on 1/2/06 10:43 AM, markmeredith2002 at [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Rick Archer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> wrote:
>> on 1/2/06 9:28 AM, sparaig at [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
>>> Different cultures define "caring" in different ways. The TMO's
>>> founder is Hindu, and charity work isn't always the top of the list
>>> for Hindus, I guess due to the reincarnation/karma thing.
>> Amma's a Hindu, and it's at the top of her list. Karunamayi is a
> Hindu. She
>> too sets up hospitals, schools, etc. Gandhi was a Hindu. The list
> goes on.
> But before Amma the best known humanitarian in India was Mother
> Theresa, a christian.  There are exceptions, but I think the
> reincarnation - karma - caste - you deserve your suffering type of
> thinking is rather deeply ingrained there.

Could be, but as Amma puts it, it may be your karma to suffer but it's my
karma to help you. If karma is understood properly, one acts
compassionately, if for no other reason than you realize that otherwise,
it'll be you in the gutter next time around.

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