(Closed) Do you believe in karma?

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you believe in karma?
    Yes, I do. : (27 votes)
    68 %
    No, I don't. : (10 votes)
    25 %
    Undecided. : (3 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 4
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I believe that karma (in Eastern terms) just means that one thing happens, then another.  A chain reaction.

    Do I believe that you store up “karma?”  In a western sense?  No way.  No way at all.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    What is the western sence?

    Post # 6
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    445 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    No, I don’t believe in karma. Sh*t happens to the best people all the time. You’re right, we should treat others well because it is the right thing to do … not because we think “karma” is going to either reward us if we do or come around and bite us in the butt if we don’t.

    Post # 7
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    165 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    Yes and no.

    I agree with fontgoddess, sh*t happens to the very best of people sometimes; and amazing things happen to the biggest jerks.

    However I tend to believe that life has a balance, good and bad mixed, and one should generally “get what they give”.

     

    Post # 8
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    165 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    Yes and no.

    I agree with fontgoddess, sh*t happens to the very best of people sometimes; and amazing things happen to the biggest jerks.

    However I tend to believe that life has a balance, good and bad mixed, and one should generally “get what they give”.

     

    Post # 9
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    165 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    Yes and no.

    I agree with fontgoddess, sh*t happens to the very best of people sometimes; and amazing things happen to the biggest jerks.

    However I tend to believe that life has a balance, good and bad mixed, and one should generally “get what they give”.

     

    Post # 10
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    113 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I do believe in karma, is a sense.  I agree, I don’t think there is a “cosmic force that doles out spiritual justice” but i think people create the world the live in.  

    My way of seeing karma is if you depend on taking things from people, you will end up with nothing that is actually yours.  or maybe if you go around bad mouthing people, people actually think badly of you, not the people you bad-mouth.

    Does that even make sense?

    Post # 11
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    4150 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I absolutely believe in karma, but agree, unfortunately sh*tty things happen to good people. 

    Post # 12
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    5263 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’m right there with you! I think that the only semblance of karma is that people tend to respond in kind – so if you’re a b*tch, they’re not going to want to help you as much. But that’s not karma, that’s cause and effect. And obviously shitty people can have good things happen to them – and often do.

    But then again, I also do not believe in psychics, higher powers, ghosts, etc. 

    Post # 13
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    313 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I said yes, but I don’t believe in karma in the way that a lot of people in the Western world see it, like @cbee said.

    Karma simply means “action” or “deed” and is what is behind the law of cause and effect.  Karma is everything we do in our lives.  People tend to throw the word around like karma is a tangible thing that comes to you after you’ve done a really good or really bad deed.  I guess since I practice Buddhism it’s different for me than those who view it in the Western sense, though.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I believe in Karma, but as most people here, I don’t think it’s something tangible, but as @crissycakes says, I think people create the world they live in. 

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    No, I don’t really believe in karma.

    I think, generally, good people are “rewarded” because most people that treat people decently tend to surround themselves with like-minded people, and you approach someone you know is a good person differently than you approach someone who you know is a sh*tty person.

    There’s plenty of good and bad things that happen for no reason, and happen to people who may or may not deserve it.

    I don’t believe there is any sort of “higher power” keeping tabs on us though, so my opinion is skewed that way.

    Post # 16
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    2309 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    No! But I do believe in a God above, and living life with a clear conscience.

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