Are karma and rebirth important? Karma from traditional, modern, and Zen perspectives.
Whether you believe in rebirth or not, odds are you've either asked this question, or you've heard someone else ask it. Rebirth makes sense in Hinduism, since Vedanta claims that there's a soul or essence somewhere in the mind and body. When the body dies, this essence takes another based on its karma and desires. … Continue reading How Can There Be Rebirth If There’s No Self?
"So I'm gonna abandon meta-blogging for a second and speak directly to you, the Reader," he types in the blank space that WordPress has provided him. He giggles at the paradox that's just presented itself and moves on. "Anger and hatred are fuel. They motivate us to act, but they burn hot so they can't … Continue reading Is Anger Ever Appropriate?
Karma is anything that prevents our minds form being blank slates, pregnant with unconditioned potential. Genes are karma; classical and operant conditioning are karma; our habits and instincts are karma.