Masaru wrote:Even the Burmese conflict is defensive.
So how does karma work in this situation? I mean, if a person kills someone in a conflict, even in defense of Buddhism, at some future point, when they die, is that like a "get out of the consequences of my actions because it was done in the name of Buddha" - free card?
I mean, I get how it might work if you're a bodhisattva on the higher levels of the bhumis, free from all afflictions, etc. But for most people, conflicts involving killing, and from those people I know who've been in combat, it involves a lot of fear, a fair bit of hatred, anger, contempt, not to mention exhilaration, joy, etc. So how does their karma get resolved?