The Trouble with Karma

karmanoun
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.
3.

fate; destiny.

4.

the good or bad emanations felt to be generated by someone or something:

Let’s get out of here. This place has bad karma.

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/karma

Actually, there is more than one problem but today my problem is this.  If there is such a thing as karma then what in the world was it I did in my past life to deserve what goes on in this one.

Other problems include

  • Do I believe in past lives and future ones?
  • If I ask for someone else to have karma get them then does that mean I’ll get karma for asking?
  • If karma is going to get someone for me then will be I be a witness to it in the next life to see it?
  • If I won’t be there to see it in the next life then what is the point?
  • If it’s not going to happen until the next life, then they will be like me, wondering what in the world they did to deserve this crap and because they don’t know how will they learn from it so they can be better in the next life?
  • As per the third definition above, karma has bad karma.
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About Peggy Guiler

You just never know what show up on my blog. As the name implies it is about the stuff of life just like Spilt Milk. Everyday events spark thought and contemplation. Special events in the community, the country or the world may strike a cord and get me talking. Sometimes it's about people in my life or circumstances, sometimes about my garden, sometimes about a book or a political issue. Always it's about something I am passionate about. In my business, River of Hope Enterprises, I work as an "Associate Certified Coach" (International Coach Federation), a trainer, consultant and speaker. and soon to be, spiritual director. I also drive a school bus to keep the wolf from the door while I build my business. I love the kids on the bus (most of the time). My family is grown and I have three grandkids who thrill my heart but I don't get to see any of them very often. Circumstances of life have made "family" difficult. My son died by suicide at age 16 in 2000 and the strain on our family relationships since has been huge. Mental health is a field where I worked for almost 20 years and where I still do some consulting and training. That combined with my own battle with depression and my son's death weave together to form some of my greatest soap box items: suicide intervention, suicide bereavement and peer support in mental health are right on the top of my list. Social justice is an underlying passion. Keeping the wolf from the door as a single parent was full-time work and my career path as a journalists was augmented with cleaning contracts, cooking, retail clerk, and bartending. I have known hard work and am grateful for the experience and perspective it has given me. My own passion for learning has now taken me toward a new field as a Spiritual Director. I am studying with the Ontario Jubilee Program. This new field I believe puts all my talents with people into one place which and may​ become something I can continue into retirement. Supporting people is what I do best. Woven into all of this is my love of writing. Trained as a Journalist, and having worked in the field as a freelance news writer for many years, I have a great love for writing. This blog is a new beginning for me. As I hone my skills and begin to form a daily discipline of writing I hope it will lead to more writing in the future.
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