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What is karma?
Whether you like it or not and know it or not, Karma is the spiritual energy we set in motion that comes from the intentions behind our deeds. With kindness and goodwill your Karmic results can be healing and rewarding.
Because all your thoughts, words and deeds are of your own doing, each person’s karma is entirely of their own doing. It is often viewed as being just as simple as if you do harm to others, harm comes back on you. And if you do good then good comes back. Karmic energy actually stems from a deeper sense of the personality of a person, along with both the good and bad actions they take. In this sense, it is not only what you do with the body, but also the mind that can cause good and bad Karma.
The truth is that while good and bad events can happen in this life, karma can also carry over to the next life too.
The terms reincarnation and karma are strongly connected in Hindu belief. In this religion, the life following this death, is one that deals with karma. If a person is good in this life, their next life will be far more rewarding. If they are not good in this life, they may come back as a lower life form instead. In order to have good Karma in rebirth, a person must live according to what is known as Dharma or doing what is actually right.
There is disagreement on karma. The reason is that the idea of positive and negative debts don’t make sense. So any debt owed must be repaid. So instead of singling out the good and the bad, plus expectations one should live their life as close to kind as possible. This way we set ourselves up for good and positive things that will transpire later in our lives.
How can I attract good karma?
It’s when you begin to keep track of good and bad karma that is can become problematic. Sometimes, you wonder what is karma sending me? You may feel like a few good deeds should instantly come back to you. Especially if something you perceive at the time outweighs the justification for what has occurred. In addition, bad Karma is not when you do something bad, something hits you back five fold. Instead, it is when you do something wrong and the action that led to that is responsible for you to feel guilty and responsible for this action. When you feel bad and guilty for the situation, you have incurred the bad Karma as mentioned. If the individual feels the need to have some form of revenge, your lives will intertwine so they have the ability to enact their revenge. Once it is done, you are the released from the guilt that you feel in the situation. You then have a clean slate to work with. My main answer about how to attract good karma is to be aware of your intentions, - you either do things with a clear heart or you do not.
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