The word karma means action, the action that produces effects or consequences. We’ve come to think of it as what is produced, not what produces. What we call karma is traditionally called “the fruits of karma”, i.e. the fruits of action.
Lingustic confusion aside, the Buddha said that the cause of karma is its own karma. The consequences of our actions comes from our choices, and these choices are based on attitude and ways in which we think. If we remain the same we will produce the same sort of karma over and over again, and this will produce the same sort of results.
Karma is not what comes back to us, it is what we produce. And what we produce (individually and collectively) we have to live with. If you want to change your karma, change the way you live your life and the way you think.
I have in my hand The Language Construction Kit by Mark Rosenfelder, and already I have figured out a few basic rules to my language. I could get carried away with this.
I’ve created the personal pronouns, and started on other pronouns, I’ve created forms for verbs and nouns, and created a few of each (mostly verbs), I have tenses (though still trying to work out verb aspects), a negative suffix, singular and plural, and I’ve still got to get my head around all the grammatical terms! How many times do I have to look up the term “aspects”???
Om alahirtel alahith, omon erefiwt. – I do not speak Alahithian, I am learning it. (I’d say “creating it” but haven’t invented that word yet…)
In Alahithian it is know as alahith, which also means “the speech” and is derived from the verb alahir, “to speak”. Language is alahish and languages, alahizh.
For a phonetic reference see dhê nyoo alfêbet (and yes, I’ve even created my own alphabet for this language LOL): http://jakefishoutofwater.wordpress.com/nyoo-alfebet/
And then there’s The Planet Construction Kit by the same author… Om onedoy thefiw (I’m going to think).
Hace cinco años que vivo en España.
Five years to the day! How it’s flown by.
I’d never thought I’d be living outside of the British Isles, but that’s not how Destiny works. It doesn’t follow predictable and comfortable lines. It’s something that transcends what you know about the world and yourself, and takes you beyond those. Yet it feels so right, and if you trust your intuition then you won’t go places that feel wrong.
Here’s to following your destiny!