Author Topic: Determinism and Karma - Great Viewing  (Read 2635 times)

Matthew

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Determinism and Karma - Great Viewing
« on: December 19, 2008, 04:45:12 PM »
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greenhorn

Re: Determinism and Karma - Great Viewing
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2008, 07:45:08 PM »
I don't think I dig this fully. I think I only understand it from a social/ethical point of view, not otologically. I've already listened to it 3 times but there's something I'm missing. Socially, I should not define myself by past actions, i.e. not act according to my habits, but always be on alert as to what the present moment is asking of me. I think he also means taking full repsonsibility for your actions (the snake and Eve story)..

In terms of destiny, though, I don't understand it. Maybe I lack some background schema.


 

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