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A continuation of last Thursday’s discussion. The Buddha taught that absolutely everything is the result of causes and conditions. Is this Karma? There are five types of causality, but karma is only one of them:
This discussion focuses on the last 3. Each type of causality leads to the next.
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The Buddha taught that absolutely everything is the result of causes and conditions. Is this Karma? There are five types of causality, but karma is only one of them:
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In this dharma talk, Upasaka Culadasa discusses what the Buddha meant when he said, “Karma is Intention.” What does this mean? Are we really the controllers of our intentions? How much free will do we really have?
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What did the Buddha mean when he said Karma is intention? Is Karma the cause of everything? This talk discusses the radical changes that the Buddha brought to the concept of Karma, and discusses why these radical views are often hard to find in contemporary Buddhism. Upasaka Culadasa presents the critically important concept that Karma does not determine what happens to you; instead, it determines the “you” to which things happen. Doesn’t the Buddha’s assertion that the “self” does not exist contradict the concept of reincarnation? What then, besides reincarnation, could explain the remembrance of past lives?
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What is karma? What are the results (i.e., the fruits or vipaka) of karma? How did the Buddha re-define Karma? What are intentions?
Karma is one of the most powerful influences on our lives. How can we change or improve our Karma? Can mindfulness modify karma? Is there a more powerful method of modifying karma?