retrofuturist wrote:(...) Unwholesome mindstates such as those which underpin unwholesome actions (aka 'bad kamma') can manifest themselves in illness. Just by way of example, think about stress and the effects it can have on the body. But of course, as the Buddha points out, kamma is not the only cause of sickness.
To put illness down to kamma though is an imprecise science (unless you yourself are a Buddha) and one that ultimately achieves nothing, because the past is past, and you can only work on the present and in time, the future.
Thanks a lot for your response and good advice. Reading also from what the others posted here I was thinking the wrong way, putting illness
as result of bad Kamma...as I am really not a Buddha and really far away from insight.
Some years ago I suffered (because from stress and I like what you said 'unwholesome mindstates') from a lot of infections, during 10-11 months
I got from the doctors like 7-8 times antibiotica, and nothing helped. Then I went twice to SriLanka to Ayurveda treatment, they diagnized too much Pitta and after those treatments I never got infections again.
So, after the hospital treatments I am going again to SriLanka for Ayurved treatments, by then having worked on my unwholesome mindstates.
To answer Peters question:
ShinMeiDokuJoh wrote:I really believe that such life threatening sickness is a result of Kamma of this life or is the fruit of Kamma from previous lives ripening during this life-time.
Why do you believe this?
How to explain, I don't try or didn't try to analyse the past lifes regarding Kammic consequences from these times,
as they are past and not reachable for me. I believe this from a naive or deluded point of view, that such an illness had to be
a Kammic consequence, like Retro said: imprecise science.
(...) The Buddha spoke here of kammic reasons for sickliness:
but your disease could very well be caused by the other 7. He also warned us of speculating about kamma.
Thanks a lot for for the texts and links . Great advice, I'll work them through.
So, dear all, thanks a lot for helping me, giving good advice
Tomorrow I'll head for the hospital. So I guess in some 2-3 weeks I come back here,
With best regards