Karma Rule Morality concerns action and being active. I attest that action and activity concern a dynamic process of living. That is, karma is a dynamic interplay between us and the events in our life. Life has a lot to do with actions, reactions, and counteractions. The Law of Karma suggests there is a chain of events or a reactive-chain where every action has a reaction. The Karma Rule of action-and-reaction is a chain of cause-and-effect. It has a physics-like action and reaction component to it. A physics component in the sense every action and reaction is related to the amount of energy we put out and the amount of energy we get back. For me, this physics component means karma is nature-based. Sir Isaac Newton’s Third Law of Motion points to this reactive-chain when he states, “to every action, there is always opposed an equal reaction.”
Actions have consequences – In real-life there are always consequences from any action I have taken. I understand I will be held accountable for my actions. I realize there is a price to pay and/or receive (good or bad) for my actions. There is a day of reckoning for every action. I recognize that some of the actions I have taken in my life have been so significant that they have determined and set the course for my life’s future (eg. my action to build a new worldview). One irremediable and irreversible action can change the course of a life (eg. a DUI kills someone). Karma is a reproof saying, “you had your chance; you made your choice.” Karma is stops along the toll-booths of life where we pay our dues. Aleatha Romig felt, “the evil you create will ultimately destroy you, you cannot escape the consequences of your actions.” (2013) Our past is our future because what we do in this life stays with us. This is related to the Shakespearean line: “what is past is prologue.” Whatever we did in the past circles back on us. Karma can involve a dark past that catches up with us. “What’s done in the dark will always come to light.” (Luke 12: 2-3) Karma concerns echoes of the past that just don’t go away. The only thing we can do is plan for a future where the past doesn’t completely dictate what is to come.