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  • Yes. You are also "what you think you are".
  • Yes, I am in complete agreement with it. In fact, it came to mind when I answered your last question. lol
  • I used to think so but NO not any more its like 'what goes round comes round', I do not believe that anymore either. My husband was the kindest man alive never ever had anything bad to say about anyone would do anything to help a friend or a stranger. His heart was big and strong and happy. he died painfully and suddenly without the chance of even seeing middle age. So I am afraid i cannot believe you reap what you sow. Everything he sowed will be and has been reaped by others.
  • Very much so. One must think that way. Although sometimes, unexpected droughts or calamities may ruin your harvest.
  • most definitely. its like with plants you plant the seed, water it, nurture it and get vegetables. yeah the occasional storm might wipe you out. but no need to lose all faith. just keep trying.
  • Oh my YES!
  • Yes. If you sow good 'seeds' in your life, no matter what happens.. this is your reputation. That survives even death.....that is how people remember you...that is what you teach others by example. To Firebrand: Remember all that good stuff? That is his gift and legacy. How many people did he help?...did he encourage or support? How many good lessons did he teach? Was he a good influence...? What could be better than a harvest of great memories...fond memories...good examples set...gratefulness... I know, you'd rather have him with you in person. But you can't....so celebrate his influence...that's what everyone around him reaps.
  • i definitly do,i would almost consider this to be one of the very foundation stones of my beliefs.
  • Yes, I agree that you reap what you sow for a good reason...when you plant something, it generally grows. What we think, we usually become or attract. What we fear, we usually attrack or create. Likewise, when we plant good seeds, think good thoughts, and generally live positive lives, we generally attract positive people and situations. Be careful...little acorns create big trees! Make your life a good forest, not a scary one.
  • Yes I do
  • The term was used as an anology to illustrate to an older civilization more in touch with the land and agriculture, the concept of thought creating reality.
  • Yes, I do.
  • Most Definitely.
  • Yes I certainly do
  • I was able to gleam a lot of information from that phrase.
  • You cannot plant corn and expect wheat.
  • No, I have never done any agricutural work at all. I am from the city, I wouldn't know a combine from a cows ass...
  • Yes, i do. Basically almost everyone does, because its so true that life works like that, that society had to put a name on it that doesnt sound biblical. Ever heard of karma, same difference. But even if you do not reap what you sow in this life you will in the next, whether it be riches in heaven, or suffering in hell.
  • The law of cause and effect is known in philosophical texts also. There is a very specific law in science. "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction". If you write it in English, it becomes Newton's Law. If you write it in Sanskrit, it becomes Law of Karma. http://www.search.com/search?q=karma Causa est omnibus in Latin means 'there is a reason for everything. Similar meaning is given by the phrases "as you sow so shall you reap", "what goes around comes around", and "sow the wind; reap the whirlwind". http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/30/messages/1444.html Leucippus, the founder of the atomic theory, declared in his only surviving statement, "Nothing occurs at random, but everything happens for a reason and by necessity". It is known as Leucippus’ principle of causality. http://www.answers.com/topic/democritus "Everything happens for a reason. Every action has a reaction. Always remember that whats meant to be will always find a way to come about." On the universal scale, this is the law of karma. The law of karma basically states that every action has a reaction and whatever you do to others will later return to you. Furthermore, ignorance of the law is no excuse. We are still accountable for everything we do, regardless of whether we understand it or not. According to Vedic literature, karma is the law of cause and effect. For every action there is a cause as well as a reaction. Karma is produced by performing fruitive activities for bodily or mental development. One may perform pious activities that will produce good reactions or good karma for future enjoyment. Or one may perform selfish or what some call sinful activities that produce bad karma and future suffering. This follows a person wherever he or she goes in this life or future lives. Such karma, as well as the type of consciousness a person develops, establishes reactions that one must experience. http://www.stephen-knapp.com/Karma_what_is_%20it.htm Buddhism refers to it as Karma or "Karma Vipaka". It could also be described as Destiny which is the inevitable and unavoidable occurrences of events in one’s life that is not at all under the control of the person but the inevitable results of his actions or Karma done in his previous birth. Destiny can therefore be described as something that is self-created or self-earned whether it is for good or for evil. Man is the builder of his own life, the creator of his own fate both outward and inward. Man should know that whatever he gives or does in his lifetime is thrown back to him by Destiny. Destiny is certainly not a blind force. It is but one expression of the greater cosmic intelligence and mental energy associated with Karimc energy. It has a purpose to fulfil, and the purpose as far as man is concerned is an educative one. As man creates his own Destiny by his own thoughts and actions, he gets back unerringly from life what he does or gives in life. Good begets good and bad begets bad. Every action has its own reaction. These are but universal laws. Man should not forge that he is the result of millions of his past thoughts and actions. The law of karma basically states that every action has a reaction and whatever you do to others will later return to you. http://www.lankalibrary.