"How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours." - Wayne Dyer
Buddhism- a religion that originated in Ancient India between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE and spread throughout South East Asia eventually reaching the likes of China, Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam. Like most religions in the world, Buddhism is divided into different traditions and practices, yet many of the core ideas and beliefs remain the same. One those is the law of Karma.
"For every event that occurs, there will follow another event whose existence was caused by the first, and this second event will be pleasant or unpleasant according as its cause was skillful or unskillful."
The concept of karma has always been something I have tried to live my life by, and I think every religion, culture, and individual has their own version of the same ideology. To me, it’s about energy, if you put good energy out into the world whether that be through your thoughts or your actions you will be rewarded with the same and vice versa. So, standing amid thousands of Buddha’s, big, small, angry, happy, broken, intact, it served as a reminder. I think being young and still growing sometimes it’s hard to try to give out positive energy continually, but I think the point of the idea of karma is to just keep trying.
This place served as a reminder to me to try and put out as much positive energy as I could into the world, and this editorial is my way of spreading that reminder to you.