Again, I deviate from my usual glamorous topics but I had to pen this blog to let off some steam. When I read the article about how a man stole money from the victims of the horrifying Ferrari crash, as they lie dying in the car wreck, I was incensed!
My first thought is: What is this world coming to?
Not rendering help is bad enough, but to pilfer while another is down is just a crime beyond words. Strangely enough, this petty thief will probably get away with his heinous crimes while lesser individuals (such as the poor men who were charged with unknowingly sleeping with the teenage prostitute) will get a jail sentence. Whoever says life is fair has obviously not truly lived.
It seems that our world has its morality and ethics turned upside down. We value money over life, quick fixes over long-term solutions, excitement over peace. But if there is any consolation, it’s the fact that I firmly believe that Karma’s a bitch.
Do onto others what you would have others do unto you.
Karma is the law of moral causation. In this world nothing happens to a person that he does not for some reason or other deserve. The definite invisible cause or causes of the visible effect is not necessarily confined to the present life, they may be traced to a proximate or remote past birth.
According to Buddhism, this inequality is due not only to heredity, environment, “nature and nurture”, but also to Karma. In other words, it is the result of our own past actions and our own present doings. We ourselves are responsible for our own happiness and misery. We create our own Heaven. We create our own Hell. We are the architects of our own fate.
One day, karma will catch up with the petty thief who stole money strewn around the dying Japanese passenger. If there is one thing that is certain in life, that is karma.