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Mohanapriya Rajasekaran

Human Resource Management - Student, School of Management, University of Southampton, UK

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Do you believe in Karma? If so, have you truly experienced it?

The term 'Karma' is a one of the many concepts of Indian Religions, nevertheless it has been acknowledged across the world by many, not as a concept of religion, but as a general theme that teaches the power of good 'action' or 'deed'. It can be demonstrated by the phrase 'What goes around comes around'.

I was thought by my parents that if you do good, it will always return to you one day. But seeing the current scenario where people fight over each other for a place, fame, position etc and when you see children and women in some part of the world suffer for no bad they have done, its hard to believe Karma exists. I feel the whole concept of karma has faded in todays competitive world and would like to see a different take on it. It always good to know that 'Karma' exists!!

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  • Jul 26 2013: I believe karma is just another name for cause and effect, but applied to human interactions. If a person gets caught commiting a crime, do you call it karma or efficient crime fighting?
    I think karma only exists for the superstitious and those with feelings of guilt. If someone does something wrong and feels guilty, who then experiences bad luck, they will assume it to be karma if they believe in it.
    Karma works in the same way voodoo does.
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      Jul 29 2013: HA! I'm going to take out my 'craig lastname' doll and stab it with this pencil until you admit you believe in karma! JK.

      I think part of the reason people find karma so confusing it that they think it is just another name for something else. I think it's not. It's more easily understood, simply as concept, whether you believe in or not, by recognizing that it is similar to cause and effect and often takes the form of cause and effect, but it is not cause and effect.

      If it were just another name for it and a rose by any other name smells just as sweet, you couldn't say it only exists for the superstitious, etc. because you aren't superstitious yet I'm sure you believe in cause and effect, which you said yourself is just another name for karma.

      I think it oversimplifies it to say it and cause and effect are the same thing. I suspect, it's just a theory, that most of the people who believe in karma are people who cannot tell it apart from cause and effect. Their minds can't keep them separate.
      • Jul 29 2013: Although i did say karma is another name for cause and effect, i didn't mean it the way you interprited it. I should have said that cause and effect is the real occurance, to which some people mistake for karma, which does not exist (in my opinion).
        Karma has too many religious connotations that seperate it from cause and effect.
      • Jul 30 2013: BTW, your craig lastname doll won't work as it will be countered by the shooting star i saw, as well as the bird that shat on me, both good luck omans that occured to me the day after you post.
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          Jul 30 2013: I don't know where you're from, but a bird sh**ting on you is not a good omen.
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          Jul 31 2013: Craig,
          Sorry about the mess the bird made....happy for you if it is a good omen!!! LOL:>)

          I am in the north/east USA, and I've heard it too.....that a bird "sh**ting" on our head is a good omen. Never could accept it as such!
      • Jul 31 2013: I'm from Australia and I've grown up hearing that the bird thing is good luck. But your right, it won't bring luck, neither the shooting star.

        I read a story about physicist Niels Bohr, in which a fellow scientist visited Bohrs office and was suprised to see a horseshoe hanging above the door. The scientist asked
        "Surely you don't believe that a horseshoe will bring you good luck, do you?
        Bohr replied
        "I believe no such thing my friend. Not at all. I am scarcely likely to believe in such foolish nonsense. However, I am told that a horseshoe will bring good luck whether you believe it or not.

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