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Bad Kamma

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Bad Kamma

Postby ShinMeiDokuJoh » Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:56 pm

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Re: Bad Kamma

Postby clw_uk » Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:24 pm

First of all I do hope that you regain your health soon :namaste:

In reguards to your question it would be nearly impossible to find out if your illness is due to bad kamma or not. Kamma is very complex and only those who have developed certain meditative abilities are only able to work out what is the result of kamma and what isnt (in fact i think only the buddha could do this but i have a feeling i am wrong on this).

Illness can be a result of past kamma, but it can also be a natural occurence (for want of a better word) of life This includes all of illness from colds to cancer. It is this bodies nature to decay and become ill, even those beings in the human realm with great wholesome kamma are not an exception to this rule.

Either way it does not matter if it is the result of past kamma or not. Reflection on the illness in terms of impermenance, dukkha and not-self would be benefical. We are all subject to illness, we will all experience it, if its due to past kamma or not.

I hope this has helped answer your question

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Re: Bad Kamma

Postby kc2dpt » Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:32 pm

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Re: Bad Kamma

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Jan 31, 2009 1:44 am

Greetings ShinMeiDokuJoh,

Unwholesome mindstates such as those which underpin unwholesome actions (aka 'bad kamma') can manifest themselves in illness. Just by way of example, think about stress and the effects it can have on the body. But of course, as the Buddha points out, kamma is not the only cause of sickness.

To put illness down to kamma though is an imprecise science (unless you yourself are a Buddha) and one that ultimately achieves nothing, because the past is past, and you can only work on the present and in time, the future.

Wishing you all the best for your health.

Metta,
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Re: Bad Kamma

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Re: Bad Kamma

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:57 am

Hi Shin,

I just found this thread today. I see others have already given great advice.

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Re: Bad Kamma

Postby ShinMeiDokuJoh » Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:15 am

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Re: Bad Kamma

Postby kc2dpt » Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:21 pm

Be well. :)
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