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Thank you Tien and Lal for your responses. It does make sense.
Thank you Lal for the explanation.
I was discussing this with a retired Scientist (who is also on “the path”) and his explanation was similar – i.e due to the illness, the brain signals to the mind are “corrupt” and this causes various forms of images to be presented and would explain the resulting behaviour.
Thank you Akvan.
Thank you for the explanation Lal.
Thank you for your excellent explanation. Greatly appreciated.
Thank you Lal. Excellent explanation! Greatly appreciate it.
Thank you Lal. It does make sense.
Does the same apply to non-anantariya kamma too?
I am assuming it is a complex relationship between cause and effect and not a one-to-one relationship.
Thank you Lal.
I was reading an article on Ven. Moggallana’s life. I was curious about the information regarding the passing away of Ven. Moggallana after being beaten by bandits. From what I understood, he killed his parents in a previous life.
10. The Death of Maha Moggallana
From your explanation, once a person commits an anantariya karma, the results follow at the end of the current life.
Given the above, does the karmic energy from an anantariya karma get expended completely before being born in another plane? i.e. does the sentence have to be completed in full before another life form begins?
According to Ven. Moggalana’s life, the kammic energy from the anatariya karma was still present as a result of which he was beaten by bandits.
Thank you Lal.
Very good point Tobias. Thank you for the explanation.
Thank you Lal for the excellent explanation.
So, essentially, once in the Gandhabba state, the thoughts (good or bad) of any human beings towards the life that he/she led do not have a bearing on where the Gandhabba ends up. It is only his/her own thoughts that determine the final destination?
Thank you Lal.
I guess one should not have anger towards the person who is committing wrong (i.e. in most cases, we get angry seeing such actions and as a result, we take some action).
How should an individual who is “on the path to Nibbana” respond in the following situations?
A person blatantly breaks the law (could be stealing from a Supermarket, a home-invasion / breakin or could be in a parking lot where they crash another vehicle and take off etc..)
Should the individual take any form of action or should they ignore the breaking of the law and drop the thoughts and move on? If they were to take some form of action (i.e. speak to the Manager about the stealing or speak to the owner of the house / damaged vehicle) does that belong to “dosakaya” or should any action taken be purely based on the rule of law with no dosa involved towards the law-breaker?
Thank you for the excellent clarification. Greatly appreciated.
Thank you all for your responses. It helped me gain a better understanding of the issues and to be aware of the consequences of each action.