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Kamma's influence

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Kamma's influence

Postby nrose619 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:01 am

If a baby dies not long after its birth is that a result of kamma of a past life? and if so, what's to say that my life is not controlled by kamma of past lives?
"A silver bird
flies over the autumn lake.
When it has passed,
the lake's surface does not try
to hold on to the image of the bird."

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Re: Kamma's influence

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:33 am

Greetings,

Things can happen for reasons other than kamma. See...

Niyama Dhamma
viewtopic.php?f=19&t=1187

... for details.

Metta,
Retro. :)
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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Re: Kamma's influence

Postby SarathW » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:51 am

Hi Retro
Thanks for the link. But I can't download your link "The Niyama Dipani"
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Kamma's influence

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:08 am

Greetings Sarath,

Thanks for the heads up... here's an alternative link.

THE NIYAMA-DIPANI: The Manual of Cosmic Order
by Mahathera Ledi Sayadaw
http://mahajana.net/texts/kopia_lokalna/MANUAL04.html

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Kamma's influence

Postby cooran » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:12 am

Hello all,

Not everything is the result of kamma.

Kamma and it's Fruit
http://Www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... fruit.html


With metta
Chris
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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Kamma's influence

Postby SarathW » Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:06 am

Hi Retro and Cooran
Thanks. Great links
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Kamma's influence

Postby KennC » Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:31 am

Karma is intentional action, that is, a deed done deliberately through body, speech or mind. The Buddha taught that one’s present condition, whether of happiness or suffering, is the result of the accumulated force of all past actions or karma.
Here is a good short video about Karma - "Bond to Past and future"

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Re: Kamma's influence

Postby Bakmoon » Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:24 pm

The non-doing of any evil,
The performance of what's skillful,
The cleansing of one's own mind:
This is the Buddhas' teaching.


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