Sunday, 24 February 2008

karma


"Whatever you may be, you are being 'lived'. You are not travelling, as you think: you are being 'travelled.'" - Wei Wu Wei


What is the cause of the discrimination that exists in the middle of mankind?
Why should some be linguistic, artistic, mathematically inclined, or musical from the very structure?
Why should others be congenitally blind, deaf, or malformed?
Either this difference of mankind has a cause, or it is purely accidental.
No sensible person would think of attributing this roughness, this inequality, and this diversity to unsighted possibility or pure accident.
In this world nothing happens to a person that he does not for some reason or other deserve.
One can give it many names such as fate, destiny, the law of attraction, what goes around comes around, you reap what you sow, everything comes full circle, likes attract likes, the ebb and flow, and balance in the universe.
According to Buddhism, this difference is due not only to heredity, environment, "nature and nurture", but also to karma.
In Buddhist teaching, the law of karma says only this: “for every event that occurs, there will follow another event whose existence was caused by the first, and this second event will be pleasant or unpleasant according as its cause was skilful or unskilful.”
Skilful event is one that is not accompanied by craving, resistance or delusions; an unskilful event is one that is accompanied by any one of those things.
(Events are not skilful in themselves, but are so called only in virtue of the mental events that occur with them.)
In other words, it is the result of our own past actions (in other previous lives) and our own present doings. We ourselves are responsible for our own happiness and misery.
We create our own Heaven.
We create our own Hell.
We are the architects of our own fate.

Do you believe in karma?

Namasté

4 comments:

  1. I defentely believe in karma. it is kind of silly to believe that our actions do not carry consequences.

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  2. I'll have to learn more about it before I can say I do or do not believe in karma. I do believe that one should behave in the way that is least harmful to others, and that's a start, I suppose. Thank you for posting this—I learned from it.

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  3. Oi querida, as fotos estão lindas, as roupas arrasando, sobre o Reiki achei muito interessante e tem muiiiiito a ver com a minha filosofia, aos poucos vou me inteirando mais sobre o assunto. Eu acredito em carma sim e também acredito que somos o arquiteto de nosso próprio destino de acordo com nossos pensamentos, palavras, fisionomia e ações. Um super beijo no seu coração e sucesso.

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  4. Oh dear I do believe in karma, and a lot! I just read your answer on my blog, thank you!
    yes I do agree that every action and everything happening to us it has a specific reason and a direct consequence, every single time.
    I tend to disagree with those who say everything happens by coincidence...

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