Sunday, 23 October 2011

Instant karma

Karma is often hard to understand, and leads many to doubt its  existent in life. When something is visualized it becomes more real.

Many people, as in the picture, act in the now, without regard for future consequences. Karma, however, is lived in the present. The last domino may take a day/hour or week to actually hit you, which is the effect of pushing the first. The decision to push the first domino over is actually the karma (action).

The action (karma) or cause is linked to the effect, and in this way, you are always living your karma. This is why, right thought, right action and the eightfold path are so practical. Unskilled thought, unskilled aInction can be seen working in the below diagram. Buddhism, and the path are not about addressing the effects, they are about the cause and intention. They are about making empowering decisions, not de-powering.

Workplaces are generally filled with unskilled thought and action. There’s a mentality of pushing hard now to get something over the line without taking into consideration what the result is of this action later on. We as humans need to change this mentality for good of the individuals and the good of the company. No one wants a domino landing on them.

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