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.emerald
September 5th, 2008, 09:06 PM
Karma is is the concept of "action" or "deed" in Indian religions understood as that which causes the entire cycle of cause & effect

The philosophical explanation of karma can differ slightly between traditions, but the general concept is basically the same. Through the law of karma, the effects of all deeds actively create past, present, and future experiences, thus making one responsible for one's own life, and the pain and joy it brings to him/her and others.(In case some of you don't know what it is...)

All living creatures are responsible for their karma — their actions and the effects of their actions

For me, I personally believe in Karma. Its happened to me a LOT.

So, do you believe in the "eye for an eye" philosophy?

Zet
September 5th, 2008, 09:07 PM
I'll believe in it if I get hit by a bus the next time I go out yeah I believe in karma, I've gotten lucky with some stuff and not so lucky with other stuff

.emerald
September 5th, 2008, 09:09 PM
I'll believe in it if I get hit by a bus the next time I go out yeah I believe in karma, I've gotten lucky with some stuff and not so lucky with other stuff

What does that mean? I don't get it?

Zet
September 5th, 2008, 09:10 PM
it means I have mostly bad karma

Guillermo
September 5th, 2008, 09:15 PM
I believe in Karma and I have plenty of reasons to believe in it!

This one time I stole a $2 coin from someone, the next day I had a $5 note and I was rolling around on the oval and it fell out of my pocket, I lost it:(

Another one was when I was pushing my friend into a massive water puddle, I got him in and then a few minutes later I tripped over and chipped my tooth!

Voltagenic
September 5th, 2008, 09:22 PM
Yes, karma's gotten me back SO many times.

.emerald
September 5th, 2008, 09:24 PM
it means I have mostly bad karma
That means you do a lot of bad stuff to some people, am I right?

Godot17
September 5th, 2008, 09:29 PM
After watching My Name is Earl... I believed in Karma so much, I feared it. I wonder what is to be done at school. Karma gets very annoying when you don't get it.

Guillermo
September 5th, 2008, 09:29 PM
I never get good Karma, seriously I once gave this guy my lunch order (Cost me 8 bucks because I got other stuff as well!) and then he was all like thanks and stuff, and then I was walking along and I got a footy to the face?

Twisting River
September 5th, 2008, 09:32 PM
Eh, I dont know. I do believe that bad things will happen to bad people, just as good things happen to good people but this is not always true. I know of one person that never catches a break, if luck is real, then someone certainly forgot to give him any. He's one of the nicest people I've ever met too but for some reason, nothing he does ever goes right.

Now on the other hand, I know of a person who doesn't try at anything, nor is he very nice, yet for some reason, he seems to get everything he wants. Somehow, the Karma system has some sort of glitch.

Zet
September 5th, 2008, 09:41 PM
That means you do a lot of bad stuff to some people, am I right?

I use to be brat when I was a kid. but these days(rarely) I can be a jerk to people

Forever
September 5th, 2008, 09:56 PM
I totally believe in karma. It was why PC was down/not working one night some time ago. :D ... according to me, of course.

Hiidoran
September 5th, 2008, 10:18 PM
I remember talking about Karma in the Daily Chat-Chit a little while ago... Let's see if this get's as interesting as that conversation did.

Basically, Karma rules my entire existence. I have no real religion and therefore rely on my understanding of how the universe works in order to make it through my day-to-day life. Karma is the great equalizer; it is the force that keeps Yin and Yang balanced. It is my belief that this system of balance works in ways we may never see or understand.

Even though we may envy people who have more than us, let's say materialistically, you can bet your "bottom dollar" that you have something they don't. Perhaps they value happiness over their material wealth, and they have never experienced it because they are so jaded to the finer things in life. However, you sit over there with the love of your life and are quite content. Perhaps they are really envious of you. Everything is equal in the end.

Balance is the force that keeps the universe from completely destroying itself. Karma is the system in which balance is enforced.

Hmm... I hope that made some sense. I feel as though I didn't quite articulate myself that well.

Guillermo
September 5th, 2008, 10:27 PM
That...was a good and confusing read Mr.Hiide! Congratulations on confusing me :S

I hate Karma so bad, I always end up with bad karma no matter what I do!

