121 Karma Quotes That You Should Know


Here is a collection of karma quotes that will help brighten up your day and your life while you strive to meet your goals.

121 Must Know Karma Quotes

1. Give up your selfishness, and you shall find peace; like water mingling with water, you shall merge in absorption. Sri Guru Granth Sahib

2.  All major religious traditions carry basically the same message; that is love, compassion, and forgiveness are the important things that should be part of our daily lives. Dalai Lama

3.  We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold in them. Elbert Hubbard

4.  Everybody comes from the same source. If you hate another human being, you’re hating part of yourself. Elvis Presley

5.  When you realize you have made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it. Dalai Lama

6.  If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it. Dalai Lama

7.  All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own.Edwin Markham

8.  Work done with selfish motives is inferior by far to the selfless service or Karma-yoga. Therefore be a Karma-yogi, O Arjuna. Those who seek [to enjoy] the fruits of their work are verily unhappy [because one has no control over the results]. Bhagavad Gita

9.  Our life is what our thoughts make it. Marcus Aurelius

10.  The power of God is with you at all times; through the activities of mind, senses, breathing, and emotions; and is constantly doing all the work using you as a mere instrument. Bhagavad Gita

11.  If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Wayne Dyer

12.  Delusion arises from anger. The mind is bewildered by delusion. Reasoning is destroyed when the mind is bewildered. One falls down when reasoning is destroyed. Bhagavad Gita

13.  One who has control over the mind is tranquil in heat and cold, in pleasure and pain, and in honor and dishonor; and is ever steadfast with the Supreme Self. Bhagavad Gita

14.  There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life — happiness, freedom, and peace of mind — are always attained by giving them to someone else. Peyton Conway March

15.  Maxim for life: You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you. Wayne Dyer

16.  A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for a great life. Dalai Lama

17.  As the blazing fire reduces wood to ashes, similarly, the fire of Self-knowledge reduces all Karma to ashes. Bhagavad Gita

18.  They who live have all things; they who withhold have nothing. Hindu proverb

19.  As she has planted, so does she harvest; such is the field of karma. ~Sri Guru Granth Sahib

20.  Do not let a small dispute injure a great relationship. Dalai Lama

21.  The cool thing about free will is that even if one has a huge bag of karma there is still a lot of free will for all those souls coming into the world. ~Kuan Yin

22.  In disagreements with loved ones, only deal with the present. Do not bring up the past. Dalai Lama

23.  Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver. Barbara De Angelis

24.  Live a good and honorable life. Then, when you are older you can look back and enjoy it a second time. Dalai Lama

25.  To live without risk is to risk not living. Pope Pius XII

26.  Still others commit all sorts of evil deeds, claiming karma doesn’t exist. They erroneously maintain that since everything is empty, committing evil isn’t wrong. Such persons fall into a hell of endless darkness with no hope of release. Those who are wise hold no such conception. Bohidharma

27.  Those who were pre-ordained to have no good karma at all — gazing into the lamp of emotional attachment, they are burnt, like moths in a flame. ~Sri Guru Granth Sahib

28.  Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon. Dalai Lama

29.  No man who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives is left long without proper reward. Booker T. Washington

30.  I believe in Karma. If the good is sown, the good is collected. When positive things are made, that returns well.Yannick Noah

31.  With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world. Dalai Lama

32.  The point is to create a system where individuals don’t work simply for money or personal gain but to support the planet and its inhabitants in entering the next stage of evolutionary progression. Michael Bernard Beckwith

33.  In Karma-yoga no effort is ever lost, and there is no harm. Even a little practice of this discipline protects one from great fear of birth and death. Bhagavad Gita

34.  Luck is a word devoid of sense. Nothing can exist without a cause. Voltaire

35.  According to the karma of past actions, one’s destiny unfolds, even though everyone wants to be so lucky. ~Sri Guru Granth Sahib

36.  Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality. Dalai Lama

37.  Men are not punished for their sins, but by them. Elbert Hubbard

38.  If a householder moulds himself according to the circumstances just like nature moulds Herself according to seasons and performs his Karma then only shall he acquire happiness. ~Rig Veda

