Talk:Karma

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Semi-protected edit request on 12 September 2015[edit]

Section 5.3 on Buddhism has a grammatical error in the sentence: "In the Buddhist tradition, karma refers to actions drive by intention...". I believe the word "drive" was meant to be "driven". The current use of "drive by" would only make sense in something like a "drive by shooting" or similar. Unless I'm mistaken, there is no such thing as a "drive by intention". Dccharron (talk) 12:21, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

 Done - that is exactly what the next word (Cetanā) means - thanks for pointing that out

Cause and effect, causality[edit]

Talking about "causality" and "cause and effect" about ancient philosophies is a serious mistake. I wish I was knowledgeable enough to do the necessary editing, for now all I can say is that it's absurd, and casts doubt about the article. I ignore the Eastern equivalents, but some words that wouldn't be anachronic are : fate, grace, cause (NOT cause and effect), worth, merit, destiny, reward, consequence...--84.97.206.198 (talk) 16:44, 27 December 2015 (UTC)

Thank you. Thoughtfull observation. Not that I have a solution at the moment, but it's a good point to ponder. Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 05:32, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 9 October 2016[edit]


the first sentence does not say what karma is

My proposal is:

Karma (Sanskrit: कर्म; IPA: [ˈkərmə] ( listen); Pali: kamma) means action, work or deed [1] creates a backlash;


Master493 (talk) 08:48, 9 October 2016 (UTC)

@Master493: Welcome to wikipedia. Your request is not accepted because the first sentence does say what karma is. "Creates a backlash" is your opinion/original research. Please read wikipedia's content policies such as WP:V and WP:OR. Encyclopedic content must be verifiable in an external, reliable source. Ms Sarah Welch (talk) 09:12, 9 October 2016 (UTC)

Indian religion concept[edit]

India is not name of religion. It is Hindu religion. Hinduism is not of India only. Sabin lamsal (talk) 02:34, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

@Sabin Iamsa: See this. In scholarly literature, Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism etc are routinely classified as Indian religions. Per WP:RS policy of wikipedia, we need to stick with the scholarly sources. No Hindu POV pushing please. Ms Sarah Welch (talk) 04:26, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

Action[edit]

change ((action)) to action and ((reaction)) to reaction — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:541:4500:1760:218:8BFF:FE74:FE4F (talkcontribs)

 Done DRAGON BOOSTER 15:52, 8 February 2018 (UTC)