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Do you believe in karma?

I took a quick trip to Savannah this weekend and I had a ball. I absolutely love it there and going on Halloween weekend only made it more…interesting. We took one of those ghosts and graveyard tours throughout historical parts of the city. A lot of history there!

As I was putting on a brave front, I was thinking that it was a good thing I didn’t have any bad karma coming my way. That would probably have been a good time to pay for something I had done to somebody else…well, if you believe in that sort of thing.

Do you believe in karma? Do you find comfort knowing that people that have treated you horribly in relationships will one day end up miserable?

Happy Monday! How was your weekend?!

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SlimNumeroUno

November 1st, 2010
11:06 am

2C – The way you were galavanting with all the other female bloggers had me assuming that you secretly annulled our union. What was I sposed to thank? Maybe we should upgrade to Open Marriage status. lol

Luvbug

November 1st, 2010
11:09 am

2C- I would probably be miserable if I were a slave or in a sex trade or a natural disaster victim, whether I forgave myself or not.

I was referring to the concept of karma being your choice coming back to bite you not meshing well (to me) with the concept of God forgiving and gracing a person who has made a bad choice. If God has forgiven you and/or graced you, no karma…no (forgiveness based) misery to continue. If you want to live in a state of misery, you can, but it may or may not change your circumstance. If you want to hate someone who is blessed and graced despite their so called ‘crimes’, same goes…it won’t change their circumstance.

IMO, the best you can do is change your mind.

In all, my point was there is a sizable part of life that is not in your control.

YesSheIsCute

November 1st, 2010
11:13 am

Well since the principle of Karma ties into the “golden rule”…why does it seem like people don’t treat people how they would like to be treated? Sometimes it seems like you get farther in the world treating people how they treat you situationally….

For Real

November 1st, 2010
11:13 am

2C: Human can bless themselves and should as much as possible.

KarmaMochaLatte : Calling BS on your post.

Kym: “For Real..considering that none of us really have any control over our own destiny.” – Sorry life is not a free fall. You have total control over your destiny. It’s called “Free Will”.

“what other way is there to live but in the present moment..now” – You say that as if the present is a direct result of the past with an eye for the future. Human’s are made to live in the present moment. Hell even animal have a conceptual understanding of how the past and future are components of the present.

Purple Rain

November 1st, 2010
11:14 am

Yep there are different levels of consequences some levels are greater than others.

Blackfoote

November 1st, 2010
11:14 am

Kym:

I felt for your boys (Steeler Fan) I actually wanted them to win. Damn Aints, they inched closer to the top of the division but we controll it especially when we put the Bucs back in their place this week.

Purple Rain

November 1st, 2010
11:15 am

For Real thank you for agreeing with my 10:52. LOL

Delight23

November 1st, 2010
11:15 am

Swiss: Great GMA is Portuegese. Grandpa is Portugese/Kittisian and still “gently” reminding me to embrace. Promised him I make effort to learn. :-)

For Real

November 1st, 2010
11:17 am

Luvbug: “In all, my point was there is a sizable part of life that is not in your control.” – Care to expound upon those sizable parts?

YSIC: “Well since the principle of Karma ties into the “golden rule” – Not true, karma is tied to your after life

Delight23

November 1st, 2010
11:19 am

Wow. Guess my idea of Karma is pretty simplistic. It’s all about the actions have reactions, that are not dictated by the sender. Assumptions are made that no one is affected, but we do not know wbout the totality of the lives of strangers.

One persons High Life maybe anothers hell. It’s all relatively qualitative.

Purple Rain

November 1st, 2010
11:20 am

I think people have different definitions of karma.

and with plastic surgery you can now make sizable differences to your life.

YesSheIsCute

November 1st, 2010
11:20 am

@ For Real If we were to keep the integrity of the concept of Karma you are right. As far as the limited westernized concept of Karma it seems to tie into the golden rule. Treat people as you would like to be treated because you reap what you sow. It seems to be related subjects but its just my opinion.

Be that as it may doesn’t it seem that way that people do not treat others how they know they would like to be treated? Doesn’t it sometimes seem on average like people get better results or desired results if they treat people the way that specific person treats them? (Not saying it’s right but after observation it seems that way).

Delight23

November 1st, 2010
11:22 am

blue®: How people treat you is their karma, how you react is yours.
Wayne Dyer

:!: Like I said earlier, realationships and interactions with others.

