Rules Summary: Many & Various Definitions of Karma
kar·ma | Function:
\'kär-m? also 'k?r-\
often capitalized |
the force generated by a person's actions held in
Hinduism and Buddhism to perpetuate transmigration and in its ethical
consequences to determine the nature of the person's next existence.
These are definitions of karma which come from various dictionaries
and try to capture the core essence of karma.
1. To act, action, activity; whether physical, mental, emotional;
internal or external; and done whether in knowledge or ignorance; or
by seeming chance, or accident.
2. The sum total of the accumulation of actions and reactions being
experienced, due to be so experienced, or being created as events and
situations in time, originating from individual and group-collective action.
These are definitions of karma which describe the wider aspects of
karma: the groups in which individuals are enmeshed karmically.
The smallest, most intimate group of individuals
that we most frequently reincarnate with over the span of time. When
Souls were created by God, they were manifested side by side, literally
cut from the same cloth. Those in your Soul Group are your most powerful
and constant teachers and you are theirs.
The smaller group of individuals that spend
significant amounts of time together. This includes groups of family
members, friends, and co-workers. This matrix exists for these
individuals to work off and through past life karma.
The larger groups of individuals that coexist
due to similar affiliations (same community, country, or continent) and
are subject to the same global events (such as pandemics, natural
disasters, regional accidents, and war).
These are definitions of karma which describe the time aspects of
karma: how karma progresses over time (build up and burn off).
the accumulated result of all your
actions from all your past lifetimes. This is your total cosmic debt.
Every moment of every day either you are adding to it or you are
reducing this cosmic debt.
the portion of your
being worked on
in the present life. If you work down your agreed upon debt
in this lifetime, then more past debts surface to be worked on.
the portion of actions in the present
life that add to your
If you fail to work
off your debt, then more debts are added to
and are sent to future lives.
daily, instant karma created in this
life that is worked off immediately. These are debts that are created
and worked off - ie. you do wrong, you get caught and you spend time
These are definitions of karma which describe the personal aspects of
karma: how karma applies directly to individuals' lives.
Primal (Seed) Karma:
When an individual first incarnated, they received
a "load" of karma (unmerited by actions) to propel them on their unique
journey through cycles of reincarnation to unfold in Soul awareness.
Choice (Action) Karma:
After an individual incarnates, they create karma
by their choices: through their thoughts, through their words, through
their actions, and through their directions (how they direct others to
think, speak, and act).
From the human standpoint, the positive benefit
received in material existence, where one receives pleasing results (such as
vibrant physical health, financial success, relationship happiness, etc).
From the human standpoint, the negative blow-back
received in material existence, where one receives unpleasant results (such as
physical illness, financial failure, relationship heart-ache, etc).
These are definitions of karma which are catch phrases in the popular
imagination: these are often how karma is best known.
1. What goes around, comes around.
2. What you bring hate into, you will reincarnate into.
3. Your beliefs-thoughts-emotions create your reality.
4. Everything happens for a reason.
5. What you think about, you bring about.
6. What you bring into the lives of others comes back into your own.
7. You get out of life what you put into it.
8. What comes out of your mouth comes into your life.
9. If I believe and I deserve it, the universe will serve it.
10. What you see in others, already exists inside you.
11. What you send out, comes back to you so what you give, you get.
12. The love you give will come back to you... so radiate love.
These are definitions of karma which religions use to describe the effects
of karma: their belief system about karma.
"actions" or "deeds" which causes the entire cycle of
"samsara" (cause and effect driving reincarnation) to unfold through time.
any action creates "seeds" in the energy field that,
when springing from unloving motives, keeps the individual bound to the
wheel of samsara, but when springing from loving kindness, helps to
liberate them to nirvana.
