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My Karma

Updated on December 19, 2012

We go to work with the pretext that we will get paid by the end of the month. On a same note, my Actions today are guaranteed to be paid off in this life-time. What I sow will be reaped. I will get happiness and sorrow in this life. My Actions speak for thy self, and I will be rewarded accordingly.

All the above has been heard and said so many times that we hear it from one ear and take it out from the other. Why don't we ponder on the above thoughts and try to make peace with ourselves since we know that what we throw at others will come around and then we will have to pay it's consequences.

I believe.....

I believe when we are born, our destiny is written by the Almighty. We are just puppets on this planet making our moves and doing our duties. However, thinking that since our destiny has been written we needn't worry about our future and our actions, is wrong. We are dwelling in one of the smartest organism on this planet and can make good or immoral choices. So, it is entirely up to us, how we act in a situation. The performance that we give for that moment is gonna reap us either sorrow or happiness. Choice is TOTALLY ours!

Alchemist, a classic example!

The above reminds me of a good book, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. In his book, the character is looking for omens and goes in that direction. The same way, all of us have our destiny written, and we have to look for omens around us. How we act at that moment, is entirely ours. We have to be at Peace, to look for omens and work on them. If the mind is restless, chances are that we could bypass the moment which has come across us. Peace is not given by God, we have to generate it within ourselves, and it comes with satisfaction and being content at that moment. If we are content, opportunity will knock on our door, and we can translate it to be an omen and act on it. If we are restless or lazy, we will not be able to hear the knock on our door and still be cribbing over our present. In order to change our present, we have to be aware of our surroundings so that when an opportunity knocks, we can act. This action is like seeds which will eventually reap into a beautiful plant or cactus.

I have come across a beautiful song, Instant Karma by John Lennon. His lyrics make us realize that Life is beautiful, and we have turned it into such a complicated and ugly thing that we do not think before acting since egoism comes our way and that could make us pay for our actions.

This is one Life we have gotten as humans and, we don't know in what form will our soul be in the next Life so, let's try to make use of today and make it a better place for us and our people to enjoy.


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    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Hello Manoj,

      Such kind, where do I start off with :)

      Yes, I agree with your "Gyaan"

      Thank you for your encouraging words. I am a mere puppet in this world dancing to the tunes of my destiny/karma!

      Wishing you joy and peace in this journey of life...Cheers!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Hello Rajan,

      We are smartest of all the living species and IF we don't ponder over the meaning of life...chances are that we might not get this life again unless, we attain nirvana and get out of this burden of life and death!!

      Long story short...I am glad you agree with the above :)

      Wishing you peace & enlightenment in this journey!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Hi Rebecca,

      I am happy that you are aware of it in our daily lives. Yes, it's effect full and helps us be at peace esp when sitting in traffic.

      Wishing you peace and joy, my friend! Thank you for stopping by with your precious piece of story.

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Hi Tammy,

      I am happy to hear that you are conscious of your karma and your deeds. Wishing you loads of good karma's in your destiny...Amen!

      Hi Audrey,

      Thank you! I am hoping that these words of wisdom are used as well since, they are known facts of LIFE!

      Thank you for stopping by.

      Wishing you peace and joy, my friend!

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      Manoj Kumar Srivastava 

      7 years ago from India

      Ruchira, I have often seen in your hubs that you tend to choose topics which are not esoteric. Your own flavor adds to the meaning which you bring out beautifully. Hindu philosophy as I have understood rests on two pillars. 1) Transmigration of soul; and,2) theory of Karma. What you do now, you will be rewarded accordingly. Your next birth will be decided accordingly. So is future. What you do at present will decide what type of future you will have or at least most of time.

      Karam kiye ja phal ki chinta mat kar ai insaan,

      Jaise karam karega vaise phal dega Bhagwaan,

      Ye hai Gita ka gyaan, Ye hai Gita ka gyaan.

      This friend of mine is great philosopher, hub-world,


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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Hi Ruchira. It's true we are the masters of our own destiny since God has bestowed on us the power of reasoning. We can be happy or miserable, grab opportunities or let them fly by and the rest.

      We reap what we sow and reap it right in this life. So let us all sow goodness and love so that we reap it manifold.

      Great thoughts and voted up, interesting and useful.

      Thanks my friend on this spirit uplifting hub.

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Hi Jennifer,

      Yes, Awareness is the key to self-realization but, unfortunately we are tangled in human society. Gotta raise our bar to be aware of our karma's.

      Thanks for your valuable feedback!

      Always a pleasure to hear from you!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Hi mann101955,

      Thank you for the read and support. Wishing you peace and light!

      Hi Linda,

      Yes, your good karma saved you from that ceiling fan :) Wishing you loads of good karma, my friend!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Hi fpherj48,

      Yes, our karma will either build us up or break us

      Wishing you peace and light, my friend!

      thanks for your vote of confidence!

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      Rebecca Mealey 

      7 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      I have seen Karma at work in things as simple as letting someone in during busy traffic. Thanks for a great view on this!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Well said indeed, webtools.

      As Bhagvad gita says, do your duty and do not worry about your results. We ought to follow that motto :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      7 years ago from California

      Lovely hub Ruchira! And so much wisdom in it--Thank you!

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      7 years ago from North Carolina

      I am a big believer in Karma and try to be mindful of it. This was a great hub!

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      Jennifer Essary 

      7 years ago from Idaho

      I've seen Karma in action but most people lack in their awareness of themselves. They're so involved with the "he said, she said" of the world they miss our on their own life. Wonderful Hub topic! Voted up and beautiful.

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      7 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Fabulous hub Ruchira!! I'll stick with my good karma! UP and AWESOME!!!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Thank you thumbi7 for stopping by to read and appreciate.

      Our karma's lies in our hands. Now, we could either get up and do well with our lives or just cry about our hands!

      Wishing you peace!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Hi Raci,

      I am glad you agree with the above. Destiny lies in our hands. What we will sow is what we will reap :)

      Thank you for stopping by with your words of encouragement. Wishing you peace!

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      7 years ago from TRICHIRAPALLI, TAMIL NADU, INDIA-621216

      Very nice to read this hub.

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      7 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Ruchira....A very thought-provoking hub written & read by true believers! I share your thoughts and hope the very best for you. The Law of Karma will lift us up or break us down....deservingly. You, my friend have peace and assuredness in your heart. Bless you.

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      JR Krishna 

      7 years ago from India

      What I sow will be reaped

      For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.


      Voting up and sharing

    • raciniwa profile image


      7 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      life is what we make it...and i do agree that we are responsible for our own destiny...a great inspirational one Ruchira...

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from United States

      Yes, we are smart creatures on this planet to make a choice of what we want and it is TOTALLY up to us on HOW we LIVE this life and not let LIFE lead the way!

      Thank you heysmarty0 for stopping by to read and comment...appreciate it!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from United States

      Ignorance for some is considered bliss but that is just an excuse! Totally agree with you on that Sangeetas627. Thanks!

    • heysmarty0 profile image


      8 years ago

      Well said Ruchira !! Excellent work. I totally agree, good and bad, happiness and sorrow are our own choice and not chance. Thanks for a wonderful hub, very inspirational !! :-)

    • sangeetas627 profile image


      8 years ago from India

      Nice hub! No one can escape the result of his or her karma. The law of Karma is inviolable. So everyone must act with a sense of responsibility. Ignorance of the law is no excuse

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from United States

      thank you barbergirl28 :) appreciate you stopping by!

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      Stacy Harris 

      8 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      Great hub! Very inspirational.


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