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A determination can become inevitable or cancelled due to development. This is like a person sometime changing his plans & determinations, whereas at other times actions & determinations have a fixed determined effect that can't be changed. Some actions cancel & override the effects of other actions and change the course of experience. Existence ...


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According to this Jainpedia page on Jain teachings on karma: The karmas accrued over a lifetime trap the soul in the cycle of births. The karmas mature by affecting the soul or the physical body of its next lifetime or birth. When the body dies, the soul is born in a different body, which is shaped by karmas from the previous birth and the ones before that. ...


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I'm pretty sure it's possible to have really bad karma and get enlightened anyway. There is a famous story of someone that killed many persons and got enlightened on that same life (though I think they end up killing him because of his past). The story should be easy to find, he was called Angulimala. And I think it wouldn't be possible to accumulate ...


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There are 2 objects of knowing... Reality (yathabhūta) - the existent without imagination. Imagination (sammati,smaññā) - the conception which appearing only while imagining. We are knowing both switching rapidly. Trillion times of mind moment in a second, there are many moment knowing realities and many moment imagining imaginations switching rapidly. ...


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From SN 15.3: “Mendicants, transmigration (samsara) has no known beginning. No first point is found of sentient beings roaming and transmigrating, hindered by ignorance and fettered by craving. What do you think? Which is more: the flow of tears you’ve shed while roaming and transmigrating for such a very long time—weeping and wailing from being united with ...


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I think that for those beings still transmigrating in Samsara, it is very much real. But after parinibbana, samsara cannot be said to exist from the point of view of the enlightened person because There is no 'I' with reference to the enlightened person, and as such terms such as 'exist' doesn't make sense. He is outside the frame of reference. Its almost ...


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"If the mind makes no discriminations, the ten thousand things are as they are, of single essence." -from the early Chinese Zen poem The Xinxin Ming Compare also "The named is the mother of ten thousand things." -from The Tao Te Ching It is interesting to look at the soteriological role of numbers in Indian thought, as discussed in ...


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The planes are closer to what we mean by dimensions of a system. All that can be known to exist can be measured & thought about as a system of information, energy or just formation. The conception & perception of the system occurs within the system. It is a closed system of all information. We can not have information about a beyond the scope of ...


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