Karma: all of our actions and thoughts have inevitable results, both positive and negative, for better or for worse. Navigating our lives—and future rebirths—depends on understanding causality: how karma works. Understanding karma is crucial to reaching our goals, both material and spiritual.
- How Karma Works part 1
- Looking at the Buddhist texts we’ll use as our source
- Logical proofs for how the universe works
- Mental vs physical karma
- How Karma Works part 2
- Examine “old” karma and “new” karma
- Explore virtuous, non-virtuous, and neutral karma
- Go through the ten main ways to create non-virtuous karma, and their positive counterparts
- How Karma Works part 3
- When karma created in the present can ripen in the future
- The four different types of ripened results
- Karmic correlations—the types of ripened results that come from specific actions
- How Karma Works part 4
- How karma is stored in the mind
- How karmic causes are created, and how karmic results emerge
- Comparing Mind-Only and Middle-Way schools description of karma
- How Karma Works part 5
- Virtuous, non-virtuous, and neutral karma.
- Four aspects of creating new karma.
- How to create powerful karmas—for better or worse.
- Mitigating the effects of non-virtuous karma.
- How Karma Works part 6
- Strategic karmic management.
- The karma of Buddhahood.
- The two bodies of a Buddha.
- How to maximize virtuous karma.
- How Karma Works syllabus and reading
- Further reading: Kamma – A Study Guide
- Mind-Only/Yogācāra School model of 8 aspects of consciousness:
- 12 Links of Interdependent Origination: