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Karma is known as a Buddhist aspect and is not normally applied to Christianity. There is 1 Abba Yah, 1 Creator, 1 Almighty and He Never Changes. I also know that when each aspect of life is separated from The Lord God Almighty and viewed, or worshiped Individually, we are placing The Almighty El Elyon in a box and that is a disgrace and a slap in our Creator's Face. How hard is it to understand that The Lord God Almighty Created Everything?
Brief History of Buddha
Historians estimate that the founder of Buddhism, Siddhartha Gautama, lived from 566(?) to 480(?) B.C. The son of an Indian warrior-king, Gautama led an extravagant life through early adulthood, reveling in the privileges of his social caste. But when he bored of the indulgences of royal life, Gautama wandered into the world in search of understanding. After encountering an old man, an ill man, a corpse and an ascetic, Gautama was convinced that suffering lay at the end of all existence. He renounced his princely title and became a monk, depriving himself of worldly possessions in the hope of comprehending the truth of the world around him.
Followers of Buddhism don’t acknowledge a supreme god or deity. They instead focus on achieving enlightenment—a state of inner peace and wisdom. When followers reach this spiritual echelon, they’re said to have experienced nirvana.
The religion’s founder, Buddha, is considered an extraordinary man, but not a god. The word Buddha means “enlightened.”
Contrary to what is accepted in contemporary society, the Buddhist interpretation of karma does not refer to preordained fate.
Karma refers to good or bad actions a person takes during her lifetime. Good actions, which involve either the absence of bad actions, or actual positive acts, such as generosity, righteousness, and meditation (Matt 6:6. Psalm 119, Romans 12:2 for example), bring about happiness in the long run. Bad actions, such as lying, stealing or killing, bring about unhappiness in the long run. The weight that actions carry is determined by five conditions: frequent, repetitive action; determined, intentional action; action performed without regret; action against extraordinary persons; and action toward those who have helped one in the past. Finally, there is also neutral karma, which derives from acts such as breathing, eating or sleeping. Neutral karma has no benefits or costs.
Meditation In The Bible
Meditation- Merriam Webster
the act or process of spending time in quiet thought : the act or process of meditating. formal : an expression of a person's thoughts on something.
Meditation: H7881-שִׂיחָהsîychâh, see-khaw'; feminine of H7879; reflection; by extension, devotion:—meditation, prayer.
I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation. H7881
Biblical Ouline of usage of H7881
meditation, reflection, prayer, devotion, complaint, musing
musing, study (of object)
Definition of Musing/ Muse- Merriam Webster
to become absorbed in thought; especially : to think about something carefully and thoroughly. 2 archaic : wonder, marvel. 3 : to think or say (something) in a thoughtful way.
Hebrew Words for Meditation
H1901הָגִיגhagiyg meditation, musing
H1902הִגָּיוֹןhiggayownHiggaion, meditation, solemn sound, device
H7879שִׂיחַsiyach complaint, meditation, prayer, talking, communication, babbling
H7881שִׂיחָהsiychah meditation, prayer
Take this into consideration. While Buddha was alive, in Israel this was happening:
586 b.c.e.: The southern kingdom of Judah is conquered and exiled by the Babylonians, which begins the Exilic Period (2 Kings 25)
538 b.c.e.: King Cyrus of Persia allows the Jews to return to their homeland, which begins the Postexilic Period (2 Chronicles 36:22–23)
515 b.c.e.: The rebuilt Temple is dedicated under the leadership of the Judean governor, Zerubbabel, which begins the Second Temple Period (Ezra)
Around 425 b.c.e.: Nehemiah repairs the walls of Jerusalem, and Ezra and Nehemiah enact The Gospel of Truth: Yah's Word (Nehemiah)
We must understand Abba Yah Created Buddha, whether or not Buddhists acknowledge Him or Not. Abba Yah gave The Buddha the Wisdom and understanding of things like Karma. Even the Four Noble Truths and the Noble 8 Fold Path have the same essence as verses in The Bible. Reading Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Wisdom of Solomon and Ecclesiasticus or Sirach, will provide you greater insight as to how King Solomon respected Wisdom and why if you are interested in Buddhism, how It Reflects Upon the Word of Yah only written in a different perspective.
The Four Noble Truths are a contingency plan for dealing with the suffering humanity faces -- suffering of a physical kind,or of a mental nature. The First Truth identifies the presence of suffering. The Second Truth, on the other hand, seeks to determine the cause of suffering. In Buddhism, desire and ignorance lie at the root of suffering. By desire, Buddhists refer to craving pleasure, material goods,and immortality, all of which are wants that can never be satisfied.(1 John 2:15-17 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.) As a result, desiring them can only bring suffering. (Proverbs 19:2 Desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way.) Ignorance, in comparison, relates to not seeing the world as it actually is. Without the capacity for mental concentration and insight, (Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children) Buddhism explains, one's mind is left undeveloped unable to grasp the true nature of things. Vices, such as greed, envy, hatred and anger, derive from this ignorance. (James 4:2-3 You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.)
Putting on the Righteousness of Abba Yah, His Morals, Values, Principals... is the missing link in Buddhism. Where there is No God, there is No Way to eternal Life. Yes possible you are Enlightened, but The Word of Abba Yah is clear on what happens when you do not have Faith In Him.
