the laws of karma

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posted on Sep, 20 2008 @ 05:22 AM
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This happened to me over a year ago

I was in Athens on business in july last year in the middle of a heat wave around 1030 pm I left my hotel and went to a small taverna for dinner on my own I was sitting at my table when I spotted a disabled homeless man with a little black cat accross the road.
I was half way thru my dinner when this homeless man walked into the crowded restaurant and went to each table and begged for some money no one of his fellow Greeks gave him the time of day.
when he got to my table I could not understand what he was saying in Greek but his hand sticking out was enough
I took out my wallet and to my shock realise that the smallest bill in it was 50 euros, so I gave him the 50 euro bill to the total shock of my fellow dinners.
The very next day on my way home I was thinking of this stock I had been holding for a long time that was down and decided that once I got home I would sell it at a loss.
When the next day I checked my account this stock had surged.
I never made this contection with my good deed till today




posted on Sep, 20 2008 @ 05:29 AM
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Well done!
Altruism, on balance, will never leave you with less than when you started.

Some people are "paid back" directly, as you were, in the form of money. Others are miraculously healed or just plain happy (priceless).

Never stop believing in the Universe´s tendency to seek balance, and in that knowledge help other whenever you can so the universe starts to work in your favor.

Keep it up



posted on Sep, 20 2008 @ 05:33 AM
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I think you misunderstand how karma works. Its not from day to day, its from lifetime to lifetime.

But I think it was very nice of you to give so much money to the man.



[edit on 20-9-2008 by Copernicus]



posted on Sep, 20 2008 @ 05:40 AM
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Originally posted by Copernicus

I think you misunderstand how karma works. Its not from day to day, its from lifetime to lifetime.

But I think it was very nice of you to give so much money to the man.



[edit on 20-9-2008 by Copernicus]


I respectfully disagree.
Life to life karma takes into account your BALANCE over a lifetime.

The karmic principle can be applied to much shorter timespans, however.
Of this I am absolutely sure.



posted on Sep, 20 2008 @ 05:47 AM
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I do not believe in karma. I don't think there is a big accountant in the sky tracking credits and debits over lifetimes. God doesn't think like that. But I do believe that like attracts like and being generous can cause the universe to be generous back.

On the otherhand, those Greeks may be stingy, or they may realize that giving money to beggars in a restaurant ENCOURAGES beggars to enter restaurants. By giving that man 50 euros while eating your dinner you probably just assured that the next time he sees a foreigner (particularly an american) eating dinner it would be worthwhile to pester him for money. In many areas they discourage handing out money to panhandlers, just like some parks say "don't feed the bears".

[edit on 20-9-2008 by Sonya610]



posted on Sep, 20 2008 @ 06:09 AM
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It depends again, thru which glases of believe in karma , you look thru.

According to my experiences, I can say, some things are count up or down right away, other things take a little longer, even beyond a lifetime.

A nice turn of you anyway, wish more people would act like that.



posted on Sep, 20 2008 @ 06:41 AM
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TV show - My Name is Earl discusses kind of a funny take on karma. A lot of ATS's mostly pound keyboard and don't watch much TV...myself included.



posted on Sep, 20 2008 @ 07:50 AM
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"For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction."
You did good OP.

I guess i believe that the law of karma ia an impersonal energy dynamic. It is not based on morality, as the Universe does not judge. Rather, the law of karma governs the balancing of energy within our system of morality and within those of our neighbours. It serves humanity as an impersonal and Universal teacher of responsibility.

I think it goes deeper than a simple "you only get what you give" but basically, those who intend love for others experiences the intention of love from others, and so forth.

It's great that the OP has become aware of this energy dynamic - ater all, IMO, it serves a very important purpose in our evolutionary process.



posted on Sep, 20 2008 @ 08:12 AM
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Where does the term "No good deeds go unpunished" come from and what does that mean?
I believe in Balance, yin and yang, evil will be balanced out with good, so my other question is if one was to do nothing but good, then when does the evil come in to play?



posted on Sep, 20 2008 @ 08:22 AM
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Originally posted by 38181
Where does the term "No good deeds go unpunished" come from and what does that mean?
I believe in Balance, yin and yang, evil will be balanced out with good, so my other question is if one was to do nothing but good, then when does the evil come in to play?


hi


I dont think , you can do nothing but "good". With each footprint or breath we take, we are killing other life forms. So non of us can live without damaging another.



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 01:49 PM
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I dont believe that it is how we live thats counts, but more what have we learnt and left behind that is important.

The old saying "if you dont learn the lesson it repeates itself"is becoming very apparent in these times





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