Are thoughts random or karmic? Or neither or both?

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Are thoughts random or karmic? Or neither or both?

Postby jorden » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:39 am

Where should I begin with answering this question? Any reading suggestions? I tried searching, but mostly people wonder if thinking about something bad will create bad karma. But the other way around: what causes thoughts?

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Re: Are thoughts random or karmic? Or neither or both?

Postby Grigoris » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:16 pm

jorden wrote:Where should I begin with answering this question? Any reading suggestions? I tried searching, but mostly people wonder if thinking about something bad will create bad karma. But the other way around: what causes thoughts?
Karmic. If you think about something long enough, chances are you are going to do it. Even if you don't, it generates a mindset...
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