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.