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Not everything is caused by karma. Some things are caused by other reasons, like the weather. The Sivaka Sutta talks about this. There's a summary at the bottom: Bile, phlegm, and also wind, Imbalance and climate too, Carelessness and assault, With kamma result as the eighth. To quote the sutta in detail: “Some feelings, Sīvaka, arise here originating ...


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First, a cult in the proper sense is simply a group of people who follow the practices of a single teacher. Cults are not inherently bad, and in fact most established faiths are technically cults to the extent that they follow the singular teachings of someone like Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ, Moses, Muhammad, etc. However, cults can at times form around ...


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There is a HUGE difference between Tantra sex and sex cults. Tantric sex is for one purpose only. That is that the union of two people becomes a microcosm of union with the universe, a state of enlightenment. The entire motivation is love and compassion And desire for enlightenment to serve all. There is no lust. Sex cults thrive on lust. Orgasm is for ...


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There are 24 controllers in Patthāna, Karma is just a controller in 24. Some controllers can arise without Karma, such as a tree or water, because there are many controllers can create effects together without Karma-controller. Even Karma's effects require many other controllers, Ie. Arahanta's past Karma (which never effect) can't create new life for ...


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Everybody, included outsider laymen and animals, must be effected by 10 Akusalakammapatha and 10 Kusalakamapatha. There are many explaination such as in DN 1,2: "Abandoning false speech, he abstains from false speech. He speaks the truth, holds to the truth, is firm, reliable, no deceiver of the world. This, too, is part of his virtue. "...


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There is this story about a bhikkhu killing a swan in the commentary to dhp393; Once there was a bhikkhu who was very skilful in throwing stones; he could even hit fast-moving objects without fail. One day, while sitting with another bhikkhu after having their bath in the Aciravati River, he saw two swans flying at some distance. He told his friend that he ...


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one may be happy to let karma do its job Recalling the brahmaviharas, I think that that -- i.e. "remembering that beings are heir to their own karma" -- is recommended as a recipe for "equanimity". That's possibly not "good will" though -- i.e. if you're "happy" about someone's misbehaviour, that sounds like the ...


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Here are canonical verses answering this question; 'I have sons, I have wealth' — the fool torments himself. When even he himself doesn't belong to himself, how then sons? How wealth? Dhammapada Verse 62 The path to material gain goes one way, the way to Unbinding, another. Realizing this, the monk, a disciple to the Awakened One, should not relish ...


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