Law of Karma

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The Sanskrit word karma means action, the consequences of action, or prescribed action, in the sense of duty, fate, or destiny.

Our English proverb, "As ye sow, so shall ye reap," expresses the fundamental principle expressed by karma: those who do good will receive good as a consequence, while those who do evil will suffer evil as a consequence.

I like the word and the concept insofar as they are synonyms for the principle of perfect and immediate justice. All of our actions affect us first before they have an effect on the world around us. We are the first beneficiary or victim of the choices we make. Those who do good become good; those who do evil become evil.

I don't like the Hindu theology of reincarnation or the various concepts of "true self" with which the doctrine of karma is associated.

Jeremiah

Let my eyes stream with tears

13 “Ah! Lord GOD,” I replied, “it is the prophets who say to them, ‘You shall not see the sword; famine shall not befall you. Indeed, I will give you lasting peace in this place.’”

14 These prophets utter lies in my name, the LORD said to me: I did not send them; I gave them no command, nor did I speak to them. They prophesy to you lying visions, foolish divination, deceptions from their own imagination.

15 Therefore, thus says the LORD: Concerning the prophets who prophesy in my name, though I did not send them, and who say, “Sword and famine shall not befall this land”: by sword and famine shall these prophets meet their end.

16 The people to whom they prophesy shall be thrown out into the streets of Jerusalem because of famine and the sword. No one shall bury them, their wives, their sons, or their daughters, for I will pour out upon them their own wickedness.

17 Speak to them this word: Let my eyes stream with tears night and day, without rest, Over the great destruction which overwhelms the virgin daughter of my people, over her incurable wound.

18 If I walk out into the field, look! those slain by the sword; If I enter the city, look! victims of famine. Both prophet and priest ply their trade in a land they do not know.

19 Have you really cast Judah off? Is Zion loathsome to you? Why have you struck us a blow that cannot be healed? We wait for peace, to no avail; for a time of healing, but terror comes instead.

20 We recognize our wickedness, LORD, the guilt of our ancestors: we have sinned against you.

21 Do not reject us, for your name’s sake, do not disgrace your glorious throne. Remember! Do not break your covenant with us.

22 Among the idols of the nations are there any that give rain? Or can the mere heavens send showers? Is it not you, LORD, our God, to whom we look? You alone do all these things.

Sowing and Reaping

"Sow the wind; reap the whirlwind" (Hos 8:7).

http://www.usccb.org/bible/prv/22:08 Those who sow iniquity reap calamity

http://www.usccb.org/bible/jb/4:8 those who plow mischief and sow trouble will reap them.

http://www.usccb.org/bible/2cor/9:6 Consider this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

http://www.usccb.org/bible/gal/6:7

7Make no mistake: God is not mocked, for a person will reap only what he sows, 8because the one who sows for his flesh will reap corruption from the flesh, but the one who sows for the spirit will reap eternal life from the spirit.f 9Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do not give up.g 10So then, while we have the opportunity, let us do good to all,h but especially to those who belong to the family of the faith.

The punishment for sin is more sin

Judgment is coming.

Obama is punishment for our sins. We can't destroy the foundation and expect the building to stand.

Catholics will not be spared. The innocent will suffer along with the guilty.

This is all God's providence. God allowed this result in the election. "God will provide."

Padre Pio: "Pray, Hope, and Don't Worry."

Kresta: "Remedial catechesis."

Faithful remnant.

A new flood, a new ark.

Build up the Body. We are not alone.

I must not catastrophize.

Jesus says, "Do what I have given you to do today. That's enough. We'll deal with tomorrow tomorrow."

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