Karma is a belief that whatever you do will come back to you, either in this life or the next. It is embraced by followers of Buddhism, Hinduism, and others around the world. For some this is not only deeds, but thoughts and words as well.
Taking a Look at Karma
Here are some examples of Karma:
- Putting money in a church collection plate and coming home to find some money you had forgotten you had.
- A coworker steals a cell phone and later on the cell phone is stolen from him.
- While driving along at a speed below the speed limit, you notice someone riding your bumper. When he gets a chance to pass you, he gestures and roars off. Soon, he is pulled over by the police for speeding.
- In this true story from South Africa's Kruger Park, a poacher that was trapping in a game reserve was chased by hippos and eaten by lions.
- King Louis XVI of France supported the U.S. to get back at Britain for taking some Canadian territories in the Seven Years War. Because of this, there was a financial crisis in his country and many Frenchmen were inspired by the revolution. These were factors in the French Revolution when King Louis XVI was overthrown.
- Eating too much on a holiday can lead to weight gain.
- A person makes fun of elderly people who have to get around using scooters. Later in life, that person develops very bad arthritis and is confined to a scooter.
- A boy bullies a schoolmate and later on, winds up working for his victim's father. Soon, the boy's victim becomes his boss.
- A greedy businessman cheats people, lies on his taxes, and engages in insider trading. He gets caught, goes to jail, and loses all his wealth.
Next time something good or something bad happens to you, take a minute and think about whether it could be karma.