Ervin wrote:Isn't Buddha your conciense?
Ervin wrote:If you believe that karma exists you give it power that way. If you stop believing in karma then it stops existing. You create your world to a great extent with your beliefs or should I say expectations.
Ervin wrote:Well, to me that means then that enlightened beings in this world don't have free will to chose between good and evil actions. Means that they can only do good. Is that freedom, to not have free will?
seeker242 wrote:But, wrong action like this always has consequences, regardless if you believe it will or not!
Ervin wrote:Well, to me that means then that enlightened beings in this world don't have free will to chose between good and evil actions.
Ervin wrote:Is that freedom, to not have free will?
dakini_boi wrote:It's not enough to "stop believing in karma." You have to actually purify your perception to the point that you actually know karma is an illusion, without a doubt. That's what dharma is for. But in the meantime, to just say "I don't believe in karma, therefore it doesn't exist," you are fooling yourself. It's like saying "I believe I can fly." If this is so, then jump off a cliff, and that will indicate whether or not this belief is actually true for you.
Ervin wrote:So, its impossible that I might be enlightened? That I might have reached true enlightenment? It's impossible that I might be that person who knows the truth? Is that what you are saying?
Ervin wrote:What, because I am not a famous monk or because I might not share your beliefs and or understanding I am fooling my self?
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