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re: Pali - ignorance

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  • John Kelly
    Michael, ... Yes! Guilt & remorse WILL be stronger for the dhamma practitioner - but hiri/otappa (guilt/remorse) is a GOOD thing, thus unwholesome kamma would
    Message 1 of 14 , Nov 4, 2003
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      Michael,
      You said:
      >My logic is that the feelings of guilt/remorse will
      >explain the
      >different intensity of vipaka. And the dhamma
      >practitioner
      >will likely have
      >stronger feelings of guilt/remorse that the ignorant
      >person. Over time the
      >story could be different because the ignorant person
      >due to
      >his/her
      >ignorance might develop that deed into a habit and
      >this
      >will bring far
      >greater harm.

      Yes! Guilt & remorse WILL be stronger for the dhamma
      practitioner - but hiri/otappa (guilt/remorse) is a
      GOOD thing, thus unwholesome kamma would be mitigated
      somewhat for this person.
      John




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