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April 28, 2012 / Dale Melchin

Natural Law, Karma, Reaping and sowing… whatever… its all the same

No. Really it is. Watch.

Karma (Sanskrit: कर्म IPA: [ˈkərmə] ( listen);[1] Pali: kamma) in Indian religions is the concept of “action” or “deed”, understood as that which causes the entire cycle of cause and effect (i.e., the cycle called saṃsāra) originating in ancient India and treated in Hindu, Jain, Buddhist and Sikh philosophies.[2]

(Wikipedia 2012)

Law of Reaping and Sowing
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
Galatians 6:7-10
Similarities: Both of these laws deal with cause and effect. Both talk about actions, and results both talk about how to relate to the world system. Both of them offer how to relate to that system properly. Both of them we have control over because we can create new causes in our lives that produce different effects.

Differences: One originates in the Far East in Indian philosophies. The other came from the Mediterranean and originated in Judeo-Christian tradition. Neither of these differences are relevant because ultimately they are saying the same thing.
The point is this is a universal law that we can either align ourselves with or break ourselves against. Aligning ourselves with it brings an awesome set of results.
The sure fire way to bring ourselves into line with it is through prayer and meditation. Intentionally aligning our thoughts in such a way that it leads to actions, that lead to the proper results.
The mapping is simple. The doing is the better question. That is where you act like a baby and keep at it and be happy regardless of results.

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  1. Christopher C. Randolph / Apr 29 2012 12:19 am

    you just demonstrated the fallacy of extrapolating pagan “laws” from Scripture.

    Thanks. I may use that.

    God Bless

    • Dale Melchin / Apr 29 2012 1:12 am

      Mr. Randolph, I thank you for your contribution to this post. However, I believe there is something missing from your comment. My point, it is both Christianity, as well as the other Ancient Traditions observed the same patterns in the universe. In this case, Natural Law. Granted, each Traditions understanding and application of this principle differs depending on cosmology. I would love to continue in further dialog with you on this at any time. 😀

  2. wilbur / Apr 29 2012 3:38 am

    Paul used a similar tactic when addressing his audience, about the unknown God. I don’t care too much about christianity or any religion for that matter because I beleive it is the anti-christ or substitution of christ in ones life to believe in ritual or code..But I think Dale has a great post here.

    Cause and effect is legit.

  3. Dale Melchin / Oct 19 2012 5:10 am

    Its been several months since this post was written. I even wrote him an email calling him out and telling him that it is viewing the same thing from a different perspective. He’s never replied back to me. Either he didn’t have the time or he didn’t have the stones to talk to me about this.

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