Karma and Dharma

carKarma and Dharma… it is all there is.

Right attitude is dharma.  Wrong attitude is karma.

‘Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.’ – Winston Churchill

Lovely quote, but in this context… understated.

It is not so much the thing, as it is your relationship with the thing.

The Truth is, there is no-thing.  There is only relationship with.

There is the Knower, the Known, and the Process of Knowing.  It is all constructed by the Beautiful Hand of Maya.

Dharma frees.  Karma binds.

© Michael Mamas. All rights reserved.


  1. Great blog, hilarious picture!

  2. Wow. Sounds like that will take care of 80 or 90 percent of stuff.

  3. Before the Boogyman goes to sleep at night, he checks his closet for Chuck Norris.

  4. Great blog! When Chuck Norris goes swimming he doesn’t get wet the water gets Chuck Norrissed!

  5. Chuck Norris counted to infinity… twice

  6. Awesome! ( When Alexander Bell invented the telephone he had missed 3 calls from Chuck Norris) 🙂

  7. Is it really that simple – every situation can be either your karma or your dharma depending upon your attitude. If you give a situation a meaning which blocks or slows your evolution it is karma, a bumpy road you have to get through; and if you see the situation in a way that helps you grow and evolve then it is your dharma, being right where you are suppose to be. Ultimately, though what is the difference? All of the karma we work through pushes us, although painfully at times, along the path of evolution. Is the difference similar to the difference between taking the local train with endless stops versus the express train which gets us to our destination of enlightenment very quickly? One other thought, perhaps karma or the local train, unlike dharma and the express train, also has the possibility of allowing us to transfer to another track/train all together which may lead us to countless dead ends as well. I guess, in that way karma and dharma could be very different. This blog certainly got me thinking. Thanks.

  8. If you knew the sum total of all your life experiences, you would realize that you are exactly where you are supposed to be. Every molecule of water flows down the mountain stream as it does, following dharma and incurring karma as it goes. Everyones dharma is to return to the ocean of Being, of Oneness. Karma means ‘action.’ The laws of karma are the laws of action. Some karma enhances the flow. Other karma obstructs it.

    Free will is there. Though the currents are strong, you do have a rudder. Turn yourself over to dharma. It is just that simple … like the flow of water down a mountain stream.

    The question is, “How do you know if your attitude karmic or dharmic?” That brings us back to the matter of discernment. The wheel goes round and round.