follows the laws of actions followed by consequences, and is
often associated with Hinduism, Buddhism and new age thought.
In its simplest form it is the universal law of cause and effect.
Karma takes into consideration past lives and therefor explains
the reason for reincarnation. Following the principles of Karma
people are the results of their past experiences, relationships
and deeds. Everything that happens in a past or present life
effects the outcome of the next in terms of challenges or accomplishments.
The earth plane is said to be the classroom in which we undertake
the lessons that we need to learn to re-dress imbalance created
in a past life. This is not to be interpreted as punishment
or reward, but in the sense of personal and spiritual growth
towards enlightenment or oneness with the God or the Universe.
is the Sanskrit word for "deed". It is the balancing
of energy in terms of ones accomplishments, successes, failures
and positive or negative experiences. As well as individual
Karma, there is cultural or national Karma in which societies
need to work towards redressing balance and harmony. In many
respects what we put in is what we get out in all our words
deeds, thoughts and actions is common to most cultures. Karma
is a sum of all that an individual has done, is currently doing
and will do. The effects of all deeds actively create present
and future experiences, thus making one responsible for one's
own life, and the pain in others. In religions that incorporate
reincarnation, karma extends through one's present life and
all past and future lives as well. Not all karma rebounds immediately.
Some accumulate and return unexpectedly in this or other births.
Hinduism the Bhagavad Gita describes the original concept of
karma in which Arjuna is preparing for a battle, when he then
realises that the enemy consists of members of his own family
and decides not to fight. This was later enhanced by several
other movements within the religion, most notably Vedanta, and
Buddhism, karma is strictly distinguished from "fruit"
or "result". Karma is one element in a chain of cause
and effect. Any action is understood to create "seeds"
in the mind that will sprout into the appropriate result when
they meet with the right conditions. Certain types of karma,
with good or bad result, will keep one within the wheel of others
will liberate one.
who believe in Karma understand that while we may be a product
of our past- life experiences, we can also shape and alter our
present life and become the creator of our present and future.
The future is not cast in stone or deterministic. God gave us
all the ability to choose, and it is through free will that
we can redress any in-balances in our lives. The Christian belief
that " As ye shall sow, so shall ye reap " or the
concept of God's relation to 'good works' has it's similarities,
but most modern Christian philosophies discount the belief in
new age or metaphysical belief and one that most psychics
believe is that, because karma is a force of nature and not
a being capable of making value judgements, karma isn't about
good and evil deeds, but about positive and negative energy,
where negative energy can include things not seen as "being
bad" like sadness and fear, and positive energy can be
caused by being creative and solving problems as well as by
expressing love and doing virtuous act. It is referred to as
"omniverse karma" or "omni-karma" a concept
originally from Carl Jung, and ideas from quantum and theoretical