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Denounced Financial Related Behavior That Doesn't Generate Negative Karma

Updated on May 29, 2011

Spirituality and an abundance of financial resources aren’t at odds, despite what you may have been led to believe.

Yet select situations involving money may have you wondering if it’s something that will make you obtain adverse karma or not.

Although you realize that, for example, not taking an absolute vow of poverty won’t put you in karma jail, associated subconscious fears and impressions, including past life ones involving such vows, are sometimes tough to overcome.

There’s nothing shocking about the notion that exploiting others with your financial power will land you negative karma in proportion to the misapplication of energy. Use your pecuniary might to block another person’s success or otherwise attempt to wreck their plans, for example, and you automatically schedule for yourself compensation of the wicked sort, even if it takes 1000 years or more to catch up to you.

Our over two decades of empirical research involving predetermination and karma tell us that zero negative karma is gained in relation to the below seven circumstances.

1. Splurging on hedonistic pursuits such as expensive fine dining and drinking. Doing so once in a while won’t push you into bad karma territory, in the least. But remember that abuse of food or alcohol can make you incur terrible karma, so don’t overdo it too much or too often, and avoid putting anyone at risk.

2. Ignoring requests to donate to a social or political cause. Don’t worry about it; if you don’t feel like donating, put your money to some other use. Rejecting a request for a donation won’t dent your karma scorecard. Avoid letting anyone guilt you into giving.

3. Having a net worth of a million dollars, billion dollars, trillion dollars, or more. As long as you acquire your money honorably, you gain zero bad karma. Think of all the good you can do with it.

Note: it’s possible to pick up bad karma through the mere resentment of the wealthy. You can’t become what you resent, so to begrudge people of means just for their wealth is to block one’s future prosperity.

Furthermore, it’s unfortunate that those who inherit wealth are so frequently ridiculed. Our findings show that they have earned their legacy. The universe is perfectly fair and just, from a spiritual perspective, when you consider the law of personal karma.

Incidentally, right action now and always is the best way to direct your future life destiny, even though your destiny in this life is unalterable.

4. Not donating to an official charity. While it’s true that you gain a lot of good karma by giving to those in need, aren’t most people in need? There are many ways other than donating cash to help others—giving your time, advice, love, etc. It’s perfectly acceptable to give to individuals or groups instead of to an official charity with a bloated bureaucracy.

5. Ignoring a panhandler on the street as you walk by. Even if he or she really appears to be in need and gives you a spiteful look as you refuse to offer your spare change, you’re free of any negative karma by doing so. Help the less fortunate when it feels right, not when you are pressured.

6. Spending all your disposable income on concerts, luxury trips, art, jewelry, or other non-essentials instead of helping those who are disadvantaged. Keep in mind that you aren’t obligated to take care of anyone, aside from your parental or legal commitments. While it’s true that you could be chalking up some heavy-duty positive karma by helping others, nothing negative will come to you from extravagant spending on yourself. Just because you have more money than someone else, it doesn’t mean that you owe them. But remember to avoid any false guilt, as it can drag you into negative karma territory.

7. Gambling. As long as you’re not avoiding your financial obligations or losing money you don’t have, you incur no negative karma through gambling. Gambling itself does not cause personal disasters; addiction does, and addiction can involve anything. It’s your money and if you want to gamble with it, you won’t pick up any bad karma.

There’s nothing negative about financial abundance when you aren’t harming yourself or anyone else.

Copyright © Scott Petullo, Stephen Petullo


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    • Joanne Nicholls profile image

      Joanne Nicholls 6 years ago from Derbyshire U.K

      Interesting hub :)

    • ChristinS profile image

      Christin Sander 6 years ago from Midwest

      I really enjoyed the points you make here - particularly about having to banish bad thoughts towards those who have money. I believe a lot of us sabotage ourselves by getting angry when we hear stories about those who have acted in greedy ways. The current economic downturn for example has brought out the worst in this kind of thinking, and I believe is actually compounding the problem for so many people. We all believe now that "the economy is bad" etc. and are actually manifesting that further.

      Voted up, useful, and awesome

      I really do believe that we cannot align with that which makes us upset - great point and great hub :)

    • Hello, hello, profile image

      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      SWell written and thought through hub. Iy was a pleasure to read it.