Prayer of compassion

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Posted by Paul ( on August 17, 2000 at 05:47:48:

I have number of questions & i am keen to learn;

1) If and when we are to attain liberation and be free from suffering how ever long this may take does this mean we are no longer born into the human realm of existance, if so deos this imply that if every sentient being achieved liberation would there be a requirement for life & the earth.

2) with respect to Karma - i appreciate i may be trying to dig to deep into this subject but, Take the scenario , if i was to be born with a serious mental illness would this be subject to my previous karma only

My interpretaion of the being free from suffering is based in our ability as individauls to free ourselves from the attachment to hatred, ignorance and other causes of suffering. therefore my response to my second point may be - other people could percive it as suffering, but i had over this perosnal issues of worry and concern " suffering " that would be associated to it.

This may make no sense at all, but i have having a problem understanding karma & suffering - i am only trying to apply areas of logic that the buddha stated we should do " just because you are told something does not mean you have to belive or initially except it "

May be i'm trying to hard

Metta Paul

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