What is Karma? Karma is the Sanskrit word for action. When we think, speak or act we initiate a force that will react accordingly. This returning force maybe modified, changed or suspended, but most people will not be able eradicate it. This the basic meaning. I’m not going to give you a religious outlook on Karma. I’ll give you a different explanation of my own
All of us are surrounded by a sphere of energy. You may have heard or read the statement:
“Energy can neither be created nor be destroyed”
There is constant transfer of energy happening around us. For example Imagine someone telling you that your favorite team or your country will loose badly, that too when your team is Playing against your arch-rival. When someone is constantly expressing negatively to every little things around him don’t you feel negative? You feel irritated because of the constant negativity the person is transferring to you. Now similarly, Imagine your playing with a small kid after a hectic day at work, he can’t even talk properly but playing with him makes you happy. There is positive energy all around. It takes away all your tiredness and frustrations of the day. The point I’m trying to make is that when you choose to contribute positively and are trying to expose yourself to positive energy as much as you can, your going to be happy. Now I’m not saying that you can be positive all the time or you should start living like a saint. You can’t be happy or sad all the time. But yes, if you get into sadness and you hold on to it then your going to remain sad all the time. Change is the only constant thing happening in the universe.
Karma is not a judge which rewards or punishes you. The way your experiencing life is your own doing. Its your own Karma. If you don’t like the way you are, do the right karma. To gain happiness, give happiness. If you want people to smile at you, You learn to smile at them first! You usually get from people what you give to them. Simple isn’t it?
Now having done all of the above, does not mean that nothing bad will ever happen to you. The darker side of Karma is victim blaming. If the world is fundamentally just and something bad happens to people, they must have done something to deserve it. This is what most people think. I hate people who think Karma removes personal responsibility for injustice. People see something bad happening. Instead of standing up and doing something about it, they tell themselves, “Well Karma will do the justice”; and walk away. These are mostly the same people on Social media who write Karma is a beeech, karma is a witch and I don’t know what other things just to create a fancy bio to impress God knows who. Many of them have a faulty belief or literally know nothing about it.
Karma is not a judge to throw justice on each one of you. Today, Many People believe in Karma because they want to feel safe. Because nothing bad ever happens to good people, I’m good, nothing bad will happen to me. And in order to preserve this false sense of security, they’re willing to let “karma” handle injustice, and blame the victims for their suffering. I completely reject this notion for it is a faulty understanding of Karma according to me. Simple as that! I hope I have categorically expressed myself on my opinion? I may be wrong but this is my basic understanding of karma.
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