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"Karma has no hold:" Incorruptables. Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Neale, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. Yes, it does.

    8 vote(s)
  2. No, I don't believe in Karma.

    4 vote(s)
  3. Yes, but only so far as we are a part of the "wheel."

    1 vote(s)
  4. No, the notion of karma is irrelevant in the "big picture."

    0 vote(s)
  5. Other, please explain.

    0 vote(s)
  1. lilithu

    lilithu The Devil's Advocate

    Nov 27, 2004
    I would have to reflect further as to what Bodhidharma meant by karma having no hold on us. On one level, I would believe this to be true. If we are all Buddha, we are essentially incorruptable. It's just a matter of time before we awaken. However, I would be extremely wary of the going around saying that karma has no hold on us. Because we are on the wheel, and karma does have its effects. It binds us to the wheel. If ever someone should take his words to mean that we can do whatever the heck we want, I think that would be a grave disservice to that person.

    Karma, btw, is not only "what goes around comes around."