Reply to Questions from Disciple Jing Xing
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Some people say, people believing in
Buddhism will have more obstacles.
A: It depends; only people who are adding karmas while doing some practices
will be like this.
Since learning Buddhism aims at becoming a
Buddha, so one need to receive karmic consequences in order to eliminate karma.
A: 重報輕受 (heavy karma yielding light punishment), it means the karmic consequence is not due to practice of Dharma, but
it is only so light because of Dharma practices.
Whoever has karma will receive
karmic consequences in time. People who talk like this are people who does not
know how to think reasonably.
And yet people who have more bodhicitta will
have heavier karmic consequences, and this is because it is not only they themselves
want to become a Buddha, they also persuade others to learn Buddhism.
A: Wrong. People with Bodhicitta will be blessed by Buddhas and protectors,
and hence their karmic consequences will only become lighter.
But it is possible that
Bodhisattvas want to carry other beings' karmic consequences so that others can
move forward on the enlightenment path.
Although karmic retributions are mostly due
to one's past or present life (activities), it isn't something that the Buddha
imposed on us. Therefore, people who aspire to teach and guide others in Dharma
and to convert others to Dharma will accelerate their own karmic retributions
to eliminate personal karma for themselves; is it right?
A: The occurrences of karmic consequences have their causal conditions; it
is not true that the consequences had been speeded up to arrive, but it is
possible that other causal conditions that one has added have triggered the