Ajahn Brahm offers a fresh slant on the Western view of injustices and the constant desire to right the wrongs and set things right.
We usually only notice kamma and its consequences (fruit) when we receive the consequences of bad kamma that makes us suffer. So how we to understand this? And how are we to deal with the consequences of bad kamma made in the past? Ajahn Vayama offers advice on how to take a wise approach to dealing with the fruit of bad kamma.
Part 1. Outline of course. Looking briefly at different perspectives of Karma and Rebirth. Sutta Central URL https://suttacentral.net/ More reading material http://goo.gl/xgxPQu Discourse https://discourse.suttacentral.net/
Ajahn Brahm rounds out the ‘basics of Buddhism’ series by teaching about something that is key to Buddhist understanding of life: kamma and rebirth.
Ever wondered why terrible, difficult, troublesome things happen to us? Ever asked yourself, “Why me?” Why are some people rich and others poor? How come there is so much inequality and injustice in the world? Ajahn Brahm explains.
Ajahn Dhiravamso discusses a core teaching of Buddhism that if often misconstrued by popular culture – the law of kamma. In this talk Ajahn Dhiravamso picks apart the confused idea in popular culture and clarifies how the law of kamma (action) really works.
Ajahn Brahm discusses the principle of kamma and how we can use it skilfully in our meditation practice.
Ajahn Brahmali talks about how our actions (karma) bring about future results (vipaka) which impacts upon our well-being. He gives a broad ranging talk on what it really means to make “good karma” or “bad karma”.
Is religion just for wowsers who are putting off their happiness until the next life? Is there room for laughter in religion? What is happiness anyway? Ajahn Brahm offers a fresh perspective on the role of happiness in the religious life, and the choice between different types of happiness that we make – and having a good time along the way.
Are all difficult and challenging circumstances in life a result of bad karma? Or is it more a matter of having a negative perception of the circumstances? Bhikkhuni Hasapanna points to the difference between what is really karma, and the huge role that perception plays in shaping our reactions to circumstances.