Posted by Gerald (220.127.116.11) on March 25, 2000 at 14:58:00:
In Reply to: Was it my bad karma? posted by Blue Ocean on March 03, 2000 at 16:22:40:
For one thing, karma is intentional action. (I would seem you mother doesn't understand karma or doesn't believe in karma, her intentional action, it seems to me, being a good example of bad intentional action (karma)or certainly a childish, simplistic concept of karms.) Karma does not imply a sort of cosmic ledger book where you have to pay for bad actions (although recognition and acceptance of the effects of karma are necessary), nor is it what many people call "fate". It is simply a cause and effect operating in the world, not a bad thing. Yes, people do grow apart. Sometimes that even happens when one person, through proper practice, ceases to satisfy the false perceived needs of the other who is still bound. Why should logic be expected to get us out of a fix, when what we perceived as logic got us into it? In my view, karms operates moment to timeless moment. This is an area where so many seem to have difficulty and fail to understand that the answer to "bad" karms is good karma, good intentional action, and that the effect is both in the now and in all time, a perfectly "logical" and operative on every level. You see? I don't explain it well. I'm sorry. I'm a poor teacher. Seek out a good one.
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