclone Ita losing its severity, for a while there Cooktown looked like it would be completely wiped out.

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