Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Karma (Kamma) and its effectiveness according to Buddhism

Buddhism and Karma ( Kamma )

Buddha once preached the differences between the people in the society. For example, when you look at the people in our society some are very rich and some are poor. Some are ugly looking and some are gorgeous. Like in the current time people were always thinking why there is such a difference. According to Buddhism, it is not god’s wish, but you are responsible for your current social/economical/physical status. Lord Buddha once preached that Karma ( Kamma ) plays a major role in this issue in Chula Kamma Wibhanga Sutta ( Sutra ).

Buddhist explanation on lifespan differences & healthy living

There are people in this world who are very cruel and haven’t got pity on other living beings. They hurt others and kill others. People with that nature will be in the “hell” with all suffering after the death. But if they born in this world, which has a very low probability ( this is due to good Assanna Karma ) will have a very short life span.
People who are afraid of killing/hurting others and practice that in the entire life span, will be born in “heaven” with all the luxuries and if they born as humans, they will have a higher lifespan without diseases.

Buddhist explanation on physical appearance of a person

Some people in the society are full of hatred and gets angry even for a very small issue. Those people are very tough and not flexible, they don’t respect others ideas. The unhappy lifestyle always adds bad Karma to themselves which leads to a “bad birth” in the afterlife. If they are born as humans, they won’t look pleasant. This is true for the current life also, you needn’t wait till next life to see how the bad emotions change your appearance.
Reason for some people seems to be neglected and lonely in the society according to Buddhism.

Reason for some people seems to be neglected and lonely in the society according to Buddhism.

Some people in this world are jealous of others wealth, happiness. And also unhappy because others are being prominent, being famous in the society. The thinking pattern like this leads to accumulate bad Karma. After death they born in “hell”. If they accidently born as humans, they will be isolated from the society.

These are the main points explained in the Sutta. But, Kamma (Karma) is only one phenomena (out of five) affects personal behavior. You can override or cancel these ill effects, and you will also have effects apart from Karma. The other facts which affects your behavior ( Weather related problems, reproductively related, thinking related, other natural causes related ) will be explained later. In Buddhism, everything is not effects of Karma.

(published in all about buddhism blog)


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妙榛 (Miao Zhen) said...

Past karma is something not within our control. However, we can remove or reduce bad karma. I believe in this strongly. Chanting scriptures or mantras can help. This is my understanding. Furthermore, it purifies and calm our mind. With a clearer mind, we can "see" things more clearly. Most importantly, try to practise what the Buddha did. :) Feel free to drop by my blog:

letterhear said...

To be one with nature and your suroundings is to be a step closer to finding yourself

Anonymous said...

Theory of karma is only useful when it helps you to take responsibility for your situation. As soon as it is used to apportion blame it is completely useless.

Sathira said...

Great blog with valuable information.

The Past is Gone, The Future is yet to Come, LIVE NOW!

If we want to know our future, we have to live our life properly now!

May you be well and happy always!

Amazing World said...

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Bowl Singing said...

Very incisive article. We are all responsible for what we have done, what we are doing, and what we will do.

mala said...

You have my favorite Buddhism blog. I really like this article about Karma. I think everyone has hatred in his heart and he just needs to find a way to control it.

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sewa mobil said...

To be one with nature and your suroundings is to be a step closer to finding yourself

Anonymous said...

There has been no activity on your blog since a long time. are you still there?

All I have to say that there are three domains of consciousness. the basic is at the physical level,i.e. that which can be percieved by the sensory organs.

the next domain is at the mental level at which events and thoughts are analysed.

the next domain is the experiencing level where we know things on a practical level ( Pratyaksha gyana- pragya or pannya)

once a person goes deeper into pragya- awakening happens.

Buddha never taught to worship him. all he said was to follow the steps to achieve pragya.

most of the followers only talk about buddhism, no one makes an effort to practise the dhamma.

clue- try and understand the literal meaning( correct word meaning) of buddhas sayings. interpret yourself. you will see the light.

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