What goes around comes around.

I don’t treat people bad, because I don’t want that happening to me.

You get what you deserve.

 

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Karma.

For a long time, I thought I believed in it. I bought into the idea that there was some other force out there that determines how the scale balances. That my actions would decide how others may act towards me. If I wronged someone, then they (or someone else) would wrong me in return. But if I believed in that, Karma, then I would have to accept and believe in everything that surrounds it.

 

Bad Things Happen To Good People

 

In a nutshell, Karma cannot explain why bad things happen to good people. Why bad things happen to children. In all honesty, it’s very brutal.

For example: your child gets hit by a flying baseball and is seriously injured. Someone comes up to and say, “ Looks like that kid did something horrible in a past life, looks like he’s getting what he deserves.” That must be Karma…or is it?

What would you say to that person? Agree? I know I wouldn’t! Karma cannot explain why bad things happen to good people. Would we then say that’s Karma gone wrong? It’s just how the universe corrects itself. It’s just the way things are. Maybe the parents did something wrong, and the children are paying the price….

 

Multiple Lives.

 

Karma (action, deed) is able to cross lives through reincarnation. If you had good Karma, then you have a higher place in rebirth, bad karma, the opposite But now the next question would be: do you believe in reincarnation?

I don’t. I believe we have one life, one death. Period. Some of us (us meaning Westerners) want to buy into reincarnation because we don’t have to admit that we’ll die. On the other hand others (meaning Easterners) want out, because they see reincarnation as a form of suffering. There is nothing pleasant about being reincarnated.

 

If You Accept The Idea of Karma, then Are you Accepting The Whole Package?

 

How can we say “that must be Karma”, if we’re going to say that the person got exactly what they deserve but it only counts for this lifetime. It still doesn’t explain why children suffer (or why good people) suffer for no reason.

If we say something was due to Karma, or I don’t want Bad Karma, then are we saying that we believe in reincarnation, even though we are Christians, and in our faith doesn’t believe in reincarnation?

What ever happened to treating others the way we want to be treated (the golden rule)? Why would we choose to treat others nicely just because if we don’t, it will come and haunt us (maybe not now but in another life).

After doing a mental examination of myself, I find that I truly do not believe in Karma. I believe that we do have free will, and some choose to use that free will poorly—so poorly, that good people suffer. However, I now catch myself when I would say, what goes around comes around.

Do you think we get what we deserve? Do you believe in Karma?