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Karma Does Not Punish Those Who Have Wronged Us

Aug24 post
Many people have adopted the word, Karma, without really understanding it’s deeper meanings and origins. In Buddhism:

Karma is NOT destiny.
Karma is NOT fate.
Karma does NOT punish those who have wronged us.

Karma does not have an English equivalent. The word “Karma” come from Sanskrit. The meaning of “karma” refers to the principle of cause and effect, the law of causality. There is always a cause for every effect. An effect never occurs without a cause.

Visit Myosenji Temple

To learn the correct view of Karma and how it works in your life, visit Myosenji Temple this Sunday, August 23rd, at 2:00 pm for our next Introduction to Buddhism class. Our Chief Priest will give a brief lecture on Karma, conduct a Q&A session and teach you how to chant.

If you have decided to become a Buddhist or are interested in learning how to become a Buddhist, after Sunday’s meeting (about 3:30 pm) Rev Murata will be performing the Acceptance of the Precept Ceremony, the ceremony where you become a Buddhist.