Delight23

November 1st, 2010
11:24 am

(((kiciking rocks))) I can spell…I swear :-(

For Real

November 1st, 2010
11:24 am

YSIC: “Doesn’t it sometimes seem on average like people get better results or desired results if they treat people the way that specific person treats them?” – That’s called good decision making. Turning the other cheek only works when everyone is using a cheek. Not so much when the other person has a bat.

Delight23

November 1st, 2010
11:24 am

pssht. I’m going back to work. Can’t even kick rocks correctly. :oops:

For Real

November 1st, 2010
11:27 am

Purp: “I think people have different definitions of karma.” – Yep and instead of looking up the actual definition people like to go with what they think or have been taught.

Off topic but on the topic of having different definitions of words; when people decide to change the meaning of a word to suit their needs then how can two people communicate when one person believes up means down?

Delight23

November 1st, 2010
11:28 am

Purple Rain

November 1st, 2010
11:28 am

Turning the other cheek does not always be peaceful and walking away.. It means showing another side of you. If you are always mean showing the other cheek means show some peace. If you are always peaceful showing the other cheek means you have to “get with it” IMO

Kym

November 1st, 2010
11:29 am

For Real..Did you have any idea you were going to wake up this morning? or Did you just free will your way up? I mean we all hope to wake up and get going..but what proof do we have that we will. Heck who’s to say one of us won’t make it home tonight?(Not wishing or placing that out in the universe on anyone.)

Purple Rain

November 1st, 2010
11:30 am

For Real, how do people even decide to change words. LOL. That’s funny now that I think about it and some of those words.

Luvbug

November 1st, 2010
11:32 am

Care to expound upon those sizable parts?

4Real – Sure…an example…I see life similar to the road. The longer the travel distance the greater the chance of a vehicular accident. If you don’t drive, your chance greatly diminishes, but the cost is experiencing less. The less people (cars) on the road…the less your chances of incident…but, but, but…you’re never alone, so it’s never only your choice when you’re sharing a space. Others can crash into you and change your life around whether you’re on the road or not…house, people get hit by cars and planes going haywire…it happens…natural disasters happens.

It’s made that we need help each other to lesson the chance of being the victims of each other and ourselves.

2CPTG© - "that dude from da innanet"

November 1st, 2010
11:34 am

Slim…..I was only kidding sweetheart……my heart belongs to you and Mo….

Purple Rain

November 1st, 2010
11:34 am

Luvbug, in regards to your life and road example. I tend to thing the longer you live the wiser you get lessoning the chances for repeating the things you did as a reckless life. A longer life should help you have a wreckless road trip. IMO

i'm swiss™ (but you can call me Mr. Goodnight)

November 1st, 2010
11:34 am

“Yep and instead of looking up the actual definition people like to go with what they think or have been taught.”

For Real — Don’t you just love that? And trying to have a rational discussion with folks like that is even more fun… ;-)

Purple Rain

November 1st, 2010
11:35 am

2CPTG, put her on the corner. LOL

YesSheIsCute

November 1st, 2010
11:36 am

@ For Real our whole lives are shaped by perception include language and culture. The good thing about most words are reasonably malleable in casual conversation within reason. I think there’s a difference between taking a word and/or phrase and making it your own and just using a word incorrectly.

I do agree that a lot of people do not do their research however the westernized concept of Karma is different from Karma within the confines of Hindu/Bhuddist theology. Slightly different because we as westerners have taken the term and made it our own.

Luvbug

November 1st, 2010
11:37 am

Zulu!

November 1st, 2010
11:38 am

.

Karma is belief for the weak minded!

For Real

November 1st, 2010
11:39 am

“For Real..Did you have any idea you were going to wake up this morning?” – I knew I would be waking up this morning.

“I mean we all hope to wake up and get going” – I have never, ever in my entire life hope that I would wake up in the morning. I know I will rise every morning.

“but what proof do we have that we will.” – I have a lifetime of proof and so do you. Since we asking “what proof do you have that you will not wake up”

“Heck who’s to say one of us won’t make it home tonight?” – I say I will make it home tonight. Look there are no such things as accidents, there are only consequences of human actions or in-actions. Your job as a human being is to navigate your actions or in-actions along with those actions and in-actions of your fellow man. I bet you cannot name one event in the history of all mankind that did not involve human interaction.

