By darianvilla - 22/07/2016 23:35 - United States - College Park
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Karma is the belief that at the end of life, the good and bad actions of a being are measured and used to determine which incarnation its souls will take next. Although I have no allegiance to any particular religion, I find this western bastardization of Karma pretty funny. It would be like an FML mentioning the act of showering, and somebody writing "Baptism." as a comment. Also, the OP did nothing to deserve a lost sale. </rant>
I try to tell people this all the time when they misuse it. They always try and correct me with "what goes around comes around" Well yeah dude in a way but it comes around in your reincarnation cycle. Bad guy equals returning as a worm not bad guy trips and hits his head on the curb.
Haters tend to, you know, hate. The OP was just happy somebody who slacked off was finally going to face well-deserved consequences. The slacker probably was the cause of undue extra work for the OP, who had to pick up their slack. If anything, the coworker's lack of action is more harmful than OP being a bit happy.
Actually, Tripartita, you're wrong, and #1 is correct. The word Karma in Sanskrit refers to an action or the consequences of an action, and it has many different religious uses depending of the religion. Karma in Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism is different, and may differ between the multiple version of these religions. In particular, in Buddhism, it is believed that Karma can yield to retribution in this life (diṭṭadhammika). Also your conception that the actions are being measured seems to imply an omnipotent moral being, which is very much a westernization of the concept of Karma. Sorry for the rant, but being wrong is fine with me, being pedantic is also fine with me, but I can't take people being wrong and pedantic at the same time. Tl,dr : Eastern religions are much more complex and diverse than most western people seem to believe, and you should probably learn the core of these religions before finding the conceptions of others funny.