Thursday, September 01, 2005

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Karma was a good movie... Dilip Kumar did a decent job.... simple.. but no, this is not a movie review, this is about the other kind of karma.. not so simple..
as a kid, and a hindu one at that, i was given a basic understanding of karma and its functionality.. in retrospect, i do believe that it was used more for preventing any unruly behaviour on my part.. karma was the 'thing' that would get back at me later if i did any wrong..like in the case of most other things that were told to me, i fell for this one too.. but maybe that was good, anyways..
but as time passed, the belief in the flawless machinery of karma gave way to a questioning attitude, and then onto absolute disbelief... it could have been that the machinery was having a slow race competition with the indian judiciary, or with some file in the massive indian bureaucracy,anyways, it seemed to be winning.. there was no retribution from 'karma', and that was from experience..not that this knowledge was used in some diabolical plan or for some evil purpose, but the belief had been shattered...
More time has passed, and like most other things, the belief system has also come full circle, and most likely is here to stay, because unlike the first time, this is a self learning, and not something that has been drilled into the conscience.. but i do think that it is time for the karma machinery to get a good overhaul, maybe get more efficient... and like the new nationalised bank accounts, become accessible with a simple username and password..
so we could actually redeem our karma reward points!! yes, there would of course be the regular issues like 'Forgot Password' or an occasional nasty case of hacking, but overall it would be much more convenient... getting movie tickets, that new job, discounts on stuff we badly want to buy, a good marriage/ love life, not getting soaking wet in rains, getting back power supply ..would all be possible with just a karma account... and to get the points, one would have to do good deeds.... a win-win situation..
until next time, think about the possibilities!!

19 comments:

Brood Mode said...

karma reward points???!!! good one! amusing!

Pixel8 said...

what abt identity thefts? i think that anyways happens in the present karma system.

JW said...

By George! Yeah! And Karma Chamaeleon?

Parii said...

Its only as simple or as complicated as WE make it :-)

manuscrypts said...

brood mode: :)

pixel: they do?? btw, how does it work now??

manuscrypts said...

JW: yeah, seasonal maybe.. with a 'beat your karma' contest 'n all :)

aekta: so..simply put, how is it?? :)

Pallavi said...

Ah but there is retributions.. in very small ways...and yes if wishes were true pigs would fly.. thats why they say live in the present so that you can shape your future..

Anz said...

Karma yes the act one does in life do come back full circle and i believe in them...but what if one has been a bit nasty can they take a loan of good karma on this karma account? ;-) the karma account reminds me of those mythological movies where chitragupta sits with this huge pen writing the "hisaab" of the karma of individuals :P

GratisGab said...

God it would be scary if an identity could be stolen as happens with credit cards! My hardearned karma would be somebody else's and I would be stuck with their screwed up one!

Parna said...

reminds me of this movie called Paying Forward (or something on the lines) where this kid was asked to do 'good' deeds for some good which was round the corner.

manuscrypts said...

pallavi: can live in the present, can we carry forward karma to the future?

anz: karma on EMI!! :)

manuscrypts said...

gabby: karma insurance?? :)

parna: pay it forward, kevin spacey... hmmm, yeah, similar..:)

JW said...

..and by dint of some hard work and sustained commenting, JW is BACK on this blogroll at least. Yayyy! Karmic that :)!!

Mirage said...

Our elders always told us "karma kar, phal ki ichha mat kar"

But I like the way u think! ;)

manuscrypts said...

JW: you were in the blogroll, only on silent mode.. drunken sailor posts are not entertained, as per blog policy..:p

mirage: par karma to kuch kar nahi raha hamare liye, isilye ye alternate theory!! :)

phatichar said...

Yeah, and when someone asks, 'yenaithappa?", we can confidently slap our foreheads and say, 'yellla nanna karma!' :)

Anjali said...

I love the concept :) - the possibilities are quite wonderful.
Do you think 'positive' karma points could also be traded off against negative ones - to erase the unwanted events, bad decisions and so on? An 'undo' button for life, as it were.

Thanks for visiting my blog :) - I enjoyed reading yours.

manuscrypts said...

phatichar: literally..lol

anjali: hmm, debt free karma .. :)

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