Dealing with purified karma

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Re: Dealing with purified karma

Post by Konchog1 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:11 am

Ok, I have the car repaired and it works. But within six years to a year the engine will literally fall apart, and the car will be scrap metal.

But I have Tara to thank for getting the car back at all. So thanks Greg, what teacher gave you that advice?
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Re: Dealing with purified karma

Post by Grigoris » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:31 am

One of my lama here in Greece: Lama Giorgos Theofanopoulos. He's a Karma Kagyu I don't remember his Dharma name. We rarely use them here in Greece. I just call him Lama Giorgos or (when being cheeky) Lama G. :tongue: He is like a Greek mother to his sangha. Whenever I go to see him he is constantly trying to feed me tsog offerings to fatten me up! :smile: Lovely guy, good Dharma advice!
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Re: Dealing with purified karma

Post by deepbluehum » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:50 pm

Konchog1 wrote:I was driving while meditating on illusion-like emptiness and after about an hour I run over a T.V. dealing $600 of damage to my car and stranding me in Nowheresville for a night.

So my question is, when karma is purified, how bad can it get? Life threatening? Problems that last several years?

And second, how can I minimize and protect myself against purified karma? Because I haven't meditated since yesterday because I'm scared my roof will collapse or something (I'm only half-joking).

How karma plays out is unique for everyone. The key point is to rest your mind in the natural state during the fruition of past karma.

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Re: Dealing with purified karma

Post by pueraeternus » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:24 pm

Konchog1 wrote:But within six years to a year the engine will literally fall apart, and the car will be scrap metal.
Indeed - such negative Carma!
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