We have all heard of the word, Karma in our lives, haven’t we?
We can believe in it or not, but we have definitely heard of it.
Now, belief is a different topic altogether and I’m not telling you to start believing in it after reading this today.
But, how about you look at the topic from a different perspective today.
First, let’s understand what Karma is and I’ll be sharing what I got from the internet, for better understanding.
Karma (/ˈkɑːrmə/; Sanskrit: कर्म, romanized: karma, IPA: [ˈkɐɽmɐ] ( listen); Pali: kamma) means action, work or deed; it also refers to the spiritual principle of cause and effect where intent and actions of an individual (cause) influence the future of that individual (effect).
In simple terms, the impact of your future is based on the kind of work you do today.
In another analogy, what you do is what you get.
Karma is then divided into three categories, and for better understanding, I’ll write it in simple English, without going into the details.
Your past actions have resulted into today’s karma – the life you live today.
Your work today affects the karma of tomorrow – the future.
And the future’s karma is based on your present and past actions.
How does it originate?
Karma originates from everything that you think, you do and speak. How you are to others, is what you face in your present and future.
To simplify it even further, how about thinking on it from a logical point of view.
It’s a simple case of cause and effect.
You will get affected by the very same of what you cause in the first place.
Now, when you think of it from that perspective, it isn’t that difficult to fathom, right?
What do you think?
Put good in the world and you shall receive good as well.
Be kind to others and you shall receive kindness as well.
Do good deeds for others and good deeds shall happen to you as well.
Not that we are having any expectations from the deeds in the first place, when it comes from a good heart, but to understand karma, we can think of the above statements to understand it better.
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