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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 do not believe in Karma. When I volunteer, I do it because I like doing it, period.
    • Jul 29 2013: It has nothing to do with that. You taking the time out of your life and having the genuine thought of volunteering will come back to you one way or another, whether you take time to acknowledge it or not. Something really good will happen to you to balance the fact that you used your life energy to perform good in the universe.

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      Jul 29 2013: That's cool, Wayne. How good would the karma really be anyways, if you did it just for your own karma's sake and not to help out? You might as well cut out the middle man and buy yourself lunch.
      • Jul 29 2013: My second sentence covers your whole reply really. If you perform good actions because you like to perform good actions, then it is selfless and doesn't feed the ego, therefore it is a genuine action from the heart. If your actions aren't coming from a genuine feeling, then it doesn't factor within karma, it's that simple.

        Doing things while expecting something in return defeats the purpose of believing in karma. You must be aware of the ego to be aware of karma.

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