Karma Is Not An Eye-For-An-Eye Girl, She’s Considerate, and Much Deeper Than That

The Spiritual Law of Karma

I believe in Karma. 

“I see the law of Karma the way I look at banking.  I make as many deposits as possible, and few withdrawals from the Karmic Bank.  Eventually, my balance increases, and I’m paid with dividends and interest.” – Kevy Michaels

I choose to believe in it because this belief steers my life’s journey in a divine direction. 

It reminds me that there is an effect to every cause, consequences to every action. 

Without this God-driven gauge, in some variation, I would all do whatever my egos tells me to, without regard.  Navigating towards divine wisdom is not a good job for my ego. 

I explained how I found a better job for my ego, in the post Unemployment’s Low! – Even My Ego Has A Job Now!  

The law of Karma is a better navigator for my life, because Karma is driven by my soul, which naturally gravitates toward divine spirit.  The links and videos will explain this statement below.

For now, try to embrace the concept of Karma is being a divinely guided mechanism that corrects our lives.


Many people believe in Karma, but most don’t fully understand the concept, like me, until I did analysis on this spiritual law, using various sources for guidance. 

I will attempt to present nuance differences in how most people generally regard Karma, and what I found, and believe to be true today, after having done my analysis on the topic.  I’ve provided a good bit of links for you to dig deeper.

Nearly every religion that I researched agreed with Karma in principal.  I found the strongest beliefs in the Hindu and Buddhist faiths, as would be expected.  But the Muslim faith also supports the law of Karma, as well as, Christianity.

I found some posts and videos in the latter two religions that did not condone believing in Karma, though.  But interestingly after listening to and understanding their positions, the differences were so nuanced, that I concluded that they too really support Karma.

In Christianity, Karma is often associated with the Bible verse Galatians 6:7 (reap what you sow scripture).  This scripture seems clearly in sync with the principal of Karma.  It seems to say that ‘what you do’ will come back to you’.  Which is what the principal of Karma says…well, sort of.

I will explain later that Karma is not tit-for-tat girl, as depicted by Whoopi Goldberg in the movie, The Color Purple.


The Color Purple: Everything you done to me… – 144,267 views – theevilnice – Published on May 14, 2012

“Everything you done to me, already done to you. I’m poor, black, I may even be ugly, but Dear God, I’m Here! I’m Here!”


Most religious differences, with regard to Karma, don’t have to do with the concept of what we do coming back to us.  They all seem to agree with this part of the principal.

The differences center on disagreement with the idea of reincarnation, having multiple lives, as it relates to Karma in eastern religions.

These religions believe that Karma will orchestrate your next life, based on prior lives.  Many Christians have an issue with this concept.  But, as one of the videos will explain, this too is a misconception.

These religions believe that Karma applies to this life, future lives, and past ones. 

So, even without believing in reincarnation, Karma can be applied to this life, for all religions without violation. 

Believing in Karma will guide you through life with greater reflection and discernment on every choice you make. 


Christian

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” – Galatians 6:7  Bible Quotes Relating To Karma 


Muslim

“And [for] every person We have imposed his fate upon his neck, and We will produce for him on the Day of Resurrection a record which he will encounter spread open.” – [Quran, 17:13]

“Similar situations [as yours] have passed on before you, so proceed throughout the earth and observe how was the end of those who denied.” – [Quran, 3:137]

“Their reward with Allah will be gardens of perpetual residence beneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide forever, Allah being pleased with them and they with Him. That is for whoever has feared his Lord.” – [Quran, 98:8]


This video was the most enlightening!  In it I was able to understand Karma at a much deeper level, dispelling some of the most popular beliefs.  I learned that Karma is not a tit-for-tat kind of girl.  She simply dispenses justice, based on what we require, after reviewing our life choices.  We are heavily involved in this process, but subconsciously.

Karma is guided by divine intelligence, considering feelings, intentions, and circumstances, before charting out an appropriate response.

It is not a blind law, without regard for details.  It is a highly accurate and complex law involving our soul’s connection to divine intelligence.  It is our own soul that judges our Karmic debt, our reward and punishment, with the intention of leading us to our true self.

The video is nearly 30 minutes long, but I highly recommend that you review it.

