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About Kamma

Postby BlueLotus » Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:12 pm

Dear forum,

Can you show me sutta parts where Buddha says no matter what past kamma is a person can overcome it and find peace in the current life? Like Angulimala did.

Also, did Buddha say in sutta that kamma is cause for sickness like cancer?

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Re: About Kamma

Postby SarathW » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:14 pm

Hi Bluelotus
Kamma is one of unthinkable. My understanding is that everything is not happen due to Kamma. Please read page 262 of the link below.
http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/buddh ... gsurw6.pdf
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: About Kamma

Postby daverupa » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:24 pm

There's no overcoming kamma in that sense; once, the Buddha met some wanderers who were doing tapas for the sake of burning off their previous kamma, but the Buddha thought that was ridiculous. Instead, he praised abandoning unskillful mental qualities and the attainment of skillful mental qualities in the here-&-now.


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Re: About Kamma

Postby santa100 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:17 pm

Thanks Bluelotus. To me, an open minded attitude means at least be open to the possibility of what the suttas say and not immediately brush aside the idea. I haven't attained "Direct Knowledge" so there's no way for me to say with 100% certainty about anything. Until that day, the "provisional" faith (not "blind" faith) I put in the teaching serves me as guide posts to further my practice..

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