echograph wrote:So lets say that I was an abuser in the past life. and I had the rape coming and deserved it. Since I have no memory of the past life, and in the next one I will have no memory
of this one, where is the lesson to be learned? where is the point that was made? Lets assume that Karma at play is paying me back for what I have done in the past life, Its making my life a living hell, giving me nightmares, robbed me of my childhood, took away my trust in humanity, made me resent sex, and never showed me love. What point does that make? where is the progress when all that happened was leaving a wound that takes a lifetime to heal? Where is the lesson to be learned?
I have read every major holy book cover-to-cover in 2 languages, they sound irrational, mean, and control masses by creating fear in god. While Karma, sounds like a force on its own, blindly functioning like a machine. Honestly burning in the Muslim or the Christian hell sounds A LOT better than the Karma at play, at least you know what you did and why you are suffering.
Blind belief is Blind belief. Sweeping generalizations and sprinkling punishment and reward around like candy. That sounds AS ignorant, blind, controlling and out-dated as any other faith. This was the ONLY time i asked for help and I was made to be the bad guy. Now tell me, what is karma is going to do to you for making me feel this way and obviously misrepresenting it. I guess you have to wait till the next life to be punished, and you will never know why you are being punished.
You know what this sounds like, a contributing/enabling factor for the cast system to function. a system of control and blind belief.
Thank you for showing me the true face of it. I was about to fall for it out of desperation.
I don't think anyone here make you feel sad on purpose.
Honestly Christian can't explain your pain, is it God will? God want you suffering? To teach you something?
You may have some pain, big pain, but I think everyone here already have some problems in their lives and we all have to face it. Kama isn't on purpose, so the learning here is life is extremely dangerous, like a battlefield, if you don't have the skills you will be get killed or suffering. Believe me, I have sufferings and I accepted that I may have been a bad guy in the past, its normally for all of us been a bad guy in the past, even the Buddha, so we are not blame you on purpose, we are just merely point out a fact (in our faith).
You don't know how lucky you are when you have suffering while there is a Buddha and his teaching, because you may know how dangerous life is and you have chance to fix it all. I think most of us hope u best wishes and inner peace.