~`*Karma and Intentions*`~
An early Buddhist teaching says:''What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday,and our present thoughts build a life of tomorrow.Our life is the creation of our mind". Karma means intended action,and is a dynamic concept.It is not fate or predestination but a consequence of what has gone before. In other words,you are now in circumstances because of your thoughts and decisions,and this is an ongoing process.That is,new actions create new karma.! All actions, as you have heard, have equal and opposite reactions.
Thought: Make your reactions what you want and your actions will create your tomorrows!!
Intention is a major part of Karma...If you come home and accidently trip over the dog and hurt the animal,this is not intent and has no less reaction andaffect.However after a hectic day and you come home and kick the poor dog,then oviously , the reaction or outcome can definitly be negative Karma generated. All combined intended actions add up to what you are now.
Karma is closely linked with dependant origination, where it is the consequence of the law of cause and affect.In the Bible ,it says what we reap we sow,and Karma has the same impact.
Thought: When reaping what you have sown, be gentle with your self, be still, asked for help in undersanting the actions you sowed to cause this reaction and then rejoice for you again have found a new way to affect your future and your now, with more positive reactions!!
In the west,we often associate Karma with fate and it has this idea of a future which is predetermined.However our actions unnoticed are the culpritt of all outcomes.
In Buddhism,Karma is the reaping of past actions,but also offers the possibility of determining our own future with our own actions and thoughts today.This means that no future event is locked in,and what happens today and tomorrow will create the personal and global world of the future ~
A good friend of mine's favourite thing to say is lol..
Karma Spirits way of saying "Hang on beloved one is this the result you wish of me" lol ..good thing to remember ;-)
So with all universal laws(energies that are universal more than a law) be gentile with yourself, trust that your higherself has your very best interests at hand and seek to be joyous in all that you do and we will be the ones smiling at you!!
Courtesy Fairywings and Metagodforce***