The Law of Karma has many definitions.My version is very different – yet amazingly similar. Karma is the difference between where we are and where we need to be.The payback version seems to be the most common. It is defined by many as “as ye sow so shall ye reap” or “what goes around, comes around“. The universe is not vengeful – parts maybe, but not overall. Its main agenda is development of its component pieces. I see karma as assisting the learning process through providing experience.
After much thought, my version is very different – yet amazingly similar.
Karma is the difference between where we are and where we need to be.
What is the difference?
In a sense they are the same – but very different in viewpoint.
The traditional view of Karma would have that any grace or problems encountered in this life are a direct result of your behaviour in previous lives and the earlier part of this one – true – as a punishment or reward – not so true.
I tend to view it slightly differently – I see the string of lives as one continuous learning experience. Different lives provide different opportunities. In this circumstance karma defines the experiences needed to learn the next lesson or to catch up on one we missed – thus Karma is the difference between where we are and where we need to be. No punishment or reward here.
Just scheduling lessons and repeating the ones we could have done better.
The Law of Cause and Effect and Karma
Many would mistake karma and the results of the Law of Cause and Effect.
Difficulties or grace experienced in this life are more likely to be a result of cause and effect particularly if it is related to something we have done in this life. Karma tends to operate at a much larger scale and across a number of lives.