Calls for speculation. Using that logic we shouldn't have any hospitals or doctors; anyone gets sick, tough luck, it's their kamma.Zom wrote: 1). If someone is to be killed, and you are going to save him, are you sure his present life threat is not his kammic fruit? If so, you don't save anyone. You just postpone the inevitable (which will happen in the next life for example).
Not everyone has that luxury. It takes money, resources, jobs, career, school changes to move.2). There are always places in the world where there is no war or conflict zones, where local community of people live in harmony, peacefully. Why don't go there when confict begins?
Not necessarily. If a person walks into a room and sees 2 men ripping apart people limb by limb, he can turn around and walk away as if he didn't see anything. Or out of compassion he could try to stop the men from injuring or killing any others (if he has the means to stop them and assuming there is not time to call police or others to help out). Turning away would be the easy way out and not involving yourself in the incident. Helping out and putting your own life at risk while doing so would be out of great compassion for those being killed.So in reality if a bad case happens and you are going to kill the attacker or injure him, you should just understand as it really is -- "At the present moment I'm acting on account of delusion, craving, and hatred, and I so I'm about to accumulate bad kamma right away". The choice is always yours, of course, and of course, it will always be affected by the level of your defilements in every circumstance.
I am not in any way advocating vigilantism just presenting a hypothetical use of force for compassion not based on delusion, craving, or hatred.