Karma is a boomerang
it comes back with a bang
the bad you do
shall with you remain
the good you do
will form a chain.
Too often we have heard a common phrase - Karma is a B#$&*. According to me it is the worse definition of what Karma really is and why this ancient Hindu and Buddhist concept has found appeal all over the world across cultures.
A Wikipedia simple definition of Karma states that it action, work or deed it also refers to the spiritual principle of cause and effect where intent and actions of an individual (cause) influence the future of that individual (effect).Good intent and good deed contribute to good karma and future happiness, while bad intent and bad deed contribute to bad karma and future suffering.
However I believe instead of stretching it to next life we must understand Karma as a short term cycle of cause and effect too. Here are a few examples:
- Negative emotions like hatred, jealousy anger lead to mental unrest which in turn leads to more negative emotions.
- If you don't water a plant , it will die, if you water a weed it will thrive.
- Say a bad word cause hurt, say a good word, heal a hurt heart.
Karma can be fear based or love based, believing in punishment for the bad will not do you any good, but believing in the multiplying power of good will make you a good person for sure.
So treat Karma as an everyday project, a brief opportunity to spread some goodness and have faith that some day a shade or a fruit of this tree you water may comfort you or a loved one.