The Sanskrit word Karma literally means action. In Buddhism however, karma mainly refers to one's intention or motivation while doing an action. Causing suffering to others will cause suffering to ourselves, causing happiness to others will result in happiness for oneselfSchedule

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Goodbye Grandpa: Doing the right thing vs. doing the easy thing when a loved one is dying

I have three kids. 17, 15 and 12 and this month has been one of the, if not the, most difficult months of my parenting history. For the past 17 years, I have taught my kids how to handle difficult situations. From playground spats to breakups with boyfriends, I seemed to be handling it well.  That is, until two weeks ago when I was thrown for a loop. My father-in-law, who lives in New York (we live in MN), was admitted into the ICU for an infection. He was 84 and had gone to a clinic for kidney dialysis. He came out with MRSA , a staff infection that is highly resistant to antibiotics.

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