Karma and Why I Don’t Believe in It
- (in Hinduism and Buddhism) the sum of a person’s actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences.
It only works if you believe in reincarnation. If you don’t believe in reincarnation, then the traditional form of karma isn’t something you can believe in either. Sorry if that sounds harsh.
Just as with many things, the word Karma has taken on a new meaning. It’s used a lot in modern times to talk about doing unto others as you would have the do unto you, or what you put out comes back to you, or the three-fold law of Wicca. It’s used as a term that says “If you do bad things, bad things are going to happen to you.”
Now, excuse me while my cynic side comes out for a moment: this also isn’t true, and we know it. It’s hopeful thinking and allows us to think bad things on those that have hurt us in the past while not feeling bad about wishing ill on someone. Think about it: how often do you see someone feed the homeless say, “Wow, I hope karma gets them.” I mean, it’s a perfectly logical sentence. They put good out, you get good back: modern karma.
We all know that sometimes bad people do bad things and get away with it. We all know that, sometimes, karma doesn’t get the person who hurt us or hurt someone else. We pray and wish and hope that karma gets them so we can sit back and say, “haha! I knew it!”
We need to be honest in our use of Karma and realize that when we post those ecards and those comments or think those thoughts, we’re not accomplishing anything but damaging our own spiritual energy. We are wishing ill on another human being, and that is NOT okay in any form.
If we wish ill on a person in the form of karma, it allows us to not take responsibility for what we say, how we feel, or what we’re thinking. It put it onto the spiritual energy of a law and a phenomenon that doesn’t always happen. By doing this, we deny to ourselves that we are putting out negative energy and harboring negative thoughts. This leads to us damaging our own spiritual energy and soul.
What we need to be doing is forgive those that harm us. We need to turn to the Gods for healing. We need to stop wishing karma on others an a way to absolve us of our negative thoughts and feelings. We need to turn away from the negativity and focus on the positivity in our lives. We are blessed, and we need to remember that.
Posted on May 23, 2014, in Pagan Blog Project, PBP, Positive, Spirituality, Uncategorized and tagged K, kemetic, kemeticism, pagan, Pagan Blog Project, PBP, religion, Spirituality. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.