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=2571
  • Thank you, VSPrasad42, for accurately quoting the verse and for providing context. In study of Hebrew law and/or the Old Testament law, one finds that what was "reaped" included not just the bad seed by Jehovah, but also included children, grandchildren, great- -grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and on and on. I do not agree that I will reap what I have sown. I am not perfect, and neither is anyone on this site. But it matters not. Jesus Christ allowed himself to be murdered on MY behalf, He REAPED what I was going to sow thousands of years later. All I had to do was say, Son of God, Thank You for taking my place. If people reaped what they sowed, hell would have a waiting list a million light years long. Satan will tell all readers to discount these words. For the young woman who lost her husband, I pray the Holy Spirit brings you peace and comfort, and the understanding that our time on Earth is fleeting. Heaven is eternal. I don't know you, but I feel your hurt and anger. Even in this horrific circumstance, God has a plan for your life, so listen for it. Meanwhile, your job is to keep people, people you love, from dying and going to hell. You know how to do that. Your emotional energy is misplaced. Who is to say that God did not tell your husband that He (God) was going to strike you with a terrible, painful, lingering, cell by cell foul disease and you would eventually die...but your husband bowed down, weeping and begging for mercy, pleaded with God to give him the disease and spare you that misery? I suspect you would have done that for him.....Life is so short. I have a type of Lupus and I never know when I go to sleep at night whether or not I will wake up in my bed or at Heaven's gates. My husband is so freaked out, he won't sleep with me in our bed any longer. I have finally arrived at a comfortable place with my disease and faith, and all the fallout from it. When I fall asleep, I am at last happy with either location. My earthly body is becoming more and more difficult to endure. I can't think of a thing I did (sow) to reap this result. These days I find life in the Lord leading me to minister to those who are hurting---like you. Open your heart so that fear can leave; love and possibilities can enter. Joy, you will reap joy. Other readers: Jesus took on your sins as well. What will you do with this information? It's the most important and fabulous news you'll ever read.
  • Yes, even though I don't believe in god.
  • Yes I am.
  • of course..its a universal principle. sow seed...reap a hundredfold sow the wind...reap the whirlwind sow evil...reap fire hundredfold
  • yep, and I believe in karma too...
  • Yes. I believe and I hope that all of us will be made to account for everything that we've done. It's called justice.
  • 1000Xs YES! ;-)
  • Yes, I have often said it to my kids, much to their dismay.
  • i want to but the people who have hurt me in my life always came up smelling of roses
  • sure , thats obvious to most of us
  • Yes, though some people reap what others sow.
  • I guess so
  • Yes I do. Lots of people have said the same thing in different ways, give and it shall be given unto you... what goes around comes around cast your bread on the water and it will come back... you get what you give said in reverse, don't start none, won't be none
  • Sure, for I am not only in agreement with the verse, but with all Biblical verses, and it is because this verse is true that it has been paraphrased so often, mainly in the form of "karma".
  • Absolutely. You get what you give. And so long as you keep giving what you;re giving you'll keep getting what you're getting. Think about it. Simple. But then again the great truths always are.
  • "Reap what you sow" almost implies that life is somehow fair. Therefore I disagree.
  • The labourer is always in the sun, the plantation-owner always in the shade
  • I guess so, or just as much as if you sow nothing, you get nothing. :/
  • In 44 years of law enforcement, this verse has been used by me on numerous occasions. Especially, criminals that have just been sentenced to die for a capital crime. This verse is loved by me.....hated by the bad guys.
  • Sometimes 'weather conditions' can work for/against us. But by and large, yes.
  • Absolutely
  • I agree with it, and admire it. Few of us stop to ask "What is God sowing in me?" or "What will God reap?"
  • Not anymore.
  • 1000% - ;-)
  • absolutely
  • Yes. It's one of the few common sayings that is very true and applicable to all.

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