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February 28, 2014

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I cannot claim that I do understand ‘Karma’. Karma being a concept put forward, most kindly, by some of my blogging friends.

To me it sounds vengeful. And misguided. We do what we do in life. And have to live with the consequences. The fall out. End of story.

U

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10 Comments »

  1. Prezackerly! But some people need some sort of belief in mythological accountability to the universe and/or its supposed creator…….

    Comment by magpie11 — February 28, 2014 @ 12:13 | Reply

  2. People like to believe in ‘an eye for an eye’, or ‘what goes around comes around’ (and countless other similar ideas). I think it makes them feel better that ‘comeuppance’ exists.

    Comment by Cro Magnon — February 28, 2014 @ 12:25 | Reply

  3. Karma?
    Don’t make me laugh.
    The whole beastliness of life can be summed in a phrase: those who most deserve it do NOT get their comeuppance. Much though I’d like to wish it on them.
    And o. frequently.

    Comment by friko — February 28, 2014 @ 16:38 | Reply

  4. do, do, do not o.

    Comment by friko — February 28, 2014 @ 16:39 | Reply

  5. My understanding of karma is that it’s the general “feeling” that accompanies someone when you meet them. With some people it’s a positive, affectionate feeling, with others it’s a negative, hostile feeling. And it encourages something similar in the other person.

    I think the popular idea of karma as an eye for an eye or a come-uppance is a bit of a misunderstanding. I don’t think it’s as crude as that. But there’s a lot of dispute over what the term actually means.

    Comment by nick — February 28, 2014 @ 19:33 | Reply

    • Nick, Karma at its simplest (taken from the Oxford English Dictionary) with reference to Hinduism and Buddhism: “the sum of a person’s actions in this and previous lives, seen as affecting their future fate”.

      It’s a frightening concept. And you’d have to suspend so much disbelieve you’d practically go into freefall. Makes you wonder what Jesus Christ must have been up to in a previous life to end up on the cross. I know it’s a ridiculous example – though still worth a thought.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — March 1, 2014 @ 20:30 | Reply

  6. I didn’t used to believe in Karma. Now I do, dealing with people; you get back what you give. If you do something spiteful to someone, you get it back from them. If you’re kind, you get that back too.

    Comment by bikehikebabe66 — March 1, 2014 @ 02:12 | Reply

    • Sorry, BHB, life and how we behave towards each other is not a trade off. Doesn’t work like that. If it did we’d live in paradise minus the snake.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — March 1, 2014 @ 19:56 | Reply

  7. The Karma is Bertha Benz, who drove the first Kar. She was driving her two sons, thus, she was quite clearly the Kar Ma. As a result of her actions, the current fate of society was determined. This is why we generally associate the concept of Karma as the sequence of cause and effect that we are unwittingly a part of, due to the technological-industrial-globalization world that we live in.

    Comment by Looney — March 1, 2014 @ 06:54 | Reply

    • Funny, Looney, Very.

      Got myself lost in reverie for a few minutes. One of my friends (with the dirtiest and most infectious laughter ever) was a Daimler. Her mother roasted the family’s hamster (accidentally). Dodo’s two older brothers (so much older they ignored us) riding motorbikes. With gear to match. Can’t remember the make. There was plenty of leather. And roaring off.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — March 1, 2014 @ 20:23 | Reply


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