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Do You Believe in Karma?

In Buddhist tradition, the idea of karma basically means "You get what you give." It's all about your actions and how you treat people. Whatever you do intentionally to others comes back to you in the future. So if you are kind and generous, then good things will happen to you. On the other hand, if you are mean and insensitive to others, then not-so-good things could happen to you. Buddhists also believe in reincarnation, so the actions of your past lives can affect your present and future lives.

The so-called "Golden Rule" follows this same line of thought: Treat others the way you would like to be treated. So I'm wondering: Do you believe in karma? Do you think that how you treat others affects what comes your way?

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veronicaraye veronicaraye 8 years
trueee
veronicaraye veronicaraye 8 years
trueee
TFS TFS 8 years
NO ITS A BUNCH OF CRAP!!! I ALWAYS HAVE BAD LUCK YET IM DONE NOTHING TO DESERVE IT! LIFE IS JUST CRUEL.
TFS TFS 8 years
NO ITS A BUNCH OF CRAP!!! I ALWAYS HAVE BAD LUCK YET IM DONE NOTHING TO DESERVE IT! LIFE IS JUST CRUEL.
TFS TFS 8 years
NO ITS A BUNCH OF CRAP!!! I ALWAYS HAVE BAD LUCK YET IM DONE NOTHING TO DESERVE IT! LIFE IS JUST CRUEL.
KristinDaBomb KristinDaBomb 8 years
Nope. Not everyone gets karma. It's unfair.
bingkaycoy bingkaycoy 8 years
Karma is the law of nature ---the law of cause and effect. A stimuli causes a certain reaction. It is thus best defined in analogy "What you sow is what you reap"---if you sow bad seed, you'll get a good harvest. It's also Bible-based --that God avenges. But God is also merciful and patient to people who ask for mercy/forgiveness and therefore repent and to people whose right is "perfect" for the what God desires. However, God also punishes people who commit sins without remorse, guilt and repentance. That's why the Bible teaches us "Do not take revenge. Let God's ire do it" for God will take care of it. God said, "It is mine to avenge. I will repay" ----but this goes only to people who love him, have faith in him and follow him.
i-am-elle i-am-elle 8 years
Yup. Just like the Justin Timberlake song. :-P Haha.
MsWalton MsWalton 8 years
If I don't believe in anything else, I'm definitely a fan of Karma. What goes around definitely comes around.It's a shame that people are so mean and they don't realize that the same people that they are mean to they have to face later in life.
PinkNC PinkNC 8 years
Sure why not.
PinkNC PinkNC 8 years
Sure why not.
k8-rckstr k8-rckstr 8 years
Yep.
k8-rckstr k8-rckstr 8 years
Yep.
kendalheart kendalheart 8 years
100% believe in karma and it is a b*tch!
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 8 years
TOTALLY believe in karma- I see it happen everyday.
lattegoodness lattegoodness 8 years
I definitely believe in karma and somewhat in reincarnation. Hate to say it, but look at Kanye. He was being gluttonous and arrogant about being "the best musician in the world", etc. etc. and his mother, bless her soul, passed away. Could it NOT be because of karma? Yes, but it's just as likely that he got his come uppence. :oy: Somewhat offtopic, but karma and reincarnation stemmed from Indian philosophy/Hinduism, which gave rise to Buddhism (Buddha, who started Buddhism, was an Indian prince.) Just so you know. :D
lattegoodness lattegoodness 8 years
I definitely believe in karma and somewhat in reincarnation. Hate to say it, but look at Kanye. He was being gluttonous and arrogant about being "the best musician in the world", etc. etc. and his mother, bless her soul, passed away. Could it NOT be because of karma? Yes, but it's just as likely that he got his come uppence. :oy:Somewhat offtopic, but karma and reincarnation stemmed from Indian philosophy/Hinduism, which gave rise to Buddhism (Buddha, who started Buddhism, was an Indian prince.) Just so you know. :D
Marci Marci 8 years
Absolutely. Sometimes it's a long time later, but as the song goes 'what goes around, goes around, goes around, goes all the way back arouuuund!'
janeaniela janeaniela 8 years
yes I do believe in Karma and reincarnation coz I'm buddisht.
LadyP LadyP 8 years
I believe in Karma but not reincarnation.
DaddysDarlin DaddysDarlin 8 years
I dont think there is a person in this world who hasn't been treated badly by someone. When bad things happen, like in my life, I just figure it is supposed to be that way, that there is something I need to learn. My life has been a hard road, but I still treat others with respect and love. Just because my life has been difficult does not mean that it is my fault. Things I believe will get better, I am 50 now and still live a very difficult life, but I am happy. I have a wonderful family, they are healthy, count the blessings you do have and don't concentrate on the things you don't. You have much, look around! This is a beautiful world we live in, take a walk and smell the flowers, look at the beauty all around you.
DaddysDarlin DaddysDarlin 8 years
I most certainly believe in karma. I know there are a lot of people who have done wrong by me and they are really going to get it. I don't take action myself sometimes, because it just isn't worth it, I believe that it will be taken care of for me. When you treat people as if they don't matter--like the homeless--you are doing this to your family of brothers and sisters in the world. Take the time to at least smile, give what you can, a kind word, a coat, a sandwich. A smile costs nothing, but the reward is great in heaven!!!
Liss1 Liss1 8 years
I sort of do, but i always try to be a very nice person and go out of my way to help people and always basically get screwed by other people. So i think i am going to try and be a b*tch and see if then people are nice to me.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
missbanana I think you will enjoy it. It really sheds a lot of light on the whole concept of karma and all that. Let me know what you think...
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