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Who enforces karma?

Is it God? Nature?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:07 PM on Aug. 26, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Karma is a term from Buddhism and Hinduism

    In Buddhism there is no god...In Hinduism there are many gods
    who enforces it...if I learned correctly in school the general Idea is karma is enforced by yourself...if you do something in a wrongful act, or thought, karma comes to you, not thru anyone else

    Its almost explained as just the way of life...if that makes sense...

    I am neither Hindu nor Buddhist...I just studied up on this for a couple semesters, along with other religions

    Answer by Dom123123 at 9:11 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • It's not a who. So I don't quite know how to answer this. Any energy you put out positive or negative will return to you three fold. The cosmic law of three as it pertain to nature I suppose. But nature is not a "who" per say.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 9:11 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • The Karma Police

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:11 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • I personally believe Karma is the energies of the universe and how the energy we put out there, will come back to us. What we do unto others, we do unto ourselves. All of our energies are really one energy. The universe and the earth and all of us, we are one energy. What one person does, has a ripple effect and touches us all....thus coming back to us.

    Answer by sahmamax2 at 9:13 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • The Karma Chameleon. He comes and goes. He comes and goes.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:14 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • must be desperate for attention. ARe you stomping your foot in your empty room as well, throwing a temper tantrum? Poor Anon, no one is paying attention to you, boohoo!

    Answer by sahmamax2 at 9:17 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • To me it's more of a natural balance in things... if you are intent to do harm, then naturally harm will come back on you in time... same goes for good...

    Answer by gmasboy at 9:31 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • I don't believe in Karma, especially after what has recently happened to a good friend of mine. She was the perfect wife, did everything for her husband and then sum. And it just seems that she is getting the raw deal and her husband, who within a months time after their separation, not divorced yet, who has relentlessly cheated on her, has a girlfriend who is filthy stink-in rich to take care of him, while he leaves her with nothing and 4 kids. Sorry don't believe in the Karma.


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:52 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • Buddhism generally tends to view karma as a natural law, as cause and effect rather than divine reward and punishment. We put out actions, we receive consequences. In this sense, it is the universe of which we are a part that metes out karmic repurcussions through the enormous intersecting web of cause and effect.
    As to people who do good and have misfortune, religions believing in karma don't ignore the fact that human beings suffer unhappiness (this is the First Noble Truth of Buddhism- very important concept!) Karma is viewed as being doled out over time, not instantly. To some believers this can extend over several lifetimes, not just one. There are also circumstances that we cannot directly affect in this lifetime- for instance the country of our birth, our gender, our genetic circumstances, and the collective web or cause and effect around us. It would be nice to only receive good- but it's not reality.

    Answer by Freela at 10:17 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • IMO, Hinduism tends to view karma in bit more of a 'reward and punishment from the gods' kind of way. But Buddhism generally views it as a natural law because the idea of a creator doling out reward and punishment is not an integral part of the religion. Hope this helps!

    Answer by Freela at 10:22 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

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