【业果 KARMA】业果愚 Confusion about karma and its effects
业果 : 业果愚
日常师父法语54A 20'18" ~21'25" 手抄稿第七册P196-LL1
54A 20’18” ~ 21’25” Vol 7 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P196 LL1
English Lamrim Vol 1 P2
【Karma】- Confusion about karma and its effects
However, at this point, here we’re talking about karma, about karma. So then we take a step back. Actually, the way we regard the reality of things is further divided into two parts. One is called confusion about karma and its effect, and the other is the confusion about the meaning of reality. What is “confusion about karma and its effect?” That is, with regards to how one thing moves from the cause to generate an effect and when one creates such a karmic cause, a corresponding karmic effect will certainly be generated; with regards to the relationship between cause and effect, we do not understand. This is what we ordinary beings should strive to understand. What is mentioned here, “not knowing objects of knowledge exactly” is referring to this. However, why is there cause and effect? That is because all phenomena do not have inherent true nature. There is no inherent nature. It is just that there is such a cause, therefore such a dependent arising phenomenon will arise. The reason for the existence of cause and effect is still because there is a real understanding of emptiness and dependent-arising. Thus, if you go another layer deeper to explore about karma, you will obtain this conclusion. This is what we should understand.