Karma is Inexorable

A lot of people these days believe that life is random. But that’s not the case. Life is ruled, as it has always been, by Karma. Karma is a Sanskrit word, so it often sounds exotic to some and hocus-pocus to others; but it’s just plain old “cause and effect.” (As you sow, so shall you reap. It’s universal law.) It’s important to understand that Karma is inexorable, which means that it’s impossible to stop or prevent. Sooner or later it’s going to get you. One of our poorer understandings of Karma is that it has to do with deserving or luck. Expressions like “parking karma” reinforce that idea. But Karma is, again, cause and effect. Martin Luther King didn’t deserve to be assassinated, but his cause (taking on the hatred of the racists) put him in their crosshairs. You have to be extremely cautious to survive that kind of hatred. Or maybe you see yourself as destined to be sacrificed, which is how King saw himself, I think.

All this is to say that we as a nation are going to suffer through some ugly events in the near term. (Karma is inexorable.) Some of them will be effects stemming from older actions, but there is even heavier stuff on the horizon because of the psychopath in the White House. Whatever ugly acts are visited upon us will be the inevitable result of the actions of Donald Trump and his cronies. (I’m not talking just about terrorist actions. Economic collapse and other calamities would be logical consequences of their agenda.) Regardless of what happens, I will not rally around or stand with Donald Trump. More than likely, he will have been the one who brought the trouble upon us. (It goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway: his actions may well bring him down in short order.)


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7 Responses to “Karma is Inexorable”

  1. Patricia Says:

    We need people like YOU to say these things…I read and shake my head YES, but you have to put the words out there to the world!!!

    • markbittner Says:

      I’m feeling forced to say certain things now. I wanted to wait to say them in the book I’m working on. But they’re getting squeezed out of me by the demands of the moment.

  2. rainnnn Says:

    The other thing to remember about karma is how we react to what is happening may have unintended consequences for us also. I believe that what we do with love is protected by love– even if violence is the result. But when we let hate rule our actions, when we turn nasty in reaction to what we perceive as nastiness, we won’t like what happens to our own personalities– at least if we are self-aware. I find this an interesting time for those who have considered themselves enlightened, not speaking of you but others, and now are showing very little real enlightenment with the hate they are spewing out. It is an interesting time to say the least. People can disagree with what’s being done, take actions to change what they see as wrong, and do it all without hate.

    • markbittner Says:

      I agree entirely with your added depth notion. It’s hard not to hate these days. I keep having to go over that, to remind myself. Same thing with violence. When people get pushed hard, it’s easy for them to let the inferior parts of their being rise. I’ve consciously worked on these issues over the years and still find it difficult not to fly off the handle.

  3. Bob Says:


  4. secretary66 Says:

    Hoping that this system is strong enough to bring us back to a democracy.

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