Having been raised Hindu. I am a very firm and devout believer in Karma.
The way I was taught/raised about Karma, however, is very different than what I see many expressing as being "karma".
I do not believe in the "Americanized" karmic view ( a term I saw used in another thread and asked if I could adopt.lol) I believe in the eastern HIndu philosophy of Karma. Which is different. Karma is not a divine hammer of justice that punishes bad and rewards good. Karma is basic physics. For every action there is a reaction. For every cause there is an affect. Everything I do, I say, I even think creates my Karma. I may not see the direct affects of my actions, but everything I do (say, think) causes ripples in this world. For good or ill, the ripples are created. What I do to someone, how I think, how I act, creates my karma. What someone else does, creates their's. My karma is mine to carry from lifetime to lifetime.
at 1:38 PM on Sep. 13, 2010