My theme for this year's A- Z Blogfest is DEATH (who I hope is like DEATH in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series): "...tall, thin (skeletal, as a matter of fact), and ALWAYS SPEAKS IN CAPITAL LETTERS. Generally shows up when you're dead, or just when he thinks you ought to be." Today we have K for Karma.
In Hinduism and Buddhism, Karma is the principle of retributive justice determining a person's state of life and the state of his or her reincarnations as the effect of past deeds.
So, if you screw up this time, next time might not be a picnic. Of course, sometimes there's lessons to be learned and unfortunately most lessons have to be learned the hard way: by doing them over and over repeatedly until it finally dawns on us that there's another better way. Like in Groundhog Day.
Do you believe in Karma? Or are you like Han Solo when he so famously said, "Kid, I've flown from one side of the galaxy to the other. I've seen a lot of strange stuff, but I've never seen anything to make me believe there's one all-powerful Force controlling everything. There's no mystical energy field that controls my destiny. It's all a lot of simple tricks and nonsense."
Excerpt from Sourcery, by Terry Pratchett...
"I meant," said Ipslore, bitterly, "what is there in this world that makes living worthwhile?"
Death thought about it.
CATS, he said eventually, CATS ARE NICE.