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Do You Believe in Karma

Apr 16, 2023
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Karma is originally a Hindu philosophy that was popularized by the Buddhists. The literal translation of Karma is deeds. karma philosophy emphasizes birth and rebirth. When you die, your deeds will follow you in the successive life. If your deeds in the past life were good, your new life will be good and if your deeds were bad, you will have difficulty in life.
 
I never used to believe in karma until I finally got out of a mentally abusive relationship I was in for around 11 years and I later found that life for him was not going as well as he thought it would.

Since then I have always been a believer that what goes around comes around and karma will always come to bite you on the butt in the end no matter how long it takes.
 
There is nothing like Karma. Time and chance happens to everyone. And if they grab it and utilise it well, they would succeed regardless of what happened in the past. I have a cousin that was very promiscuous, and had done up to 5 abortions. According to the principle of karma, she shouldn't have a child but she got married to a nice man and has kids.
 
There is nothing like Karma. Time and chance happens to everyone. And if they grab it and utilise it well, they would succeed regardless of what happened in the past. I have a cousin that was very promiscuous, and had done up to 5 abortions. According to the principle of karma, she shouldn't have a child but she got married to a nice man and has kids.
I'm not sure about the premise nor subsequent conclusion.

Could you please elaborate on this "principle of Karma"?
 
Tbh I suspect participants of this thread may be adhering to a very limited interpretation regarding - 'karma'

Karma is originally a Hindu philosophy that was popularized by the Buddhists. The literal translation of Karma is deeds. karma philosophy emphasizes birth and rebirth. When you die, your deeds will follow you in the successive life. If your deeds in the past life were good, your new life will be good and if your deeds were bad, you will have difficulty in life.
Unfortunately, this is incorrect.

The term - 'karma' is derived from the Sanskrit word 'karman', meaning “act,”.

Sanskrit is the primary sacred language of Hinduism, and has been used as a philosophical language in the religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.

Sanskrit is a standardized dialect of Old Indo-Aryan, originating as Vedic Sanskrit as early as 1700-1200 bce.

Infact 'karma' carried no ethical significance in its earliest specialized usage.

According to ancient texts (1000–700 bce) of the Vedic religion, 'karma' simply referred to ritual and sacrificial action.

Now, in the generalized context which participants of this thread appear to be possessed of, imo a more easily comprehensible and accurate way of putting this thread's primary question might instead be: 'Do you believe in cause and effect?'
 
I don't believe in karma. People don't deserve bad things for bad actions. We should not wish ill upon those who have wronged others. Instead, we should hope for their positive transformation.
Just because others get bad karma, doesn't mean we rejoice over it. However, though, the sad fact is they brought it on themselves. In that case, we should hope they reform their life.
 
Karma is originally a Hindu philosophy that was popularized by the Buddhists. The literal translation of Karma is deeds. karma philosophy emphasizes birth and rebirth. When you die, your deeds will follow you in the successive life. If your deeds in the past life were good, your new life will be good and if your deeds were bad, you will have difficulty in life.
Karma is real. Though a lot of people don't believe it. You need to be more observant to notice its effect. Karma can be instant or in this present life. While karma is real, it is still difficult to ascertain when the repercussion of previous deeds will come. Secondly, karma is not popularized by the Buddhists. Almost every religion recognized karma except the name may differ.
 
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