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Did Karma ever hit you back?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ana.J, Oct 3, 2016.

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  1. Ana.J

    Ana.J Active Member

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    Did you have any situations in your life when you did something and then someone did the same with you? - The cause - result law of the Universe.

    My story is not very inspiring....

    When I was at school, I used to steal chocolate bars form the supermarket:rolleyes:....and in a few month someone has stolen my mobile phone....That was the lesson I learned well :) and I have not stolen anything since then and will not....

    Do you have any positive/negative examples of how Karma works?
     
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  2. Augustus

    Augustus the Unreasonable

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    I found a mobile phone in a taxi and called people in the contacts until I reached someone who could tell the owner so I could return it to them. I even paid for the delivery.

    A few weeks later I was getting out of a taxi at my apartment and a woman was waiting for a taxi so I held the door open for her as she got in. Just as the taxi leaves I realised my phone wasn't in my pocket so I rushed in to the lobby and used the phone at reception to call my phone. Within that 30s period, she had already turned my phone off. She clearly knew I had left my phone in the taxi when she got in and even though I was standing there holding the door her only thought was to steal it.

    No such thing as karma unfortunately.
     
  3. YmirGF

    YmirGF Bodhisattva

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    Human animals have a fascinating ability to make connections where there are no inherent connections. There is nothing karmic about this evolution of understanding. Likewise, just because you will not steal from others does not mean that some may not decide to steal from you in the future.

    I am not a fan of the concept of karma and yet you will find many who will wax on and on and on about the topic - as it was all very real. I'll only go as far as saying that actions have consequences. Determining what cause resulted in a given event is where things get very rocky, as how does one tell what the ultimate cause of a given event was?

    If @crossfire has informed me well, this is an area of the "imponderables" warned about by the Buddha.
     
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    When the Sins of the Father are visited upon the proceeding generations, we may expect he preceding 2 posters to wait some time before experiencing some positive result.
     
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    But that's not how it actually works.
     
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    Misunderstanding of Karma.
     
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  7. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    A karmic version of homeopathy here?

    *grin*
     
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    Last winter I cut a guy off for deliberately impeding traffic and he went off the road and broke an axle. Two days later I won $20 on a lottery ticket. I improved the planet by trying to kill an idiot and karma laid 20 bones on me.
     
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  9. Nietzsche

    Nietzsche The Last Prussian
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    Karma and the notion of exterior(non-human-enforced) justice is what children tell one another to try and sleep at night.
     
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  10. Ana.J

    Ana.J Active Member

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    So you think that there is no justice at all? Because I do not think that justice as we created here resembles what it should be in fact.
     
  11. Rick O'Shez

    Rick O'Shez Irishman bouncing off walls

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    Yes. It is difficult to know where to start. ;)
     
  12. Nietzsche

    Nietzsche The Last Prussian
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    This is all there is, dear. Get used to it.
     
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  13. Kuzcotopia

    Kuzcotopia If you can read this, you are as lucky as I am.

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    Yes.

    Every time I help students after school when I don't have to, the distant star ULAS J0744+25 shines .02% brighter for several microseconds.

    Hey, it's a big universe.
     
  14. Rick O'Shez

    Rick O'Shez Irishman bouncing off walls

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    So that was you? :p
     
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