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  1. Dark Horse
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    "Not in my karma"

    Can someone here please tell me the meaning of "not in my karma"?

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    Re: "Not in my karma"

    hi,

    In which context??? Give us the whole context.

    have a nice day!
    madox


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    Re: "Not in my karma"

    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Horse View Post
    Can someone here please tell me the meaning of "not in my karma"?
    The word "karma" (pronounced "cur-muh", but in English people often
    draw it out as "car-mah") has a couple of meanings.
    1. "Karma" means "deed" or "act".
    2. In Hinduism and Buddhism, it is believed that your actions or deeds
    are stored and you experience something (good or bad) as a
    result of past actions (good or bad).

    "Not in my karma" refers to the second one above,
    meaning that whatever he/she is refering to is
    not destined to happen, in the sense that there is no karma created for it.

    So, "a good job/car/relationship is not in my karma" means that
    I can't seem to have a good job/car/relationship because it is not
    in my "karma" (I have not created conditions in the past to experience
    these things now). The biblical phrase "as you sow so shall you reap"
    comes to mind.

    ----
    Old bumper sticker: My karma ran over your dogma.
    Last edited by englishstudent; 25-Sep-2006 at 16:58. Reason: Added pronunciation for karma

  3. Dark Horse
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    Re: "Not in my karma"

    Quote Originally Posted by englishstudent View Post
    The word "karma" (pronounced "cur-muh", but in English people often
    draw it out as "car-mah") has a couple of meanings.
    1. "Karma" means "deed" or "act".
    2. In Hinduism and Buddhism, it is believed that your actions or deeds
    are stored and you experience something (good or bad) as a
    result of past actions (good or bad).

    "Not in my karma" refers to the second one above,
    meaning that whatever he/she is refering to is
    not destined to happen, in the sense that there is no karma created for it.

    So, "a good job/car/relationship is not in my karma" means that
    I can't seem to have a good job/car/relationship because it is not
    in my "karma" (I have not created conditions in the past to experience
    these things now). The biblical phrase "as you sow so shall you reap"
    comes to mind.

    ----
    Old bumper sticker: My karma ran over your dogma.
    Thank you! Much appreciated.

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