Cause & Effect

cont2Our view of the continuum of cause and effect in our and others’ lives is narrow and shallow—and perhaps necessarily so, given our limited momentary perspective. While we do know that there is no effect without a cause, we cannot easily identify where in the continuum of action any particular cause may be found.

The actions that we perform now will produce their specific effects sooner or later, and the seeds of our current experience may have been planted recently or long ago. These karmic seeds only fructify when ancillary conditions favor their expression, just like an acorn requires earth, moisture, and sunlight to sprout.

The continuum of our experience reaches far into the past and will stretch far into the future, until full enlightenment. What is most important now and always is to live this moment with compassion and kindness.

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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2 Responses to Cause & Effect

  1. Martha Chapman says:

    Thank you. I missed Wednesday night. I was taking care of my grand nephew. H

    Sent from my iPad

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