Thursday, 9 October 2008

Good karma

Considering that I've had two conversations in the past week with two completely different, non-esoteric men, about "good karma", I figure this topic is worthy of a posting.

According to Wikipedia:
Karma (Sanskrit: kárma (help·info), kárman- "act, action, performance"[1]; Pali: kamma) is the concept of "action" or "deed" in Indian religions understood as that which causes the entire cycle of cause and effect (i.e., the cycle called saṃsāra) originating in ancient India and treated in Hindu, Jain, Sikh and Buddhist philosophies.

The philosophical explanation of karma can differ slightly between traditions, but the general concept is basically the same. Through the law of karma, the effects of all deeds actively create past, present, and future experiences, thus making one responsible for one's own life, and the pain and joy it brings to him/her and others. The results or 'fruits' of actions are called karma-phala. In religions that incorporate reincarnation, karma extends through one's present life and all past and future lives as well.

Basically, what one does in the past affects one's future: performing good deeds will result in good effects and performing bad deeds will result in bad effects.

The sun is back; and the days are getting longer and warmer. There's also this electric energy rushing through my arteries; not Eskom energy - good karma energy.

This is the month for good change; for good people; for good deeds.

I've got the buzz - and I'm passing it on to you. Be good; think good; feel good. Pass it on.

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