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Kamma and children

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Kamma and children

Postby Annapurna » Sat Jan 31, 2009 1:20 pm

Children are curious. So sometimes they cut a rainworm into pieces or torture animals and don't know what they are doing.

That's why our laws give them a time frame in which their actions have no legal consequences.

But I guess it's a different story with kamma.

Or no?

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Re: Kamma and children

Postby clw_uk » Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:31 pm

Kamma doesnt have a grace period so to speak. Whenever there is intentional action there is kamma.

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Re: Kamma and children

Postby kc2dpt » Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:35 pm

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Re: Kamma and children

Postby Annapurna » Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:54 pm

Yes. Thank you.

What would happen if a relatively small child kills a small animal out of curiosity to see how "dying goes". But it has no idea what death means for the animal...nor, that killing critters is wrong. Parents do it all the time.

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Re: Kamma and children

Postby Jechbi » Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:39 pm

I bet that child would grow up and think about it later in life. When I was 14 I was forced to dissect a live frog in science class. The teacher convinced us that the frogs had been "pithed" and thus could feel no pain, but I remember the frogs seeming to wince in reaction to the scalpal piercing the belly. I killed that frog, but not before I saw its beating heart. I think about it sometimes.

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Re: Kamma and children

Postby clw_uk » Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:50 pm

Your right not all intentions are the same.

There is unwholesome intention motivated by greed, hatred and delusion

There is wholesome intention motivated by non-greed, non-hatred and non-delusion


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Re: Kamma and children

Postby Annapurna » Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:45 pm

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Re: Kamma and children

Postby clw_uk » Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:40 pm

there was a similar thread here i started about euthanasia.

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=426&p=4756&hilit=euthanasia#p4756
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