On 12/23/2013 4:42 AM, TurquoiseB wrote:
We also know about karma by observation: human excrement always flows
down stream. So, it's not really a theory anymore; it's more like an
observable fact of reality. When you drop a stone into a pond, there are
observable ripples that spread out all around. Whatever goes up, must
return to earth; everything falls down.
Someone *told* you about the *theory* of karma, and you choose to
*believe* that theory. That is not the same as "knowing." And for good
reason, because there is *no such thing* as "knowing." /*
What we do know is that when a billiard ball is struck by another
billiard ball, there will be a cause and an effect. Whatever is at rest
will remain at rest; whatever is in motion will continue in motion. We
know this through experience; it's no longer just a belief. So, for
every action there is a reaction and for every act there are consequences.
If a person kills another then there is a lawful price to pay. Everyone
knows this because we have laws that are to protect people from murder.
What we don't known is if there is a moral reciprocity or not. Almost
all Buddhists belive there is - in thought, word,or deed. So Buddhists
don't usualy go around causing harm to living beings. You should know
this, since you claim to be a Buddhist. Go figure.