I hope that it makes as much sense to you, as it did to me.  Now I understand Karma much better, and can more succinctly apply in my everyday life.


“One has to reap the fruits of his karma. The law of karma is inevitable and is accepted by all the great philosophies of the world: ‘As you sow, so shall you reap.’ – Rama Swami


Law of Karma is NOT Eye-for-Eye | Learn How Karmic Justice is Dispensed – 43,368 views – The Spiritual Bee – Published on Oct 14, 2015

In this video we uncover 5 profound Truths about the Law of Karma, which are not commonly understood:

  1. The Law of Karma is NOT an eye-for-an-eye type of petty justice.
  2. There is a divine intelligence which governs and guides the law of karma.
  3. This divine intelligence keeps a constant watch over all our deeds good and bad. What the identity of this mysterious divine intelligence is, the answer is unveiled in this video…
  4. Simultaneously we also discover the precise mechanism by which karmic justice is dispensed and,
  5. Lastly we find the profound spiritual goal that drives the law of karma.

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“The universal law of karma … is that of action and reaction, cause and effect, sowing and reaping. In the course of natural righteousness, man, by his thoughts and actions, becomes the arbiter of his destiny.” – Paramahansa Yogananda


The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success – The Law of Karma – 3,096 views – BrianPedd – Published on Oct 10, 2010

This is the third video in a series of seven. It is my take on the incredible book/movie: The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra. I fell in love with this book and I wanted to make sure I fully retained everything I learned, so I decided to teach these laws to you in my own way. These laws are the mechanics through which the invisible becomes visible in our universe. I give you examples of these laws working in my life and also how you can apply the laws in your life so that you can continue on your path with an understanding that “We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”

To order the book/movie or learn more about this go to: http://www.deepakchopra.com

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“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things [done] in [his] body, according to that he hath done, whether [it be] good or bad.” – 2 Corinthians 5:10


What Does the Quran Tell Us About Karma? – Understanding The Quran Academy – Posted March 22, 2016

“My business just folded, practically overnight! How did this happen?”

“I don’t know, dude. Must be bad karma.”

We hear the word “karma” a lot in the media but do we know what it means? More important, do we know what it means for us?

The word originated in the Hindu culture, which believes in reincarnation and the idea that the good and bad deeds of your former lives were what determined your good (or bad) fortune in the present life.  Read More


“Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.” – Proverbs 26:27


I was first introduced to Karma over 20 years ago in Deepak Chopra’s book, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success.  Karma is the third law.

So, I’ve been living by and believing in and practicing Karma for several years.  It was not until researching Karma for this post, that I found that I was practicing it incorrectly.  Though I appreciate Deepak’s simplification of the law of Karma, for practical everyday use and a wide audience, I now know that Karma is much deeper than most people, outside of Hindus, and Buddhists, understand.

The Law of Karma or Cause and Effect – The Chopra Center
The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success – The Editors at Chopra.com

“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.” – Wayne Dyer


The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: The Law of Karma – 20,464 views – Chopra Center – Published on May 9, 2007

Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind . . . what we sow is what we reap. And when we choose actions that bring happiness and success to others, the fruit of our karma is happiness and success.

I will put the Law of Karma into effect by making a commitment to take the following steps:

  1. Today I will witness the choices I make in each moment. And in the mere witnessing of these choices, I will bring them to my conscious awareness. I will know that the best way to prepare for any moment in the future is to be fully conscious in the present.
  2. Whenever I make a choice, I will ask myself two questions: “What are the consequences of this choice that I’m making?” and “Will this choice bring fulfillment and happiness to me and also to those who are affected by this choice?”
  3. I will then ask my heart for guidance and be guided by its message of comfort or discomfort. If the choice feels comfortable, I will plunge ahead with abandon. If the choice feels uncomfortable, I will pause and see the consequences of my action with my inner vision. This guidance will enable me to make spontaneously correct choices for myself and for all those around me.

