|BFF 161 - Instant Karma - A topic prompt.|
Karma - Defined by Encarta Dictionary means:
1. actions determining future state
In Hindu and Buddhist philosophy, the quality of somebody's current and future lives are determined by that person's behavior in this and in previous lives
the atmosphere radiated by a place, situation, person, or object
destiny or fate
In addition to the definitions in the dictionary, the thesaurus adds: chance, providence, fortune, luck, coincidence, and accident to the list. It's my nature to tear things down to the bones, and attempt to understand their intended meaning from the ground up.
A wordsmith builds on words they understand, and understanding is a process, not a place that we magickally arrive at, so it is likely that anything we "understand" will alter with awareness. It must be why so many people who have been given the lamp of wisdom to carry, understand, that they know little, about anything.
People refer to karma in many ways; although; most will concede to some kind of balancing blackboard that keeps track of wrongs and rights, and pays them back in triplicate. Karma becomes the homeostasis of universal morality. Who then decides what is "right" and what is "wrong", and what measure of karma is doled out, and to whom? The simplistic viewer will consider it to be a payment for whatever measure of pain the person caused them. It's not that simple.
If karma is the balancing ruler of what is meant to bring us to a more complete understanding of something, then it must also take into consideration that "pain" for some is the only method they will learn by. Is that to say that pain would be tucked off into a "bad" category by all people? Likewise, pleasure could be considered a bad thing, if the pleasure a person was seeking brought them to their own destruction. The scales are complicated, interwoven, and expansive.
It is my belief that what we do to another, we quite literally do to ourselves. We are all of one energy, all sharing one colony, in a colony of cells, housing colonies of cells. The Universe will move toward homeostasis, it's the nature of nature. Whatever that balance is, will manifest. It is my challenge to accept, and attempt to understand my part in that equation. It is my responsibility to share what I believe to be a positive influence, on those people I interact with. If karma were a video, and you could see what your actions, and deeds manifest as down the road a ways, it might surprise you. As for me, and my karma we do the best we can.