Karma Means Control

LotusWhen something happens that we can’t explain, there is a tendency to blame fate, bad luck or coincidence. It is comfortable to believe that when something goes wrong, that we are at the beck and call of forces unknown and unseen.

The fact of the matter is, that all of us are in the position we find ourselves because of the effects of all the causes we have made in this, and previous lives.

In one way this can be quite scary, because it puts the onus of responsibility on our shoulders. On the other hand, it is very empowering to know that we have complete control of our own destiny and that we are not simply the plaything of these unknown forces.

Having said all this, it is important to remember that Karma is not some form of punishment, or reward, because there is just as much good Karma as bad.

So work hard to make causes and enjoy the results. Your Karma is made to measure and you have the ultimate control over your destiny.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Joey Wilson
    Mar 20, 2011 @ 12:23:40

    Being new at the study. Your blog on karma mean control gives me more strength today to practice control, in body, mind and mouth. Thank you, Joey Wilson. -30-

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    • Anupadin
      Mar 20, 2011 @ 13:29:30

      Hi Joey, I’m really pleased that the blog is helping you. I also hope that you feel the amazing liberation that Nichiren Buddhism brings to your life. Maybe see you again soon on here. Nam Myoho Renge Kyo.

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  2. Joey Wilson
    Mar 22, 2011 @ 15:21:14

    Sometimes I have to go over and reflect. I enjoy the teachings so much, getting rid of all my old bad habits is hard. Thanks to the teaching in buddha, I realized I was giving into habits by remembering them from yesterday and not trying something new today to alleviate the stress of yesterdays bad habit. Today I shall try something new, my way. Thank you and have a good day. _ :^)

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    • Anupadin
      Mar 22, 2011 @ 15:42:58

      Joey, you are on a roll !!!

      Thank you for your insightful words. It’s always a pleasure to recieve such thoughtful comments, rather than the stream of spam that appears daily.

      I hope your Practice has as much effect on you, as mine has on me … I wonder every day, how I managed before Nichiren Buddhism was my Honzon.

      I look forward to hearing from Canada again soon.

      Nam Myoho Renge Kyo.

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