During Buddhas time, King Solomon was in India.
"During his reign, Solomon controlled the trade routes coming out of Edom, Arabia, India, Africa, and Judea; he constructed an elaborate and profitable web of alliances (cemented by an enormous assemblage of hundreds of wives and concubines), and he purportedly built the first Temple of God in Jerusalem, which was destroyed (along with the entire city of Jerusalem) by the Babylonians in 586 BCE."(Ancient History Encyclopedia)
It isn't hard to Understand that God is in Everything, Everywhere, Everyday 24/7 364 days of the year. By putting Abba Yah in the box of Religion, we take away His Power, His Authority and disperse it to others creating false gods and idols ( people, places, ideologies...) who are Not God. When we have "Tunnel Vision" we are not able to see the Bigger Picture.
The Old View of Moses was:
An Eye For and Eye and Tooth For a Tooth (Exodus 21:24).
New View (same as old view just worded different):
Law of Cause and Effect-"The law of cause and effect is absolute and immutable. It is just, universal and inescapable. It is governed by wisdom and by love. Ours is a Universe of Justice.Every act received its just reward in due season. We earn what we get or we get ONLY what we have earned. There are no favorites in the eyes of that law. The Law of Karma is like the sun – shining alike upon the evil and upon the good, on the just and on the unjust. If we don’t like our fortune what we ought to do is waken up and begin to put our house in order. The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether Psalm.19:9." (Katsunoff. p35)
Galatians 6:7-9 KJV
7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Karma (car-ma) is a word meaning the result of a person's actions as well as the actions themselves. It is a term about the cycle of cause and effect. According to the theory of Karma, what happens to a person, happens because they caused it with their actions. ...
Abba Yah spoke in parables. A Parable is: a short story that teaches a moral or spiritual lesson especially : one of the stories told by Jesus Christ and recorded in the Bible. There are Many parables in the Bible. Abba Yah says that: If Anyone has ears to hear, to let him listen (Mark 4:23-24).
Karma is the Law of Justice. absolute, pure, unbiased and unavoidable governing force of the universe. When you understand the perfection of this cosmic law of Karma, your life will change. When we accept the Law of Karma we hold our selves accountable and are able to take full responsibility for all things happening; both internal and external.
Everything is created by thoughts and actions. Every move in life is a life choice. Being Aware that you Create Change and Opportunities allows Wisdom to change your perspective and thoughts thus begin to change. When you change your thoughts, the World Around you Changes.
Example: The Parable of the Talents shows us that we will be held accountable for our actions or lack of action. ( Matthew 25:14-29)
Pastor Katsunoff Knew About Karma in the Bible
Robert George Katsunoff- Born: 1887, Sofia, Bulgaria. Katsunoff graduated from the Sofia gymnasium, studied in Berlin, and graduated from Robert College in Constantinople. He moved to Toronto, Canada, in 1913, and graduated from the seminary and conservatory there. He pastored at churches in Toronto, Brantford, and Kitchener, Manitoba, and in 1929, became overseer of the missions to the European immigrants in Montreal. He also conducted a Ukrainian choir and the Montreal Pastor Choir.
Robert Katsunoff understood Karma and Reincarnation( a different sermon) as mentioned in the Bible. Katsunoff writes: " He who digs a pit will fall into it,( Eccl.10:8).Cause and effect follow each other inevitably. “They that sow iniquity shall reap the same” Job.4:8. “To him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward” (Hos. 10:12.) “Thou renderest to every man according to his work”. Ps.62:12. “With the judgment you pronounce, you will be judged, and the measure you give. Clearly, Karma is the law of strict balancing of all accounts"(p36).
Awakening your soul to Remember your Divine Essence as Pure Spirit Reflected from Abba Yah's Morals, Values and Ethics...also known as Righteousness, frees you from Karma when we believe that Abba Yah sent us Yahusha to Die For Us. John 5:24 tells us: "Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life."
Learning how to live life with wisdom in All your thoughts and behavior/actions, you will win a life where suffering no longer exists and abundance flows like milk and honey.
We need to question our thoughts so that our actions can be in alignment with what we hope and pray to achieve. We have the Power of Abba Yah to Create or Destroy. If our Thoughts are Negative our Actions will be Negative. If our thoughts are Positive, our Actions will be Positive.
What are my Thoughts Creating?
Are my thoughts and actions positive?
How would it feel to be completely accountable for all my actions?
The Bible is clear that "our sins will find us out" (Numbers 32:23). "Those who plant injustice will harvest disaster, and their reign of terror will come to an end" (Proverbs 22:8)
Remember the Golden Rule? This is a rule of Karma.
12 “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.
We can chose to live in the light and make changes or we can continue to live in sin and get what we deserve.
Karma and Final Judgement
Revelation 20:11-15 ESV
Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. From his presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done. Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
Ancient History Encyclopedia- Solomon
Does The Bible Teach Karma and Reincarnation- PDF- Robert G. Katsunoff
Robert G. Katsunoff
Basics of Buddhism
Important Biblical Events
What Does The Bible Say About Meditation
Blue Letter Bible- Hebrew Lexicon