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10 Ways to Improve Your Karma

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Last Updated Aug 12, 2020

According to Buddhism, karma is the good or bad circumstances that arise from a previous action. So how can we do more helpful, beneficial things to ourselves and others, so that our karma improves? Here are 10 top ways to flip your karma today…

1. Repeat Your Actions

If you do the same thing over and over, you release the same sort of karma into the world. So if you continuously cheat, lie, steal or hurt others in any other way, bad karma is created. Be aware of your actions, develop good habits and your karma can only improve.

2. Chant For Good Karma

Chanting can be a wonderfully powerful practice. It is said to clear negative karmic patterns and pave the way for pure karma. The Compassionate Buddha mantra is a good chant for karma. Simply chant "om mani padme hum" to experience joy, peace and tranquility.

3. Volunteer

Helping others doesn’t just feel good, it can also give your karma a positive boost. Always look for ways to assist – on a small or big scale.

4. Forget an Audience

No good deed goes unrecognised. So don’t worry about people seeing your good deeds. Simply do them and you’ll get a nod from karma.

5. Listen to Others

Often we hear what people say, but do we truly listen? Be a person others can come to in times of trouble.

6. Express Love

Love is incredibly powerful, especially when it comes to cultivating good karma. Practice self-love and unconditional love of others, without judgement.

7. Be Patient

When we’re impatient, it’s easy to flip out at others. Being patient teaches you to relax, think clearly and act appropriately.

8. Forgive

Holding a grudge creates blockages, but forgiving others and letting go releases those blockages and boosts good karma.

9. Express Gratitude

Keep a gratitude journal and each night, record what you’re thankful for from that day. It could have been a small kind gesture from a stranger, or something wonderful that happened to you.

10. Strengthen Your Spirituality

Whatever you beliefs, seek out spiritual teachers or healers who can guide you to greater karma and leaving the best karmic footprint. Expand your outlook and learn from the wise.

Originally published on Jan 28, 2015

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