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Old 10-01-11, 12:16 AM   #1
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You see people doing good and doing bad everyday, whether it is as simple as littering or complex as betraying a friend or even killing or hurting someone. You think “Well they’ll get what’s coming to them” but is this true or is this just something we like to think to reassure ourselves that the world has its own justice system, karma.
Of course then there are the times that people do good things such as being nice and helping elderly across the road, or the more extreme going into developing countries to help the less fortunate. Some people say well they will be rewarded for there good deeds, but will they really.

It seems to me that no matter what you do you can’t control what life has in store for you, because the people that do no wrong and even do a lot of good and have horrible misfortunes happen to them anyway. However people that are nasty and selfish and sometimes even have no regard for human life, can get away with it and come out richer for it.

So what is karma and does it really exist? 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.' A skilful event is one that not is done because of craving, resistance or delusions; an unskilful event is one that is done because of any one of those things. This is basically just saying that there are consequences for every action.

Governments have there own justice system for people who do things that are considered immoral. It is true that many people go to jail because of the bad deeds they do and people who do outstanding deeds are often recognised. However there are always the people who are forgotten about unrecognised by anyone, or who slip away unpunished.

Then there are there are good people they are nice and helpful, and not quite as good people who are nasty and unhelpful. There is no justice system to reward or punish these people it is up to karma to give them what they deserve. The good people can still die though not only that but any misfortune can happen to them, they are just innocent victims, of disease, poverty, abusive relationships and then hardships like people leaving them or dying. They did nothing to deserve these things but it happens anyway. While the people who con there way through life, abuse and use people, take advantage and steal, will often come out without a scratch, they can live a happy life feeling no guilt for the bad deeds they have done.

So if karma did exist then would any of this be happening? The saying life isn’t fair would be incorrect, no one would use this saying if karma existed because life would be fair.

Life isn’t fair though, there are people in Africa living off a dollar a day and sometimes a week for hard labour, and because of their lack of money they contract horrible diseases and have no hope of surviving. Then there are cultures in which women are oppressed and something that would seem normal to us like dating whoever we want and marrying who ever we want, would get the women in that culture killed if they did that and there might not be any one there to question it.

There will always be discrimination, depression, disease, famine, war, animal cruelty, misfortune and disadvantages you are born with. With all of these bad things in the world sometimes you need to lie to yourself, to say everything will be ok when life is tough. Because even though all odds are against you there are still billions of people in the world who are just fine. You know that there are also billions of people who are not, karma is a way of hoping that by being a good person and leading a good life you will be in that percentage of the world that is just fine.








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i got to the second paragraph and called it dueces... but its good what i did read
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Default Re: What goes around comes around… or does it

I think maybe you misunderstood Karma a little bit or maybe found a weird definition. From what I've read (out of the Buddhist scrolls anyways) Karma tends to not take hold until your next life. So basically what you do in this lifetime determines how hard you're gonna have it next time around.

But this brings up another interesting point. For people who live really hard lives now, does this mean they did something awful in a past life? Maybe, but maybe not. In the Karmic system, one is given certain spiritual lessons they must learn before reincarnating into a better situation. So sometimes, a person living a hard life is actually learning an important lesson about the world or their souls and will have it good next time around.

It's a very interesting theory.
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Personally I think most times what goes around comes around...
But on the off-chance it doesn't, well, that's what revenge is for. If it doesn't come around for the person who treated you badly, then help it come around.

Also I believe in live good and bad are in balance. For some people they have equal amounts of both but the rest of it is life balancing it out - some people live good lives with very little bad while others are the opposite.
But that's just what I think. I don't really care if it turns out to be true or not.

Either way, if something bad happens to be and someone is responsible for it then I'll teach them that things really do come around.
And if I do wrong to someone then I expect them to dish out the same lesson. But typically payback always seems to make it's way back to me. Whenever I act like a bitch I usually get what I did right back.

It's all about balance in the long-run of things though.









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