Comparing The Law of Karma with The Law of Attraction

The basic, and simple idea behind the Law of Attraction is that thoughts inherently have power or energy that will attract similar energy. 

The Law of Attraction faithfully applied will most certainly help create the conditions, environment, and experiences in life, that correspond with your habitual, characteristic, predominant mental attitude(what you think about most often). 

In other words, knowing what you want, asking for what you want, being receptive, and behaving as if it were true, that is in the present moment, then it will become an objective reality. 

Karma in Sanskrit literally means action – every kind of action, whether or not it is intended. It is action on a mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual level. The Law of Karma says that those actions have equal value consequences over time, both in the near term and the long term.

The Law of Karma only contains the principles of the Law of Attraction. Whatever you put your intention upon will create an effect, possibly even your intended outcome. What the Law of Attraction can't account for is what are the preexisting effects of your past thoughts and behavior on your present desires (this is important to keep in mind).

We don't enter this life as a clean vessel, we are born with our own particular genetic history, including ancestral tendencies, and that colors what we are likely to manifest, regardless of how strongly we practice the laws of attraction.

For example, if you are a short, stocky person who wants to play power forward in the NBA, that's not really going to happen, no matter how much you want that or how positive your thoughts are.

Your Karma, now in place, makes an impractical use of your attention. The Law of Attraction works best as an effective tool to manifest what you desire when you have determined that the other karmic factors are already favorable.

The Journey of Karma

What goes around comes around. That’s what they say, but what if your decisions today include thoughts of the past and future? What if what you do today goes on to affect someone else? In her talk, Joey Bui will describe the journey of karma and why it remains crucial in today's complex world.