Anthony, I respect your thoughts on this. As I said, I want to believe in karma. I do believe in the reincarnation of our life force. I think that many lives before me have brought me to this point, on the path to buddhahood. Perhaps to be experienced in this lifetime. I have done good to others and have been extremely blessed in return. I have witnessed mean people get what they 'deserve'. I relish in the thought that good (and bad) will be rewarded in the end. But this is my Ego. My "wants" are clouding my judgement. Only with my practice will I get true clarity on this subject, and I have a long way to go. How's that for anticipation? I plan to visit the temple for the first time in 5 years this weekend. Here's to getting back on the Path!
Thank You. Chris --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Anthony Wu <wu...@...> wrote: > > Chris, > Â > There are strict rules governing material world, down to subatomic particles. I tend to believe the same applies to the spiritual world. It is not convincing that a personal god can set the rules. So the best theory is still with karma objectively. The problem is we only remember this one life. For karma to work out we need to go through more than one life. In other words, karma and rebirth go together. Otherwise, everything is haphazard, so we are free to kill, rob, rape, drink and burn. > Â > Anthony ------------------------------------ Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/ <*> Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional <*> To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/join (Yahoo! ID required) <*> To change settings via email: mailto:zen_forum-dig...@yahoogroups.com mailto:zen_forum-fullfeatu...@yahoogroups.com <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: zen_forum-unsubscr...@yahoogroups.com <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/