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Kamma

Postby Bohemian Seeker » Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:17 pm

Dear Folks,

I am new to this forum and investigating Buddhism, please be patient with my funny questions :reading:

A question about kamma (karma).

Is everything that happens to us due to our kamma ? Does this mean that we deserve all our bad luck and suffering, as the kamma is a result of our previous thoughts, words and deeds, in this life and in previous ones ?

For example, if I get stabbed with a knife by a robber taking my wallet, did I deserve it ? Or does coincidence play a role, i.e are some things that happen to us just bad luck and coincidence and not relate to my past deeds ?

I look forward to your answers,

Best wishes to all

Mike

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Postby IanAnd » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:38 pm

"The gift of truth exceeds all other gifts" — Dhammapada, v. 354 Craving XXIV

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Re: Kamma

Postby Bohemian Seeker » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:11 pm

Thanks David and Ian, that is a comforting answer.
Best wishes
Mike
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Re: Kamma

Postby TheNoBSBuddhist » Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:59 pm

I remember reading a pithy one-liner, and it has stayed with me as a 'caveat' ever since:

'Kamma means you don't get away with anything; and it all counts'.

Great show-stopper when you think about doing something....
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You will not be punished FOR your 'emotions'; you will be punished BY your 'emotions'.



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‘Absit invidia verbo’ - may ill-will be absent from the word. And mindful of that, if I don't respond, may be why....

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Re: Kamma

Postby Aloka » Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:44 pm

Hi Mike,

There's an enjoyable talk about kamma which was given by Ajahn Amaro, abbot of Amaravati Monastery UK. Its called "Who is pulling the strings" and its underneath the Question & Answer session with the same name on the list at the link. (Dated 23rd September 2012)



With kind wishes,

Aloka

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Re: Kamma

Postby Bakmoon » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:23 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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Postby walkart » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:39 am

All is due to law of kamma, law of causes and consequences. It is impossible that somethink heppens without any cause or condition.
When somethink heppens without cause or condition it's called "chaos", but there is no "chaos" there is only order, so - yes all is due to kamma.

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