The Buddhist notion of karma

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  • Created on: 10-05-18 17:04

Karma literally means action

  • Karma is the activity that humans carry out in the cycle of existence
  • Since everything in life is interconnected (pratityasamutpada), actions have consequences
  • The idea is simply of cause and effect

Although karma literally means action, the thought process and intentions behind an action ultimately cause rebirth

  • The Buddha said, 'Intention... is that I call kamma


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