39.  We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness. Thich Nhat Hanh

40.  When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself. Wayne Dyer

41.  Karma is not just about the troubles, but also about surmounting them. Rick Springfield

42.  Before you begin on the journey of revenge, dig two graves. ~Proverb

43.  The person whose mind is always free from attachment, who has subdued the mind and senses, and who is free from desires, attains the supreme perfection of freedom from Karma through renunciation. Bhagavad Gita

44.  Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. Albert Schweitzer

45.  You must acknowledge and experience this part of the universe. Karma is intricate, too vast. You would, with your limited human senses, consider it too unfair. But you have tools to really, truly love. Loving the children is very important. But love everyone as you would love your children. Kuan Yin

46 . Did ever a man try heroism, magnanimity, truth, sincerity, and find that there was no advantage in them — that it was a vain endeavor? Henry David Thoreau

47.  When you carry out acts of kindness you get a wonderful feeling inside. It is as though something inside your body responds and says, yes, this is how I ought to feel. Harold Kushner

48.  By a divine paradox, wherever there is one slave there are two. So in the wonderful reciprocity’s of being, we can never reach the higher levels until all our fellows ascend with us. Edwin Markham

49.  Whatever we do lays a seed in our deepest consciousness, and one day that seed will grow. ~Sakyong Mipham

50.  Contrary to popular misconception, karma has nothing to do with punishment and reward. It exists as part of our holographic universe’s binary or dualistic operating system only to teach us responsibility for our creations-and all things we experience are our creations. Sol Luckman

51.  The best relationship is one which your love for each other exceeds your need for one another. Dalai Lama

52.  Happiness is not something ready made. It is comes from your own actions. Dalai Lama

53.  Thus the whirligig of time brings in his revenges. ~William Shakespeare

54.  Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace. Dalai Lama

55.  You are always a valuable, worthwhile human being — not because anybody says so, not because you’re successful, not because you make a lot of money — but because you decide to believe it and for no other reason. Wayne Dyer

56.  The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about. Wayne Dyer

57.  Without the karma of good deeds, they are only destroying themselves. ~Sri Guru Granth Sahib

58.  Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. ~Edwin Hubbel Chapin

59.  The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched… but are felt in the heart. Helen Keller

60. O youth or young man, who fancy that you are neglected by the gods, know that if you become worse, you shall go to worse souls, or if better to the better… In every succession of life and death, you will do and suffer what like may fitly suffer at the hands of like. This is the justice of heaven. ~Plato

61.  Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny. Unknown

62.  The jealous are troublesome to others, but torment to themselves. William Penn

63.  Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice. Wayne Dyer

64.  Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to achieve it. Dalai Lama

65.  Karma moves in two directions. If we act virtuously, the seed we plant will result in happiness. If we act non-virtuously, suffering results. Sakyong Mipham

66.  Always learn the rules so you can break them properly. Dalai Lama

67.  I never kill insects. If I see ants or spiders in the room, I pick them up and take them outside. Karma is everything. Holly Valance

68.  Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace. Buddha

69.  Such is the moral construction of the world that no national crime passes unpunished in the long run… Were present oppressors to reflect on the same truth, they would spare to their own countries the penalties on their present wrongs which will be inflicted on them in future times. The seeds of hatred and revenge which they sow with a large hand will not fail to produce their fruits in time. Like their brother robbers on the highway, they suppose the escape of the moment a final escape and deem infamy and future risk countervailed by present gain. Thomas Jefferson

70.  Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein. ~Proverb

71.  Realize that everything connects to everything else. Leonardo DaVinci

72.  The long term value of reciprocity. That’s a subject we tackle a lot on this blog—the practice of giving without an ulterior motive and allowing the goodwill to make its way back to us. We believe open resources will accomplish that. This is an ongoing experiment that I’d love to update you on, but the gut feeling is that the love comes back tenfold when you give and ask for nothing in return… ~Gregory Ciotti

73.  There are the waves and there is the wind, seen and unseen forces. Everyone has these same elements in their lives, the seen and unseen, karma and free will. ~Kuan Yin

