At 3/15/11 11:55 AM, EpicFail wrote:
What the fuck are you talking about? Karma's about as real as leprechauns.
Blah, you just don't understand it... Karma isn't a magical unknown force it's, in simple terms, cause and effect.
If you do good things, good things happen to you. Not because the universe owes you or because you've pleased some mythical god somewhere, but because the effect of good things, is more good things. The more good things you do, the more likely you are to be on the receiving end of other good things. This, is called Karma.
In Buddhism it's believed that the effects of good deeds reverberate throughout all time. So a good deed today has an everlasting effect on the future. This effect can find you, and effect you, in another life. It doesn't hunt you down and look for you, it just so happens that your next form is eventually effected by the chain of events put in place by the actions of your previous lives. In other words, we're all effected by what choices our ancestors made.
If you have lots of good karma, then you're more likely to be on the receiving end of good deeds not only in this life, but also your next.
Back to the original topic... 9/11 could be a result of Karma but not the tsunami in Japan. Japan is a natural disaster. 9/11 was the action of man... Americas bad Karma against Muslims might have resonated in their negative actions towards us. On the other hand, their negative actions towards Americans resulted in negative actions against them and their country. This is why negative karma is never defeated with more negative karma. Only good karma can undo negative karma.