【业果 The Varieties of Karma】业果的两个内容 The two meanings of karma
业果 ： 业果的两个内容
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日常师父法语📡58A 23‘05“ ~ 24’06” 手抄稿第八册P51 LL4
58A 23‘05“ ~ 24’06” Vol 8 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P51 LL4
English Lamrim Vol 1 P238
【The Varieties of Karma】- The two meanings of karma
With respect to karma, there are two meanings that we are yet to know. One of them is the principle of cause and effect (how karma produces effects). We do not know this. The second one is the supreme (ultimate) truth. What is the ultimate relationship between karma and its effects? It is emptiness. It is due to emptiness that karma exists, and the dependent arising. Therefore, karma and the dependent arising are the principles of cause and effect. This is the first level. What is the second level? Because of karma and dependent arising, thus, there is emptiness. This is the second level. The second level is called the supreme truth, the ultimate truth. So now with these things, if you understand its faults and harms, you will gradually concord with supreme virtues. Since you would develop concordance to supreme virtues, you will stay away from non-virtues and carry out all sorts of ways to correctly restrain yourself from the non-virtuous actions.