“Karma means action, work or deed; it also refers to the principle of where intent and actions of an individual influence the future of that individual. Good intent and good deed contribute to good karma and future happiness, while bad intent and bad deed contribute to bad karma and future suffering. Karma is closely associated with the idea of rebirth in some schools of Asian religions. In these schools, karma in the present affects one’s future in the current life, as well as the nature and quality of future lives.”
I believe strongly in the concept of karma, excluding the idea of our deeds in our present life affecting our future lives. I feel that it all gets adjusted in the same life. Every good deed attracts fortune and every bad deed pays it dues, all in one life. No carry forward. No future adjustments.
Karma is nothing but an exchange of energy. We all have positive and negative energies within us. Positive energies create positive emotions such as faith, trust, love, care, affection, empathy, forgiveness and peace. On the other hand, negative energies create distrust, anger, confusion, aggression, chaos and above all destruction.
So, every decision that we take to send out a positive vibe turns into a good deed and into good karma.
Somehow most of us are not careful about what vibes we send out to the world. It is so easy for us to yell at people in traffic, be inconsiderate toward our juniors, exploit personal relationships, be discouraging to our kids, be unfaithful to our spouse, and above all be so unkind to our inner being by consistent criticism and comparison with others. All such actions add to bad karma.
I don’t think God gives any punishment for bad karma after you die. There is no need for it as when we decide to do send out a negative energy, it could be as simple as being rude to someone, we decide to create our own hell or heaven everyday. You are responsible for everything in your life.
Decide to create a beautiful day for yourself, always!