【业果 KARMA】不能证明没有因 Can’t prove that there is no cause
业果 : 不能证明没有因
日常师父法语54A 11'35" ~ 12'44" 手抄稿第七册P191-LL1
54A 11'35" ~ 12'44" Vol 7 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P191-LL1
English Lamrim Vol 1 Pg 226
【Karma】 - Can’t prove that there is no cause
【Mistaken denial of effects is thinking that the fruitions of these sorts of behavior do not exist. 】
To deny the effect, similar to the previous section where one focuses on the cause of the law of cause and effect, this now focuses on the effect of the law of cause and effect. Actually, on contrary to what Buddhism says, most in the mundane world would say this, “What cause and effect? You’ve done good deeds, what is that? Who can see it?” Everyone would say this. True, “Who can see it?” This is one sentence that many people stumped upon. Actually, this is very simple and you absolutely won’t need to be confounded on this. You can flip it around and ask, “Have you met your ancestors? None of us have seen our ancestors, right? We might have seen our grandfathers, or perhaps have seen our great grandfathers. But we can’t see beyond that. So then you surely do not have ancestors.” Does this sentence make sense? Does this make sense? It absolutely does not make sense! Isn’t this extremely simple? Therefore, for the things that we cannot see, we can only say, “Since we cannot prove whether it exists or not, then we absolutely cannot say that this proves non-existence!