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    Karma is the record of services. Karma is the term used in Buddhist teaching. Taoists use the term te. Christians us the term "deed." Many other spiritual beings use the term "virtue." Karma, te, deed, and virtue are the same thing but in different words. To understand karma is to understand all of these words.
    — Zhi Gang Sha
    Karma is the root cause of success and failure in every aspect of life.
    — Zhi Gang Sha
    tags: failure  karma  success 
     
    On one hand, we know that everything happens for a reason, and there are no mistakes or coincidences. On the other hand, we learn that we can never give up, knowing that with the right tools and energy, we can reverse any decree or karma. So, which is it? Let the Light decide, or never give up? The answer is: both.
    — Yehuda Berg
    I believe in Karma. If the good is sown, the good is collected. When positive things are made, that returns well.
    — Yannick Noah
    tags: believe  karma  positive 
     
    To the worldy man Karma is a stern Nemesis, to the spiritual man Karma unfolds itself in harmony with his highest aspirations.
    — William Quan Judge
    tags: men  harmony  spiritual  karma 
     
    Karma is like the vine that gathers strength through uninterrupted years, and which fastens its tendrils so closely that it is as strong as the structure to which it adheres. There is no way to destroy its power except by the separation of the parts, these parts renew themselves in other forms of life, but the structure is freed when its root is destroyed.
    — William Quan Judge
    tags: power  strong  renew  karma  strength  year 
     
    The conscious process is reflected in the imagination; the unconscious process is expressed as karma, the generation of actions divorced from thinking and alienated from feeling.
    — William Irwin Thompson
    On days where I feel the karma is in balance I'm not afraid of death. And when I feel it's weighing heavily on the negative side, then I get very scared and just think about eternal damnation and how unpleasant that would be.
    — Will Oldham
    tags: death  balance  karma  afraid 
     
    Though the names 'karma', 'yoga' and 'sannyasa' are different, the truth at the heart of both is the same.
    — Vinoba Bhave
    tags: truth  heart  karma 
     
    Life does not mean mere karma or mere bhakti or mere jnana.
    — Vinoba Bhave
    tags: karma 
     
    I don't have any reason to hate anybody; I believe in good karma and spreading good energy.
    — Vanilla Ice
    tags: believe  hate  energy  karma 
     
    When we cross the gates of death, our karma is all we take with us. Everything else that we enjoyed in this life we leave behind... Our karma is the only thing that will count in determining our rebirth, for our next life is nothing but the effects of our karmic tendencies that materialize in our perception.
    — Tulku Thondup
    tags: death  perception  karma 
     
    Karma isn't fate. Nor is it a punishment imposed on us by some external agent. We create our own karma. Karma is the result of the choices that we make every moment of every day.
    — Tulku Thondup
    Christianity teaches that, contra fatalism, suffering is overwhelming; contra Buddhism, suffering is real; contra karma, suffering is often unfair; but contra secularism, suffering is meaningful. There is a purpose to it, and if faced rightly, it can drive us like a nail deep into the love of God and into more stability and spiritual power than you can imagine.
    — Timothy Keller
    I believe in letting karma do its thing. What comes around goes around.
    — Tim Gunn
    tags: believe  karma 
     
    Karma is not something complicated or philosophical. Karma means watching your body, watching your mouth, and watching your mind. Trying to keep these three doors as pure as possible is the practice of karma.
    — Thubten Yeshe
    One action produces a reaction; that is karma.
    — Thubten Yeshe
    tags: action  karma 
     
    The teaching on karma starts with the principle that people experience happiness and sorrow based on a combination of their past and present intentions. If we act with unskillful intentions either for ourselves or for others, we're going to suffer. If we act with skillful intentions, we'll experience happiness. So if we want to be happy, we have to train our intentions to always be skillful.
    — Thanissaro Bhikkhu
    We have to know what is Buddhadharma and what is not Buddhadharma. It needn't go on forever. You don't have to spend 18 years at it. But still, a basic and uncompromised understanding of Buddhist principles is important. Very basic: the three signs of being, the four noble rruths, karma, and so on.
    — Tenzin Palmo
    A realized being would not be making any fresh karma because karma is very much connected to the ego but would still be receiving the results of past karma.
    — Tenzin Palmo
    tags: past  ego  karma 
     
    We all have our own karma and so different teachers will be meaningful to different students.
    — Tenzin Palmo
    tags: karma 
     
