Hello there, people. Our word of the day is:
What is karma? Or should I say: How is the word “karma” commonly used today?
Well then, let me give you my experience-based creative definition.
Karma –> payback for an action
Now then, I shall explain further with my experience-based creative description of the word “karma.”
There are two kinds of karma: the good kind and the bad kind.
The good kind of karma pays you back for the good actions that you do. Think of it as a treasure dropper that likes to drop treasure on you from above. It can drop treasure right beside you, far away from you, or even right down on you. We’re all inherently good, so this kind of karma is always at work.
The bad kind of karma, of course, pays you back for the bad actions that you do. Think of it as a butt biter that likes to pop up from below. It can bite a chunk off of your butt, bite your whole butt off, or even cling to your butt. We also have this tendency to be stupid and do bad stuff, so this kind of karma is always busy as well.
Now, we’re all bound to experience both types of karma. The value of the payback that they give is always random no matter what the action, but there seems to be a higher chance for bigger values depending on the action. For example, doing good actions to others unconditionally can give you a higher chance of getting bigger treasure, and scamming someone bigtime can give you a higher chance of getting a more painful butt bite. Repetition of actions also seem to increase chances of bigger values greatly. Having the habit of doing good actions increases the chance of getting bigger treasure greatly, while having the habit of doing bad actions increase the chance of getting more painful butt bites greatly. Also, both of them like taking you by surprise. They’re masters at it.
And so, that is Tobby’s experience-based creative description of the word “karma.” Please be reminded that the explanation that I have written here is experience-based. It may be different from how Buddhism defines it, so please, just roll with it. Or if you don’t like the explanation, you can just ignore it. Feel free to explain the original meaning of “karma” if you would like to. I may get some nuggets of knowledge from you, you know.