Going into the next existence

pohtiongho By pohtiongho, 12th Sep 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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I am introducing a religion with no hidden agendas. You too can come and experience it now. There is no need to wait until you have died. You will attain a very much superior level. By then those virgins in heaven will be just like feces from your point of view. Find out how we come into this world and how we progress to the next.

Going into the next existence

Fixed Kamma is committed with speech, mind and body. The example would be a premeditated crime. Every thought, utterance, and deed is a seed that ripens over time. Every one has the potential at every moment to alter the course of the future Kamma, by doing good deeds. The Buddha personally said “If there is no way out, I will not be teaching you today”.
Collective Kamma is created when a group of people, for example, go and set fires to destroy properties and living beings. The resulting Kamma will be about the same for the future of this group. They will be burned to death in their future live and their properties will be destroyed by others.
Kamma means the retribution or reward, in current or future life. How do we account for the unevenness in this ill-balanced world? Why should identical twins, inheriting like genes, enjoying the same privileges, be intellectually and morally totally different? Poverty and want are the results of miserly thoughts and actions in past lives. Deformity is due to past evil Kamma. Human birth is due to a past good Kamma. Cunda, a butcher, who was living in the vicinity of the Buddha’s monastery, died squealing like a pig because he slaughtered pigs to earn a living.
There are common Kamma, fixed Kamma and Collective Kamma. It is the law of nature. Every good action will result in good Kamma and every bad action will result in bad Kamma. No one can escape it except the Buddhas and the Arahants, whose actions will create no further Kamma. However, Arahants and Buddhas are not exempt from the effects of indefinitely effective kamma, for example, Arahant Moggalana was slaughtered and cut to pieces by thugs.
Kamma is not stored anywhere. Just as mangoes are not stored in the mango tree. But when the conditions are right the fruits spring up during the season.The kammic energy created by sentient beings does not dissipate until it has given its effects, or until it becomes defunct. For example when the doers become Arahants or Buddhas, and they have attained Parinibbana, whatever kammic energy which has been left will automatically become defunct.
Wholesome actions produce good results, which will lead to happiness here and hereafter. The ten Kammically wholesome deeds are: generosity, morality, meditation, reverence, service, dedication of merits, rejoicing in the merits of others, hearing the doctrine with respect, teaching the doctrine, and correcting the wrong views of others.
Unwholesome actions have evil consequences which can result in this life or hereafter, sooner or later, when suitable conditions are present for maturation to take place. Thus whatever actions you have performed, good or evil, they will inevitably reward you with either happiness or suffering. The retributory kamma may be strengthened or weakened by current efforts, e.g. the good or bad deeds you are doing now. The ten unwholesome actions are: killing, stealing, sexual misconduct, lying, slander, harsh speech, gossip, covetousness, ill will, and wrong view.
There are three types of kammic energy, one is that which will produce immediate effects. The next is the one that will produce subsequent effects. The last one is one that has indefinite effects.
The five kinds of weighty kamma are :
The creation of a schism in the Sangha.
The wounding of a Buddha.
The wounding of an Arahant.
Matricide
Parricide
The above five acts will definitely produce their effects in the subsequent life. One example was King Ajatasattu who would have attained the first stage of Sainthood if he had not committed parricide. The other example was Mogallana, who killed his own father and mother during a previous life. Mogallana was killed by thugs even though he was an Arahant and possessed psychic powers. Mogallana tried to use his psychic power to avoid the thugs who were coming to kill him, not because he was afraid of death. He did not want the thugs to suffer the bad Kamma of killing an Arahant.
King Ajatasattu will become a Pacceka Buddha in future, when he has paid off his bad kamma. Pacceka Buddhas do not need teachers to assist them on enlightenment. They only exist outside a Buddha Sasana and though they comprehend the doctrines, they are not capable of enlightening others. The Buddha who is capable of enlightening others is called a Samma Sambuddha. Sakyamuni is a Samma Sambuddha.
The weighty kamma gets foremost priority in producing rebirth, followed by near-death kamma, habitual kamma and reserve kamma. All of us came according to our kamma and have to go according to our kamma, unless we perform lots of good merits in this life to nullify the bad deeds of the past lives.
If an illness cannot be cured even when modern facilities, medicines and medical doctors are available, then we may say the person suffers because of his or her previous bad kamma. Some sick people who have no means to receive medical treatment do get well. For such cases, we can say their previous good kamma come to assist them.
Life is the energy, mental, kammic and cosmic, all joined together. It is a process, a life-flux, or life-continuum, consisting Kammic potentials. When one life ends, the mental energy will build another house. This body is not life. It is a house built by life-supporting energy, with four cosmic elements, earth, fire, water and air. We are here because of causes and effects. Our past has given us the present, but the future is in our hand. Each of the atom in our body consists of 90% empty space. Therefore 90% of a person’s physical body is made up of empty space. Volition or desire, which is extremely strong during life time becomes predominant at the moment of death and conditions the subsequent birth.
This last thought-moment presents a special potentiality. The stream of consciousness within this house flows on from birth till death and from death to new birth, in conformity with the natural law, until that person attains Nibbana. These natural laws operate unerringly and inexorably. The rebirth-consciousness of a dying man flows into another body according to his Kamma, because this life-stream is not annihilated. The vital kammic force that propels it still exists and it is this force which controls the material qualities produced by our kamma. A thought-process that conditions the future existence occurs during the dying moment, unless that person has a weighty kamma. This is the reason why Buddhists tell the dying person to recollect all his good deeds done in the past. This last thought is called reproductive kamma. Death is merely the temporary end of a phenomenon. As the dying person assumes another form, called the refined form, (kaya sambhavesi in Pali) which is neither the same nor absolutely different, rebirth takes place according to the potential thought-vibration generated at the death moment. This kammic force propels the life-flux, as the dying person reaches bhavanga, a sub-consciousness level. From this level the life-flux, which conserves the past kamma, enters the new cell, first via the right nostril of the father, and then via the left nostril of the mother descending to the worm to take fusion forming the beginning of another life, which is the moment when a sperm cell meets with an ovum. It develops and grows and divides into five parts, two legs, two hands and a head. This foetus develops every day through four principle causes: kamma, consciousness, temperature and nutrition. The past evil kamma will result deformity. So if we don’t want to be born with deformity, we must stop doing evils now.

