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KARMA, KAMMA, VIPAKA and REBIRTH

5: KARMA, KAMMA, VIPAKA and  REBIRTH

Hindu Karma should not be confused with Buddhist Kamma.   Kamma is the emotional impulse that is behind our actions. The mental picture we carry of the world and what we meet in it, results in subtle and not so subtle emotions which initiates our thoughts and motivates our actions. This emotion is kamma. When your mind is perfectly calm, there is no kamma.   In Buddhist terms, kamma or emotion, is considered unskillful. All emotion, (feelings of love or hate*), any outward physical or verbal display, is considered “unskillful behaviour”, i.e., bad kamma.   The control of one’s emotions is considered as skilful, competent, good and as such, skillful behaviour which, coupled with a pragmatic approach to problem solving, brings happiness and harmony and progress along the Noble path, i.e., good kamma.   (It is a question of being “skillful” with one’s emotions. Expressing the “right amount” at the “right time and place”. Buddhism is not about being cold, unemotional and unresponsive, but rather ‘skillful in the circumstance’, wise – a mature personality.)   The behaviour of a person is an expression of his dispositions.   Kamma is not the result of emotion or action, Vipaka is the result.   (* In the ‘west’, the display of emotion is considered good – worthy, honest – satisfy one’s impulses! However, Freud also considered all emotion as self-centred. In Buddhism, emotion is considered to be harmful and can lead to conflict with others; ‘eros’ and even ‘filial’ love are kammic, only ‘agape’ love is non-kamma forming !)

THE  LAW  OF KARMA

At the centre of all rationality is Karma, the law of ‘Cause and Effect’, the Law of the Universe. We mould and change this world by the actions we take. We are forming future circumstances, now.  At a personal level, it is widely accepted that good actions produce good effects and bad actions produce bad effects due to their own natural law.   There is also a Karmic force or momentum of habit to continue on and do good (or bad) actions – thieves get caught eventually!   The Law of Karma is not a law of reward or punishment or one that establishes so-called “moral justice”. This idea comes from the concept that there is a “supreme being”, a God who sits in judgment, who is a law-giver and who decides on what is right and wrong.   Buddhists consider that karmic effects, or effects of emotional behavior – vipaka, can be experienced even in a life after death. When the body stops functioning these energies and effects continue on. The thirst to exist, or to continue on, is a tremendous force which shapes lives and even the whole world. This continuity after death is called ‘Re-birth’. It is a ‘Re-birth’ of energy or activity called ‘person’ and not a reincarnation of an entity called ‘soul’.   ———-

MOTTO:

“The Gift of Truth, which Leads to Wisdom, is the Greatest of All Gifts” ———-

MOTTO:

“Ignorance is the CROWNING Corruption”

– Venerable Piyadassi, Maha Thero. ========================ROS=====

 


About ජාතික බෞද්ධ බලවේගය

Ayubowan! The National Buddhist Authority (NBA) a well developed organizations which were officially battle against the Rascals who are in local society and who were engage as an international persons for poverty alleviation as a cover for proselytizing activity. We may put our advanced heritage presser which our ancestor did upon the peoples who dealing with converting our peoples for any other faith and Abuse (Insulting Speech) of our culture and the moral of Buddhist main concepts. We are secretly finding the necessary static data and also exploring entrench area and giving an “ON THE SPOT” action without thinking difficulty or danger that must be rise within sound of whom think that converting to their faith is fundamental right in our “Dhrama Dveepa”. Regarding need ness of the case we will report in writing with dates, place name or persons involved and all cases of abuse or illegal activities in the name of a religion or faith and first and last attempted to convert persons in Sri-Lanka to Buddhist organizations, temple, nearest Police Station, Grama Niladari and other local authority as well as presidency level. National Buddhist Authority eager to call upon all Sinhalese Buddhist organizations(International too) to join hands in a Endeavour to defeat the proselytizing efforts of sponsored evangelical and other NGO organizations and thereby to guard the Sinhalese Buddhist culture and tradition for posterity, Relating to their fantasy book,Fantasy Story David did killed the philistine champion who named as Goliath, then all of us too cannot fail. NOTE: This cite is not aimed at or against Christians Or Muslims or Any Other faith Holders.This site is aimed against Christians,Muslim or who ever seek or want to convert Buddhist to Christianity or Muslim or other goodish doctrine. We Buddhist refer to them as "missionaries." We Buddhist respect Christians or Muslim or other followers who maintain the doctrines of their belief, but we do not accept anyone's "right" to proselytize.

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