Originally posted by mysticnoon
reply to post by dominicus
OK, but what happens to the mountains of karmas that you have accumulated throughout numerous births since the beginning of time?
It depends which school of thought you go by as far as this question goes. While this Thread is intended to be "How To" guide to Enlightenment, so
you can experience it for yourself, many surrounding details are dependent on more people going within and finding out for themselves what they find
Various schools of thought say that once Enlightenment is Uncovered and Lived, that no more Karma is being accumulated, and all past karma is
Some other schools say, no more is accumulated, but that the rest that still exists gets rapidly burned up in the rest of this lifetime.
The only One-Way ticket to Transcend the endless cycles of birth and death is through Enlightenment regardless of how you get "there".
Then we have the matter of Fate, destiny, etc. That can also bring up various schools of thought.
As far as monetary debts, us living in this world, we have to sort of live within this system.When I went to college full time, and worked full time,
and lived on my own ...I was getting financial aid. Then my senior year, my mom got married and because f that, the Gov wouldn't give me any aid so I
had to take out 15-20k in loans to finish, and I haven't needed to use my degree not one time since then for any job I've ever had.
So I don't feel its right for me to pay that money because its unfair that they would cut of aid for my education, all because my mother got married,
when I wasn't even living with her. ST ill I pay the minimum amount and get get deferments as much as I can.
Jesus said, "Give to Cesar what is Cesar's, give to God what is God's." Personally, if I was to skip out on paying back my debts by moving to
another country, and never paying it back, it wouldn't hold me back from Enlightenment and I doubt it would accumulated karma for not paying back,
because loans and money is just imagined illusion based value. In socialist countries, education is free. in U.S. its an arm and a leg of life-long
debt prison. So who's right? It's relative.
2 other theories of Karma:
1. That there are within you Multiple 'I's" the angry I, the Artist I, the Lustful I, Dr. Jeckyl I, Mr. Hide I, etc etc ...each one of these I's
with their own set of karma's. Any one of which can manifest in your life, unless Enlightenment happens, and the multiple I's are seen as Illusion,
purified, and let go of.
2. There is within you a White Room, in which your consciousness can enter. In that White room is like a swimming pool with a bunch of bubbles slowly
rising up to the surface. These bubbles are both the manifestations of good and bad karma's all depending on a vast array of factors. Some people can
dive deep into this pool, pull the plug, and drain it out of themselves so there is only God's Will from then on out, spontaneous living with a blank
slate, everything being transcended.
That's the thing, we can literally break down volumes of Karma theories spending years on it, instead of following blueprints for Enlightenment to
See that Buddhist 10,000 things. Everything can be a distraction from Enlightenment, including reading about minor details and arguing about