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Karma’s a bitch

Karma’s a bitch is a common phrase meaning it will come back to bite you if you wrong someone.

 

Karma means “intentional action” and refers to the universal law of cause and effect. Karma is created not only by physical action but also by thoughts and words.

Just as action causes reaction, karma causes effects that come back to the original actor. Karma also tends to generate more karma that reaches out in all directions. We bear the consequences of the karma we create, but everyone around us is affected by our intentional acts as well, just as we are affected by theirs.

Buddhists do not think of karma as “destiny” or as some kind of cosmic retribution system. Although the fruits of “good” karma might be pleasant and beneficial, all karma keeps one entangled in the cycle of death and rebirth.

Actions free from desire, hate and delusion do not create karma. The enlightened being ceases to create karma and thus is liberated from rebirth.

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But in my opinion, Karma is not always a bad thing. All you’ve got to do is look at it from a completely different perspective, these sayings can also represent good. If you do good, you will be rewarded. Perhaps that is what drives many of us to do good and be good; the promise that it will be of some benefit to us in the future. So just as we can reap good to sow good, karma is surely not a bitch. So think about it. If you had the power to control your future by performing good deeds, or karma, for the promise of a satisfying, more fulfilling life, wouldn’t you take advantage? Wouldn’t you seize each opportunity to help someone else in need, to choose not to speak ill of someone else, to love complete strangers, to refrain from judging others due to lifestyle choices? Wouldn’t you make each decision based on living well and doing well by others?

To me, karma is not a bitch. Karma should not be used as an excuse to let the laws of nature pay revenge on those that have wronged you. Karma isn’t spiteful. Karma should be performed not out of hate, envy, or retribution, but rather out of caring, empathy, and benevolence. Remember that love and good deeds are universal, no matter the color of your skin, the religion you practice, or the language you speak.

Especially in these current moments where things doesn’t seem to go right, I want to take this opportunity to thank the few of my mates who actually care enough about me to do little stuff which means a lot. GabrielY, JitY, JotJ. Love you guys. 

Have a great weekend, peeps.

Cheers! x
-KH

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