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Piecing together the Karmic Puzzle...( What can "I" say "Good luck with that" ;) )

ShoshinShoshin No one in particularNowhere Special Veteran
edited May 12 in Buddhism Basics

Even though Karma is a topic that can leave many questions unanswered, especially for the inquisitive mind

I found this short clip on Karma & Rebirth ...interesting

Understanding Pratītyasamutpāda & Anatta can help one come to grips with some aspects of karma...

However....relying on the intellect alone, can be/often is an obstacle..... being tripped up by ones own feet so to speak....

"When the intellect ventures into where it does not belong, it becomes lost in its own confusion"

It would seem that this is often the case when it comes to trying to fully understand karma......karma...karma

"I'm just a vibrating bundle of energy flux, held together by karmic glue
often propelled along by ignorance ...in the mind... a monkey zoo !"

WalkerlobsterRen_in_black

Comments

  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    Thanks @Shoshin 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

    ShoshinWalkerlobster
  • JeffreyJeffrey Veteran
    edited May 12

    Yes Karma has to do with intention. And why is karma so important in Buddhism? Could it be that our intentions have power? Ding Ding I win a prize! (maybe??)

    Shoshinlobster
  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    Intention is interesting...
    Through intention, karma arises and through karma, intention arises.. go figure.. ;) ;)

    Hmm....which came first..._The chicken ? Or the egg ?

    Perhaps there is/was no first to speak of....

    BunksWalkerlobster
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    Thanks guys, great thread of karma yama <3
    Prizes and dharma medals (Buddha amulets, yantra etc) all around ... 👍🏼🙏🏽🌈🌍

  • 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

    I take it this is all just a bit of chit-chat after my thread closure yesterday? Dear me children, but you are unruly sometimes...🙄🤨🙂

    BunksWalkerlobster
  • 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

    @Shoshin said:
    Even though Karma is a topic that can leave many questions unanswered, especially for the inquisitive mind

    I found this short clip on Karma & Rebirth ...interesting

    Does Vimeo offer subtitles? I can't hear a word he's saying.

    Very useful...

  • Rob_VRob_V North Carolina Explorer

    ShoshinBunks
  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    @federica said:

    @Shoshin said:
    Even though Karma is a topic that can leave many questions unanswered, especially for the inquisitive mind

    I found this short clip on Karma & Rebirth ...interesting

    Does Vimeo offer subtitles? I can't hear a word he's saying.

    Very useful...

    Try clicking on and sliding the vertical lines that increase in size on the bottom right hand side just before the setting star...they are the volume control...

  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    It’s a bit echoey for sure. You might need to turn the hearing aid up a bit @federica......(ducks for cover) ;)

    Shoshin
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    Brightness can be felt, heard and sensed.
    Clarity is herd right (right Sanga ... includes left wing Sangha) ...

    and ... [Lobster gibbers quietly ...]

  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    My understanding of karma is peculiar (who would have guessed?)
    For example I understand it can work backwards. Your good actions now can effect the past, yourself and others in other timelines and dimensions.

    Did warn you ... 🙃

    To put it bluntly we NOW are the results of our future BuddhaHoody. That might give an idea of how far away we be ... :p

    As an example, we are as future Buddhas, as we manifest.

    [Lobster does his lines]

    I must be good
    I must be good
    I must be good

    JeffreyBunks
  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    Does the tail wag the dog ?

  • paulysopaulyso usa Veteran

    @lobster said:
    My understanding of karma is peculiar (who would have guessed?)
    For example I understand it can work backwards. Your good actions now can effect the past, yourself and others in other timelines and dimensions.

    Did warn you ... 🙃

    To put it bluntly we NOW are the results of our future BuddhaHoody. That might give an idea of how far away we be ... :p

    As an example, we are as future Buddhas, as we manifest.

    [Lobster does his lines]

    I must be good
    I must be good
    I must be good

    lobster,that is interesting.i will be brutally honest,i just want sex and companionship with my future wife.if buddhas are beyond sex,then i will stay as a lay bodhi serving in my little way to buddhas.

    so my mantra,

    happy with wife
    happy with wife
    happy with wife

    future wife,i hope so....

  • howhow Veteran Veteran
    edited May 15

    @ paulyso

    One Zen possibility about this laity verses Buddha question is..

    You can only ever practice in this current moment. Don't let the theory of some future Buddhist ideal detract from the efficacy of what you can actually practice with right now.
    When your wants for sex & companionship are what you have put highest on your altar then how clearly you can face them both can become your main practice vehicle.

    Such a vehicle can simply motor along the road towards suffering's cessation without needing to qualify anyone's spiritual driver's license.

    lobsterRen_in_blackShoshin
  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    @paulyso said:
    lobster,that is interesting.i will be brutally honest,i just want sex and companionship with my future wife.

    Well then none of us on this forum are getting any younger (despite @lobsters peculiar views on the timing of karma), so I would suggest there is no time to waste in finding said future wife :) good luck @paulyso

    lobster
  • paulysopaulyso usa Veteran

    @how said:
    @ paulyso

    One Zen possibility about this laity verses Buddha question is..

    You can only ever practice in this current moment. Don't let the theory of some future Buddhist ideal detract from the efficacy of what you can actually practice with right now.
    When your wants for sex & companionship are what you have put highest on your altar then how clearly you can face them both can become your main practice vehicle.

    Such a vehicle can simply motor along the road towards suffering's cessation without needing to qualify anyone's spiritual driver's license.

    thank you how.

    i want to explain why i chose--for me--love as a vehicle.my instinct is love compliment the heart of existence.buddhas-imo-understand spiritual and natural love.even maitrya is called lovingly kind.with my own eyes i see love expressed every where in mundain situations. from our tradition,its buddha nature love expressed.so in my heart buddhas gives thumbs up to love however expressed.

    another reason,i encountered in mahayanna scripture,this perfect love.it spoke to my heart.to me what perfect way to experience it is with a mate.im some what practical,discover this perfect love physically and spiritual.

    thank you for the kind positive encouraging words.

    lobster
  • paulysopaulyso usa Veteran

    @Kerome said:

    @paulyso said:
    lobster,that is interesting.i will be brutally honest,i just want sex and companionship with my future wife.

    Well then none of us on this forum are getting any younger (despite @lobsters peculiar views on the timing of karma), so I would suggest there is no time to waste in finding said future wife :) good luck @paulyso

    thanks karome.i actually believe in lobsters karma theory.who knows my future wife is sending love letters to me now.so she is my bride,in the next life . i guess i believe in the supernatural.but to each our own.

    got to go do dao zen landscaping.

  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    Good post from @how

    The Buddhood extends in an eternal loop in all direction, past, future, sideways from the present moment.

    It is one of the Tantric auspicious signs. It is both Samsara and Knot Nirvana and the reverse ...

  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    @paulyso - be careful what you wish for..... <3

    Shoshin
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    @paulyso said:
    bunks yea i hear you. every relationships is different.some last some dont. but i want to give it a try.so in here and now i work on being the best decent guy possible,the five precept,five love language,that my future wife wants me.then again im nutty...as of now im a happy nut.

    That deserves a :D and a <3

    lobsterShoshinWalker
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