The Law of Karma is very simple to understand and has been taught for thousand of years. I am going to share with you how this law works and affects our daily life.
In Buddhist teaching, the law of karma says
“for every event that occurs, there will follow another event whose existence was caused by the first, and this second event will be pleasant or unpleasant according as its cause was skillful or unskillful”.
In short, there is a cause for every effect and every effect has a cause.
– You intentionally caused harm, pain, injury to another person; the Law of Karma will make you experience the same pain or worse.
– You provided unconditionally love, help to another person, the Law of Karma will make you experience the same love or greater.
I highlighted the words intentionally and unconditionally because it is important to understand their meanings. For instance, if you caused pain, harm, injury to a person but you did not do it intentionally, the Law of Karma will not make you experience the same pain. You will likely feel sad due to the result of your action. If you are helping someone to expect something in return, then your action is not unconditional and the Law of Karma will not apply to you either.
People that have the same Karma attract each other in short, like attract like. Do not mistaken bad things that are happening to you and challenges. It is very often difficult to make the difference between bad things and challenges but if you become aware of your own behavior you will be able to distinguish them. Challenges are meant for you to grow and bad things are simply the result of your actions.
In addition, if you are like me believing in reincarnation then you need to know that Karma follows you from one life to another. Let me clarify this before you interpret it the wrong way: for example, just because you are born disabled or with a disease it does not mean that you did something wrong in you’re past life. The people who have these challenges may have chosen this in their soul plan for their own spiritual growth.
The Law of Karma is pretty straightforward and so logical that it should be implemented to any institutions of every single country :).