Q. Do random thoughts create karma?
A. This is like asking ‘Do random acts create karma?’ because thoughts are a kind of act and random thoughts are random acts. We also can say that random acts are the result of random thoughts. This is also like asking ‘Do random causes have effect?’ My answer is “Yes, they absolutely do.” Whatever you do, or whether you do something or not, you can’t avoid creating karma even for a moment.
When you do something, you have the karma of doing something. When you do nothing, you have the karma of doing nothing. You are as subject to karma, cause and effect as you are to gravity. Saying that random acts don’t create karma is like saying that taking poison randomly does not have any effect on the taker of it and that being run over randomly by a car has no effect on our bodies.
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