K is for Karma

Do you believe in karma – the acts and energy that you put out in the world being returned to you?

F. Paul Wilson said, “Your believing or not believing in karma has no effect on its existence, nor on its consequences to you. Just as a refusal to believe in the ocean would not prevent you from drowning.”

In ‘The Power of Soul’, Zhi Gang Sha said, “Karma is the root cause of success and failure in every aspect of life.” And, “Bad karma is the spiritual debt one has accumulated for one’s mistakes from all previous lives and this life. It includes killing, harming, taking advantage, cheating, stealing, and more.”

In ‘The Path to Attainment’, Mark and Elizabeth Prophet said, “We will recognize that karma is actually grace and beauty and joy.”

Even John Lennon of Beatles fame said, “Instant Karma’s gonna get you, gonna knock you off your feet.”

Neil Patrick Harris, actor with success at an early age, explained it as allowing good things to happen by living within positive outlooks. “Karma opens itself up to you and allows for more growth.”

Oprah says, “If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think.” She also maintains that what you sow, you reap – a Biblical quote for sure! And, “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.”

You may call this whatever you like; the secret, law of attraction, karma, spiritual debt. But it is the same concept in every language and religious practice.

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” Thank you Audrey Hepburn for those wise words.

And thank you to my good friend Paula Eller who reminded me that I live in such a way that everyone knows I won’t sacrifice moral and ethical beliefs for a temporary indulgence or satisfaction. Perhaps that’s why I have been blessed with such good friends!

So, K is for Karma in this A – Z Blog Challenge.  But more importantly, it is a life challenge that calls us to our own full circle moments. 

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  1. Hi,
    Yes I would like to think that Karma plays a part in our lives somewhere, I have often heard people say Karma is payback when somebody does something deliberately to hurt other people. I know of one person that Karma definitely done a bit of payback, and it can bring on a smile. 😀

  2. I do not wish to pour cold water on that which others cherish. However, whether Karma exists or not is immaterial. I myself do not like the rather mercenary “trade off” of “you sow what you reap”. You may, you may not. Don’t bank on it. I rather live my life by “Do onto others as you want to be done by”. That is moral integrity, nothing to do with being ‘rewarded’ here or in an afterlife.

    I agree with Wilson that whether I believe in Karma or not has no effect on its existence. Yet, him comparing Karma to the ocean doesn’t stack up. We KNOW that the ocean exists, that we may drown. Karma is pure speculation.


  3. This was enormously interesting – so many quotes. The only one I couldn’t sit with was that karma is the root cause of all success & failure in life, in all aspects. I don’t see that. I can see good & bad turns occurring in your life, resultant of karma, but I actually think we can stuff up our own good fortunes – because we are broken from childhood/don’t believe we deserve such goodness & so on. Yet, when I look at say the Princesses of real, and mega stars, I do think it’s karma for them. Look at Angelina Jolie – she’s paying it back lots, bringing up various children otherwise without family (or some without family). I think it is karma which placed her in the position to do so, gave her the financial comfort and ability to do so – and she’s choosing to do that with her ability.

    Very interesting post! Thought provoking.

  4. You are truly a sweet and generous person. I don’t know about Karma being the reason for success or failure. I believe in a similar concept but it’s biblical vs. Karma. I hope you have a wonderful. day my friend.!

  5. This is exactly something I was looking for. lokg time. Thanks for sharing buddy. You know what you have to do and the morals behind is truely astonishing. Today you have reminded me of things that might have been hazy in my mind. Thanks a lot.

  6. Karma is the word I use for it simply because I have no other. But I do believe that quality of life has something to do with the way one views life and subsequently lives it. I have great karma. I believe it, I have no doubt in it, and thus it is so. Simple? Yes. Does it work? It does for me. G…G…G…what will G be?

  7. Wonder if other challenge writers will select Karma as “K”. Nicely done – obviously has sparked thought – so well done!
    Isn’t it funny the concept has different names and origins – but it’s basically the same: whether you say ‘do unto others as you would have done to you” or “bad actions create bad karma and difficulties – where good actions produce the opposite” or “reap what you sow”.
    A Universal Truth found in many / most cultures and societies?

  8. Love the choice for “k!” Yes, I believe! And I agree, I don’t think it matters what term you use for this principle…maybe it should really be considered a law of the universe, like gravity (except you don’t always see cause and effect immediately!).

  9. Great post. There’s much food for thought here. I do believe in ‘what goes around comes around’ and ‘you reep what you sow’.
    Great think piece for the letter K. Well done! 🙂

  10. Yes, I believe in the power of karma. There is definitely something there. I know this because I have felt the effects of good karma, and it’s great when you’re the beneficiary of it! 😉

  11. Loved all the quotes. I especially LOVE John Lennon’s Instant Karma song. I believe in it for sure. I believe that what you put out there in the universe comes back to you eventually.

  12. I totally believe in Karma. I’ve seen it come around and kick people in the butt and I’ve also seen it come around and give back to people. It is totally true. Beware to those who are mean, life will not treat you well at some point!

  13. I do believe in Karma and there are a few people I’ve met along the way for which I’d like to be driving the Karma bus .. for when it shows up in their life.

    I’ve learned to have faith that, even though I may not be there to witness it, Karma will return and either 1) reward them for their kindness or or 2) smack the tar out of them for being selfish and mean!!

    Loved the quotes 🙂

  14. Hello! Karma exist. Wiccans and Zen Buddhism supports this belief. Wiccans specifically – they follow the 3fold law of humanity – which means whatever you do to anyone or anything, it gets back to you threefold.

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