|I wonder what they talk about inside Buddhist temples. Maybe they'll explain karma.|
|Hey, can someone tell me what "karma" is?|
Karma, karma, what is karma?
Question: You've spoken of the five topics that should be contemplated every day:
- that we're subject to aging,
- subject to illness,
- subject to death,
- subject to separation from the things and people we love, and
- that we're the owners of our karma [past actions of body, speech, mind].
When the Buddha explained karma, he did so in line with one of the [super-] knowledges he attained on the night of his awakening: the recollection of past lives.
What was the Buddha originally saying?
All living beings love their lives. If we kill them it's unskillful because we without compassion, without pity, without regard for their lives.