Huifeng wrote:Though that is the common expression, it's probably more accurate to say:
If you do good things, pleasant things will happen to you;
If you do bad things, unpleasant things will happen to you.
Otherwise, if "good" leads to "good", then it can easily fall into a type of infinite progression. One single good thing would be enough to have an infinitely recurring amount of good things as results.
In the Dharma, deeds or actions, which are causes, are classified as wholesome, unwholesome, mixed or neutral (we could add "immovable", too); whereas experiences, which are results, are classified as pleasant, unpleasant, or neither nor.
It often helps to distinguish the two types of classification into the two types of action-causes and experience-results, respectively, to avoid confusion and the possibility of a doctrine entailing infinite repetition.
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