I’m a very firm believer in karma, and put it this way: I get a lot of good parking spots.
My mother believed in curses, karma, good luck, bad luck, feng shui. Her amorphous set of beliefs showed me you can pick and choose the qualities of your philosophy, based on what works for you.
Karma brings us ever back to rebirth, binds us to the wheel of births and deaths. Good Karma drags us back as relentlessly as bad, and the chain which is wrought out of our virtues holds as firmly and as closely as that forged from our vices.
I used to steal a lot. But I don’t do that anymore, because I believe in karma.
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.
Depending on which day, and how I am feeling on that day, I have a different favorite song on the album. One day it might be ‘Karma’, and other days it is ‘Stay For A While’
I’m a believer in karma, and I’m also a believer that things happen for a reason.
Regardless of what we do, our karma has no hold on us.
To go from mortal to Buddha, you have to put an end to karma, nurture your awareness, and accept what life brings.
I’m a great believer in karma, and the vengeance that it serves up to those who are deliberately mean is generally enough for me.
I tentatively believe in a god. I was brought up in a fairly religious home. I think the world is compatible with reincarnation, karma, all that stuff.
I believe in luck and fate and I believe in karma, that the energy you put out in the world comes back to meet you.
But life inevitably throws us curve balls, unexpected circumstances that remind us to expect the unexpected. I’ve come to understand these curve balls are the beautiful unfolding of both karma and current.
Karma is experience, and experience creates memory, and memory creates imagination and desire, and desire creates karma again. If I buy a cup of coffee, that’s karma. I now have that memory that might give me the potential desire for having cappuccino, and I walk into Starbucks, and there’s karma all over again.
In every conversation I’ve had – with housewives in Mumbai, with middle-class people, upper-class, in the slums – everyone says there is an underlying consciousness of karma. That people believe in karma – that what you’re putting out is going to come back. If I do something to you, the energy of it is going to come back to me in the future.
Karma, when properly understood, is just the mechanics through which consciousness manifests.
Karma, memory, and desire are just the software of the soul. It’s conditioning that the soul undergoes in order to create experience. And it’s a cycle. In most people, the cycle is a conditioned response. They do the same things over and over again.
Do I believe in reincarnation? Well, let’s say that I believe in karma. I think you make your own karma.
I have an appearance on a new TV show called ‘Bar Karma’ on Current TV. I had the most fun ever making this episode. I play someone with a multiple personality, and I think my fans will be surprised and get a real giggle out of it. It’s a new model for TV in that it is interactive with the community.
When we first showed the Karma in January 2008, we had barely started the company.
At a European auto show, I had someone from a German car company come up to me and say the Karma should cost $125,000, not $87,900, but our development process lets us lower the costs. I guarantee it’s profitable.
I never kill insects. If I see ants or spiders in the room, I pick them up and take them outside. Karma is everything.
I’m kind of crazy with karma. I really believe that everything you do revisits you, so, I’m really adamant about the kids seeing the grandparents, so like, I can see my grandkids, you know what I mean?
I’ve really been extremely lucky. Some people work just as hard, are just as intelligent, and they don’t get their breaks. I’ve just gotten the breaks. Maybe it’s good karma.
Miss Britney Spears took a dude that was already with a girl that had babies. And sometimes when you do that kind of stuff and take a dude, that’s called karma.
Just try to do the right thing, and that’s immediate karma: ‘I feel good about myself.’
I’m also married for the first time, and I have two kids. So there’s some kind of good karma right now.
I think in terms of the parents that I had, I sort of drew a bad hand, or bad karma who knows? And I did have a family that was complicated, with some quite eccentric members. So there was a lot of grist there.
I believe in karma, and I believe if you put out positive vibes to everybody, that’s all you’re going to get back.
What we have done, the result of that comes to us whenever it comes, either today, tomorrow, hundred years later, hundred lives later, whatever, whatever. And so, it’s our own karma. That is why that philosophy in every religion: Killing is sin. Killing is sin in every religion.
I try not to be cruel to people. I know there’s a karma, and I’m constantly thinking of my blessings. I live and die by being a Baptist. If I can’t go to church on a Sunday, I’ll get a tape by the Clark Sisters and slide it in for the day.
Attachment and aversion are the root cause of karma, and karma originates from infatuation. Karma is the root cause of birth and death, and these are said to be the source of misery. None can escape the effect of their own past karma.
As long as karma exists, the world changes. There will always be karma to be taken care of.
I’m probably my biggest critic. I worry that if you spend any quality time reveling in good things then karma will slap you upside the head, so I try to stay as even keel as I’m able.
Every single unfortunate thing that happens, including, for instance, the murder of my parents, I am responsible for. I am responsible for being the son of two people who got murdered. I didn’t cause their murder. But if I’m suffering because of it, it’s my karma that I have manifested in this lifetime in this particular set of circumstances.
Karma is not just about the troubles, but also about surmounting them.
You can’t get there alone. People have to help you, and I do believe in karma. I believe in paybacks. You get people to help you by telling the truth, by being earnest.
When someone has a strong intuitive connection, Buddhism suggests that it’s because of karma, some past connection.
I have a lot of other stuff to accomplish before I get to kids. Whenever the time is right, I’ll just know. If I had a girl, she’d probably be really rebellious. She would be like a bundle of karma. I would love to bring them up in Barbados.
If you give a good thing to the world, then over time your karma will be good, and you’ll receive good.
I always thought that Mario was kind of the bad guy – because if you knew about the game, there was supposed to be a back story where Mario was teasing the ape, and the ape stole his girlfriend, and this was kind of karma for Mario, you know?
Your karma should be good, and everything else will follow. Your good karma will always win over your bad luck.
I’m a true believer in karma. You get what you give, whether it’s bad or good.
Things don’t just happen in this world of arising and passing away. We don’t live in some kind of crazy, accidental universe. Things happen according to certain laws, laws of nature. Laws such as the law of karma, which teaches us that as a certain seed gets planted, so will that fruit be.
There’s a natural law of karma that vindictive people, who go out of their way to hurt others, will end up broke and alone.
I have this system where if I buy three or four new things, I give away three or four things. Sometimes, it’s a very painful system, but shopping is even better when you know that someone else who needs it will be getting. Keep the clothing karma going, I say.
Whether or not we believe in survival of consciousness after death, reincarnation, and karma, it has very serious implications for our behavior.
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.
Though the names karma yoga and sannyasa are different, the truth at the heart of both is the same.
I believe in Karma. If the good is sown, the good is collected. When positive things are made, that returns well.
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.