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Old 07-01-2013, 03:21 PM
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Do you believe in Karma?

These two events are probably totally unrelated but somehow I think they are.

Yesterday, I almost lost my 190d2.5 turbo in a flood (read about it in the diesel section).

The day before, my wife and I did something nice yet anonymous for a needy person. This person is a single mom. she is pregnant and has a 2 year old kid. She is employed (works at the pet salon at Petsmart) but she is so broke that she has listed her belongings on Craigslist for money. She even has her wedding dress for sale.

We somehow got a list of her 'needs' and filled part of it. We got her the biggest box of size 2 pamper and wipes, we have also ordered a breast pump which she will need soon. We did this anonymously. We have never met her. We bought it on Amazon and just had it sent.

Back to the car...bottom line. Had I gotten there 5 minutes later, the car would have been totalled (or at least a muddy mess).

Probably very independent events, but probably not..... who knows!
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:11 PM
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You must be living right bro. I know every time I express concern about another woman's breasts to my wife it never works out well for me.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:35 PM
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Not meant as an insult but every time I hear the Karma/God is watching over me/I must be leading a good life things I think of the kids in various war torn nations or economically depressed countries or cities and wonder what it is that they did to deserve such bad 'Karma'.

I think things just happen. Sometimes it is good, sometimes not.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:38 PM
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Not sure if I really believe. Circumstantial events cannot be calculated generally in my opinion.

What is common sense though is that if you piss off everyone around you I would not expect good things to happen as a result.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:44 PM
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:44 PM
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he who lives by the sword,shall die by it.Yes Karma comes around,you do negative things you attract negatives
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:47 PM
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Glass half full or half empty ??

I believe in whatever happens will happen. How about you decided to take the car with you to the Flea Market? How about the car couldn't start in the garage? Everything happens for a reason, so be thankful that you still have the car but it has nothing to do with karma. If you believe in Karma then that is it. Keep more good deeds coming.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:58 PM
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flea market I have had that happen,then hear about a nasty accident
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:18 PM
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I do believe in it, I call it "Reaping what you sow".
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:22 PM
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I believe in reaping what what you sow.
Good things happen to good people......

I just try to treat people as I would like to be treated.

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Old 07-01-2013, 05:53 PM
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My karma ran over my dogma.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:05 PM
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I believe in instant karma. And it's going to get you.

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Old 07-01-2013, 07:11 PM
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I do believe in it, I call it "Reaping what you sew".
You reap what you sow.

You rip what you sew.

You squeal like a sow.

So?
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:18 PM
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:04 PM
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Maybe. Sometimes. Or not.
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