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    'And, in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.' Paul McCartney

    This is one form of karma; if you treat people justly, there is a greater likelihood that they'll do the same to you.
    Senator Rand Paul is alive because of modern medicine and because his attacker punches like a girl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzy Conduit View Post
    I see them as very scientific religions.
    Sure, they are very scientific religions not based on evidence and reason, never appearing in a peer reviewed journal, never regarded sceptically, never treated with the scientific method, and without a factual basis.

    In fact these very scientific religions are not scientific at all but simply mystical.

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    Good and bad events happen to us daily. A part of what determines how we interpret them, whether we feel good or bad, is not what the events are in themselves, but whether we think we deserve them or not. I think that is the essence of karma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INTP View Post
    If you do bad stuff, you will punish yourself for it, during life or when the final judgment comes.
    Yes, if you believe you are guilty you are less likely to defend against perceived retribution.

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    It occurs naturally but more indirectly than we'd like to believe. We're also victim to the mentality that our own moral framework is the thing with which others should and will be universally judged--that something we believe isn't 'fair' ought to right itself in the end.

    Some things are just Bad Ideas in the long run. They can come around to bite you in the ass later on.
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    Traditionally, in Eastern religion, karma is only supposed to affect you in the next life, not this one. The original meaning of it is different from the way people interpret it now. I see a connection with the Christian concept that you get rewarded in the Kingdom of Heaven, not here on Earth. The Old Testament has the Book of Job, which suggests that God inflicts misfortune on the righteous and unrighteous alike.

    A lot of religions have recognized the fact that people do not often get rewarded for doing the right thing, so this leaves to me an interesting question. In the absence of religion, why do the right thing at all? I'm indifferent to the existence or nonexistence of God... so why do I care so much about doing the right thing? It's obvious to me that you can get away with quite a lot, so why don't I try to?

    The only thing I've arrived at is that I do it because it's pleasurable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msg_v2 View Post
    Traditionally, in Eastern religion, karma is only supposed to affect you in the next life, not this one. The original meaning of it is different from the way people interpret it now. I see a connection with the Christian concept that you get rewarded in the Kingdom of Heaven, not here on Earth. The Old Testament has the Book of Job, which suggests that God inflicts misfortune on the righteous and unrighteous alike.

    A lot of religions have recognized the fact that people do not often get rewarded for doing the right thing, so this leaves to me an interesting question. In the absence of religion, why do the right thing at all? I'm indifferent to the existence or nonexistence of God... so why do I care so much about doing the right thing? It's obvious to me that you can get away with quite a lot, so why don't I try to?

    The only thing I've arrived at is that I do it because it's pleasurable.
    Not sure about other traditional eastern religions but this is not so according to Buddhism.

    There is Ditta dhamma vedaniya Karma.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riva View Post
    Not sure about other traditional eastern religions but this is not so according to Buddhism.

    There is Ditta dhamma vedaniya Karma.
    I stand corrected.
    [Trump's] rhetoric is not an abuse of power. In the same way that it's also not against the law to do a backflip off of the roof of your house onto your concrete driveway. It's just mind-numbingly stupid and, to say the least, counterproductive. - Bush did 9-11


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    Anything you do will affect you either directly or indirectly. Karma doesn't always hurt in the way you think it would, but it can slowly tear you down over time.

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    Karma, is complex. But I agree with @Ene on her descriptions.
    In a way karma could translate or operate through 'energy' or vibe, or the Eastern version 'chi' or 'Qi'. Basically the "do unto others as you would have done to you" dictum. Intention I believe plays more of an important role as any, action being secondary.
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