Karma Quotes (32) Spiritual Sayings

Summary: Karma in Indian religions is the concept of "action" or "deed", understood as that which causes the entire cycle of cause and effect originating in ancient India and treated in the Hindu, Jain, Buddhist and Sikh religions.


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How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
~ Wayne Dyer


Whether or not we believe in survival of consciousness after death, reincarnation, and karma, it has very serious implications for our behavior.
~ Stanislav Grof


To go from mortal to Buddha, you have to put an end to karma, nurture your awareness, and accept what life brings.
~ Bodhidharma


Like gravity, karma is so basic we often don't even notice it.
~ Sakyong Mipham


I believe in Karma. If the good is sown, the good is collected. When positive things are made, that returns well.
~ Yannick Noah


We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh


Karma does not bind one who has renounced work.
~ Bhagavad Gita


Work done with selfish motives is inferior by far to the selfless service or Karma-yoga. Therefore be a Karma-yogi, O Arjuna. Those who seek [to enjoy] the fruits of their work are verily unhappy [because one has no control over the results].
~ Bhagavad Gita


“Even chance meetings are the result of karma… Things in life are fated by our previous lives. That even in the smallest events there’s no such thing as coincidence.”
~ Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

“Dear Karma, I really hate you right now, you made your point.”
~ Ottilie Weber, Family Ties


“Situations seem to happen to people, but in reality, they unfold from deeper karmic causes. The universe unfolds to itself, bringing to bear any cause that needs to be included. Don’t take this process personally. The working out of cause and effect is eternal. You are part of this rising and falling that never ends, and only by riding the wave can you ensure that the waves don’t drown you. The ego takes everything personally, leaving no room for higher guidance or purpose. If you can, realize that a cosmic plan is unfolding and appreciate the incredibly woven tapestry for what it is, a design of unparalleled marvel.”

~ Deepak Chopra, The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life


My actions are my only true belongings.  I cannot escape the consequences of my actions.  My actions are the ground upon which I stand.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh


According to the karma of past actions, one's destiny unfolds, even though everyone wants to be so lucky.
~ Sri Guru Granth Sahib


Worthless people blame their karma.
~ Burmese Proverb


As she has planted, so does she harvest; such is the field of karma.
~ Sri Guru Granth Sahib


Men are not punished for their sins, but by them.
~ Elbert Hubbard


Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.
~ Tryon Edwards


There are the waves and there is the wind, seen and unseen forces.  Everyone has these same elements in their lives, the seen and unseen, karma and free will.
~ Kuan Yin


Whatever we do lays a seed in our deepest consciousness, and one day that seed will grow.
~ Sakyong Mipham


Like gravity, karma is so basic we often don't even notice it.
~ Sakyong Mipham


O youth or young man, who fancy that you are neglected by the gods, know that if you become worse, you shall go to worse souls, or if better to the better…  In every succession of life and death, you will do and suffer what like may fitly suffer at the hands of like.  This is the justice of heaven.
~ Plato


Our deeds determine us as much as we determine our deeds.
~ George Eliot


There is a destiny that makes us brothers: none goes his way alone,
All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own.
~ Edwin Markham


Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
~ Edwin Hubbel Chapin


Belief in karma ought to make the life pure, strong, serene, and glad.  Only our own deeds can hinder us; only our own will can fetter us.  Once let men recognize this truth, and the hour of their liberation has struck.  Nature cannot enslave the soul that by wisdom has gained power and uses both in love.
~ Annie Besant


As the blazing fire reduces wood to ashes, similarly, the fire of Self-knowledge reduces all Karma to ashes.
~ Bhagavad Gita


Those who were pre-ordained to have no good karma at all - gazing into the lamp of emotional attachment, they are burnt, like moths in a flame.
~ Sri Guru Granth Sahib


If a householder moulds himself according to the circumstances just like nature moulds Herself according to seasons and performs his Karma then only shall he acquire happiness.
~ Rig Veda


Without the karma of good deeds, they are only destroying themselves.
~ Sri Guru Granth Sahib


The cool thing about free will is that even if one has a huge bag of karma there is still a lot of free will for all those souls coming into the world.
~ Kuan Yin


Men may not get all they pay for in this world; but they must certainly pay for all they get.
~ Frederick Douglas


People pay for what they do, and still more, for what they have allowed themselves to become.  And they pay for it simply: by the lives they lead.
~ Edith Wharton


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