doctrine of KARMA

splorgesplorge it's not purple! PExer
karma is said to be the principle of causality which holds that all actions produce effects..
do you believe in KARMA? :confused:

the doctrine of KARMA is not pure fatalism (as it is commonly understood).. and i do believe that man has the power to change his environment through actions:enlightened:
wut about you?:hmm:

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  • gearheadgearhead Member PExer
    what goes around comes around.
  • bubuyogbubuyog buzzzzz PExer
    The doctrine of Karma, to be better understood, must be regarded in light of its twin doctrine, that of Reincarnation.

    PEACE :)
  • Yuri_PrimeYuri_Prime god-playing megalomaniac PExer
    Actually they are triplets, the third is the Caste Social System.

    In strict sense of the word Karma, the actions and the reward/punishment doesn't take place in the same life period. (Kaya mali yung mga common na naririnig natin, let's say may kaaway ka, tapos nagkasakit siya... sasabihin mo "Ayan nakarma tuloy.) You won't receive any reward or punishment in this life period, but only after you've been reincarnated.

    So ano ang kinalaman ng Caste rito. Well dito sa Pilipinas, may mayaman, may mahirap, may panggitnang-uri. Pero madaling gumalaw sa mga social class na ito. Ang mahirap, kapag nagtrabaho ng husto puwedeng yumaman. Ang mayaman kapag puro bisyo at waldas ng pera, puwedeng maghirap. Hindi ganoon ang sitwasyon sa Caste. Sa Caste kung ano ang social class mo nang isilang ka, ganun ka rin mamamatay.

    Ang doktrina ng Karma ang isa sa mga dahilan kaya enforced ang Caste system. Kapag mabuti ka sa nakaraan mong buhay, isisilang ka sa mas mataas na Caste. Kapag masama naman eh sa mas mababang Caste o kaya eh sa hayop o halaman. Ang dahilan kaya hindi ka puwedeng gumalaw from one Caste to another ay dahil hindi ka puwedeng tumanggap ng gantimpala sa mga gawa mo sa kasalukuyang buhay. Dapat mamatay ka muna at mag-reincarnate bago mo makuha ang gantimpala.
  • splorgesplorge it's not purple! PExer
    thank you Yuri_Prime for the info!
    :)
  • bubuyogbubuyog buzzzzz PExer
    Originally posted by Yuri_Prime
    Actually they are triplets, the third is the Caste Social System.

    In strict sense of the word Karma, the actions and the reward/punishment doesn't take place in the same life period. (Kaya mali yung mga common na naririnig natin, let's say may kaaway ka, tapos nagkasakit siya... sasabihin mo "Ayan nakarma tuloy.) You won't receive any reward or punishment in this life period, but only after you've been reincarnated.

    So ano ang kinalaman ng Caste rito. Well dito sa Pilipinas, may mayaman, may mahirap, may panggitnang-uri. Pero madaling gumalaw sa mga social class na ito. Ang mahirap, kapag nagtrabaho ng husto puwedeng yumaman. Ang mayaman kapag puro bisyo at waldas ng pera, puwedeng maghirap. Hindi ganoon ang sitwasyon sa Caste. Sa Caste kung ano ang social class mo nang isilang ka, ganun ka rin mamamatay.

    Ang doktrina ng Karma ang isa sa mga dahilan kaya enforced ang Caste system. Kapag mabuti ka sa nakaraan mong buhay, isisilang ka sa mas mataas na Caste. Kapag masama naman eh sa mas mababang Caste o kaya eh sa hayop o halaman. Ang dahilan kaya hindi ka puwedeng gumalaw from one Caste to another ay dahil hindi ka puwedeng tumanggap ng gantimpala sa mga gawa mo sa kasalukuyang buhay. Dapat mamatay ka muna at mag-reincarnate bago mo makuha ang gantimpala.




    While I acknowledge the Caste system mentioned here, I don't think it is an absolute rule nor a Universal Law. The rule of thumb in Karma is quite simple: you get what you deserve. Material affluence is only relevant in so far as the lessons that ought to be learned are concerned. Take my example earlier posted in another thread:
      There was a story about a Pharaoh's daughter who was well loved by her people. Beneath the compassionate mask, however, was a woman of impure thoughts and vile intentions. Not knowing this, the people continued to love her and mourned over her eventual demise. And then she reincarnated. Still belonging to an affluent family, the woman had become a fine example of altruism and kindness from inside out. She reached out to people in whatever way she could with the best intentions guiding her. However, as Karma would have it, all the charity and benevolence proved in vain as people thought of her as vile and despicable. Had she known what she sowed in her past life, she would have understood the misery she and only she had created.


    The above example illustrates the true essence of Karma. It's not the subject's social status but her intent that gave her the lessons she ought to learn in her next life.

    It's true that most reincarnations involve a change in social status, but the underlying factor here is that Karma and Reincarnation afford us the best opportunity to correct our past mistakes, e.g. a rich man may reincarnate as a poor man so he could learn the value of empathy. But as I've said, this is not an absolute pattern.

    PEACE :)

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