Karma literally means “deed” or “act” and more broadly names the universal principle of cause and effect, action and reaction which governs all life. Karma is not fate, for man acts with free will creating his own destiny. According to the Vedas, 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 accompanying reactions in this and previous lives, all of which determines our future. Here is a collection of some of the most popular quotes about karma.
“Contrary to popular misconception, karma has nothing to do with punishment and reward. It exists as part of our holographic universe’s binary or dualistic operating system only to teach us responsibility for our creations—and all things we experience are our creations.”
– Sol Luckman
“Like gravity, karma is so basic we often don’t even notice it.”
– Sakyong Mipham
“You must acknowledge and experience this part of the universe. Karma is intricate, too vast. You would, with your limited human senses, consider it too unfair. But you have tools to really, truly love. Loving the children is very important. But love everyone as you would love your children.”
– Kuan Yin
“Still others commit all sorts of evil deeds, claiming karma doesn’t exist. They erroneously maintain that since everything is empty, committing evil isn’t wrong. Such persons fall into a hell of endless darkness with no hope of release. Those who are wise hold no such conception.”
Karma moves in two directions. If we act virtuously, the seed we plant will result in happiness. If we act non virtuously, suffering results.
– Sakyong Mipham
“My Karma ran over your dogma.”
“I’m a true believer in karma. You get what you give, whether it’s bad or good.”
– Sandra Bullock
‘When someone has a strong intuitive connection, Buddhism suggests that it’s because of karma, some past connection’.
– Richard Gere
‘Karma, ahhh. We sow what we reap… We reap what we sow! We reap what we sow. The law of cause and effect. And we are all under this law.”
– Nina Hagen
“As long as karma exists, the world changes. There will always be karma to be taken care of.”
– Nina Hagen
“I believe in Karma. If the good is sown, the good is collected. When positive things are made, that returns well.”
– Yannick Noah
“Karma is not just about the troubles, but also about surmounting them.”
– Rick Springfield
“I would never disrespect any man, woman, chick or child out there. We’re all the same. What goes around comes around, and karma kicks us all in the butt in the end of the day.”
– Angie Stone
“I never kill insects. If I see ants or spiders in the room, I pick them up and take them outside. Karma is everything.”
– Holly Valance
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched …but are felt in the heart.”
– Helen Keller
“When you carry out acts of kindness you get a wonderful feeling inside. It is as though something inside your body responds and says, yes, this is how I ought to feel.”
– Harold Kushner
“The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt.”
– Frederick Buechner
“There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life — happiness, freedom, and peace of mind — are always attained by giving them to someone else.”
– Peyton Conway March
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before. starting to improve the world”
– Anne Frank
“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.”
– Albert Schweitzer
“Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”
“Everybody comes from the same source. If you hate another human being, you’re hating part of yourself.”
– Elvis Presley, American rock ‘n’ roll icon (1935-1977)
“Such is the moral construction of the world that no national crime passes unpunished in the long run… Were present oppressors to reflect on the same truth, they would spare to their own countries the penalties on their present wrongs which will be inflicted on them in future times. The seeds of hatred and revenge which they [sow] with a large hand will not fail to produce their fruits in time. Like their brother robbers on the highway, they suppose the escape of the moment a final escape and deem infamy and future risk countervailed by present gain.”
– Thomas Jefferson, American Founding Father and U.S. president (1743-1826), letter to Francois de Marbois, 1817
“To live without risk is to risk not living.”
– Pope Pius XII
Contrary to popular misconception, karma has nothing to do with punishment and reward. It exists as part of our holographic universe’s binary or dualistic operating system only to teach us responsibility for our creations-and all things we experience are our creations.
– Sol Luckman