More from an old blog that I called “Karmic Destination”, there is perhaps enough material there for a pamphlet or book.
I think it is a reasonable estimate to say that most adults have heard of Karma as it is mentioned in popular as well as spiritual culture. It is something of a “catch all” term and perhaps is seen as little more than the sort of thing people tell their children to make them scared and to make them behave. Having heard of and having been introduced to the concept, people are remarkably complacent about it. They consider themselves immune to universal law. Karma is something that only ever happens to other people and in many cases they trust their revenge to Karma. Even thinking this is a complete misunderstanding. To abnegate a concept once it has been introduced to you is Karmically unwise. Where there is ignorance the Karmic impact is less; where there is some knowledge and still no attention is paid, the Karmic impact is greater. People live as if they are in some kind of bubble in which their actions are immune, as if they are some special case where they can carry on their doll’s house lives.
This orientation towards the world is generative of Karma.
Once you have heard about and partially understood the concept of Karma, you need to start doing something about it! That is the way the universe works. If you carry on as if you haven’t heard about it, you are setting yourself up for some lessons. The time for complacency has passed as a veil of ignorance has been pierced. You cannot in all honesty say that you have not heard of Karma any longer. A passing examination of the proverbs and wisdom of just about any culture, has to it references to Karmic impact.
“As ye sow, so shall ye reap!”
Is just one of many examples. All cultures have sayings with the same meaning.
People being stubborn carry on regardless. The sense of urgency is lacking from their lives as if they believe they have all the time in the world.
Karma has more time than any human life. It is more patient, more persistent and never ever gives up. Doubt this if you wish. Karma will outlive your doubt and just as water wears away stone, it will set to work on you. I know where I would place my bet were I a betting man.
Karma wants you to learn. So it will continue to provide you opportunity after opportunity. In all true learning there will be discomfort. Complacency and learning do not go hand in hand. One has to step, hopefully wth full conscious will, into the learning zone. The more you resist, the harder learning is. Willingness makes the process both more pleasant and faster.
So for example if you have stumbled upon this blog, it is Karma which has sent you here. You may read some articles upon Karma and it is already starting to work on you. It will not give up until you embrace it as a concept and start to learn how your actions are causes which effect both your life and the lives of those with whom you come into contact. Karma will show you, whether you like it or not!
When Karma is at work, it is not wise to be complacent.
Have I partially understood the concept of Karma, if so, why do I not use it to inform my choice of action, thought and speech?