Can karma exist without its acknowledgment?

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There are two types of people when it comes to karma: those who believe in it and those who do not. I am not sure where I stand… maybe somewhere in the middle? I do believe that you should treat others as you would want to be treated and that doing good means good will happen to you. But then you see people who are going about their lives with not a care in the world regarding how their action impact others… They seem to be doing fine… When does Karma come into play?

The origins of karma come from Hinduism where it is believed that when you are reborn into another life, you will reap what you had sown in the previous life, be it good or bad (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/karma). I am not sure about reincarnation but according to the law of karma then, why is it then that good people must suffer? For instance, why must good, innocent children suffer? What did they do to deserve starvation and abuse and poverty across the globe? Why are the leaders and politicians of third world countries thriving on the money that should be pouring down to the poor?  Why is karma not kicking them in the butt? Is it because they simply do not believe in such superstition? Which then makes me wonder… is there karma without its acknowledgement? Is it simply superstition? Does Karma exist at the cosmic level?

I Would love to hear thoughts on this topic 🙂 so please feel free to express yours.

cheers

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