"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever
a man soweth, that shall he also reap." (Galatians 6:7)
reciprocity is used instead of karma: "What you
do not want done to yourself, do not do to others" says Confucius.
karma is neither punishment nor retribution: it is the
result of the cause and effect of deeds or acts and it governs all life.
karma works on the principle that "energy flows
where attention goes" which creates cause and effect through actions
"Disasters have spread throughout the land and
sea, because of [the sins] the people have committed. [God] thus lets
them taste the consequences of some of their works, that they may turn
back [from evil]." (Koran 30:41)
karma is attracted to the energy field of an
individual due to the vibrations created by their activities of thought,
speech, and action.
karma ensures that "as long as a person is
unsuccessful in his purpose in this world, the Holy One replants
them over and over again." (Zohar I 186b)
karma ensures we reap exactly what we sow in a precise
and infallible manner so that the individual assumes total responsibility for
karma guides the "continuity of existence without
limitation" (birth is not a beginning and death is not an end).
the beneficial or harmful effects one creates will
return to them.
These are definitions of karma current in the mainstream which define
karma without using the "karma" word.
1. We get what we agree to deserve. (Dr Phil)
2. What we fear, we create. (Dr Phil)
3. "Those who dwell in the past, rob the present. Those who ignore the past,
destroy the future." (Chinese Proverb)
4. "People pay for what they do, and still more, for what they have allowed
themselves to become. And they pay for it simply: by the lives they lead."
5. "Though the mills of the God grind slowly, yet they grind exceedingly
small: though with patience He stands waiting, with exactness He grinds
them all." (Friedrich von Logan)
6. Karma is the operating system software of the Soul and runs the
hardware - body, mind, emotions - provided by reincarnation.
7. It is the law of cause and effect.
These are definitions of karma current in the scientific community which define
karma without using the "karma" word.
1. Every action has an equal but opposite reaction. (Newton's Third Law)
2. The scientific method searches for cause and effect relationships in nature.
Scientists design experiments so that changes to one item cause something else to
vary in a predictable way.
Understanding and applying the "seven principles" of Huna (the hidden
knowledge for the deeper connection to one's own inner wisdom) to your
life helps you to transmute karma.
"To love is to be happy with"
"Everything begins and ends in love."
Expanding in love, joy, and awareness is why you have come to Earth.
Why "Aloha" is so frequently spoken is because it is a reminder of
the importance of love. Whether you are giving or receiving love,
whether you are being or becoming love, whether you are learning
what is like or unlike love, you are always in the midst of love.
"The world is what you think it is"
"What is and is not like love is the great lesson."
You get what you see because that is what you believe will happen and
because of what you have believed in during past lives. If you believe
you are rich or poor, that belief will create your prosperity or your
poverty. If you believe you are rich but cannot shake being poor, that
is because you have past life karma demanding to be healed.
"There are no limits, everything is possible"
"Challenges creates and drive evolution."
You have come to Earth to be, to do, and to have anything you want.
Believing that everything is possible with enough work and putting
(what others believe to be impossible, unrealistic, or unfeasible)
ideas into action and into reality… that is what life on Earth is all about!
"Energy flows where attention goes"
"What you bring hate to,
you reincarnate into."
You are the creator of your life. You create it one thought, one belief,
one attitude, and one action or one inaction at a time. What you have
hated in a previous life determines the circumstances of your life now
as well as how you can transcend the related past life karma.
"Now is the moment of power"
"If now is unpleasing, the past must be healed."
If you are not as healthy, wealthy, or happy as you would like to be,
past life karma is most often the cause. The whole point of past life
healing is to empower you to create your life now exactly the way you
would like it to be. All that takes is healing the related karma.
"All power comes from within"
"Effects now flow from past actions/inactions."
You are the true power in your universe. Nothing happens to you except
that you have invited it in by your past actions and/or past inactions
or by present thoughts. No one can think and create for you: only you
can think and create for yourself.
"Effectiveness is the measure of truth"
"We only learn from our experiences."
The only way we know what is true is through our experiences. Experience
is the first, best, and only teacher: it is the only one that everyone
believes to be absolutely true. The only way one can believe in past
lives is to have had their own experience of it.
channeled information. Note: the Tibetan Auspicious Knot (see image by Secular)
symbolises the nature of life where everyone and everything is deeply
interrelated and only exists as part of a web of karma and its effects.