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Karma, does it exist?

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since 01-26-2006
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0 posted 04-03-2006 11:09 PM       View Profile for byski   Email byski   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit byski's Home Page   View IP for byski

I have begun to question the existance of karma. I do believe in more of a spiritual essence than most, that is I have more of a closer connection to the spiritual world. I must have been such a ruthless dictator that raped, pillaged and tortured hundred if not thousnads of people in a past life because I cannot understand why I get mistreated in this one. Lets not get into details but suffice to say that my worst dream has come true two times in a period of one year with two entirely different and separate groups of people. My so called best friends do not remain loyal to me and my so called love life is more like a soap opera with so many facets and lies that I must deal with. Now I am only 20 years old, young and impressionable yes, but I have been through more than anyone my age I can think of and even those older than me. Will it happen again? How can I prevent it without missing out on life? How can I get the things I want out of life without compromising my integrity or taking advantage of others as they do to me? Do nice guys always finish last? Am I really that stupid? Wow, I am confused. What about karma? I try to do the right thing, but it seems to hurt me more in the end? The ones who hurt me end up without any real regret or remorse and it seems to me they are better off with my failure. Ok, if you got this far into this very pathetic and annoying rant you must have some idea of what life is all about. I have a vision of me shaking the hand of God and he sheads a tear that drowns the world.

Unorthodox mabey, but I grow on you.

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1 posted 04-04-2006 05:08 AM       View Profile for Kellie_Cantrell   Email Kellie_Cantrell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kellie_Cantrell

Yes. It does.
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2 posted 04-04-2006 06:12 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Would you like it to?
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3 posted 04-04-2006 03:03 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

Karma, I think, is a delightful concept for escaping the responsibility of our own choices.

Can't find someone else to blame? Tired of laying all your woes at the feet of Fate or Lady Luck? Hey, it must be the fault of an earlier You, then, someone you clearly can't control or influence! That's a lot more comforting, after all, than admitting our own mistakes.
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4 posted 04-04-2006 03:12 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

That's an interesting take, Ron. I always considered the concept of Karma as an explanation rather than an excuse. It's true though, that you can view it as a substitute for Norton's Law.
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5 posted 04-04-2006 07:59 PM       View Profile for byski   Email byski   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit byski's Home Page   View IP for byski

I'm not trying to use it as an excuse. I'm not basing my entire reality on it. I'm trying to see the world in a different perspective to gain further insight on life in general. So weither you belive it or not is irrelivent. Now I may have contributed to my situation somehow, but trust me when I say I have thought about it alot. It seems to me it is out of my control, no matter how much good or evil I do, and that life is just like a leaf in the wind. And excuse me if I come accross rude ron, but I am not escaping my problems. I am in fact taking them head on, this post should prove that point. Why would I open myself to the rambelings of people I never met before if I wasn't!? And yes I do want Karma to exist because in my own sick way I want to see an exact punishment to those who have done wrong. I believe I must have good Karma, I don't try to take advantage of trust and don't willingly harm others for personal gain. The same way that others take advantage of the situation, I want them to feel hopeless and distraught.
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6 posted 04-04-2006 10:17 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

I dont' know much about Karma but have certainly seen a lot of life.  Yes, life is sometimes quite unfair both in bad and good ways.  However, when we find a parking place right in front of the door in a crowded lot, we just don't give it much thought.  We have family, food, drink and great health assuming we deserve it. It's when we have good intentions and things go wrong that we sit up and take notice of the unfairness.  We're all handed a portion of it, but it's how we choose to handle it that makes or breaks us.  As a Christian, I've seen that in Christ's life and again in Paul's.  They didn't have a bed of roses but they did make enough good to last thousands of years. I've spent my time on the pity pot, in the past, too.

God bless
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7 posted 04-07-2006 10:16 PM       View Profile for icebox   Email icebox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for icebox

You should follow the choices that feel most right inside you, those that feel inherently true, true even beyond your ability to explain.

Karma does not require belief, nor is it necessary to define it with words.  It is not indulged by your acceptance, nor is it a trading game of this for that.  Put the most amount of your energy into making the most of this life.  Any real understanding will come later.
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