Reply To: Buddha Pooja


Yes. Sometimes it is hard for us to understand how kamma vipaka works.

  • In the “Acinteyya Sutta (AN 4.77)“, the Buddha declared, “Kammavipāko, bhikkhave, acinteyyo, na cintetabbo“.
  • It is one of four things that only a Buddha can fully comprehend, but any other cannot.

There is an account in the Tipitaka. Anathapindika was a wealthy person who built Jetavanaramaya for the Buddha, where the Buddha spent most of his life. During the dedication of Jetavanaramaya, a poor person was very much pleased with the event and was overcome by saddhā. He kept repeatedly saying, “Sādhu, Sādhu, Sādhu.” That is all he could do.

  • It is said that both Anathapindika and that person were reborn in the same Deva realm when they died. But the poor person was born a more powerful Deva!