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Karma And Luck

May 17th, 2008 . by admin

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What Is Karma?

In Pali term,  Karma literally means action or doing. Any action or thought that is created intentionally, will create karma.

How Karma Is Created?

Whenever we perform any action or when we think any thought, an imprint is made upon our mind. When the same actions and thoughts are repeated, the imprint on our mind become deeper and deeper.

When we mixed our actions and thoughts with our emotions, the imprint becomes even deeper, depending on the intensity of our emotions at that time. Each emotion affects our state of mind which determine the type and intensity of the karma produced. If a person is very angry when he kills someone, his negative karma is much stronger than a person who accidentially kill someone because of the emotion felt when performing the killing.

Karma does not depend on the actions. The same action can create different karma for different people because of the intentions. A soldier who is going to war for the love of his nation and family, will create a more positive karma than another soldier that goes to the same war for hating the enemy.

Karma Is A Force

The strength of the karma increases with time until an opposing force is applied. The power of a negative action that will result in suffering, increase day by day if it is not purified. In the same way, a positive action also increase in strength as time passes.

How Does Karma Affect Us?

Stronger karmas bring more powerful result. A very strong negative karma will bring intense suffering. A very strong positive karma will bring extra ordinary happiness and good conditions.

Karma And Luck

You need good karma to fulfill your desires. When you have good karma, you get whatever you want. People with good karma, are often labeled as good luck. When bad karma ripens, bad things happen. This is often called bad luck.

How To Improve Our Karma? 

If luck is linked to karma, then by improving karma, you can improve your luck. How can you improve your luck? Simple, you just need to do 2 steps.

  • Purify Your Negative Karma
  • Increase Your Positive Karma

Purify Your Negative Karma

A negative karma will grow as time passes. A killing of a mosquito creates a bad karma, if this karma is not purify, it can grow into a big bad karma that can cause you to be injured or killed.

  • The power of object. Bow in front of a holy object and ask for forgiveness. By kneeing and bowing in front of a holy being such as Jesus, Buddha or any god of your religion, speeds up the purification of your karma.
  • The power of regret. All religions believe in the power of repent. If you sincerely regret of performing an action, the effect of your bad karma is reduced. The bible says "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.". Buddhists also believe in the power of regret. The Taoists and Hindus also repent and ask for forgiveness from their gods when they have done something wrong.
  • The power of opponent force. Perform any positive action with sincere regret to counteract the negative karma. Such positive actions can be chanting, reading religious texts, meditation and more.
  • The power of commitment. Make a promise not to do the negative action again. At first, you can promise not to do that negative action for 5 to 10 minutes. Slowly increase the time. Eventually make a vow to abandon the negative actions forever.

Increase Your Positive Karma

Increasing your positive karma is simpler. In short, you just need to do good deeds and positive actions. Simple? Then how come you have been doing good deeds and nothing good has happen or your good deeds never produce any big results. The reason may be the way you do the good deeds. To get the maximum amount of merits from doing good deeds, you need to have the following.

  • The Intention. As we know, karma does not depend on the action itself but depends on the state of mind at the time you are doing the action. The intention of doing the good deed will create the state of mind at that time. For example, the action of donating a dollar out of compassion to save people,  will yield more merits than giving hundred dollars to show off in front of other people. Actions motivated by compassion, love, generosity, patience, joy, pure morality and other positive states of mind, will produce good karma. Actions done out of negative states of mind like anger, attachment, jealousy, pride, fear, confusion and doubt, will produce negative karma.
  • Doing Everything With Positive Intention. Everyday we do many things without any intention. These actions without intention, do not produce any karma. Such actions include eating, drinking, walking and taking a shower. Why not create positive karma while doing these actions? You can create positive intention before doing each of these actions. Before you eat, have an intention to nourish all the living organism in your body with the food. Before you go to work, have an intention that you are going to work so as to have money to help the needy and donate to the gods. Having positive intentions before you do all these tasks will create positive karma for your future benefit.
  • Never Regret. The power of regret is very powerful enough to stop bad karma. It also have the same effect on positive karma. If you regret helping someone or donating money, your positive action is cancelled out by your regret. Always feel joy that you are blessed to have the ability to help others, rather than being the other way around.
  • Hide Your Good Deeds. After doing a good deed, many of us cannot wait to tell others about the good deed we have done. By telling others, we reduce the amount of good karma we will get because we are doing the good deed out of pride. Keep the good deed to yourself and the good karma will grow bigger as time passes like your money in the bank.

All Actions Are Not Wasted

All actions done, will not be wasted. Each action will generate karma depending on the state of mind at the time the action is created. The karma created, resides in your mind, waiting for the right time and condition to arise. The karma may take one hour, one day, one month, one year or even one lifetime to produce its effect. Every karma is like a seed, waiting for the right soil, right amount of water, the sunlight and the right climate to grow into a plant.

Whatever action you do, it will come back to you.

One Response to “Karma And Luck”

  1. comment number 1 by: habibur rahman

    good

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