Learn More: http://bit.ly/1hUQJ3o


The Seven Laws of Yoga: Law 3 – Law of Karma – 38,225 views – Intent – Published on May 1, 2008

A segment from the fifth DVD of Dr. Chopra’s Grow Younger, Live Longer series discussing The Seven Laws of Yoga

Karma means action

Every action sets off a series of events

What you sow you reap

It is an echo of the past

To activate Karma:

  1. Recognize that in every moment there infinite choices. We are the choice maker and are not bound or triggered by predefine reflexes.  In every moment, we have power.
  2. What are the consequences of the choice? The conscious human mind can’t discern that.  But the subconscious mind and body does signals you.
  3. Ask, will the next choice increase the experience of Love and Happiness in the lives of others

The 12 laws of KARMA that will change your life – 3,650 views – Spiritual Wake-up – Published on Jun 24, 2016

The 12 laws of KARMA that will change your life Here are the 12 laws of Karma everyone should know!


How Karma Works – 43,701 views – TheProphetsPath – Published on May 11, 2017

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Key Point

  • Do what is best for everyone, you will get the best consequences.
  • Taking advantage of others may appear as winning, but you are not on the winning end…in the final tally it will work against you.
  • Karma is not only experienced in future life, but in this life too.
  • Most people are not patient and can’t hold on for Karmic rewards.
  • But there are examples of those who abuse and seem to be going well….but later end up miserable in life. Also, there are those who were abused, but later in life do well.

What Does Islam Say About Karma – 321 views – Maturidi College – Published on Nov 6, 2017

ABOUT THE LECTURE ABOUT THE SPEAKER Shaykh Atabek Shukrov Nasafi is a noted scholar and specialist in Islamic aqeeda and theological sciences. Undertaking his religious studies at first in secret in Uzbekistan while it was part of the USSR, he has gone on to have an eclectic and comprehensive Islamic education all over the Muslim world. Already a scholar when he arrived in the Middle East, he studied in Damascus under such luminaries as Mhmd Adnan Darwish, graduating finally from Al Azhar but only after having studied both in Medina and the wider region, for example under Sh. Uthaymeen (and numerous others). He is currently based in the Northwest of England where he is the founder of the Avicenna Academy. FURTHER INFO For more free lectures/courses/talks or further info about Shaykh Atabek please visit his official website: www.maturidi.co.uk


The Law Of Karma | Seven spiritual laws of success – 132 views – Tyiece LivingInSync – Published on Mar 28, 2018

I am giving a summary of the law of karma which is the third spiritual law of success from Deepak Chopra’s book. In this chapter we learn what the law of karma is and also how to put it into practice in our daily lives.


Alicia Keys – Karma (VIDEO) – 29,904,322 views – aliciakeysVEVO – Published on Oct 25, 2009

Alicia Keys’ official music video for ‘Karma’. Click to listen to Alicia Keys on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/AKeysSpot?IQid=Ali… As featured on The Diary Of Alicia Keys. Click to buy the track or album via iTunes: http://smarturl.it/AKeysDiaryiTunes?I…

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Culture Club – Karma Chameleon – 356,534,469 views – CultureClubVEVO – Published on Feb 28, 2009

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Question:  Do you believe in Karma?  Do you believe in reincarnation?


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2 thoughts on “Karma Is Not An Eye-For-An-Eye Girl, She’s Considerate, and Much Deeper Than That

  1. I read it. It is interesting how you interpret the concept of ‘Karma’. I’m not well-versed in the Buddhist concept of ‘Karma’ though I’ve that origin. Personally, I wouldn’t make any comments on how these concepts are understood in other religions. What I can stand for is how it is interpreted in Buddhism, in minute form. For me, Karma cannot decide everything because it’s only one factor. That’s what I have interpreted in my little verse, “Karma”. Thank you for your interpretation.

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    1. Thanks for your feedback.
      I agree that Karma does not decide everything.
      Would you say God decides everything, or do we have any influence? …Any?
      I don’t feel apprehensive about attempting to interpret other religions. I feel we need more of that.
      We all exist in this world together. We should get to know each other, instead of isolating in our respective communities.
      Besides, everyone in a given religion doesn’t think monolithically. In any one religion, there are various interpretations. Christianity is a good example of this.
      At the end of the day, it is all about what one believes.
      We control our own beliefs, which are shaped by life, teachings, experiences, God, and Karma. We’ve inherited the blessings and consequences of choice and consciousness.
      Thanks.
      Always be encouraged to comment, post, or repost.
      Kevy

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