Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Bad Karma, Good Karma, Or Another Solution

Bad Karma To You!

Karma refers to a work or deed.  In addition, it also takes in account the intent of the person who performed this action or deed.  If the intent was good, then future happiness by means of good Karma will follow.  If the intent was bad, then misery or bad Karma will follow the individual.  

It seems more and more I either hear or see Facebook posts how bad Karma should fall on one’s head for the apparent bad thing another has suffered.  Cut someone off in traffic, cut my hair too short, not pay back a loan, a bad text, didn't bake the cookies you promised me. I think I watch too many court TV shows.

Karma is suppose to be our equalizer or champion.  You belittled me, cut me off in traffic, wronged me, cheated me…. Karma is going to get you!!!! Bad Karma!!!!

Karma is not my champion!   May I strive for love and peace be my champion one day. 

Isn't wishing someone bad Karma, bad Karma?  

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A good book that I know says (and I paraphrase):  Love all.  Even criminals and evildoers can manage to love their friends or close acquaintances.  Big deal!  It is one who is righteous that can find love in their heart to love all.   

So someone has done you wrong, is that basis to wish harm to them?  Have you never either on purpose or by accident hurt or offended another?  Do you wish the person you harmed or even me (as if you are allowed to judge, why can I not judge you), to wish ill upon you?  And I wishing ill upon you, is that not reason for me not to be judge then and now evil must fall upon me. Where does it end this cycle of negative, hateful energy. 

Then do you complain that the world is getting more ugly, more evil, mean, hateful, etc?  What about the endless cycle of judgment, evil Karma slinging that you and I and whoever first offended you just started?  Why can’t we interject love, calmness or peace when someone unjustly offends, harms, or wrongs us?  Do we turn the cheek and turn hate to love???? Or should we add to the cycle of hate and violence????

To love means loving the unlovable.
To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable.
Faith means believing the unbelievable.
Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless
Gilbert Chesterton 

Okay, you say what about good Karma? What do you have against good Karma?

I have two issues.  One is if you tout your good deed.  Good deeds should be done with privacy.  If you help your brother up from a fall, you should not tell everyone how your brother has fallen and you lent a hand.  Your brother deserve privacy in his time of need.  The good deed will be more appreciated if it is done in confidence.

good karma helping someone

Okay, what if I do my act of good Karma in privacy.  What is your beef then?

Just think of how peaceful, serene and nice the world would be if doing good acts, nice things, random acts of kindness was something automatically done. Not something done on occasion for a reward, but something that is ingrained.  In my opinion, it should not be taught early on: do a good deed and get your reward.  How about: good deeds, it’s just like breathing.  You do it and you don’t even think about it. It’s just apart of life.

acts of kindness quote


I like the commercial that tells us if we use one less trash bag a month, then together we take enough plastic out of the landfills that it would have covered a mountain.  Just think if we took 1% of our daily time to be nice when we wanted to be angry or hurtful to others.  Then together we could make our world exponentially nicer!

Let's go out there and make some ripples!
-Poems & Quotes Finder



 

34 comments:

  1. Wishing bad karma on someone is not moral justice - it is itself bad karma. Great article.

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  2. I really like this post and feel you on it! I like to just say "karma will come around"- if its bad, so be it!

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  3. I agree with not wasting your time wishing bad karma on people. Just wish good karma on yourself.

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  4. I believe in this.. Cause i have seen it in action.. that is why i try and be the best person i can be all the time..

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  5. I agree with everything you wrote here! Love and be loved <3

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  6. I completely agree- it irks me when I hear people make comments about wishing bad karma on others...just focus on bringing the good to yourself and giving good to others and the universe will take care of itself!

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  7. I agree in both ways.. bad karma isn't helping anyone and I hate hearing people "brag" about their good deeds, as if the only reason they did them was to get attention from others (which really to me defeats the purpose).

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  8. I totally believe in karma. Do good & good things will come to you.

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  9. I always thought there was just karma, kind of like a reap what you sow kind of thing. I never looked at it as there being good karma too.

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  10. Really a great read! Thank you for the good reminders!

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  11. I really do believe in karma, because i had one when i was in my college life, and it's a bad karma. I Love your post.

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  12. I say karma shmarma! ;) Lets just all be good to each other and give each other breaks. Everyone is fighting an invisible battle we can't always see. :)

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  13. I do believe in Karma but I don´t fully understand how it works.as trusting something good is coming and then getting something not that good can be disappointing as well.

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  14. I definitely believe in karma. I never wish bad karma on anyone but I do believe that "what comes around goes around"We should all just try to be the best people we can be.

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  15. karma. it's a tricky thing. while i do believe it exists, i am not seeing it always happening. but you never know what the future holds

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  16. I agree!! I believe that what you sow you reap.

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  17. My husband believe strongly in karma buf don't bestow the bad. We do 1 kind act a day just to keep our's hopefully in the good

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  18. I also agree. This is why religions in the world, no matter how different they are, teach that people should do good things and think good thoughts for others.

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  19. Agreed! If you do good and are kind, then you are generally just a happier person and more opportunities and blessings come your way! Even still, bad things still happen to good people - but the good people have the character and strength to get through those bad times. Its best just to go about doing good!

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  20. I strongly believe in karma, so I would never wish anything bad on someone. I just don't want to put that negative stuff out there.

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  21. wishing harm on someone else is never a good thing. great blog post.

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  22. I tell our students all the time that everything counts! There is no such things as an action that doesn't "count".

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  23. If everyone would do more random acts of kindness, the world would be a better place!

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  24. Lovely! Great post. I especially like, "Just think if we took 1% of our daily time to be nice when we wanted to be angry or hurtful to others. Then together we could make our world exponentially nicer!" Thanks so much!

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  25. I definitely believe in Karma! I try to give back as much as possible and stay positive because I do believe that someday it will pay off!

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  26. I believe Karma to an extent, I don't think that anyone should wish for bad things to happen to another person no matter how much you dislike then; that itself could give bad Karma I believe.

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  27. I don't really believe in Karma. I see lots of bad people have great things happen to them. And lots of good people go through really bad times.

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  28. Karma - such a tricky little fellow. I believe in Karama most of the time, other times I think we make things happen with dedication, hardwork, and awesomeness.

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  29. Wishing Bad karma on others IS putting bad Karma on yourself-

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  30. we all have to decide what karma we can or cannot live with.

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  31. I wouldn't wish bad Karma on anyone, but when something happens to someone after they've done some wrong, I often think that maybe it was Karma biting them.

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  32. Thanks for the look into karma: good vs. bad. I haven't ever really sat down and thought about this before, but wishing bad karma on someone can never be good.

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  33. Wishing bad karma on someone is not justice - it is itself bad karma. Great article!

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  34. Great information! Wishing Bad Karma is bad karma!

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