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The Buddha's Teachings on Kamma and Vipaka

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The Buddha's Teachings on Kamma and Vipaka

Postby cooran » Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:23 am

Hello all,

I’ve always found Mahasi Sayadaw’s presentation of the Buddha's Teachings on Kamma and Vipaka to be very helpful,

The Theory of Karma ¬ Mahasi Sayadaw
http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/karma.htm

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Re: The Buddha's Teachings on Kamma and Vipaka

Postby Ben » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:30 am

Thanks Chris!
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Re: The Buddha's Teachings on Kamma and Vipaka

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:39 am

Greetings,

I observed no mention of dependent origination in this piece... does anyone know whether kamma is ever associated with dependent origination in the Mahavihara tradition?

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Re: The Buddha's Teachings on Kamma and Vipaka

Postby cooran » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:54 am

Hello Retrofuturist,

This might be of assistance:

From Understanding the Law of Kamma in Good, Evil and Beyond - Kamma in the Buddha's Teaching by P. A. Payutto
Translated by Bruce Evans

Kamma as conditioning factor
Expanding our perspective, we find kamma as a component within the whole life process, being the agent which fashions the direction of life. This is kamma in its sense of "sankhara,"[b] as it appears in the Wheel of Dependent Origination[c],where it is described as "the agent which fashions the mind." This refers to the factors or qualities of the mind which, with intention at the lead, shape the mind into good, evil or neutral states, which in turn fashion the thought process and its effects through body and speech. In this context, kamma could be defined simply as volitional impulses. Even in this definition we still take intention as the essence, and that is why we sometimes see the word sankhara translated simply as intention.
http://www.buddhanet.net/cmdsg/kamma1.htm#Expanding

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Re: The Buddha's Teachings on Kamma and Vipaka

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:04 am

Greetings Chris,

Thanks for that.

Since sankhara is dependent upon avijja, I guess that explains why the Abhidhamma describes the 'actions' of an arahant as being rooted in the kiriya (functional) citta, devoid of kammic potency.

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"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: The Buddha's Teachings on Kamma and Vipaka

Postby piotr » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:07 am

Bhagavaṃmūlakā no, bhante, dhammā...

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Re: The Buddha's Teachings on Kamma and Vipaka

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:18 pm

Greetings Piotr,

Indeed it seems I did! Nice find - thank you.

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"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine


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