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@NB1100 You're over-thinking this. Your focus is taken up too much with one short careless, thoughtless, ignoran and frankly spiteful phrase.
Yet we have written much here to reassure you and bring you comfort. We have written…
How is that "I am making it much more specific than it actually is"? Can you elaborate it?
You are specifying a particular disease. There is no karma that specifically leads to leprosy. T…
Thanks all for the prompt reply. Sorry if I missed to reply.
In the Sutta, it says the result of killing is short-life, become poor is the result of stealing . Is that not a specific result…
Karma does not work like that. There are no specific deeds that have specific fruits. And there is no particular wholesome deed to counteract some theoretical particular future fruit. All of that is way to specific and partic…
Yes it is one of the things I do not like about karma, that it encourages magical thinking, while in fact almost all of such things have good scientific explanations and in fact people should rely on reason.
You can explain …
Maybe I cut the story too short. I was involved in a temple quite a while ago, I felt I was treated differently but I still kept going anyway. Until one day I found my personal problem that I used to consult with the monastic there spread to other p…
I think it really comes down to, most of all, how you think, believe and feel about it. It doesn't matter if someone else thinks X or Y is worse if you don't agree. If you are going to hunt, you have to be willing to accept the kar…
Just a quick question. Is there bad karma from eating meat and is eating meat breaking the first precept? How about buying meat, is buying meat create bad kamma? Thanks in advance.
I was thinking about eating meat.Buddha allowed his monks to eat pork, chicken and beef if the monk was aware that the animal was not killed on their behalf. But think, the animals are KILLED for us, it doesn't matte…
Usually the question is about all meat in general, any reason why you're just wondering about beef in particular?
Maybe because some people/Buddhists refrain from eating beef but not other meat?
We cannot entirely control the thoughts that come up. My understanding has been that while thoughts can lead to actions, it is the intent and action that brings about karma. Through meditation and continued practice, we can train t…
I think you're just stumbling into the stream of Arahat worship that runs through the Sutras. We pay honor to our Teachers and Masters but that can bring some special problems with it over time. We still see that playing out today…
I think you're just stumbling into the stream of Arahat worship that runs through the Sutras. We pay honor to our Teachers and Masters but that can bring some special problems with it over time…
I'm pretty confident saying no one here knows the answer to that in reality.
The teachings do say that actions directed toward holier beings are weightier, just as actions towards humans are said to be weightier than those to…
@NB1100 said: Thanks for your reply.
But in AN 3.89 Buddha says:
He trains himself, having undertaken the training rules, seeing danger in the slightest fault. This is called the training in heightened vir…
These sorts of concerns always take me back to when I started trying to follow the Dharma. I'd also tie my mind into knots trying to decide if every action I took was good or bad karma, selfish or clinging and maybe wrong, etc. I …
These sorts of concerns always take me back to when I started trying to follow the Dharma. I'd also tie my mind into knots trying to decide if every action I took was good or bad karma, selfish or cli…
"This is noisy", was perception.
How to improve state of Mindfulness and Concentration?
Remove object of perception.
This is confirmed by "They are ok with that".
Your Intention and subsequent …
There's a time for chanting and a time for quiet. And I've never heard of an "electronic chanting box". Is that another name for a tape player?
Tape player without a tape.
Needs communication, conversation, maybe compromise. Turning it off isn't the whole story. How are the people interacting over this?
They are Ok with that. As mentioned above, the concern is, did I make a bad (heavy) kamma…
Came across this and thought to share this. The use of "not to mention” dates back to at least the 17th century, Milton used it in his “Of Education”. He is a poet and polemicist. While this type of speech might be considered arts or communication s…
Thanks for your reply. That's very true, just like everything in life if doubt then don't do it. But as mentioned previously being straightforward is something encouraged in the practice. Any thought on this?
Can you share your thoughts?
I smiled (virtually) and said hello (inferentially/allegedly).
Rules broken? Worth sticking to? A rough guide? Many of us are NOT followin…
It makes me wonder what kinds of stories and rumors circulate among the different Asian monk communities. It sounds like some people think that all they have to do is arrive, and things will magically happen; +poof+ they'll get a c…
Hi @NB1100 - I would be careful to help someone if you're not sure about their teachings or motives. I'd be doing some more research if I were you.
A few years ago I was involved with a Buddhist group who started to make overt…
@NB1100 said: That means what you are saying is basically you will reap what you did not sow.
Well I don't know how you worked that out or came to that conclusion.
I did not either say that or mean it.
@NB1100 said: ... is is it possible for a murderer to experience poverty or other result (Except short life) as the result of his killing?
Yes, it's possible. But maybe not in their current lifetime. Maybe n…
My understanding is that he's talking about the exact workings out of karma. So like which karmic seeds were the cause for my bike getting stolen and caused me to be late…
If that's the case then we plant mango seed, we get apple fruit, right?
It's possible to get different mango, because there are many different kinds of mango. But they are still mango, nevertheless. But to say we get apple (poverty) as the result o…
My understanding is that he's talking about the exact workings out of karma. So like which karmic seeds were the cause for my bike getting stolen and caused me to be late to my job interview.
Thanks all for the reply.
I'm aware this post was posted some time ago. But I thought the post I want to create is similar to this post.
Does anyone here see the fourth precept is the most hardest precept to practice? I think lying is not just limited to speec…