stegi.io 20/01 Karma and Dharma
- If you buy a car, you create KARMA, your Karma being the effort and suffering you have to go through to keep it “yours”. You have to buy it petrol, maintain it, pay the instalments and insurance and government registration; these things are the Karma you have created by purchasing the car. You also create pollution and road deterioration, so your Karma is not limited to you, for it spreads into the community too. Then, when your car becomes scrap, you have been part of the creation of ecological damage.
- What about DHARMA? Dharma is linked to your desires and your need for fame. Dharma is the spiritual element in you that “pushes” you into the decisions you make in life. You can buy a simple car to get you to golf and shopping and your place of work, or your Dharma can motivate you to buy a pink hot-rod because you love the art form of that pink hot-rod. Perhaps you are motivated by the fame you feel when impressing your friends
- Whatever your Dharma, it eventually becomes your Karma, and your Karma only changes when you change your Dharma. Karma and Dharma are based on oriental philosophies but Jesus called it “being born again”. So you can dump your pink hot-rod and walk in sandals any time you chose to change your Dharma with the aim of changing your Karma.
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Published by istegi
I imagine stuff. Imagination is the seed of every innovation and the beginning of all knowledge. Every car, boat, bridge and plane originated in imagination. Knowledge or science or physics analyzing how imagined things work can only develop after conception of the imagined things in the minds of those who imagined them. Imagination is thus very important, even although it is simply a fragile indefinable egress of ideas. It is something that cannot be taught or learnt. You cannot get a Doctorate in Imagination from any university, yet universities would not exist without it.
Sir George Cayley philosophised about aircraft lift whilst still at school and later published his ideas in the Journal of Natural Philosophy. He then went on to become an engineer to pursue his dreams and to develop his aerofoil concepts. Thus every aircraft that has ever flown has done so because of the dream of a philosopher who later became a scientist to prove his philosophising and to promote the science that proved it. So please treasure philosophy, and if you are in physics, please do not treat it with derision.
Some imagination is fiction. On the other hand some postulates cannot be proved to be false. If they cannot be proven false they eventually become fact. This even applies to observations of nature - the theories of evolution and of relativity came out of mind but subsequently proven to the satisfaction of science and physics to be fact and not figment. It is not up to figment to provide statistics and data. That is the domain of the sciences. Thus philosophy comes first and science either proves or disproves it.
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