Panegalli wrote:I agree that Karma can have results in an somewhat immediate way, for exemple: if I treat person A badly, A might treat me badly as a result, or tell someone that I treat people badly, increasing my probability of me not to be treated so well by people that listened to A. But to say that this action can have a result somewhere far away in space and far posterior in time, where noone knows me or A, seems to me to be extrapolating, not that something bad will not eventually happen to me, but I can't understand how can that something can be a result of my actions towards A. This would only make sense if the consequences of Karma are in my mind, if this actions create habits that will contribute to the sort of immediate consequences that I described in the beginning of the post.
Karma is not an outside force.
It is what you (erroneously) think you are. It is the vast amount of imprints stored within the alaya, originating from whatever you have experienced, felt, thought and done all over your existence(s).
The immediate reaction of someone you insult is not karma. Karma means, that it is impossible to experience, think, feel, do anything without
it leaving traces behind within you; without these impressions changing and forming you (unless you are enlightened and fully aware that the "actor" itself is also just an illusion, a concept, an ever changing result of mental processes and karma without inherent reality).
Karma is our character as we know (or not know) it, including all our conscious and unconscious habits, inclinations and qualities.
It is impossible (as long as one is not enlightened) to do, think, feel anything without being influenced, or dominated by this force of our own character. This is what determines how one reacts in any situation, and through this what we encounter in the present and future.