There is a destiny that makes us brothers -
None goes his way alone;
All that which we send into the lives of others,
Comes back onto our own.
Yesterday I overheard a couple of our female clients talking. It seems that another client had somehow taken advantage of the kindness of the one client, and she was feeling quite depressed. "Don't worry about it. Remember, what goes around comes around. She'll get what's coming to her." I wondered, do they even know what karma is or do they say it, just to say it?
Karma means action or acts of the will in Sanskrit. The Hindu believe that Karma governs all action, vibration, thoughts, and all dimensions of time and space. For every action there is an opposite and equal reaction. Karma is a chain of causation which stretches way back into the infinity of our past, and henceforth, is destined to stretch into the infinity of our future. As humans, we build our own destiny through our thoughts and actions. When one is positive, the destiny will be positive. Negative actions bring negative energy. Compassion begets love. Love begets love. In order to be compassionate, we need to love one another because without love we cannot develop compassion.
"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." - Dalai Lama.