why some people get bad parents?

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why some people get bad parents?

Postby for49 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:42 pm

why some people get bad parents or born into bad families .. if the same child have been brought into some good families with good and generous parents their may be a complete change in his personality and fortune
i think it is becoz of karma but of what kind kind of karma on cause and effect base it is stimulated from a Buddhist perspective? :juggling:

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Re: why some people get bad parents?

Postby Annapurna » Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:05 pm

Like this: If you shorten a life, yours will be shortened.

If you steal, your property will be stolen.

If you were a bad parent....

Or something like that.

But sometimes we just see our parents as bad...
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Re: why some people get bad parents?

Postby cooran » Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:25 pm

Hello for49, all,

There are quite a few suttas and articles on Accesstoinsight about kamma and its results.
Have a read and let's talk about anything that isn't clear.
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/index-subject.html#kamma

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Re: why some people get bad parents?

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:28 pm

Greetings for49,

After reading the reference supplied by Chris, it might be worth asking yourself the question, how would kammic forces know who would be a good parent and a bad parent, and how to direct embryos to "the parents they deserve".

Frankly, this seems a little far fetched to me... it seems to rely on some inate sense that there must be some kind of universal justice at play... and that everything must balance out in the end.... but if you look at the references Chris provided, you'll see that this is not what kamma is about.

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