The notion of karma with reference to the Dhammapada Chapter 9, 'Evil'

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In Chapter 9, the focus is on the concept of evil and there are 13 verses, the first five of which are the most crucial for karma. They speak of the consequences of karma and how it 'works'  during and beyond life, referred to as 'ripening' (the image of a seed growing into a tree and bearing fruit is often used to illustrate karma in Buddhism)

  • 116. Hasten to do good; restrain your mind from evil. He who is slow in doing good, his mind delights in evil
  • 117. Should a person commit evil, let him not do it again and again. Let him not find pleasure therein, for painful is the accumulation


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