Sometimes I’m first

Sometimes I’m the first one to cast aspersions on myself…beat them to the punch, hurts less, but it still hurts. I’m getting ahead of myself in thinking of resolutions…but things run through my head and I roll with it…that’s just how my mind works.

Caldo de pollo
Caldo de pollo

I’m hungry. I made a big pot of chicken noodle soup, I know the boys loved it as they each had two huge servings. I limited myself to one bowl and a slice of carrot cake…now I must fight the temptation to get out of bed and go reheat the leftovers. I’ll be having a salad tomorrow for lunch and tacos for supper. I’ve run out of ideas as to what to cook…hmmm…just had an idea…ropa vieja with rice…maybe day after tomorrow…ok…I better get off the subject of food.

I went through my jewelry boxes today, found a piece or two that had been gifted to me, I need to return those pieces or regift them. I also managed to misplace an earring, it probably fell under my bed, but I can’t get down on the floor to find it. I need to find it before I forget about it and suck it up with the vaccuum…..

That’s all I got for now….gonna go try to educate myself before I go to sleep.

Karma an introduction~

Karma is the cycle of moral cause and effect that is central to the Hindu faith and for large parts me personally.

 

Karma she is a bitch~
Karma she is a bitch~

The traditions of Hinduism can be traced back as far as 3000 BC and the faith has no known founder. Hindus believe in a cycle of birth, life and death and reincarnation. During life one’s good or bad deeds affect one’s karma. This concept is often expressed by the notion “As we sow, so shall we reap.” Good deeds lead to a good future, bad deeds lead to a bad future. As a guide to doing good deeds or acts, Hindus follow the dharma, or “what is right” according to ancient Hindu scripture.

 

There are 3 aspects to karma. The first prarabadha. Prarabradha is out of our control. It describes the fundamental setup of our lives such as who our parents are, which caste of society we are born into, where our home is. Such conditions cannot be changed and are determined by our behavior in our previous life. I can only conclude that I must have been a total badass in a previous life.

 

Badassical...that explains alot~
Badassical...that explains alot~

The second aspect of karma is samchita. It describes how all our deeds in former lives lead to our individual interests, tendencies and persona. Samchita karma explains why two children born into the same environment may nevertheless have very different inclinations. Samchita karma can be changes during our current lives with hard work and reflection. The bad habits we are born with can be improved. On the other hand, good habits can deteriorate.

 

Samchita, one is not like the other~
Samchita, one is not like the other~

Finally, the third aspect of karma, agami, consists of the actions and deeds that we do in our current lives, which will affect us in our current lives. For instance, treating a neighbor well or poorly might determine how we are someday treated. It is Agami karma over which we have the most control.

Although the notion of karma also exists in Buddhism, Hindu karma is significantly different in that it accounts for the intervention of a god. Hindus believe that when someone dies, a supernatural being, known as Brahman, weighs the good and evil done by the person and assigns them their next place of reincarnation. Moreover, if a few bad deeds are followed by many good deeds, it is believed that Brahman can mitigate the negative effect of those early mistakes, Buddhists, on the hand, view karma as an absolute natural law.

 

PS. The evil deeds of people create negative karma which yields more evil in lives to come…you have been informed, so be good, this world has enough of us still trying to work out our Samchita and Agami.

Live another day~

My life is....
My life is....

My mutant fan didn’t fall on me nor did it smash into me or lose a blade…it actually went quiet…maybe it was testing me…trying to drive me crazier than I already am. How ludicrous am I to think a fan would turn against me…I mean in a way I could see it happening…yeah I know I’m nuts to think that the world is against me. Poor misunderstand me, always a victim….sheesh…I kid, my life is G.

Groceries have been bought, yay! My oldest is making breakfast, yeah I know it’s afternoon, but who cares, breakfast knows no rules and is always good. Middle child is putting the goods away and the youngest is tending to laundry…and me, well I am delegating and being a sidelining mother.

It was raining earlier, not hard, more like a steady drizzle, seems to have stopped now, but the mention of chicken noodle soup came up, so I will have that on the menu for this evening. Sounds like good old comfort food, tomorrow or the next day I’ll let someone else cooks, I’ll probably just have a salad.

Well I am off to make a couple of calls to family, touch base and then off to my chillaxin’ station.

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