“Karma is not fate, for humans act with free will creating their own destiny. According to the Vedas, if one sows goodness, they will reap goodness; if one sows evil they will reap evil. Karma refers to the totality of our actions and their concomitant reactions in this and previous lives, all of which determines our future” – Taken from Wikipedia.
So, Karma is about cause and effect, plus and minus, yin and yang, good and bad, right and wrong and all other such antonyms you can think of, but with a common thread of - balancing out.
Its pretty difficult to believe isn’t it? Karma, in modern day analogy is like a Bank Account – If you do something good, your karmic bank account will increase by a certain value. If you do something bad, it will reduce by a certain value! You cannot check your bank balance – but it is all accounted for, at the end of your life. Or perhaps multiple lives.
Religion has tried to justify the concept of Karma by introducing rebirths – if you are born as a politician in this birth, you will most probably be born as a common man in your next birth! So, the concept of eternal justice is somehow upheld!
But why consider multiple births? Can’t we see the existence of Karma in one birth itself? If a person keeps cheating others, after a point of time no one trusts them. If you disrespect your parents, you will be disrespected by your kids. There can be many such examples.
BTW, the title has been inspired from this nice song – Karma is a Bitch. Nice music, not nice lyrics. Since they choose to apply a gender to Karma (in that song), may be we can say Karma is a BITCH indeed – (I stole this one from one of IHM’s blog commenters) Babe In Total Control of Herself (And other’s too?).
So, is there something like Good Karma/ Bad Karma? Does it actually add up to our Karmic Bank Balance? Is there a Karmic law controlling all our actions? What do you think about it?