|WARNING: Graphic videos depict comical accidents and casual all-American violence!|
|Laughing "Buddha" (a.k.a. Budai)|
- What is "greed"? A better translation for lobha might be craving, clinging, grasping, or the deluded urge to get, possess, hoard things that are inherently impermanent/hurtling toward destruction as if they could produce satisfaction when they are inherently disappointing by nature. It is one of the three unwholesome roots and a synonym of lust (rāga) and thrist/craving (tanhā).
|He firmly believes laughter is best medicine.|
|Lying to world in self-serving bid for power|
(TwisterNederland) Instant-Karma Fail Compilation July 2015-February 2016
Ven. Nyanatiloka (Buddhist Dictionary, palikanon.com)
|Budai/Hotei is the Fat, Happy Bodhisattva|
|The Five Precepts overcome bad karma.|
"(1) Killing... (2) stealing... (3) sexual misconduct [intercourse with the ten off-limits partners]... (4) perjury... slander... harsh speech... foolish chit-chat [these four are together called "false speech" with (5) consuming intoxicants that lead to performing heedless actions one later regrets], if practiced, carried out, and frequently cultivated leads to rebirth in hellish worlds, or among animals, or among ghosts" (A.VIII.40).
- *[There is a kind of "group karma" as evidenced by what befell the Shakyas who had in past lives poisoned a river. See also the women who together tried to set fire to an arshat (who unbeknownst to them was protected by jhana) to conceal an accident. It is individual because everyone who participates in an act later experiences the results of that act, and as individuals tend to be reborn in again and again in groups or clusters, they will from time to time experience results, pleasant and unpleasant, together to the degree of their participation and gravity of their action.]