Posted by Edvard Tam (18.104.22.168) on September 24, 2000 at 14:18:46:
In Reply to: Karma posted by Remmy on September 23, 2000 at 01:03:08:
Some scholars tend to think that Karma is convention wisdom and that the Samsara and the six realms of existence are metaphoric and they are no importance in relation to the ultimate truth...
The authentic view is that they are not only metaphoric, but Actual. This is quite an important that we should bear into bear. We should remember that the Buddha taught them not because they were what most people believed at his time so he didn't want to challenge them.
The Abhdhamma mentioned several types of consciousnesses and how Karmas were generated even in just one moments. If a practitioner of Vipashyanana is able to discern the five aggregates and the twelve links of existence he'll be able to see that those things are actual.
Without actually realizing this, everything will remain simply a concept, in another word, a convention knowledge, which can be argued from different points of views. One has to actually reach there to see it for him/herself.
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