    When our minds are purified through karma (selfless action) and made single-pointed through up-asana (worship), we cannot remain satisfied with the small achievements in worldly life.
    — Tejomayananda
    tags: achievement  karma  mind 
     
    Heir to your own karma doesn't mean 'You get what you deserve.' I think it means 'You get what you get.' Bad things happen to good people. My happiness depending on my action means, to me, that it depends on my action of choosing compassion-for myself as well as for everyone else-rather than contention. [p.61]
    — Sylvia Boorstein
    tags: happiness  people  action  bad  karma 
     
    I reject karma and rebirth not only because I find them unintelligible, but because I believe they obscure and distort what the Buddha was trying to say. Rather than offering the balm of consolation, the Buddha encouraged us to peer deep and unflinchingly into the heart of the bewildering and painful experience that life can so often be.
    — Stephen Batchelor
    Whether or not we believe in survival of consciousness after death, reincarnation, and karma, it has very serious implications for our behavior.
    — Stanislav Grof
    tags: death  believe  survival  karma 
     
    A child is born on that day and at that hour when the celestial rays are in mathematical harmony with his individual karma.
    — Sri Yukteswar Giri
    tags: children  child  harmony  karma 
     
    Beings with un-redeemed earthly karma are not permitted after astral death to go to the high causal sphere of cosmic ideas , but must shuttle to and fro from the physical and astral worlds.
    — Sri Yukteswar Giri
    tags: death  world  karma  ideas 
     
    A child is born on that day, and at that hour when the celestial rays are in mathematical harmony with his individual Karma. His horoscope is a challenging portrait, revealing his unalterable past and its probable future result. But the natal chart can be rightly interpreted only by men of intuitive wisdom - These are few.
    — Sri Yukteswar Giri
    Through knowledge and devotion, transcend all karma and be free.
    — Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
    tags: karma 
     
    Reaction and non-action both create karma, but conscious action transcends karma.
    — Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
    tags: action  conscious  karma 
     
    At every moment in our lives we need compassion, but what more urgent moment could there be than when we are dying? What more wonderful and consoling gift could you give to dying people than the knowledge that they are being prayed for, and that you are taking on their suffering and purifying their negative karma through your practice for them?
    — Sogyal Rinpoche
    At the moment of death, there are two things that count: whatever we have done in our lives, and what state of mind we are in at that very moment. Even if we have accumulated a lot of negative karma, if we are able to make a real change of heart at the moment of death, it can decisively influence our future, and transform our karma, for the moment of death is an exceptionally powerful opportunity to purify karma.
    — Sogyal Rinpoche
    Because this is the beauty of strangers: we're all just doing our best to help each other out, motivated not by karma but by a natural instinct to help the greater whole.
    — Sloane Crosley
    tags: beauty  help  karma  instinct 
     
    It is the interplay between our experience and how we respond to it that makes karma devastating or helpfully invigorating.
    — Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
    tags: experience  karma 
     
    Karma is not fate, for man acts with free will, creating his own destiny. The Vedas tell us, if we sow goodness, we will reap goodness; if we sow evil, we will reap evil. Karma refers to the totality of our actions and their concomitant reactions in this and previous lives, all of which determines our future.
    — Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
    tags: evil  fate  men  live  future  action  goodness  karma 
     
    If our best efforts come to nothing often enough, we need consolation, and thoughts of unfolding, infinite destiny, or karma , are sometimes consoling.
    — Simon Blackburn
    tags: thoughts  karma 
     
    I try to be a good daughter, as I believe in karma and feel that how you are with your parents is directly proportionate to what you receive in your life. I am a big oneness follower, and our gurus have told us that if you want to achieve external happiness, you need to be happy internally. And your inner circle is your family.
    — Shilpa Shetty
    The Chinese say that you should never, ever buy a used desk unless you know the history of it. They claim that if it belonged to a bad businessman, his karma will befall you. This one here belonged to President Kennedy. So what do you think that means? (Randy) I don't know, but if I were you, I wouldn't ride through Dallas in a convertible in November. Bad feng shui. (Steele)
    — Sherrilyn Kenyon
    tags: bad  karma 
     
    We pay Karma not only for the evil we do but also for the good left undone, being able to do it.
    — Samael Aun Weor
    tags: evil  karma 
     
    Karma is a medicine which is given for our own good. Karma is the law of compensation, not of vengeance.
    — Samael Aun Weor
    tags: law  medicine  karma 
     
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