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OJ Simpson conviction: running out of luck and karma takes over?

October 7, 2008

Hall of fame NFL star and movie actor O. J. Simpson, 61, seems to run out of luck when a jury convicted him of armed robbery, conspiracy, and kidnapping in Las Vegas on Friday, October 3, 2008. The verdict is different from his highly- publicized acquittal of double murder of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman 13 years ago in Los Angeles. With a possible 30 years jail time that could put him locked-up in prison for life, O.J. who is currently detained at the Clark County Detention Center is scheduled to be sentenced on December 5, 2008.

Those who believe in the Buddhist concept of karma have something to think about. Karma, in essence fate, is supposed to be the total effect of one’s actions and conduct which determines a person’s destiny.

In, karma is further explained: “as you sow, so also shall you reap” in this and other lifetimes until you understand the complete consequences of all your actions. Karma is the principle of cause and effect, action and reaction, total cosmic justice and personal responsibility.

It’s intriguing to see the rise and fall of the famous black football star who hugged the limelight in the one of the most celebrated murder trials in the 20th century. The lawyers who helped him be exonerated from the murder cases, Robert Kardashian and Johnnie Cochran, died in 2003 and 2005 respectively, the former of esophageal malignancy, the latter of brain tumor. (Photo Credits: Reuters/John Kursinski;; =0=