The mathematical equation of Karma


(Sanskrit: कर्म; IPA: [ˈkərmə] ; Pali: kamma)

Karma that Indian word, is as global now as the other word Yoga. Some say Karma is a bitch, some say Karma is a cliche.Some say Karma is a lama who sells T-Shirts in China. I demur against these Eastern winds. In the West, Some say Grace shall alone save you. Grace has not replied to my voice messages lately.

To my mind the closest thing to Karma is – Newton’s Third Law. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.

Every good thing you do will lead to some good thing to happen to you in future. That’s Karma. Every bad shit that happened to you was payback for something bad you did, thought or planned earlier.  The mathematics on Karma has a long period. So shit that you did in your previous birth ( or Life- 1) can lead to shit to happen to you in next birth. That’s reincarnated Karma.

M1  V1  == M 2 V2

That’s momentum. Momentum is mass into velocity.  How big your startup is it’s momentum. How fast is it growing? That’s velocity. The 1 is for the body that starts the initial chain reaction. The 2 is for the body that reacts. Ecosystems react to disruptions in multiple ways. Ecosystems protest at innovations in multiple ways. Unless the right players have been paid and the right influencers have been fed.

M1V1 == M2 V2 + M3 V 3

Momentum never dies. If it is transferred to more than one body, the sum of the total momentum remains the same. Don’t confuse the ecosystem’s reaction to momentum with energy dissipated due to friction.

Newton who made Newtons law had a personal experience of Karma. His brilliant career was filled with occasional Politicking as he denied Leibnitz his due in Calculus. But you cant keep a good German Philosopher down without staying down with him. Wikipedia says, In philosophy, Leibniz is most noted for his optimism, i.e., his conclusion that our Universe is, in a restricted sense, the best possible one that God could have created. That’s a four links in one sentence. talk about Wikipedia and Link Bait. Leibnitz’s   grave went unmarked for more than 50 years

Who created calculus? Wikipedia doesn’t care!  Calculus will help you measure your karma. presque tout de ce calcu!

As for Isaac,

Newton wrote a number of religious tracts having emptied his intellectual batteries in Physics. You can accuse Newton of almost being a Republican. He hanged several people as Britain moved to paper money. I wished we had a Newton to manage the move to digital money. Newton lost huge money in slave trade. The man who monetized Apple Trees 400 years before Steve Jobs, well, Isaac died  a virgin. Time spent fucking Leibnitz did not count.

Curious minds often converge on the same idea.

What do you do when you discover that your idea is not your idea but just something that the universe spawned in multiple heads in the same epoch. How you deal with the karma of your basic idea, is how you will find the universe pay you back for what you owe or what you sow in the ether.

Karma is both a  bitch and a cliche. Momentum won’t die. Entropy will only increase. Physics is just a TV show.The universe will find a way to pay you back for the beauty and the shit you left in it. We shit once a day, and bullshit many times in the same day. Karma is a not bull shit. Its an ancient concept. Think of Karma as dinosaur shit.

Think of Karma when you negotiate salaries and stock options. The world will be a much better place for it. Focus on creating the good stuff and wait for the universe to react.


Author: Ajay Ohri

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