74.  Do good with what thou hast, or it will do thee no good. William Penn

75.  My Karma ran over your dogma. Anonymous

76.  You are important enough to ask and you are blessed enough to receive back. Wayne Dyer

77.  Like gravity, karma is so basic we often don’t even notice it. Sakyong Mipham

78.  As long as karma exists, the world changes. There will always be karma to be taken care of. Nina Hagen

79.  When you lose, do not lose the lesson. Dalai Lama

80.  Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny. Unknown

81.  Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed. Wayne Dyer

82.  One gradually attains tranquillity of mind by keeping the mind fully absorbed in the Self by means of a well-trained intellect, and thinking of nothing else. Bhagavad Gita

83.  If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. Dalai Lama

84.  The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt. Frederick Buechner

85.  Act so as to elicit the best in others and thereby in thyself. Felix Adler

86.  I’m a true believer in karma. You get what you give, whether it’s bad or good. Sandra Bullock

87.  There is a destiny that makes us brothers: none goes his way alone,Edwin Markham

88.  Karma does not bind one who has renounced work. Bhagavad Gita

89.  The liar’s punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else. George Bernard Shaw

90.  My actions are my only true belongings. I cannot escape the consequences of my actions. My actions are the ground upon which I stand. ~Thích Nhất Hạnh

91.  Who so diggeth a pit shall fall therein. Proverbs

92.  Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. Dalai Lama

93.  I would never disrespect any man, woman, chick or child out there. We’re all the same. What goes around comes around, and karma kicks us all in the butt in the end of the day. Angie Stone

94.  You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. Ralph Waldo Emerson

95.  Men may not get all they pay for in this world; but they must certainly pay for all they get. ~Frederick Douglas

96.  Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul. Wayne Dyer

97.  Delusions are states of mind which, when they arise within our mental continuum, leave us disturbed, confused and unhappy. Therefore, those states of mind which delude or afflict us are called ‘delusions.’ Dalai Lama

98.  Sometimes not getting what you want is an amazing stroke of luck. Dalai Lama

99.  Any man will usually get from other men just what he is expecting of them. If he is looking for friendship he will likely receive it. If his attitude is that of indifference, it will beget indifference. And if a man is looking for a fight, he will in all likelihood be accommodated in that. John Richelsen

100.  If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of becoming a prophet. Isaac Bashevis

101.  Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny. ~Tryon Edwards

102.  Karma, ahhh. We sow what we reap… We reap what we sow! We reap what we sow. The law of cause and effect. And we are all under this law. Nina Hagen

103.  Remember that silence can sometimes be the best answer. Dalai Lama

104.  When someone has a strong intuitive connection, Buddhism suggests that it’s because of karma, some past connection. Richard Gere

105.  We are shaped and fashioned by what we love. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

106.  A man who sees action in inaction and inaction in action has understanding among men and discipline in all action he performs. Bhagavad Gita

107.  Sin makes its own hell, and goodness its own heaven. ~Mary Baker Eddy

108.  When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way. Wayne Dyer

109.  How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank

110.  The person who is basically evil by nature will always be averse to virtuous deeds. He is always engaged in bad karma. Sri Guru Granth Sahib

111.  People are entangled in the enjoyment of fine clothes, but gold and silver are only dust. They acquire beautiful horses and elephants, and ornate carriages of many kinds. They think of nothing else, and they forget all their relatives. They ignore their Creator; without the Name, they are impure. Sri Guru Granth Sahib

112.  No man is more cheated than a selfish man. Henry Ward Beecher

113.  How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours. Wayne Dyer

114.  Open yourself to change, but do not let go of your values. Dalai Lama

115.  Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Philo

116.  Belief in karma ought to make the life pure, strong, serene, and glad. Only our own deeds can hinder us; only our own will can fetter us. Once let men recognize this truth, and the hour of their liberation has struck. Nature cannot enslave the soul that by wisdom has gained power and uses both in love. ~Annie Besant

117.  There is neither this world nor the world beyond nor happiness for the one who doubts. Bhagavad Gita

118.  Follow the 3 RES. RESpect for others. RESpect for yourself. RESponsibility for all your actions. Dalai Lama

119.  People pay for what they do, and still more, for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it simply: by the lives they lead. Edith Wharton

120.  Doubt breeds doubt. Franz Grillparzer

121.  Spend some amount of time alone everyday. Dalai Lama


I hope you enjoyed these Karma quotes.

Does the thought of karma or karma quotes change the way you go about your day to day life.



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