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The Most Important Currency

In a lecture on Buddhism I begin with the fundamental pillars on which the ideology is built : 1) Karma and 2) Self management in ways to eliminate suffering.

Karma assigns responsibility to one’s actions and asserts that there are consequences for those, even if not immediately visible.

And the axiom that Karma extends beyond one lifetime explains why some have good fortune and others have misfortune at birth itself when there has been no opportunity to earn good or evil.

And so Buddhists live their daily lives in pursuit if earning the currency of Karma rather than financial wealth.

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Years ago, an elderly mother-figure lady Mrs. P – had spoken to me about how she ‘donated’ her whole life’s Punya (good karma).  Her mother-in-law had had a stroke and was suffering tremendously for several months. And it is believed that suffering is the squaring of accounts of the bad deeds done.  So to relieve her mother-in-law of her suffering, Mrs. P decided to help in the squaring of accounts by donating her own good karma into the account of the mother in law. Never mind if she would have none left when she needed it herself.

Is that possible? Can we transfer Karma?

Is that what prayer is?

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GOLDEN STATUE OF BUDDHA IN THE THIKSEY MONASTERY, LADAKH

Buddhist Architecture of Ladakh

Buddhist Architecture of Ladakh

Buddhist Architecture of Ladakh

Buddhist Architecture of Ladakh

 

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jm

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