Monday, October 11, 2010

k is for karma

There are the waves and there is the wind, seen and unseen forces. Everyone has these same elements in their lives, the seen and unseen, karma and free will.
Kuan Yin

karma the basic meaning - action - is simple. yet the concept of karma is quite complex given all the teachings around karma.for me karma is all about the relationship between action and consequence. generally associated with buddhism and hinduism, I believe the concept of karma infuses the world view of most ethical (and spiritual) schools of thought - within christianity is a lesson about whatever we sow we also reap....sounds like karma to me.

bodhisattva khasarpana lokeshvara - the bodhisattva of compassion - or would that be kompassion?

yep, today's song from our friend john

photos: top - amish farm outside of kidron; lower - kimball art museum, fort worth september 2010


Alan Burnett said...

That first picture seems to sum it all up : balance, beauty, calmness - instant karma.

Tess Kincaid said...

Nothing like beautiful Ohio farm land. It's good karma. (I keep hearing such good things about the Kimball. Gotta add it to my bucket list!)

Gary said...

My question regarding karma concerns purpose. What happens if you do something sucky and don't realize it or didnt' intend? You didn't know your actions would bring someone else pain but yet the pain is there. How does that play out in karma? Is karma forgiving?

mouse (aka kimy) said...

willow - the kimball definitely belongs on a bucket list. it holds a special place in my heart, it was the destination of f and my first 'date' in 1976 we went to an fauvism exhibit. the rest they say is history!

when we visit fw we always try to get a visit in to see what's new. fw is home to some tremendous museums - the new modern blows my socks off!

excellent question buddhism there is encouragement to work toward awakening our buddha nature so we are AWARE and enlightened and don't do sucky things....but humans being humans until we get to a state of enlightenment will continue doing unintended things that can cause others pain.

so until we each reach that state, we probably will keep 'coming back' to try again and keep on burning that karma!

but bottom line who knows... keep on keeping on and doing the best we can, eh???/

Roy said...

Interesting. I never really considered karma from the perspective of balance. It makes sense!