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Does karma only operate on the mind ? - Dhamma Wheel

Does karma only operate on the mind ?

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placebo23
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Does karma only operate on the mind ?

Postby placebo23 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:00 pm

Hello,
sometimes I hear from others that karma or the fruit of karma is only responsible for mind phenomens (feelings, mood). Other times I hear that karma is even responsible if one has wealth and success in life, so that for an evildoer there will come misfortune events in the future and a gooddoer will have wealth, success, a more peaceful life etc ?

What is the correct view ? Does Karma drive the entire world and everything which is happening to me so that even the body (which can be healthy or unhealthy) is a visual manifestation of karma ? Is there collective karma ?

Thank you

Virgo
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Re: Does karma only operate on the mind ?

Postby Virgo » Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:14 pm

I find this is a good explanation:



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Re: Does karma only operate on the mind ?

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Kamran
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Re: Does karma only operate on the mind ?

Postby Kamran » Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:07 pm

Thanissaro Bikhu provides a good explanation of the different types of karma and their relevance to your practice in the below sections of his "Wings to Awakening" anthology.

Kamma and the ending of Kamma

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... ml#part1-b

Sillfulness - this section is also helpful for understanding kamma

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... ml#part1-a
"Silence gives answers"

Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi

placebo23
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Re: Does karma only operate on the mind ?

Postby placebo23 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:06 pm

Thank you both of you :namaste:
I will do some reading and understanding :coffee:

villkorkarma
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Re: Does karma only operate on the mind ?

Postby villkorkarma » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:52 pm

one suffer because one hasnt existed long : )

chal4oye
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Re: Does karma only operate on the mind ?

Postby chal4oye » Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:47 am

From feeling as a requisite condition comes craving. From craving as a requisite condition comes clinging/sustenance. From clinging/sustenance as a requisite condition comes becoming. From becoming as a requisite condition comes birth. From birth as a requisite condition, then aging & death, sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress, & despair come into play. This is the origination of the world.?

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Re: Does karma only operate on the mind ?

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Re: Does karma only operate on the mind ?

Postby SarathW » Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:57 am

The best I have read in this topic:

http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/good_evil_beyond.pdf
:reading:
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”


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