【业果 The Varieties of Karma】真等流及假等流 The “real” and “false” causally concordant effects
业果 : 真等流及假等流
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日常师父法语📡57A 20'44"~ 21'32" 手抄稿第八册P16 L2
57A 20'44"~ 21'32" Vol 8 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P16 L2
English Lamrim Vol 1 P237
【The Varieties of Karma】- The “real” and “false” causally concordant effects
There are three types of causally concordant effects. One is called the “real” causally concordant effect (真等流 the certain consequences that follow on a good, evil, or neutral kind of nature, respectively). Another is called the “false” causally concordant effect (假等流 the temporal or particular fate derived from a previous life's ill deeds, e.g. shortened life from taking life). Then there is the fractionally concordant effect (分位等流 each organ as reincarnated according to its previous deeds, hence the blind.) We will not talk about fractionally concordant effect here. What is the “real” causally concordant effect? That is the causally concordant behavioural effect. When you kill, what is the cause? It was the motivation to "kill". If you have harboured this in the causal period, then during the effect period, ah, this type of mentality arises again. It is just like that. Therefore, this is certainly, truly concordant to your cause. Then regarding the causally concordant experiential effect, this is called the “false” concordant effect. When you kill, you have shortened another person's life. Therefore, for your life now, you will have a shorter lifespan. Since you have killed others and made others suffer, therefore, this lifetime, you will have to suffer illnesses. These are similar to the causes.