Karma Vipaka Merit This Life or Next Life. Full Explanation by ex-Buddhist Part 1

Karma, Vipaka, Merit, This Life or Next Life. Full Explanation by ex-Buddhist
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Who still believe in Karma? I don’t. Karma means action, but when people on the internet talk about Karma, they mean, Vipaka and Merit. Vipaka occurs when an individual does bad thing, and similarly for Merit, it occurs when people do good thing. Both Vibaka and Merit got stored somewhere invisible and untouchable. They could produce either consequence in the same form or different form. The consequence could be in this life or next life. The consequence could be greater or smaller depending on the receiver of the first receiver.

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For example, if you gave money to your friend; in the future when you need money, someone will give money to you. But sometimes, the consequence comes in different form. It might not be money, but something similar. It could be a gift or a service.

I will explain the aforementioned sentence in prior paragraph, which is the consequence could be greater or smaller depending on the receiver of the first receiver. Buddhism teaching got a ranking of creatures, which is similar to some video game characters. Let’s imagine, in a video, we have different level of the protagonist characters and villains. Villains could be z-list villain, moderately-skill villain, or the boss. Buddhism has something like this. I would give a rough ranking from the greatest to worthless … Buddha, enlightened person, partially enlightened person, male monk, female monk, man, woman, boy, girl, big animal, small animal. This ranking is used when you give Dāna (money, thing, time, knowledge, etc.) to them or hurt them.

Karma Vipaka Merit afterlife Next Life bullshit thing to study

Why this ranking? In case that the merit returns in the same form, if you give 100 baht to a man (with the same quality to you), you will earn back 100 baht in future. However, if you give 100 baht to a woman (with the same quality to you), you will earn back less than 100 baht, may be 70 or 80 baht. Buddhist teaching give a reason to explain this sexism. They believe that although the woman is very nice, kind, and helpful, she will never be comparable to a normal man or even a mean man. This is because of physical difference. They said, the bad man can become good man one day, and he will have more ability to help others, greater than a good woman.

Another example, if you kill an elephant, which is a big animal, you will not get murdered in future, but you will be badly sick or hurt. This is because the big animal is ranked below human. And if you kill an insect, the vipaka will return as some small bruise or cut.

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Buddhism Buddhist Buddha all are not worth to learn in this century

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