i dont think starving people deserve to be starving no matter what they did and their last life.. to me it seems like if people just made good choices then others and themselves humanity and the environment and animals would be better off. and a new question: why is tantra not for monks and nuns? its supposed to be holy or good so like at monasteries and such i figured they should do that or have orgies or something. why cant u enjoy stuff in your physical body? i mean i dont see whats wrong with that . and that just seems like contradictory to say monks cant hav sex but depending on the sex its spiritual. im not opposed to buddhism but i only kept what i thought was truthful in the religion- because i used to identify as buddhist] and i just live the way i think i should. if u answer the question thank u

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  • Beings don’t deserve to suffer, period, which is the reason why Buddha compassionately taught the path to enlightenment- where we can break free from karma and escape from this cruel cycle of life and death.

    Be it starving or not, we all suffer and we don’t deserve to. We all grow old, become sick, and ultimately die. Because there is so much suffering in the world, we are obliged to help others, as best we can.

    Karma is a system of suffering, and because the cycle is eternal, we have a virtually infinite “debt” of evil karma from past lives, where we have performed some of the worst acts possible.

    “All the suffering and joy we experience depend on conditions; as mortals, we’re ruled by these conditions, not by ourselves.”

    In regard to your second question, the aim of Buddhism is to renounce the world and conquer desire, we abandon all things, pleasures bring desires and desires bring suffering. Monks take many vows, one of which being to not conduct in sexual activity.

    “Once you see your nature, sex is basically immaterial.”

    Namaste.

  • Life is a learning field. As a spiritual being you aren’t connected to reality in the same manner you are as a corporeal being, so in order to gain knowledge and understanding of the physical you need to experience it firsthand. It is through these experiences that lessons are learnt, and through them growth. Without experiencing all aspects of life somehow, then you cannot achieve the growth needed to make you a more complete being. Therefore, you need to experience the bad, good, and all the mishmash between the two somehow, to be part of it, either as a direct participant or someone who has their life affected by it.

    Karma metes out equivalency, creates a balance, so that nothing is ever gained or lost in the totality of existence. This way experience is had without depleting the resources of existence. Consider it a form of conservation. You experience the consequences of your specific actions until you have learnt the lessons necessary to move past them and onto the next stage.

  • Karma means that intentions have consequences. So don’t worry about other people. Study your own mind, instead. Don’t call it Buddhism. Don’t call it religion. Don’t call it good or holy. Just learn about yoursel and you will answer your questions.

    As for the reptilian avatar with smelly feet . . . why don’t you show your human face?

  • It is a huge subject
    May explain for You

    http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/karma.htm

    Please let me try and offer you this explanation
    If a person in this life were to rape your Mother or any other female in Your Family and in this lifetime Never came to fully understand That was so wrong On every level
    If you was able to follow this person from life to life and each lifetime seen them enjoying the good life Wouldn’t there come a time when you would object Saying but what about the time he raped my Mother etc etc
    On the other hand In this lifetime If that person DID come to understand Owning up Making amends to Your Mother Helping in some way other rape victims Would there not come a time when you would say Okay he has payed enough I’ll forgive Him
    This is what Karma does anyway It puts us through the mill until we do learn On every level
    Tantra ? I am no fan of Tibetan Buddhism or of what is pertaining to be the dalai lama I’ll pass on that

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