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Buddhism Karma

  A Buddhism Karma perspective of life is viewed differently from how most people view the topic. To most people the definition of karma is, "you get back in life what you put out." But this is actually a limited view according to Buddhist traditions.


Buddhism and Reincarnation

To fully understand the Buddhist perspective of karma we first understand a bit Buddhism and reincarnation theory.

Reincarnation is simply the belief that we all have lived before. We lived, we died and now we're born again here in a new physical body.

There are differing beliefs and theories as to the grand "purpose" of why we continue to be born and continue lifetime after lifetime but for now let's focus on what happens within each lifetime and how it's believed to affect us according to Buddhism Karma.

Multi-Incarnation Karma

So while the Buddhist also believe that, “you reap what you sow,” this belief is applied across multiple incarnations, or lifetimes. 

In one life someone may have done some harm to you. In this life you may meet this person, now in a different incarnation. You have some instant dislike for this person that can’t be explained in words. If you act upon these feelings, we could say that it was your “karma” together that caused both your actions and the other person’s. However, to not act upon these feelings neutralizes the karma and thus ends the cycle. 

Many people never learn this lesson of ending karma and continue to have the same life experiences over and over again. They find themselves in the same types of relationships with the same types of people and wonder why. Or they may find themselves in similar living environments, or jobs, or countless other repeating patterns.

By neutralizing and releasing the karma we free ourselves from the effects of these repeating patterns and begin to live a more harmonious life.

Buddhism Releasing Karma

In Buddhism Karma the belief is that you can free yourself from “bad” karma by doing good deeds and “right” actions. 

Right actions are any actions that align with Buddhist doctrines, such as temple visits, prayers or even dedication of service.

Some people are surprised to find that these Buddhist practices are not opposed to energy healing but are actually in alignment with these methods, once they are fully understood.

Healing and Buddhism Karma

  As the Buddhist practitioner engages in the traditional practices with intent of releasing karma these efforts take on the same effects of energy healing.

By first acknowledging and then atoning for the karmic debts of the past, the Buddhist practitioner is engaging in very similar rituals of the energy practitioner of acceptance, self-forgiveness and then letting go of the past.

So although we may refer to practices using different terms we each have the same outcome, and that is to live a better life here in the present moment.


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