Friday, 11 September 2015

What should I do to avoid doing bad "Karma"?

Question: I am new to Buddhism and a beginner to practice the Buddha-Dharma teachings and do not know much about "Karma". What should I do to avoid doing bad "Karma"?

Answer: As we had sowed, we will reaped somewhere and sometime in this life or in the future birth. What we reap today is what we have sown either at the present or in the past.


The Samyutta Nikaya states:
"According to the seed that’s sown,
So is the fruit you reap there from,
Doer of good will gather good,
Doer of evil, evil reaps,
Down is the seed and thou shalt taste
The fruit thereof."

"Karma" to the ordinary Buddhist serves as a deterrent to commit evil thoughts and actions while to an intellectual being it serves as in incentive to do good deeds through actions and thoughts.

Though Karma has all the complexity binded within it, those who understood about it will becomes kind, moderate, tolerance, and considerate of others as well own self. However those who do not understand about 'Karma' but still doing good deeds through actions and thoughts to bring all goodness and benefit others and own self are also becomes kind, moderate, tolerance, and considerate too. The Four Noble Truth and Eightfold Path of the Lord Buddha teaching is the best Teacher, Master and Guidelines for us to practice and cultivate to leave sufferings.

There are many Buddhists who understood and yet without any hesitation or second thoughts they commit all sort of bad and evil actions and thoughts and when 'Karma' seeks them, they will never stop pondering or ask 'Why me? Why not fair to me? Why The Buddha and Bodhisattva have no mercy on me? and etc'. They had forgotten what they had done onto others and own self with all evils in their mind regardless whether they had committed with the intention or unintentionally thoughts through their actions.

The main root cause is because of Human Beings behavior are too ignorant and arrogant to listen to the good teachings of Buddha-Dharma , even though we have been told by those who knows and understood to avoid evil and do good yet we turns our back upon hearing that. Though we have heard many times from others that those who creates bad and evil karma, the consequences are unimaginable to describe however those who are not 'Mindful' enough will commit it anyway. When ask to walk along the right path, we always choose to walk along the left side.

"Karma" is a law by itself, which operates in its own field without any intervention of any external influence, it is an independent ruling agency with no emotion and no mercy. The manifestation of Ignorance (avijja) within ourselves is not knowing things as they truly are and is the main cause of the 'Karma'. May All Sentient Beings Leave Sufferings!

Source : Buddhist Wisdom Hall Group, posted by Kenji