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Is a thought of killing someone without actually killing him bad Karma?

Is the thought of killing someone without actually killing him bad Karma? Of course, yes. Just forget the physical part, you (not you, the one who act. Don't take this personally) just killed him/her ...
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Is a thought of killing someone without actually killing him bad Karma?

Its bad kamma because it not only reinforces an unwise underlying tendency but it also hinders/prevents the development of wisdom.
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Is a thought of killing someone without actually killing him bad Karma?

If there's intention behind it, I expect it would, since intention is karma according to the suttas. The least it does is reinforce a negative, unhappy mental state, like wearing a groove with a wagon ...
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Regret on wrong actions

It isn't necessarily difficult to act unskillfully and through that, betray someone else, and it can usually only be a gradual process to recover from either betraying or being betrayed. But it's the ...
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Regret on wrong actions

On the level of ultimate truth, Buddhism does not teach "we" or "the self" act out of delusion and ignorance (SN 12.17). Instead, Buddhism teaches ignorance & delusion act (SN ...
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