Tibetan Dharma

The Process of Karma

Book coverSuch is the process of karma: it is ineluctable; its results are greatly magnified; actions not committed have no effect; and the effects of actions committed never expire on their own.

Generally speaking, whether you are an ordinary mortal individual or a spiritually advanced being, all positive experiences that carry with them any pleasant sensation—down to even the slightest pleasure caused by a cool breeze for beings reborn in a hell realm—occur due to positive karma reinforced in the past; it is not in accord with the nature of things that happiness be due to negative karma. And all negative experiences that carry with them any unpleasant sensation—down to even the slightest suffering that could occur in the experience of an arhat—occur due to negative karma one has reinforced in the past; for it is not in accord with the nature of things that suffering be due to positive karma.

The Treasury of Knowledge: Book Seven and Book Eight, Parts One and Two, by Jamgön Kongtrül Lodro Taye, page 184–185.

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