|Karma (verb): What we DO to ourselves by doing it to others, our actions, intentions (WQ).|
|What we do = our karma = our later results.|
Repaying hatred with hatred, the Buddha taught, only results in more hatred (Dhp. 5). Wisdom, knowing that impersonal karma, will work itself out to rapists' detriment, and compassion, knowing that what WE do comes back to us so that the wisest and most loving thing to do for ourselves is be wise and loving. Do we love ourselves? Probably not, so we harm others and inadvertently harm ourselves even more than the initial harm of being angry rather than seeking an antidote to anger and other poisons of the heart. It's understandable that angry people would attack a pariah like Turner. But would they attack if their karma came back on them right away? Probably not.
|Misunderstanding the law of karma (lol)|