PHI200Week1DQ1 - Greek philosopher Socrates stated that...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
I believe in Karma the Sanskrit word for “undertaking” or “exploit” which is recognized as something that produces the whole lifecycle of reason and outcome which is also known as Samsara (Singla, 2002). Karma originated in the first Indian religion and oldest world religion of Hinduism. Karma is also used in Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism the three other religions that were created as branches of Hinduism (Singla, 2002). Karma suggests the entirety of our feats and their equivalent consequences in this and all our earlier lives, all of which shapes our expectations. According to the Vedas, if one spreads righteousness, one will acquire morality; if one applies wickedness, one will obtain immorality (Witzel, 1997). The reason that I hold this belief is because I am a Hindu. The success of karma lies in quick exploits and unbiased reactions (Krishnan, 1997). The
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Greek philosopher Socrates stated that there is a reaction to every action in life. This is known as the Socratic Method or the Law of Cause and Effect (Mosser, 2010). I picked Socrates because he had similar views to the ones that I have. I conclude that if someone did something bad something bad will be done to them. References: Krishnan, Y. (1997). The Doctrine of Karma . New Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass. Mosser, K. (2010). A Concise Introduction to Philosophy . San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc. Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/books/AUPHI200.10.2/sections/ch01 Singla, P. (2002). The Manual of Life – Understanding Karma Right Action. Witzel, M. (1997). Inside the Texts, Beyond the Texts. New Approaches to the Study of the Vedas . Harvard Oriental Series, Opera Minora vol. 2, Cambridge: Harvard University Press....
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 01/08/2012 for the course PHI200 200 taught by Professor Thomasmaccarty during the Winter '11 term at Ashford University.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online