Cause And Effect

iPad2As I said yesterday, karma is all about cause and effect. We make causes and later we see the effects that result.

Now I never was very lucky in games of chance or competitions, so image my surprise and delight when I received a phone call last week informing me that I had won an iPad2 for simply completing an online survey, quite a spot of luck eh? Of course there is no such thing as luck in Buddhism, and I should have known better.

It’s not the fact that I’m typing this on said iPad2 that’s important, it’s all about the fact that I made the cause that resulted in this rather delightful effect.

I always thought I was unlucky, but in hindsight it was all to do with my attitude toward these competitions. I didn’t really believe that anyone actually won the prize on offer, so I never bothered to fill them in.

No cause, no effect. I have to say that if you are going to learn a lesson, this was the nicest way I can think of doing it.

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