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Karma (a Wacky Wednesday Post)

I think most of us want to believe in justice. We like to believe that we live in a just world where things make sense. It makes life more palatable, if we believe that there is some equality. I think most of us believe in some form of karma.

Karma is a Hindi and Buddhist term to describe our future fate determined by the summation of our past and present actions. We determine our end fate by the way we live our lives.

Even Christians believe in a form of Karma as that is inevitably what heaven and hell is, right? The ultimate Karma is the fiery furnace for those whose deeds justify.

A simpler definition for the non-religious might be “what comes around goes around”. People experience Karma is the current world as their deeds often snare them.

I like to watch real life crime shows on TV sometimes. But it’s really only the last ten minutes of the shows I enjoy. Because that is when you learn the end fate of the crime perpetrator. When you learn the evil person sentenced to life in prison, then you can say, “In your face, pervert!” There is a level of satisfaction in Karma.

Belief in Karma makes life easier sometimes. Especially if a great injustice has been manifested against us. We want to believe the wrong will one day be rectified. We want to believe in the balance of scales.

But, belief is really irrelevant, in a way. Some people believe in the Karma of Buddhism, some believe in the Christian God of Heaven and hell, and some are agnostic or atheist. Even within a religious realm, such as Christianity, there are many separate beliefs that don’t conform. But belief is irrelevant in that it doesn’t change truth. Whatever the underlying truth is that is not revealed to us, our belief does not change it. In that way, belief is irrelevant. Truth doesn’t care if you believe in it or not.

If I were to separate religion from science and look at it from the quantum aspect, I see one huge universal quantum wave we all contribute to. One wave that ties us all together. When I view it from the quantum world, I see Karma as a real thing because everything an individual does contributes to the quantum wave that affects all of us. Maybe a different take on Karma, but a relevant one.

Another way to look at Karma is its contribution to one’s aura or halo, if you will. There are some who claim they can see another persons aura. That is, they can actually view it as having a color. Many others claim they can feel another person‘s aura, and that it gives out certain vibes. I think we all can attest to the fact that we at times get a good or a bad vibe from another person. Could that be due to their aura? Is that a form of karma as their past deeds has contributed to the auro that they emit? I don’t know.

But Karma is a funny thing. We all want to believe in some form of it, because we are often outwardly projecting people. We want others to pay for their malfeasances. We want justice from our point of view. But is justice really what we want?

One of my favorite TV programs was Game of Thrones. I loved Tyrion Lannister, the small dude. He often had the best lines on the show. When he was about to be executed he asked Rob Stark what it was like to die. Is there anything on the other side of death?

Rob had earlier died in the episodes and was brought back to life. His reply to Tyrion was that there was nothing. He experienced nothing after death was his report to the man who apparently was seeking some form of hope. But instead, Tyrion replied (I paraphrase as I don’t recall exact words), “Good, that’s the best I could hope for considering my life!”

I think that’s the view that most of us would take if we were honest and looked at ourselves. Karma might not be such a good thing.

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