The Law of Karma Defined

Karma as action and reaction: if we sow goodne...

Karma is defined as many things. Some say it’s definition is:  You get what you put out. Whatever you release into the universe, Comes back to you in one way or another.

Some religions say karma is a person who has done bad things in past lifetimes, resulting in misfortune in future lifetimes. Karma is also defined as obstacles too. Karma is also birth, aging, sickness, and death.

Karma is not a punishment or reward but simply an extended expression or consequence of natural acts from a past action. According to some Indian religions. Karma is not fate. They believe we have  free will, so we are always free to  create our own destiny.

Take a look at the another notion of karma. Westerners say words like: You reap what you sow, live by the sword die by the sword or what goes around comes around. In other words: What we put out is returned to us.We can expect the same result when we do something for or against another. This is like the Law of Attraction in some ways. Ex: If you think about a person with a good or bad intention for them you are sending energy at that moment.

English: Karma Dance

You move on in your life however, At some point in your life that energy will be reflected back to you. Karma will return to the person in some way, no one knows how or when though. The karmic return will happen whenever the universe finds the time to complete its karmic cycle. Other religions say The law of cause and effect is another way of saying The Law of Karma. The life should be measured by the amount of karmic debt one has.

Karma plays an important role in determining how one’s life should be lived.In another notion about The Law of Karma it is said that before we came to earth we choose how (and when) to receive the challenge of earthly life lessons of retribution for the wrong done in previous lives. This could have taken the form of Disabilities, physical or mental impairment or even a stagnant life are due to the choices one makes before being born into a new life and into new body on earth.Whatever we put out will potentially come back to us in some way. It’s important to know about Karma.

In Indian religions is the concept of “action” or “deed”, understood as that which causes the entire cycle of cause and effect (i.e., the cycle called saṃsāra) originating in ancient India and treated in Hindu, Jain, Buddhist and Sikh philosophies. The idea that the moral quality of one’s actions influences one’s rebirth is absent from India until the period of the shramana religions, and the Brahmins appear to have adopted this idea from other religious groups.

English: Shri 1008 Mahavir Swami

In the west, karma is often confused with concepts such as the soul, psychic energy, synchronicity (a concept originally from psychoanalyst Carl Jung, which says that things that happen at the same time are related), and ideas from quantum or theoretical physics. There is an absolute connection between Karma and quantum physics But that would be an even longer article to break down the argument. We will keep it simple on this article.

Karma means “deed” or “act” and more broadly names the universal principle of cause and effect, action and reaction, that governs all life. In some definitions of Karma; The effects experienced are also able to be reversed by good actions and are not necessarily a sealed fate. Yey!

That is to say, a particular action now is not binding to some particular, pre-determined future experience or reaction; it is not a simple, one-to-one correspondence of reward or punishment. So it is not only a thing with karma where it is of a spiritual nature but it is also the inner workings of something larger than you and I working as a constant, limitless law that must be carried out no matter what is going on, at all times and in all spaces.

A symbol of Jainism consisting of a hand and a...

So the law of attraction and the law of karma are very similar, yes? Though they are still different. The Law of Attraction states that you are always attracting like a magnet to you, as a result of your thoughts and karma, you receive back what you put out.

And based on this karmic count you must repeat certain lessons on the earthly plane until you correct all that you have done outside of divine order. There is a strong connection between the two of these Laws but they are very different.

It seems The Law of Karma is the consequence of the actions that are out of alinement divine order that follows us for several incarnations until we fulfill the Karmic debt by setting things right and The Law of Attraction is what we use to reject and attract things magnetically moment to moment with our feelings, thoughts and actions.

It is important to watch what you do, think and speak. Why you might ask? Because you will create more of that in the world and you will attract more of it to you. So there, go forth and enjoy life fully knowing that, it is truly beautiful! Plus you have a paint brush to make is as colorful as you choose to!

About Sereda Aleta Dailey

Sereda Aleta Dailey is known by friends and seekers by her title: Sahyofeya, which means 'Great Mother'. She was born on 16th December 1977 in Salinas, California. Sereda, is a full-time writer and a health, spirituality and writing enthusiast for decades. She has published several noteworthy videos and articles online. She is a member and founder of the Bliss Returned Network. In her spare time she practices peace and joy in being fully present. She plays with astrology, creating art and adoring nature. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with her husband, currently working on her 11th novel.

13 thoughts on “The Law of Karma Defined

  1. Thanks for including a reference to my blog titled ‘Karmic Contemplation’ in yours. I love philosophising about karma, but find it very hard to be mindful of my thoughts especially (who doesn’t!) and find it quite disturbing that we are not only responsible for our actions, but also our thoughts! Arghh! How many times have you had negative thoughts about someone or something, seething with anger, only to cool down hours or days later and re-focus your thoughts and realise you were being unreasonable? So, to know that karma already ‘had’ you when those negative thoughts formed is, to me, quite disturbing, and you almost think “It’s not fair. I only thought that in anger.” What a challenge it is to be good! My only consolation is the phrase that “saints are sinners who never gave up”! Thanks for checking it out.

    1. Thanks for visiting..Karma is one of our favorite topics here:-) It’s straight to the point and there’s no guessing to do. It just works like a well oiled machine. We didn’t use the webpage as a reference point. We just clicked the suggested links in wp that show up After you publish an article on wp. They suggested that you and 4 or 5 other people had similar topics so to pay it forward we just clicked the links so they would show up on our blog too..We like to call it..’showing blog love’ ~ Bliss Returned! Later..

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