The Buddhist belief that whatever you do comes back to you, e.g. if you do something good, something good will happen to you, and vice versa.
The belief that all of your actions will have equal repercussions, affecting you.
Karma is a word from the philosophy of many Indian religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism). The basic theory is that the universe runs according to certain laws, all described by one word 'Dharma' (Sanskrit) or 'Dhamma' (Pali). The basic theory is: 'cause and affect'. The laws (Dharma) decide what affect is beget from a given cause. Karma is the 'cause' part of this theory. In other words, your actions - mental, vocal and physical are your Karma (plural).
Please note that in the Buddhist philosophy, Dharma does not 'punish' or 'reward' anyone. The concepts of good and bad don't exist here.
I do believe that the laws Dharma were in action yesterday. My words in yesterday's blog about our neighbor a few doors down, and the investor who bought their house, were not necessary. Those kinds of words and thoughts affect nothing good or right. And ironically, someone busted a hole in the back of the garage on that property; we assume making a way out for a possible trapped cat. I do not know who acted in that way; supposedly on Betty's behalf. But, I do believe those actions were related to my words...Life Lesson Learned!
And on to another life lesson; that of creative outlets. I would like to dedicate this poem to Betty Kitty and Life Lessons Past and Future:
Drizzle from the sky,
should I cry?
Matted, wet fur curled in a ball;
can she hear my call?
Life, Risk, Death, Chance.
Choose them all!
As which is next...
is up to happen-stance.