Can you provide me with an example of bad karma?
- stbbLv 66 years agoFavorite Answer
Saddam Hussein killed a lot of people in his heydays, but he died a horrible death; as do Muammar al-Gaddafi, who in early days of his younger years killed many people and most died horribly, he himself died quite horribly also. These are karma everyone can see. There are other Karma only they will know and not for us to find out, and that is they will both be reborn in Hells.
There is other less obvious one for others to see, and that is why Bill Gate had become the richest man in the world for longest time? According to Buddhism, that is because he had been generous in offering palms to monks and people in needs in past lives; so this life everyone owed him would pay him back. Those of capital funding company who started him on funding of his company; IBM executives bought his first "dos" computer system, etc...
Moreover, in his next life, he will richest and smartest man again, because for his generosity in donating money to good causes, such as support Education funding, other charitable works, and he planned to give most of his money away when he died, so more people will owe him money, and they will pay him back in future life, so he has no choice but becoming a Rich man or a powerful man like a President in his future incarnation also.
Other examples of karma can be pondered based on the following questions below:
Why some people poor and others are are wealthy?
Why are people pretty or beautiful, while others are ugly?
Why some people lucky, while others always gets the short end of the stick?
Why some people is dumb and some are geniuses?
Why some people are automatically command respects, while others are always being looked down on?
What did those people do, when they were borne into Royalties or wealthy families?
This happened recently within the past six months, there was a Chinese young man in Taiwan was diagnosed with Leukemia and suppose to die within two months; after he disregard of his own life and tried to save three boys that was drowning in the river, he was not a good swimmer, but he managed to save all three boys from the river, but one boy died and stopped breathing after he got him out of the water, but he still saved his body for the boy's family.
It has been six months already and this young man is still alive, and his cancer went into remission miraculously, and he had since recovered from the trauma of Chemotherapy and cancer treatment.
A life for a life, well, in this instant, actually 2 lives for his own healthy life.Source(s): Vajrayana Buddhist Yogi
- paul cLv 76 years ago
Im the 4th person to answer. The rape story isnt karma, because hurting another person is an evil action. Getting aids isnt an evil action, its getting a virus that will end your life. unless the person infected you on purpose. Dying because you attacked someone is poetic justice. Because the punishment is greater than the crime.
Raping someone is a terrible thing. Infecting someone with something that will kill them is a death sentence, that the woman had no control over.
The road rage story is karma, because the woman that the man was harassing, didnt cause him to crash. His bad karma caused him to have a bad thing happen to him. You could say, "Everything that happened, happened because of his bad karma. If he was nice to the woman, and practiced good karma, he would have been in a better mood and not distracted by his anger."
People cant make you mad, unless you let people make you mad. Adults call it self control.
The "you found money" story isnt Karma and isnt poetic justice either. Im not sure what to call it. Finding money, but not returning it, when you know who owns it, is a moral or ethical malfunction. On one hand, the finder hasnt committed a crime, they didnt plan to take money. They just found it. On the other hand, they know it isnt right to keep someone elses money, especially if they know the person. Having the money stolen from the finder isnt karma.
To some people that would prove what they did was wrong, and they wouldnt have to return the money to the other person, so thats good and not embarrassing. But if some of their money was stolen too, that stinks, but maybe it was to teach them a lesson ? Their suggestion is more like a morality play, sort of.
To me karma is cause and effect. Be a good person and good things will happen. Be a bad person and bad things will happen. You reap what you sow means you harvest what you plant. That should be obvious if your a farmer. But it's taking that concept one set farther. Apply it to everything in life.
- SimonLv 56 years ago
Hi Bamzoom :)
Of the three answers I can see up there already, Kathy's fits best with traditional (Eastern) understandings of "karma". It's more like a natural consequence than the moralistic "punishment" idea, typical of Western religious understandings. The example with rape and HIV is quite a good fit too. Tommy's example fits a bit more with Western understandings of karma (i.e. it's like the "God punishes evil" idea that so many religious people in the West still believe), although even here it can fit with karma as a natural process: we can imagine a possible chain of cause and effect between the stealing and the being stolen from (perhaps the person who stole your wallet *knew* that you'd stolen the money on the floor and so justified his/her stealing by thinking that you "deserved" it). Basically, karma is the effects of the past that we live with now. It has nothing to do with moralistic reward/punishment: it's simply a natural consequence, if you spend all your money now, that you won't have it in the future. The interesting thing about it spiritually is that we often grow/learn through suffering rather than through pleasure. So, one way of understanding the spiritual journey is that we *have* to suffer the ill effects of unwise past actions in order to properly learn wisdom. In this context, people sometimes talk about "working off karma", and they talk about "enlightenment" as the state of having no more bad karma to deal with. From this perspective, "bad karma" is always there as your teacher, for as long as you need it. When you've learned enough, and are fed up with suffering, you can stop suffering and live wisely instead.
- Anonymous6 years ago
There was a recent video that went viral. Some douche with road rage is tailgating a woman. As he speeds by he flips her off. The idiot takes his eyes off the road long enough to get into an accident. Bad, Instant karma.
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- 6 years ago
You found money on the floor and you knew whose it was and you take it and keep it. Later you get your purse or wallet stolen. That is bad karma
- Anonymous6 years ago
A man rapes a woman. The woman is HIV positive. The man is infected with the disease and dies of complications.