Mohan Gnanathilake wrote:We are faced with a totally ill-balanced world. We perceive the inequalities and manifold destinies of men and the numerous grades of beings that exist in the universe. We see one born into a condition of affluence, endowed with fine mental, moral and physical qualities and another into a condition of abject poverty and wretchedness. Here is a man virtuous and holy but, contrary to his expectation, ill-luck is ever ready to greet him. The wicked world runs counter to his ambitions and desires. He is poor and miserable in spite of his honest dealings and piety. There is another vicious and foolish, but accounted to be fortune’s darling. He is rewarded with all forms of favours, despite his shortcomings and evil modes of life.
*** Submitted by Mohan Barathi Gnanathilake***
The source of this post is “Buddhism in a Nutshell” by Venerable Narada Mahathera
Well, the correct pronunciation is “Hethu” and “Pala”. They approximate to the Pali terms Karma and Vipaka.
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