I have experienced many events in my life that prove to me that Karma is very real. In Christianity we explain it through the scripture you reap what you sow. People in my life who have kept up with the Joneses at all costs have been very humbled by financial problems. When you sow nothing but materialism you will reap many problems in your life.
I believe in karma, but not because of what happens to me. A proper understanding of karma, in Buddhism, is that actions have consequences. So, if I tie my shoes, my shoes are tied. If I don't, they're not. Karma, for me, is that simple and obvious.
Karma is simply an extention of the universal law of balance, which is irrifuitable, on every level of science, thought and human endeavour. Karma however, through its religious based origins, is not neccessarily seen at any particular time, as balance can occur regardless of our determinations of time and space. I believe that balance is a neccessary part of existence and when anything creates imbalance, then that will be rectified as a matter of course. Seeing it in action and understandfing it are two seperate issues.
Bad things happen to people who do bad things. Maybe not 100 percent of the time, but often enough that it makes me want to do good things to help people as often as I can. :-)
Why do I believe in Karma?
Because my Karma ran over my dogma . .
I always believe in what we do in life is what we will reap in life. Doing good will deserve goodness in the end.
I have seen many cases of those who contribute in charities and doing good are living well in lives. I had a close shave with death in a car accident but I do believe that I had done good in the past that had averted the disaster of death.
This question comes with one large preconceived notion. Be that as it may, the laws of inertia, attraction, and even the theological concept of intelligence, seem to point to people being the hubs of their own specialized realities that are made up of the way they see life and react to it. Every now and again you come across someone who acts instead of reacts. In such cases life reacts to them in said fashion.
One can call it Karma, I am not sure that any term, so long as it is understood in mutual company, would serve. I only quibble at the concept that all karma, is equal. I have come to the conclusion that some karma is stronger then others as one planet is from another. Some have greater gravity if you will allow. I believe that those who believe in themselves have greater gravity then those who don't. Therefore, I believe that some of what happens may have to do with the karmas around us and that it is possible to get caught in gravities so extreme as to warp our realities in turn.
Karma means duty my dear friend,duty means to do what is expected of you and that is the duty to do good things to your family friends and society.
I don't believe in karma. Karma assumes a close universe in which everything balances out and if we play our cards right everything is cool. Yes, there is a general symetry and relationship between action and result as in the shoe tieing comment. However the lace may break for reasons unknown to us.
I do believe that there is a God outside our universe who has created the world and contines to sustain it. Knowing Him and his ways offers me a far better balance than any karma.
I believe in good karma because what I give is what I get.
I fell out of my perfect and happy life. Now I am feeling the way I have made others feel in my past. I reaping what I sow and getting what I deserve. Once I am made good with karma again, then I know I can be successful. Do unto others as you would have done to you and also eye for an eye.
I also think this is a great question! I enjoyed reading all of the answers, but since you asked about what has HAPPENED that made me believe in karma, I feel kind of stumped to come up with real evidence. Whenever I witness people who are dishonest or unkind, I get discouraged when they seem to "get ahead" with power or finances. However, I can almost always point to some unhappiness in their lives such as with relationships, health, self-seteem, etc. However, on the flip side, I know a lot of people who are honest, selfless and hardworking who are still plagued with problems, plus financially stressed. Thus, I'm not sure about the true evidence of karma, but I still try my best to make sure mine is good!
Karma is the law of the material universe. Every action has a series of sequence of events that will follow. From my studies I learned that there is "good karma", "bad karma", and "no Karma". Good and bad karma are straight forward. "No Karma" is when you do you duty because it is your duty and you are not interested in the result, you are interested in pleasing the supreme being. The supreme being releases you from the results of all karma until you are purified and ready to go back to the spiritual world.
The idea of Karma could be traced back to ancient India. They present a picture of karma that is much more complex than what I have written.
I hope you do more research.
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