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kamma, how we do it?

What is Karma! anything we do or say? NO way! 

At the Time when His holiness lord Buddha borne, in India Karma was taught by some famous teachers like “Niganta Nathaputta” that karma as anything that is done or said by a person. AS some believed it they  had  tried to keep away from doing any bad karma to an extreme extent. So this teacher is said to had his followers sweep the path before he walked anywhere. So that, he won’t be killing any animals that he’d not able to see by mistake. Also some teachings had prevented followers from drinking hot water.  Saying boiling water would kill very small beings that live in water even though  they could not be seen by human eye.

It’s true that such living beings, that are not able to be seen without special aids, do exist. What that amazes me is  how these ancient people had such knowledge when we never would have seen such things if not for the modern science. Its true, so much things  beyond any sciences (like about universe) have been told by His holiness lord Buddha. Still it keeps me wondering (in awe) about the knowledge at the time before his holiness’ enlightenment, that existed with people.

Again, when I read about nowadays vegan living style,  I wonder whether it is also based on the same theory that those other teacher’s perception. However it is, it is really off my current topic, and also it’s their liking.

So, do we have to face consequences for all we do and say in our lives? (I think I’d rather be dumb and disabled to do anything if it is so.)

Well, “Chethanahan Bikkawe, Kamman wadami‘ “is what Buddhists are taught, in answering that. So it’s a relief 🙂 . If a person do, say or think something with an intention it is what karma is, not just anything. So if a person has no intention to kill or harm another however  something like that happened, then  it will never become a killing according to Buddhism. So no consequences for that incident for that person involved.
 It’s not his Karma.

Also I’ve seen some sayings like  chethana or thoughts are not karma. But, considering Dhamma I know,  as a thought is needed to happen any Karma, and if taking it abstract, Karma is the thought but not the vise versa. when we have pleasant/pure mind good Karma happens and  if mind is opposite bad karma. So best thing is to know how to keep your mind pure and keep it. So happy consequences and easy comfortable living.

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5 thoughts on “kamma, how we do it?

  1. I have struggled with the whole bug thing. I do not ever want to kill anything, but when ants swarm my house in the hundreds or there are roaches, I feel I HAVE to get rid of them (please don’t think my house is disgusting…..but here in New Mexico ants are a major problem).

  2. 😀 We all have problems with insects, specially ants I guess, in our house too. Well others in my family also are not taking it patiently as I do, it’s not I’m very good, but I don’t like the final outcome if forbearance is lost. If there are no consequences then it would be OK at least on our side, but as it is not, I don’t feel like trying that could harm anyone. However the question is do they ever vanish forever even how much we tried hard in such ways!

    When it comes to insects inside houses, here, they don’t come when there’s continuous cleaning. It’s not regular cleaning but doing it to the extreme, if there are such problems. Sweeping and cleaning every night is a must, as they come where food is available. And also things got to be moved regularly without keeping in the same place while cleaning the house. For all the shadows draw these tiny friends in to those dark hide-outs and then their empires start to emerge.

    • Well, one problem is that with one of my cats being elderly and extremely thin, I have to keep cat food on the floor all the time and that draws ants. I have had to put the food bowls inside other containers filled with water to prevent the ants from getting to the food. And, when one of my cats barfs up food, the ants swarm in to eat it! Gross!

  3. There are some sutta’s or chantings that were taught by His holiness Lord Buddha, to be used in such situations. These Dhamma parts are collected in to a volume named paritta in Thearvada branch. One such we use is kandha sutta. It spreads Metta on all the types of living beings, and could be used to avoid difficulties caused by insects.

    This link http://www.dhammatalks.net/audio_files.htm got its audio file and play the audio streaming under the sub heading ” Paritta Pali Chants by Bhante Ariyadhamma ” . For it click on ” 8. kandha sutta ” and play in the audio player under it. It’s very short one.

    in this link http://www.dhammatalks.net/Books9/Paritta_Protection.htm#Khandha . It also has explanations in English.
    if you like to chant it yourself start from 58th. Even chanting 60th to 65th is enough. (it doesn’t matter doing it alone in a room ). Hope it would be use to you 🙂

  4. 🙂 I can empathize it well, it’s good deed treating pets lovingly when they get old. And as ants have no idea what our gross means, may be they need empathy too 😀

    However I hope you’d try to use that chanting I mentioned in the previous reply. And see if you’ll see any changes. It may look different culture, but you may never know! so Good Luck!

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