Gymnotide
September 5th, 2008, 10:29 PM
Karma is just an illusion. When something bad happens to you, you think "What could I have done to deserve this?" but doing something bad to someone else doesn't exactly invoke the question "What retribution does my foul action warrant?"

That's what I believe. After all, I've gotten away with tons of terrible stuff...
Or have I? Only time will tell. That's the beauty of being agnostic, amirite?

Oh, but I agree that karma is a wonderful system - that is, after 8th Grade Global Studies class.
Keeps people in check; builds a better society through fear of punishment and satisfaction in good deeds.

But remember, good karma is better than bad karma, but no karma is better than both. You're not supposed to go out of your way to help people so your good karma increases... You're supposed to do it selflessly, not expecting anything in return.

Or at least, that's how it's supposed to work >_o

Pokehero22
September 5th, 2008, 11:19 PM
Well, I think I believe in Karma.

Except, I do good deeds and am an all around nice guy, but nothing good happens to me X_X

But, I believe in the phrase "Eye for an Eye, Tooth for a Tooth"

Jaimes
September 6th, 2008, 03:40 AM
Karma is is the concept of "action" or "deed" in Indian religions understood as that which causes the entire cycle of cause & effect


Unless any of you are actually Hindu, Jain, Buddhist or Sikh - then the concept of karma is just another religion and the results of Petwac (Population of events that which appear coincedental).

True Justice
September 6th, 2008, 03:57 AM
^^Thumbs up for the L Avatar^^

I believe in Karma, that the people who perform good and righteous deeds are rewarded and the people who cause harm to others are punished. I know they're pretty strong words but that's what I follow.

That...was a good and confusing read Mr.Hiide! Congratulations on confusing me :S

Watch "My Name is Earl" on nbc.com. Nothing explains Karma better than that show XD.

Neko64
September 6th, 2008, 04:39 AM
Meh, I believe in it a LITTLE I guess. Though not enough to rule my entire existence or control my life in any way, I still do kind of believe in it~ Lol maybe it's that I believe in it, but I just don't care because I'm not the kind of person who does bad things on a daily basis. xD *dies*


-Neko

Anxiety.
September 6th, 2008, 06:42 AM
I believe in Karma, it's got me lot's of times

Like, I've insulted someones fat, then I got a stomachache for the rest of the day. It sucked...

I have really bad Karma... like seriously...

Anyway, in my opinion, karma is real, you would understand why I think it's real if Karma has ever got you

Katnip
September 6th, 2008, 06:46 AM
My Name is Earl TOTALLY got me thinking about karma, and now when I'm mean to someone I make it up to him/her. Like at my uncle's Fourth of July party, there was this little ten-year-old who played pokemon, and he was being a snot about it and bragging on how he was so awesome (he knew I played pokemon too, so that's why). So I was kinda nasty to him, but I made it up to him by introducing him to Bulbapedia and Serebii.net and apologizing for being cranky.

Megera
September 6th, 2008, 07:37 AM
Karma is, as Gymnotide said, an illusion. Confirmation bias at its best. There's something like karma between the way you treat people and how they treat you back, or that you put in hard work and the result will be better, but that's just common sense (I guess the Hindus/hippies wanted a monopoly on good deeds). However, if you murder someone in the woods, don't feel guilty about it, and no one ever finds the body, you'll go on with life. Karma is just such a vague concept because it doesn't specify how long it takes for the repercussions or benefits to get back to you: it just says, YEAH DUDE DO GOOD THINGS AND LIFE WILL BE SWEET, DUDE I EFFING LOVE THIS WEED IT IS THE BEST.

Cassino
September 6th, 2008, 10:57 AM
No; no karma for me.

Aizuke
September 6th, 2008, 04:16 PM
I believe there is karma in the world, just to spice up life for us, instead of just thinking stuff happens because it does. To me, everything happens for a reason, whether it's from an action you've done previously or because you make it happen. It's not fun in life just thinking that things happen for the simplest reason. I like to expand my thoughts of my actions and why they've happened, because it makes life so much clearer for me.

