Good Causes

Making The Right CausesBuddhism, which is founded on the law of cause and effect, stresses the concept of karma. This principle explains that life at each moment is subject to the cumulative effects of causes made in the past.

What we do, what we say and what we think are all causes. And according to Buddhism, the moment we do something, say something or think something, an effect is registered in the depths of our being.

Then, as our lives meet the right circumstances, the effect becomes apparent. Personality traits are strongly connected to our karma.

The good news is that, unlike fate, our karma can be changed by causes we make from this moment forward. In fact, the practice of Buddhism is essentially the practice of continually changing our karma.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gary
    Dec 08, 2012 @ 22:57:53

    … or the scientific law of causality. Buddhism and science are like kith and kin. In essense if I react in anger or with malicious intent then I will feel pain in turn. Dukkha or suffering, stress and anxiety will be reflected back at me.

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  2. Frank King Photos
    Dec 09, 2012 @ 14:22:28

    Interesting post. I have a very different viewpoint on karma: http://bit.ly/LSccLB

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