why do you think awareness of a wrongdoing is an aggravating factor for the resulting kamma?seeker242 wrote:
Thanks. I think I understand that part. But my point was really that if a person does honestly believe that soon to be over equals over, and some other person knows it's not, doesn't that imply that these two people, if they do the same action, will be making different kamma? Doesn't one's perception influence what kind of kamma is made? For example, a little kid squashing some bugs for fun vs us squashing some bugs. It seems to me that we would be making worse kamma than the little kid because we are fully aware of that being's sentience and the kid is not. In other words, we have a different perception of the situation and that has an influence on the making of kamma.
derivative of this question would be a question of whether the act of breaking the precept against killing in this case will produce bad kamma on top of the one produced by the very act of killing
so it appears exactly the opposite to the principles of a mundane system of justiceSarathW wrote:Person who make a kamma knowing is greater than the person who is doing unknown.
In this case, the thought killing is Ok is a wrong view.
Hence he is doing a greater unwholesome kamma than a person doing without the wrong view.
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it doesn't clearly follow from the sutta, but i'd assume that this only pertains to noble disciples and the tenet of sotapanna's security from rebirth in bad destinations kind of supports this conclusion