The Scientific Evidence of Cause and Effect, Also Known as Karma

Stack of stones in the sea with the word 'KARMA' imposed over the water.
If one kills a person or steals, karma will require payment either now or in the future. (Image: Chernetskaya via Dreamstime)

Is there proof of the principle of cause and effect, also known as karma? Scientists have discovered an intriguing phenomenon in the field of neurochemistry: When humans harbor benevolent thoughts and think positively, the body secretes neurotransmitters that promote cell health, and immune cells become more active. Thus, maintaining a positive mindset strengthens the immune system.

Conversely, malicious or negative thinking activates the opposite neurological system. This stimulates the negative system while suppressing the positive one, causing a disruption to the body’s healthy cycle. Therefore, individuals with an upright and virtuous disposition are often healthier and live longer.

The principle of cause and effect, also known as karma

Everyone agrees with the law of cause and effect because the material world operates according to certain rules. Regardless of whether these rules apply to theoretical or natural phenomena, people generally accept them. For instance, continuously dumping waste will pollute water sources, while deforestation will lead to soil erosion.

However, some people are skeptical about cycles of cause and effect that cannot be directly observed. It’s important to remember that unseen truths shouldn’t be denied, just as we can’t deny the existence of magnetic fields or electromagnetic waves simply because we can’t see them.

Man holding a horseshoe magnet.
Unseen truths shouldn’t be denied, just as we can’t deny the existence of magnetic fields or electromagnetic waves simply because we can’t see them. (Image: Flynt via Dreamstime)

Scientific evidence for karmic retribution

Joint research from Cardiff University in the UK and the University of Texas in the U.S. demonstrated that “those who do evil will be punished” has a scientific basis. The researchers found that juvenile delinquents, though often physically stronger than law-abiding adolescents, experience a rapid decline in health as they reach middle age, with hospitalization and disability risks significantly higher than average. This can be attributed to their unhealthy lifestyle habits and psychological states.

An American journal once published a research paper titled Bad Moods Produce Toxins. It indicated that human malice could cause physiological changes and produce toxins in the blood. Further, various emotional states like resentment, rage, fear, and jealousy caused different colored substances to appear in a person’s breath, indicating that negative thoughts generate toxins in body fluids.

The influence of social relationships on mortality rates

Recently, a collaborative study conducted by Yale University and the University of California investigated the topic of “How Social Relationships Affect Mortality Rates.” The 9-year-long study involving 7,000 randomly selected participants found that those who were helpful, harmonious, and sociable had a significantly better health status and life expectancy than those who were malicious, narrow-minded, and selfish. The latter group’s mortality rate was 1.5 to 2 times higher than average. These findings held true across different races, social classes, and fitness habits, leading scientists to conclude that good deeds can extend your lifespan.

The impact of positive and negative thoughts

Multiple experiments have reached the same conclusion that pure, charitable, and positive thoughts enhance health and happiness, while malicious thoughts cause bodily imbalance and disease. This finding has been echoed in Chinese medical texts for thousands of years. The ancients believed in cause and effect, that your thoughts radiate outward, influencing your voice, body fluids, movements, and even the objects you touch, all of which carry your personal energy field.

The ancients believed in cause and effect, that your thoughts radiate outward, influencing everything from your voice and movements to the objects you touch, each infused with your unique personal energy field.
The ancients believed in cause and effect, that your thoughts radiate outward, influencing everything from your voice and movements to the objects you touch, each infused with your unique personal energy field. (Image: Alexandra Barbu via Dreamstime)

Objective standards of good and evil

Atheists often argue that morals are human constructs without any fixed standards, and that good and evil are subjective. However, recent scientific findings contradict this view. They show that good and evil have different energy frequencies and material properties. Even newborns who have not been conditioned by society inherently have a kind disposition. Further, physiological changes occur when a person lies or deceives, regardless of how stable their emotional state is. It seems that your body follows certain objective characteristics, irrespective of your mental state.

Water crystal studies and the principle of cause and effect

Water crystal studies that shook the world at the turn of the 21st century show that all things have spirits, and good and evil seem to have objective standards in nature, rather than being human-created concepts. When water comes into contact with positive messages or is in a wonderful musical environment, it forms exquisite and robust crystal structures. However, exposure to negative messages leads to disfigured and twisted water crystals that sometimes can’t even form properly. Given that water is the source of life and makes up more than 70 percent of the human body, it’s clear that your physical state undergoes similar changes based on your mental state.

Karmic consequences and reincarnation

The “near-death experiences” and “hypnosis regression to past lives” studies that emerged at the end of the 20th century have brought a message to the world: Reincarnation, other dimensions, karmic retribution, and even heaven and hell, exist. If you commit a bad deed or treat others poorly in this life and do not face the consequences, this may carry over to your next life until the karma is repaid in full. This notion echoes an old Chinese saying: “Good deeds are rewarded, evil deeds are punished. If it does not happen immediately, the time is not right yet. But when the time comes, everything will be accounted for.”

These are not empty teachings, but truths reflected in historical and contemporary examples, corroborated by scientific evidence today.

Translated by Cecilia

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