What was the "first?" thing that we did to create "karma" - there was a time before we did anything "wrong" and then all of a sudden we did, and now,
we all have this "karma".
Why exactly did we do these "wrong" things, and importantly, whom defined that they were "wrong" - whom made us perceive and experience reality in
such a way that certain actions equate to suffering and certain actions equate to benefits?
The answer is that "Karma" is a form of "judgement" in the form of a universal "law" and "Heaven and Hell" is a form of judgement by a creator "God"
that has the power to dictate the fate of our souls.
"Karma" is really quite a scary concept, however, if all is "Karma" what about things that are totally different? What about events that happen purely
by chance? If nothing did not happen spontaneously, then all would be based on a perpetual law that is somehow "universal".
The truth is that accidents happen and they can be good or bad depending upon how you experience them, and the fact that horrible accidents occur and
that we cannot really do anything about them requires us to find a "reason" - and this reason is "karma".
"Oh I tripped and broke my ankle, it must be my 'karma'"
... As opposed to the fact that you were distracted and were not looking where you were walking...
In this sense, "karma" justifies ones experience of life, and it also contains a reason to do "good" things because there are consequences for "bad"
things - the basis of morality. If you question why karma exists, as mentioned, you will hit a brick wall and receive the answer that it is some kind
of universal law that even "God" can't change.
Why is it a "universal law" - because of action and reaction, apparently.
I say, if an action leads to an unpredictable reaction, then new things can happen. If all actions have reactions, then they all cancel themselves out
and in this sense there would be not reality.
How to they combat this? Easy - you experience this state of "non-reactivity" when you attain "enlightenment" - the truth to all existence.
Now what? Who created you to be the way you are?
Their answer - we are all "God".
Why choose their belief system? Because, you reject the God that willed you to exist yet still want to have spiritual beliefs.
It implies that my mother and father did not create me - I "incarnated" and had "past lives".
Wait a second - if we are all "co-creators" why on Earth can't I create a child from scratch, with no past lives?
Their answer is obviously - "No".
I find that highly disagreeable, and for that reason in particular I reject "karma" and "reincarnation" as they would see it.
20-11-2014 by SystemResistor because: (no reason given)