posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 09:12 AM
reply to post by Acedrew89
In response to the rape/lotto scenario, perhaps, although it might sound strange at first, the assumption contained within the paradox is that money
and karma are connected. Perhaps, winning the lotto is not in the "realm of karma" as from what I can perceive, most definitions of karma are a kind
of punishment for bad deeds, however, not a reward for good deeds, as karma is intricatley linked to the doctrine of selfless service, and that is to
genuinley be good, there must be no selfish motivation, and this includes the expectation of reward for good deeds, thus being rewarded for good deeds
is something that does not occur, and material rewards are in the realm of materiality, and not in the realm of spirituality. According to the
doctrines, for not performing any bad deeds, one is free from "sin" and attains "freedom", while those that are caught in the "wheel of karma"
are basically trying to run against the laws of nature, to thier own detriment. Basically, as we understand how there is a perfectly balanced
ecosystem, and there is man, who, due to free will, can go against all the intricate laws that animals are hardwired to obey. Finding balance is to
find an equilibrium with the "life force" of the planet, and that is why "desire" is seen as the ultimate evil as it is a usage of energy that
does not go into the production of further energy.
In terms of karma and rape, we can see that, in soceities where there exists sex for pleasure without the view to having offspring, there are high
levels of rape and perversion. In fact, we as a species attempt to limit the number of offspring that we have, so that we can enjoy physical comfort.
Although we complain of overpopulation, and cast a reprimanding view over the third world nations, claiming that they are taking the natural resources
of the planet, we must observe the fact that only 15% of the worlds population (i.e. the civilised, technological world) consume roughly 75% of the
worlds natural resources.