|1.||Hinduism, Buddhism. action, seen as bringing upon oneself inevitable results, good or bad, either in this life or in a reincarnation: in Hinduism one of the means of reaching Brahman. Compare bhakti (def. 1), jnana.|
|2.||Theosophy. the cosmic principle according to which each person is rewarded or punished in one incarnation according to that person’s deeds in the previous incarnation.|
|4.||the good or bad emanations felt to be generated by someone or something.|
Karma. This word is being tossed around a lot as of recent. And today I decided to look it up. I was reading a friend’s profile who describes herself as Catholic and believing in “karma”. Now, I’m guessing that the meaning of the word that people are referring to is the “what goes around comes around” BUT none of these definitions (provided by Dictionary.com) really fit this bill.
The closest is definition numero 2 which describes the going around coming around situation happening to people in spanning through different lives, literally.
So do me a favor everyone. Please, just say: I believe what goes around comes around, or I believe people will get what is coming to them. NOT: I believe in karma. Because you are not using the word correctly.
The reason using the word karma urks me is because it makes me think of new age religions when people combine different religions’ beliefs or when people believe that many religions lead to the same God. No religion is okay with picking and choosing beliefs from everyone. It doesn’t make any sense.
Jesus never said, I am the Way the Truth and the Light and yeah, Buddha had some good ideas too.
Don’t mix liquor and beer and don’t mix religions. It’s that simple.