Interesting things I read about “Karma”…
Posted on: June 30, 2016. Comments ( 1 )

I recently chanced upon the word being mentioned on TV, as I was aimlessly swapping channels. “Karma” sounded like a word of Indian origin and I resorted to Google to find out what it meant. Eventually, I felt it to be an intriguing concept, beyond the fact that it is originally a complicated one.

From what I gathered, “Karma” is the Sanskrit word for a belief that seeks the spiritual principles of Cause and Effect that divines the bilateral truth of action and consequence—of thought, word, deed, and intention.


Karma is a key theosophical concept of various Asian religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and Taoism, which Christianity compares itself with, and is popularized in the western world by the Theosophical Society.

Through this article, I wish to share with you the below intriguing thoughts on the subject, from around the world and across time, in the hope that it will kindle your interest, as it did mine—

    “What you sow, so shall you reap.” —Old proverb

    “What goes around comes around.” —Theosophy

    “Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.” —Isaac Newton

    “Life is like a boomerang. What you do comes back to you.” —Anonymous

    “Happiness comes due to good actions, suffering results from evil actions.”

      The Mahabharata

    “…And here they say that a person consists of desires,
    and as is his desire, so is his will;
    and as is his will, so is his deed;
    and whatever deed he does, that he will reap.” —The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

    “When a bird is alive, it eats ants…
    When the bird is dead, ants eat the bird.
    One tree makes a million matchsticks…
    Only one matchstick is needed to burn a million trees.” —The Buddha

    “The three fires of greed, hatred, and ignorance,
    destroy the same mind from which they are born” —The Buddha

    “Never blame anyone in life.
    The good people give you happiness.
    The worst people give you a lesson.
    The best people give you memories.”  —Ziad K. Abdelnour, Author of Economic Warfare

    “How people treat you is their karma;
    how you react is yours.”

      —Wayne Dyer, Author of Your Erroneous Zones

    “The axe forgets, but the tree remembers” —African proverb

    “Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.”

      —Alan W. Watts, Author of The Way of Zen

Would love to read of your thoughts about this…

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Comments (1)


    Vijaykumar says:

    Alan, Karma is a unique concept which explains life of every single organism.

    Out of the several quotes listed by you, I would like to modify the quote of Wayne Dyre as follows;
    How people treat you is your past Karma,
    How you react is your future Karma.

    This is more apt.

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