A Writer's 21st Century Memoir.

“K” is for Karma कर्म

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Writers of Kern Blogging Challenge (A-Z)

When a bird is alive, it eats ants. When the birth is dead, ants eat the bird. One tree makes a million match sticks. Only one match stick needed to burn a million trees. Time and circumstance can change at any moment. Do not devalue or hurt anyone in life. You may be powerful this time, but remember, time is more powerful than you. So be good and do good.
–Buddha

I’ve seen it before, someone putting money in the hands of a homeless person who is sitting on the sidewalk and then going home to find some money that they had forgotten they had. Then there was another tale of a friend standing by and watching a thief steal a cell phone at a party only find out the next week that someone at party they were at had stolen their cell phone from them as well. It becomes even more apparent as time goes on that whatever someone puts out into the universe comes back to them, hence why you should treat others the way that you would like to be treated.

cosmic-wallpaperEvery faith, belief, humanist philosophy and doctrine from Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Taoism, Zoroastrianism and almost any other religion or belief speaks about the importance of a Karmic-like force shifting the energies of everyone around us to maintain some sort of harmony and balance. The golden rule—this law of cause and effect keeps a tally of all actions and reactions in the universe in a way that almost explains the unexplainable and calms the perceived chaos.

We decide to act and then our actions implement chosen reactions which cause other people to question and act upon, and so the saṃsāra continues, karma carries on, and eventually everyone gets what they deserve.

7 responses

  1. If only others would heed this advice and do better unto others. But so many people think of the “now” and what’s in it for them. Those who think they can cheat fate, usually have worse happen to them.
    Your last sentence really sums it all up. The golden rule. We can live by it or tarnish it, but no matter what it will come back two-fold.
    Great post!

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    October 16, 2013 at 10:14 AM

  2. Great Post! Words to live by & emulate. I know I do. 😉

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    October 16, 2013 at 11:39 AM

  3. Can’t go wrong with the golden rule…too bad so many forget in their efforts to get ahead in life.

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    October 18, 2013 at 4:07 PM

  4. Great post and reminder, Jasmine. ” It becomes even more apparent as time goes on that whatever someone puts out into the universe comes back to them” Amen.
    And, I love the beginning quote.
    Thank you.
    xoA

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    October 19, 2013 at 10:54 PM

  5. Davyd Morris

    I agree in the positive and affirmative effects of living by the golden rule. However, I do not believe that eventually “everyone gets what they deserve.” It is a nice thought and an optimistic one, but I’ve been surprised in too many ways positively and otherwise to agree. It is certainly true that we never really know what goes on behind closed doors.

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    November 17, 2013 at 10:02 PM

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