Fandango’s Provocative Question #89

FPQWelcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question.

This week’s provocative question is about karma.KarmaKarma refers to both the actions and the consequences of the actions.

Some religions (e.g., Hinduism and Buddhism) define karma as the sum of a person’s actions in this (and previous) states of existence, and that such actions will be a key factor in deciding their fate in their current and future existences.

In Christianity, karma is more of a “what goes around comes around” concept. The Bible says, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” This is more of a “you get what you give” concept. Or as the Beatles sang, “And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.”

So my provocative question is this…

Do you believe in karma (or a similar “reap what you sow” notion)? Why or why not?


Even if I didn’t believe in Karma initially, living for almost 59 years, I firmly believe in it now.

There are many incidents which I have witnessed which proved the saying, ” What goes around comes around ”

People are either rewarded for their good deeds by getting something good in the course of their lives or are punished by an equal degree of misfortune that they inflicted knowingly on others. Karma has its own rules and timeline. There is no instant retribution, usually. It happens in its own good time but it does happen.

In my life, I’ve seen people given a dose of their own medicine often.

Some argue that a person who has harmed thousands of people can only be punished once with their life and that is not adequate retribution. To my way of thinking, the concept of hell and heaven into play here. I hope that a person like Hitler suffers in the fires of hell for an eternity for all the death and misery he has dealt out to million of people.

Similarly, a person who has done well all their life and thousands benefited from their good deeds should be rewarded by an eternity in the blissful existence of heaven.

As far as this world is concerned, all that we do comes in equal proportion, back to us. So it’s prudent to be mindful of this reality.




12 thoughts on “Fandango’s Provocative Question #89

  1. What is the saying, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction… you take the good with the bad, hot and cold, yin and yang. I truly feel it has to balance in some way that is just how nature works.

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