Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Dharma and Karma

I'm trying to figure out how to explain Karma and Dharma to my students.

How about "Dharma is your role as a driver and Karma is your driving record"?


Gunnchu said...

Dharma roughly translates to "duty" and Karma to "action". The inherent property of an entity is its Dharma. The Dharma of water is wetness, the Dharma of fire is heat and so on. Karma is how we meet what we meet. It is the way we create options for others to choose, thus creating our destiny. If what we meet is fated, then how we meet it is the way we act or the Karma we do. You know what, after that... I think you are better off sticking to the driver analogy.

Rufus said...

No, that actually works pretty well. Thanks!