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child abuse as karma?

opiumpoetryopiumpoetry Delaware, Ohio, USA Explorer

Some believe that abused children are suffering the results of bad karma from previous lives. Does this belief justify child abuse? If so, is it logical proof that a belief in karma from one life to the next is total BS?

lobster

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  • howhow Veteran Veteran
    edited May 11

    Explaining away child abuse as bad Karma is incomplete if that explaination of it also gets translated as a justification for it.

    lobster
  • JeffreyJeffrey Veteran

    It does not justify child abuse.

    lobster
  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator
    edited May 12

    @opiumpoetry said:
    Some believe that abused children are suffering the results of bad karma from previous lives. Does this belief justify child abuse?

    Absolutely, unequivocally not.

    If so, is it logical proof that a belief in karma from one life to the next is total BS?

    That, if I may say so, is a redundant question.
    And this is why.

    Because it cannot be answered.
    The Buddha strongly advised that to try to work Kamma and its complexities out, was a pointless, fruitless and vexatious task.

    Don't even go there.

    lobsterFosdickFicus_religiosa
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