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Ajatasattu, Fusion, Life-Flux, Matricide, Mogallana, Next Birth, Paceka, Parricide, Samma Sambuddha, Sub-Conscious, Weighty Kamma

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I have been writing short stories, poems and articles during the past 20 years.
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author avatar C.D. Moore
12th Sep 2014 (#)

Interesting post!

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author avatar Poh Tiong Ho
13th Sep 2014 (#)

C.D.Moore: thanks for the compliment.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
16th Sep 2014 (#)

Well elucidated Poh Tiong Ho. The theory of karma, cause and effect, stands to reason and is the ultimate reward for our action or even inaction. We come with an inner knowing, intuition, to do what is right and our soul finds its rightful place on merit basis - siva

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author avatar pohtiongho
10th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks, Siva, for the feedback.

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author avatar pohtiongho
15th Oct 2014 (#)

My message to those forcing others to believe their religion:

What is so deer and true to you may be like the contents of the cesspit to others. You may be just like a worm wriggling in a cesspool and on the excrement. Whatever are attractive and delightful to the flies and filth-eating insects, are of no interest to us. Drawn by the smell, they scramble for their delicacies.
Many of those so interested to convert others are also involved cases of cheating, deceiving, and swindling. A true religion is like a tree with its roots, branches, and leaves well-nourished. It will sooner or later bear fruits.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
16th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks for sharing your knowledge. I have learned from your article. Congratulations on being author of the day.

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