I’m Bailing out of my Buddhist class!
I tried, I really did. But I just don’t agree.
Sometimes you get sick. Sometimes you get a head ache or a cold. I don’t believe it has ANYTHING to do with Karma from a previous life. Pretty sure its just called being a living thing.
1 - a cold is caused by a virus
2 - a head ache is caused by sore muscles (or various other reasons)
3 - I don’t see how this is Karma!
I just really REALLY, do not agree nor can I ever agree with Karma from past lives. I just don’t think its constructive or helpful in any way at all.
What do you think about this though?
So negative Karma is brought on when we inflict suffering upon others.
My questions is this.
I work in HR. I have not had to yet, but at some point I will have to fire someone. This will inflict suffering upon them but I am only doing my job, and it would have a solid basis if this was to happen. Still, its inflicting suffering. Would this be bad Karma?
So anger is bad and we should always try to not be angry as its a bad thing and can create heavy negative Karma.
My view- Anger is an emotion. Like all other emotions it plays a part in telling you what you need and allows you to resolve it. Thus, you can’t cut out anger. Its a human emotion and I don’t see it bad at all. I think the actions one can take in anger are often not ideal which can lead to bad Karma, but thats not the actual emotion, thats the action.
In saying this. Some anger is not warranted. Say, the computer did not need to get yelled at when it shut down all of a sudden. But anger is also warranted. When someone hurts you, or someone gets murdered, anger is natural. This doesn’t mean we need to hang onto it and focus all our energy on it. But its there, its real, and I think thats ok.
So, I think its not the emotion ‘anger’ is how and what you do with that anger that is important and if you can meditate on it and let it go, or if you let it stew and take it out on others. That is when I think the negative Karma comes into it.
So. Thats it. I’m heading back to my good old books. I know its good to get a sense of community. But 2.5 hours on a work night, after I have been working hard all day. I would very much rather go home and read or play with my puppies. I don’t have much free time during the week. So I like to spend it wisely. Thus, staying home when its cold and reading in front of fire!