In Reply to: Karma is kewl! posted by K. Sutra on January 23, 2003 at 02:08:34:
Thanks for your response. Before I get into answering your post I want you to know I admire and respect SG's like yourself very much. It won't, however, affect my intensity or views in responding so you may have to forgive the fact that I am short, fat and opinionated! I try to speak from my heart and am not afraid to be corrected or challenged in my views. It actually is an honour to me that you even respond here to my post.
I suppose the active nature of Karmic consequence is a bitch at times. I do not have an issue with the root value attached to the word and its active nature. My issue is mainly in the perceptional values and applications that others attach to it.
In the following progressive chain of issue attachment:
indifferent,aware,slightly interested, mildly interested, moderately interested, very interested, passionate, zealous, driven, over zealous, fixated, obsessed, and consumed.
I think I am somewhere in the passionate range. I don't think I was jumping on Thinker and his following message clarified his position for me. At any rate I will keep your point in mind. I agree with you that he had points to make that were good.
I believe Karma does not always work in a vacum or as the sole determining agent in causality. Karma or consequence can also be affected or mitigated by other forces. The rain falls on the just and the unjust. If you look at karma as a force such as gravity, the wind and the way of things I can appreciate your point more readily.
The law of action or reaction is an element of causality or in other words; only a part of why and how things happen.
In my opinion the fight you struggle with over repeating your parents actions may have more to do with behavioural imprinting, environmental assimilation over years and spiritual/emotional manipulation of both generations than with the impact of Karma. I am not trying to "correct you" of "fix" you it is my opinion and not meant to hurt. You all suffered alot and were messed with at a very early age and for a long time. I was seriously abused as a child and it has taken me a long time and a lot of effort to heal.
I hope you have a good day today.