Kym

November 1st, 2010
11:40 am

@Blackfoote..I am trying to get over the hurt and pain of that loss..but I was just telling a coworker..I become a straight dude when it comes to football. I don’t know how many ways I cussed Heath Miller out..but his ears have got to be burning..has not fumbled like that in forever and at the critical point..that joker..let me calm down..we better not lose to the Bungals.

evy

November 1st, 2010
11:40 am

@ for real 11:39: the tunguska event

Luvbug

November 1st, 2010
11:41 am

Purple – If that experience was on the road, you’ve probably mistakenly hit or almost hit a few people while you were earning that experience. Your chance of injury decreases, but other people were affected in you were learning and some other joker may drive you in a ditch while earning his stripes…although you have all that experience.

evy

November 1st, 2010
11:41 am

Mornin, all – hope everyone enjoyed their weekend

i'm swiss™ (but you can call me Mr. Goodnight)

November 1st, 2010
11:44 am

Of course, in the specific case of “karma” the word has become generally accepted to apply not only to its strict Buddhist / Hindu origins, but also to the more generic concept of good or bad consequences to prior actions.

From dictionary.com:

kar·ma
   /ˈkɑrmə/ Show Spelled[kahr-muh] Show IPA
–noun
1.
Hinduism, Buddhism. action, seen as bringing upon oneself inevitable results, good or bad, either in this life or in a reincarnation: in Hinduism one of the means of reaching Brahman.Compare bhakti (def. 1), jnana.
2.
Theosophy. the cosmic principle according to which each person is rewarded or punished in one incarnation according to that person’s deeds in the previous incarnation.
3.
fate; destiny.
4.
the good or bad emanations felt to be generated by someone or something.

blue®

November 1st, 2010
11:45 am

@swiss – ahhh, you beat me to it, was just about to copy and paste, lol

Kym

November 1st, 2010
11:46 am

@For Real..I am just gonna agree to disagree with you and move on. I like a good arguement as much as the next but when it comes to issues of belief…especially regarding spritual or metaphysical..or religious..we all believe..in something..and the end game is not to change others beliefs but to simple listen, respect..take a bit a new knowledge and push the hell on.

Purple Rain

November 1st, 2010
11:48 am

Luvbug, I am trying to understand if you are saying the longer you live the greater chance you will have an “accident’? I am saying the longer you live the greater chance that you will have smoother roads because you learned how to navigate better the longer you live.

blue®

November 1st, 2010
11:48 am

traded my tootsie rolls for kit-kats…awesssome…and flavor tootsie rolls are a work of the Devil….

SlimNumeroUno

November 1st, 2010
11:49 am

‘put her on the corner’

Purp – You turning on me now? :cry:

Purple Rain

November 1st, 2010
11:50 am

Eric Benet’s new song is NICE! I was programming the stations in my tractor and heard it this morning. Made me go wake up my wife and tell her I love her. When does that album come out?

2CPTG© - "that dude from da innanet"

November 1st, 2010
11:50 am

“we all believe..in something..and the end game is not to change others beliefs but to simple listen, respect..take a bit a new knowledge and push the hell on.”

yep.

blue®

November 1st, 2010
11:50 am

@evy – missing the Tunguska correlation?

Purple Rain

November 1st, 2010
11:51 am

Slim you know we have always conducted business first. You have about 3 husbands and few “johns” and who knows what else. As long as you bring it back home every now and then we are cool. :)

Purple Rain

November 1st, 2010
11:52 am

Slim, Kym and kimmie keep me busy :)

evy

November 1st, 2010
11:52 am

@blue: agreed! i unwrapped a ‘tootsie roll’ by the dim flicker of the tv one night, popped in my mouth – expecting chocolate – and got…i don’t know what it was – but it wasn’t a tootsie roll. i thought i was having a stroke or sumthin…real tootsie rolls are chocolate.

evy

November 1st, 2010
11:53 am

@ blue: for real said “I bet you cannot name one event in the history of all mankind that did not involve human interaction”; i suggested the tunguska event as one such.

Blackfoote

November 1st, 2010
11:53 am

Kym:

Ya’ll do fine against Ciny it’s the Ravens you need to worry about……….now speaking of Karma I can help you through your hurt and pain.

Simple man!!!!

November 1st, 2010
11:54 am

” I was programming the stations in my tractor”

You know you are my boy, but something about this is sounds soooooooooo wrong!!! LMAO!!!

Luvbug

November 1st, 2010
11:55 am

Purple – The longer the distance = the more you make of life, jumping in, or having a dream that’s harder to accomplish than most…but yeah, I agree it may be easier to navigate the longer you’ve been on the road…although, as I’ve stated, you’ve probably greatly affected people…and you won’t stop being affected by others on the road.

Now Purple, you’ve got me all lost in this mess I’ve created. You do know I just like to BS around on this blog right? LOL