Friday, May 20, 2005

Sublime Randomocity

This is what I read this morning. I found it completely by accident:

The Law of Karma is quite mathematical in its precision - we are always receiving exactly what we deserve.

Who You Are Is The Sum Total Of Where You Have Been
Now I don't think I really believe in reincarnation, though I can't discount it with any more conviction than I can discredit Christianity, but were I to be forced to choose which I believed in more strongly, I'd have to say I put more stock in reincarnation than in the all-powerful omniscient God.

It makes sense, to believe that we earn what we get and where we go, whether it's applied to just this life, or into others both past and future. I mean, even Christians believe (preach) the Golden Rule, and most everyone believes the adage that says, "What goes around comes around."

Hell, the Christians can't even really argue with the idea of Karma, the way I see it. If Karma works on the principle that you must give in order to receive, and there is some mathematical equation to it, what difference is there between Karma and the idea of the tithing 10% that the Christians adhere to so faithfully?

What bothers me about this whole discussion is that my arguments seem to be aligning me more closely with some of the Christian beliefs than I like to see, which sits like a rock in my gut and burns at my throat a bad case of reflux.


  1. Our perceptions of whatever template from which we choose to view the reality or some Infinite Higher Grace are so individual, Erin. In the end all we have is hope, faith and love. No? I dunno, I'm still trying to figure it all out. Hmph! ...'cause I'd really like to know myself, too........

  2. Faith and Hope are too abstract for me - love, yes, because it's more tangible IMO. Unfortunately, we'll never know - not until it's quite possibly too damn late. Which is another of my arguments against the 'loving god' concept. . . but that's another story all together.

  3. I think that the reason people embrace any sort of doctrine at all is simply because our fragile human minds need SOMETHING to believe in, or else there's no explanation of our existence.

    If asked what I believe in, I think I'd have a hell of a time trying to define it. I guess it's more of just a philosophy that if you're a basically good person you'll have a basically good life. The bad stuff that happens? I suppose all of that is simply to teach us one lesson or another. Or perhaps to help us remember where we stand in the grand scheme of things.


  4. hi there,

    i am a new reader and i find your writing beautiful and thought provoking.

    i found you by way of magdala.

    this entry caused my own entry regarding karma.

    thanks for being out there.

    best of luck with your book.