posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 04:56 PM
a reply to: Ophiuchus 13
Karma's tough - and even the wisest can only scratch the surface of understanding it.
And there are two ways of looking at it, in my opinion.
1 - In the Hindu manner where each individual does have a core (atman) that remains life to life.
2 - the Buddhist way sees each incarnation as a wave on an ocean of consciousness/awareness. After each incarnation our aggregated karma desolves
back into the collective as a wave rises and dissipates.
That said - I think intention is very important - particularly for a leader. But leaders arise in response to the mass movement of - hmmm - action
from, what you would call followers. So yes, the followers are just as responsible, if not more then, the leaders.
The leaders would take a bigger - individual hit - so to speak karmically in the Hindu tradition. And followers, in the undying core sense would take
But in a collective karma system - the 'damage' to the karmic pool would be lowered by both.
And you can only look to your responsibility in either system. It doesn't make a damn bit of difference is 'someone else is more evil' you are
responsible for your own 'failure' or 'poor actions, words and thoughts'.
We can, by our actions, raise humanity or lower it. And that is true in either system.