Karma is an action, work or deed that refers to the spiritual principle of cause and effect. Good fortune and happiness is achieved through good intent, while evil deeds and malicious intent achieves the opposite. The principle of Karma has been seen in many ideologies and regions throughout the world and is still prominent today, even in social media (Reddit). The concept of Karma is “what goes around comes around”. Here are 10 Karma incidents from the past that will make you believe in Karma.
#10. China attempted to kill off their local sparrow population to increase rice yields but instead decreased rice yields by increasing their locust population and least 20 million people died of starvation.
In 1958 at the beginning of the Great Leap Forward, China initiated the Great Sparrow Campaign (A.K.A. Kill a Sparrow Campaign or the Four Pests campaign officially). The efforts main goal was to eliminate rats, flies, mosquitoes and sparrows as they were unhygienic and ate (the sparrow specifically) grain seeds, but the sparrow extermination resulted in a ecological unbalance that multiplied the number of crop-eating insects.
The Chinese community mobilized together to eradicate the birds, scaring the birds from landing and forcing them to fall from the sky due to exhaustion. Once they fell they were killed and any remaining nests, eggs or chicks would be killed as well. Citizens were rewarded and recognized for the amount of pests that they eliminated.
The incident had the reverse effect that leaders initially hoped for. They realized the sparrows were responsible for consuming the majority of the pests causing the loss of rice grain and ordered that the campaign against sparrows to be ended. But by then it was too late, the locust population continued to increase, adding to the already devastating Great Chinese Famine that resulted in the death of 20 million people.(source)
#9. A stray dog after being kicked by a driver returned with a bunch of his friends and proceeded to trash the car, chewing up the fenders and wipers.
After a man kicked a dog out of his parking spot in China the dog came back with his pack and destroyed the man’s car, chewing the fenders, bumpers and wipers.
The driver’s neighbour informed him of the dog’s revenge and managed to take a few photos from the incident.(source)