- “The more fully we give our energy, the more it returns to us.” – Buddha quote
- Bad karma can completely stop our positive energy. But we can change it.
- One of the best ways to change karma is through Shinnyo Buddhism.
Do you have bad karma or good karma?
Bad karma and positive karma exist for a reason.
They are the wheels through which all things return to us. They are the life lessons we must learn.
If you’re an intuitive or sensitive type, you may already know whether you are experience bad karma. It can feel like an invisible blockage in our energy. It is as though something is holding us back but we do not know what. Often, it is bad karma.
Bad karma holds us back. Clearing bad karma is the key to moving forward.
There are many signs of negative karma. They include:
- Feeling stuck.
- Being unhappy at work or in a relationship.
- Feeling bas about something but not knowing why.
- The universe is not providing what is expected or desired
- Dwelling on the past and blaming the past for negative energy in the present.
- A general feeling of heading in the wrong direction
- The feeling or ideas that things would be different if only we could learn or recognising some pivotal point.
Some bad karma examples:
- Being rude to someone. Feeling upset.
- Taking something that didn’t belong to you. Being robbed.
- Being selfish, and having people ignore you.
- Of course, there is bad karma for cheaters, too.
- There are many ties between karma and money, too. Theft gives you bad karma and when we are robbed it can also be the result of our own bad karma. (don’t worry, if you have bad money karma the tips below will help.
- One of the most famous karma examples in history is Schindler, who risked his life to help Jews in World War II and was immortalized as a hero because of it.
- Many people ask about lying and karma. Does lying give you bad karma? Depends. Was the lie with good intention or bad? If the intention was good it will produce good karma.
Know any more bad karma examples? Leave a comment.
So where does karma come from? What causes bad karma?
Karmic energy is the result of the past. Our past actions always return to us, so that we can learn from them.
Our guide to karma provides valuable insight so you can learn more about how karma is effecting you.
There are steps we can take to control bad
karma and to get positive karma flowing again. Shinnyo Buddhism is one of the best answers.
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Kindness Is the Key To Karma
The key to generating an abundance of positive karma, and to ending negative karma completely, is kindness and compassion.
When we hear about bad karma we instinctively associate with a lack of kindness, or with acting selfishly.
“Must be karma,” we say, when someone we dislike has something bad happen to them.
Acts of kindness and compassion generate positive karma and stop negative karma. The more good deeds we do the better our karma will be.
This is true of the way we our with other people, and it is true of how we are with ourselves too.
If, in the past, we’ve been unkind to our bodies (drinking, not getting enough exercise etc.), we will experience it in the present moment, perhaps by being ill or by being overweight etc.
If we were kind to ourselves in the past we will experience good karma in the present. If we have always treated the body and mind with respect, we will enjoy good karma today in the form of health and wellbeing.
Compassion is extremely important for health and wellbeing (click that link to learn why). And compassion is also vital for karma.
Traleg Kyabgon, author of the excellent Karma: What It Is, What It Isn’t, Why It Matters, says “The Buddha’s teaching on karma (literally, “action”) is nothing other than his compassionate explanation of the way things are: our thoughts and actions determine our future, and therefore we ourselves are largely responsible for the way our lives unfold.”
Right actions in the past become positive karma in the present. Right actions in the present convert to positive karma in the future.
Right actions, the majority of the time, translate to: compassionate and kind deeds with good intention.
To stop negative karma and produce positive karma, try Shinnyo Buddhism
Shinnyo Buddhists practice Buddhism as a way to live in a state of nirvana, enjoying inner peace and purity continuously. Not only do they strive for their own inner peace, they help others connect to their inner-peace too.
Shinnyo Buddhists claim to have found the true meaning of The Great Nirvana Sutra, which is the Buddha’s last teaching. They believe that all mankind can be save through this teaching, and that compassion is the key.
Some key Shinnyo Buddhist beliefs include:
- Letting go of attachments
- Compassion for all
- Practicing nirvana teachings
- Removing ego
- Eliminating desire and craving
- Accepting life as it is.
- Having gratitude for both the ups and downs of life.
You can learn more about the beliefs of Shinnyo-en Buddhists in Shinjo: Reflections, which is one of the best books on Shinnyo-en Buddhism (or visit the Shinnyo Center in New York. Meditation classes are given there frequently, too).
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Here are five Shinnyo Buddhist beliefs that can stop negative karma and bring positive karma to flow.
5 Ways To Use Shinnyo Buddhism For Positive Karma
1: Let go:
When we let go of our expectations, of our demands, of our desires, and of our cravings, we come to appreciate life for all that it is.
The simple act of letting go helps us to connect with the moment, making us more mindful of the world around us, and putting us in contact with now.
The key to letting go is present moment mindfulness.
But how does this help with negative karma?
Karma is a life lesson. It teaches us what we need to know. Trouble is, when we’re too caught up on how we think things should be, we don’t pay attention to what life is trying to teach us.
Let go of your perceptions. See what the world is teaching. This will help the mind to absorb our karmic lessons, helping us to move on to a new day.
2: Compassion for all:
Negative karma is usually the result of a lack of compassion in the past If we acted in selfish way, or in ways that harmed other people, life will teach us to change our ways by giving us bad karma.
The opposite is also true.
When we act in compassionate ways and help other people, life will show us the good of our actions, and it will do this through positive karma.
Be compassionate for all and life will reward us with good karma.
In Shinnyo meditation is very important. One of the best types of meditation techniques for compassion (and for good karma) is universal loving kindness meditation. You may well have done this technique already if you have ever been on an online meditation course (it is one of the most popular Buddhist meditation techniques to learn).
3: Accept life as it is
One of the main reasons why some people fail to learn the life lessons offered by karma is that they do not accept life as it is
When we fail to accept life as it is we create a karmic loop. We refuse to accept life as it is, so we keep acting in negative ways. The universe responds by producing negative karma. And we react to that negative karma in the exact same way. It’s an infinite loop that does not serve the universe and does not serve use.
Accept life as it is. Learn the lesson. Change perspective. Change attitude. The universe will acknowledge the change and reward us with positive karma.
4: Strive to produce inner peace for other people
Having inner peace for ourselves is a wonderful thing. And indeed, we here at THE DAILY MEDITATION have written an in-depth guide to producing inner peace.
Things get even sweeter when we produce inner peace for other people.
Ask what ways we can help other people to feel peace. This benefits us, benefits the other person, and benefits the universe.
The universe will respond to this by stopping negative karma and producing positive karma.
5: Have gratitude for life’s ups and downs:
We all know that gratitude is important. And it is especially important when it comes to karma.
Why does gratitude matter?
When we are grateful for life itself we see the value in all life’s moment, both good and bad.
This is vital.
To change karma we have to learn from the past, and the only way to learn from the past is to be grateful for the experiences life gave us.
We must be grateful for good and bad. Only then can we achieve all the lessons life is giving us, which is the key to controlling karma.
When we live for love and kindness, the universe gifts us with good karma
Living life with the right attitude is the key to removing bad karma. And the right attitude is compassionate, kind, grateful, and mindful.
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