So per you then, the solution is to settle for bestiality?
How good is that working for you?
I agree - in this world, it's usually the ruthless, the aggressive, the cheaters who get ahead.
The fact of the matter is that some people have no qualms about killing, lying and stealing; and some do. I don't know why this is so.
Alex123 wrote:It is a faith that "God/Kamma will sort everything out".
Thanissaro Bhikkhu sometimes mentions the dichotomy between truths of the observer and truths of the will.
Truths of the observer are truths that hold regardless of the observer - such as truths about stars and atoms.
Truths of the will are truths that depend on the person in order to be true; if the person doesn't take the according action, nothing happens. Most things in our lives that are relevant to us, are truths of the will: relationships, careers, projects, our daily hygiene etc. Whether those things happen or not, and the way they happen, depends crucially on our actions, our will.
This is not to say that belief in God or belief in karma will make God or karma exist. But if we don't believe in the power of our action, we will act as if our actions don't matter, and so possibly won't see the results we desire.
If we act as if karma doesn't exist, we will be sure to see that it doesn't exist.
If we act as if karma doest exist, we will be sure to see that it does exist.
Some things are self-fulfilling, self-perpetuating like that.