What Karma Is and What Karma Isn’t

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  1. Wow! This is a wonderful piece. Today I posted on Facebook about karma and the Western view of doing good for rewards. Here’s what I wrote before I read your article:

    I don’t believe karma means, if you you do good, you’ll get a nice reward. I call that the Santa Claus philosophy. If I’m a good boy, I’ll get a good gift. I feel the same about being good to go to heaven.

    Just try to be good cause it’s the right thing to do.

    I kept it simple, but I think we’re on the same page. If a person leads a horrible life, he/she creates his/her own hell, and that, in itself, is karma to me. For example, I let a drug addict use my bathroom. He stole my digital camera. Sure I’m mad, but he’s in his own hell. Maybe he got a shot or a hit for the camera, but then he’s in hell again. That to me is bad karma.

    Thank you for posting this.

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