The word “Karma” is becoming ubiquitous in American culture. Marketers love to use this word to sell things — songs, shoes, credit, software, wireless routers, TV shows … Credit Karma, Karma Software, Karma Shoes, Karma Hotspot, Karma Police, etc. But many Americans have adopted this word without really understanding it’s deeper meanings and origins. The idea of karma has become a caricature of a fundamental belief in Buddhism.
Karma does not have an English equivalent
The word “karma” comes from Sanskrit. The meaning of the word “karma” includes not only a person’s deed, but also the deed’s power to produce an effect. And, there are actually three kinds of Karma:
- karma of the body
- karma of the mouth
- karma of the mind
Karma is NOT destiny
If you are interested in learning the true meaning of Karma and how it impacts your daily life, your well-being and happiness, visit Myosenji Temple on Sunday, January 25th at 2:00 pm for our Chief Priest’s lecture What is Karma?.
Please call or email the Temple if you have any questions.