The long arm of Karma

Generally speaking, I am a doubting Thomas, but oddly enough I believe in Karma. I am convinced that every action has a consequence. A little bit like Yin and Yang.

Do good, and good will follow you. Do bad, and it will catch up with you and slap you silly. If you are a little slow on the uptake, imagine karma as a giant foot poised to kick your butt if you misbehave.

Karma is like a boomerang, whatever you give out… will come back to you.  Rashida Rowe

As a result, many politicians and celebrities are presently experiencing pain and suffering due to past, long forgotten misdeeds. Even at the pinnacle of their careers, they are not impervious to the long arm of karma.

Right now, three Virginia state executives are fighting for their professional lives. The governor and his attorney general are accused of racial insensitivity, and the lieutenant governor is denounced for sexual misconduct.

They all face charges for activities that happened decades ago. You should know that the sophisticated karma computers keep track of all your deeds, from birth to death. If you are not getting your comeuppance in your present existence, you will probably be reborn as a snake or cockroach. In Buddhism, bad actions in a previous life can follow a person into his next life.

This is the catechism that ought to be taught in schools and in Congress. If this had been done, the great villains of history would have thought twice before committing their dastardly deeds.

Karma, by the way, has nothing to do with Hell or Paradise. Hell was designed to keep simpletons in line. If you don’t do what we command, you will burn eternally. But there is no evidence of that. I have never met a guy who escaped hell to tell me about it.

But karma… Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, Les Moonves etc. are all living proof of its potency. They are not in hell but probably wishing they were.
This is not to say that women are not capable of sexual harassment. They are indeed, but maybe better at concealing their misdeeds.

To sum it up,

“Think twice before jumping over that puddle in your white pants.

Karma is patient, thorough… and has total memory recall.
And no, you cannot invoke the Fifth Amendment.

Alain

 

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