【业果 KARMA】不是无缘无故 Things do not happen without reason
业果 : 不是无缘无故
日常师父法语50B 11'23" ~12'21" 手抄稿第七册P59 L6
50B 11'23" ~12'21" Vol.7 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P59 L6
English Lamrim Vol 1 P210
Karma – Things do not happen without reason
【Consequently, happiness and suffering do not occur in the absence of causes, nor do they arise from incompatible causes such as a divine creator or a primal essence.363 Rather, happiness and suffering, in general, come from virtuous and nonvirtuous karma. 】
All happiness and suffering do not occur without a reason. There is a reason for each of them. It is not sprung from primal essence, nor is it naturally that way. These are the thoughts of non-Buddhists. India has all sorts of non-Buddhist religions, they uphold different views. Some people will say there is no cause for this [i.e any happiness or suffering that one encounters]. This is the non-Buddhist way. A non-Buddhist would say there is no cause. Much like what many people would say now, "Ah! Just try your luck anyhow." Since one thinks there is no cause to things, therefore resulting in all sorts of nonvirtuous actions in the world. One would have this strange sense that he could force things to happen but he won't get what he wants! It is not born from primal essence, nor is it from a divine creator, "from incompatible causes such as a divine creator", incompatible causes. What is the source of all things? It is always this principle, that virtue will produce happiness, and nonvirtue will produce suffering. This is the principle.