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Offline Ron-the-Elder

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Re: How do I practice good Karma?
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2014, 04:00:10 am »
What seems to work for me is acting with "good" intentions, and when I screw-up and do something rude, hurtful, or stupid, making amends.  Amends (to me) means to repair whatever I broke, not just say that I am sorry. :hug:
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Re: How do I practice good Karma?
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2014, 02:08:14 pm »
Correct, Karma is your actions and deeds that come with consequences.

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Re: How do I practice good Karma?
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2014, 12:48:21 am »
I think it is important to bear in mind that Karma does not result in instantaneous effects e.g. Many people who commits many, many unwholesome acts still seem to prosper. Karma is the consequences of ALL our actions that we have committed from the beginning of time. So, one might have a person who seems to live the 'perfect' life (Maybe even a Guru or teacher), and yet he suffers bad consequences in life.

The purpose of our lives is to live in such a way that we do not accumulate any bad consequences, and to be what we really are.  :fu:
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Re: How do I practice good Karma?
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2014, 07:01:03 am »
right attitude>natural joy
righ intention>true compassion
right action>benevolent love (non egoistic)
equanimity> without attachment to no one and aversion to none

this is a cycle of karma
now you need a complete explanation of every aspect and specific practice an teachings according you comprension.

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Re: How do I practice good Karma?
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2014, 11:18:33 am »
I think it might be helpful to mention something that I came to understand at a vipassana course I attended a few years ago.
That is the fact that it isn't simply intent and acting upon that ntent that sets kamma into motion, but also, on a more subtle level, our mental reaction to actions, things and even our own thoughts. All is controlled by the law of kamma.
This is the whole aim of vipassana meditation. To gain insight and knowledge is an important part of the process, but how we deal with what we find is equally as important.
Let's say I become aware of something as mundane as a pain in my legs as I sit. If I react to this with annoyance, this could quickly take me to resentment at my meditation. Next, before I know it, I am feeling sorry for myself. Poor me. and so on.
I could even then go on to take this into the day afterwards and it could colour everything I do, think and say all day.
Or I might manage to leave it at the cushion, unaffected......until I go to sit again and ...Oh, I hope my leg doesn't ache today, and my mind is off again before I even start. This is all kamma as much as reaping the results of more grave, or wonderful, things I might do in the day.
If however, I had managed to find some equilibrium when I'm in meditation and can just observe the pain without a chain of thought developing. To remain in equilibrium, unaffected by what I observe, then the chain is broken and no more kamma is set in motion.
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Re: How do I practice good Karma?
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2014, 03:27:28 pm »
Does anybody know the teaching or the method of empowerment used to purify a person's lifetime karma? .. Thank you

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Re: How do I practice good Karma?
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2014, 04:19:28 pm »
According to the Pure Land teaching, all sorts of karma are dissolved by reciting the buddha-name, doing so wholeheartedly and singlemindedly.

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Re: How do I practice good Karma?
« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2014, 05:54:21 am »
I think if you do something good towards someone or something, it spreads... so that person may find themselves in a situation where they can then do something good for someone or something and it carries on like that. That's one way I look at it anyway  :blush:


 


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