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Karma

Posted on: October 13, 2009

So we have probably heard this term before. However, there are many different interpretations of this term. Karma, taken from the dictionary means, the good or bad emanations felt to be generated by someone or something. Karma is taught in many religions including Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism and Spiritism. I am most familiar with the Buddhism explanation of Karma because I am a Buddhist and I have been taught this ever since I was little. Buddhists believe that Karma is about “fruit” or “result”. Any action one takes create “seeds” that will sprout into the appropriate result when they meet with the right conditions. Actions are encouraged by motives and it is the motivations that usually make the difference between “good” and “bad”. Good actions will lead to a “fruit” and bad actions will lead to punishments. Buddhists believe that Karma is the cause of everything that happens. If this was too hard to understand, then another explanation of karma would be what goes around, comes around, meaning that if you do something good, you will be rewarded, if you do something you will be punished. 

 

Fruit or result

Fruit or result

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