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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.

Hell!

We hear lots of reasons for someone to go to hell these days. I don’t know if it is a sad point or just a funny thing, but a lot of people seem to enjoy saying how some other would go to hell for doing something that would not be agreed along with their own perceptions.

But  as to Dhamma, there are only five actions that Buddhism says that will definitely take a person to the real hell. So all the other actions are individually determined in my understanding. Anyway it’s certain that when examined with Dhamma, even how much that someone would perhaps like or argue for another to go to hell, for doing something that they would not approve or not agree, will not certainly drop those people in hell, if they know how to keep away from it.

So in my complete pure mind I wish for those kind of well wishers also not to increase their own bad points by clinging into their bad tastes about these kind of beliefs. My understanding is that there are always reasons for everything, so there should also be some  fair reasons for people to be different in some ways from others, too.

The inevitable five actions, that we can’t ever get away from hell after doing,  are

Ānantarika kamma:-

1. Killing biological mother

2. Killing biological father

3. Killing arahanth (Completely enlightened person)

4. Schism- breaking the amiability among bikkhus

5. Dropping blood from His Holiness Lord Buddha’s Body

So one may or may not go to hell, if they never ever done those five, but definitely won’t drop there because of some one else thinking/believing that it sh/would happen so. Let’s Just empathize with them. As there’s no space for blind beliefs in Buddhism.

Happy journey!

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