Pokemaster1993
September 6th, 2008, 04:23 PM
I believe in karma, I have 423 karma.

Weatherman, Kiyoshi
September 6th, 2008, 04:36 PM
Karma exists.

I know. It happened to my brother.

one day, we was making fun of his friend because thier girlfriend called them "[name hear] bear".
and in the same day, HIS girlfriend called him "Carebear" XD

Stalin Malone
September 6th, 2008, 04:41 PM
Karma exists. Look at Tropical Storm Hannah and it's hitting Haiti. They're being punished for their sins of believing in 'Voodoo'

Herthansteel
September 6th, 2008, 04:48 PM
Karma is a myth like global warming.

Stalin Malone
September 6th, 2008, 04:50 PM
If Karma is a myth then explain the 2005 tsunami in Indonesia and the current waves of hurricanes hitting Haiti. God does not like pagans or other heathens squatting on his land.

Megera
September 6th, 2008, 04:54 PM
If Karma is a myth then explain the 2005 tsunami in Indonesia and the current waves of hurricanes hitting Haiti. God does not like pagans or other heathens squatting on his land.

Are you high or just retarded? Choose wisely between the choices.

Stalin Malone
September 6th, 2008, 04:55 PM
Fascinating. We see the height of left-liberal political discourse: Assuming their opponents are either high on recreational substances or mentally deficient. If that's what liberals such as yourself think of the common man no wonder you're all so elitist and out of touch.

Saryka
September 6th, 2008, 05:23 PM
I don't believe in Karma. Sure, everything happens for a reason, but I don't believe that everything you do will come back to bite you at some point later on.

Aurafire
September 6th, 2008, 05:42 PM
Karma is a myth like global warming.

One smart dude right here. =P

I don't believe in Karma...for the simple reason that bad things still happen to good people. Not to be blunt or anything, but according to the theory of Karma, someone who gets murdered, no matter how detached from the murderer or how pure they are, must have done something in the past that would constitute their murder. To me, a belief in karma shows insecurity. Live your life the way you want, not like a mystical force is watching your every move and will punish you for every bad deed you do. Seriously...I'm not that paranoid.

charizard_maa
September 6th, 2008, 06:04 PM
I believe in Karma to the degree where I don't let it take over my life. If I do a good thing then I did a good thing and if something good happens to me in return then good for me. Still life has more to it then Karma since bad things still do happen. WHen those bad things happen then it happens because eventually something good will happen.

Not deep but that is my view on Karma.

Avey
September 6th, 2008, 06:37 PM
No, because the path of righteousness does not always lead the walker to rewards. The bad guys win as well a lot of the time and nothing happens to them. There is no such thing as karma. Nothing makes bad or good things happen to us depending on our actions.

sirboulevard
September 6th, 2008, 06:48 PM
I do believe in Karma. Even people who get away with stuff still suffer the consequences someway.

Guillermo
September 6th, 2008, 06:56 PM
No, because the path of righteousness does not always lead the walker to rewards. The bad guys win as well a lot of the time and nothing happens to them. There is no such thing as karma. Nothing makes bad or good things happen to us depending on our actions.

Wrong, after doing something bad, karma will still hit them smack in the face, it may not just be physically. They could regret it for the rest of their life, equaling karma!

Avey
September 6th, 2008, 07:01 PM
Wrong, after doing something bad, karma will still hit them smack in the face, it may not just be physically. They could regret it for the rest of their life, equaling karma!

They could regret it for the rest of their life, which would supposedly prove your theory that karma exists.

However, a lot of criminals today don't regret their actions, thus, you are wrong.

Mariah Carey
September 6th, 2008, 07:11 PM
No, I don't believe in karma.

BUT.


I think it's totally unjustified. The bad guys usually win, and thje good guys lose.

Example: 9/11. Has there been a reward? NO.

Do the good people win half the time? No. It's mostly 5 to 1.

Just my opinion.

.emerald
September 9th, 2008, 06:57 AM
They could regret it for the rest of their life, which would supposedly prove your theory that karma exists.

However, a lot of criminals today don't regret their actions, thus, you are wrong.
This has partly religious beliefs in the process.