|Everyone is in their true place.|
The above title only makes sense when the term Karma is misunderstood to mean Fate. Something from which you cannot escape. For a long time I have observed that many people use certain terms such as the term Karma without a full understanding of what the word actually means.
Watts notes that in a fuller explanation in Buddhist philosophy there is a concept of the interdependent origination of all the forms and phases of life. Thus, what you do and what is happening to you and to every other person or thing is inseparable.
In one form of viewing Karma it is seen as a chain, often equated to bondage. Simplistic interpretations see it as “Good” Karma and “Bad” which then equates to the idea that if you do good things then good things happen to you and if you do bad things then bad things happen to you.
Watts adds .”Now, you may say, ‘I did not mean to do that.’ One school of thought will explain events by saying, ‘You did something in a former life, or at a former time, that is now having this consequence.’ However, that is a very superficial understanding of karma. You do not need to believe in reincarnation to understand karma …