610The In/equality of Karma
- Mar 29, 2005
The In/equality of Karma
Life is currently not "equal" for allas we are unequal to each other,with our different personal karma,
though we have the same equally perfect Buddha-nature.Yet life actively "equalises" allthrough the universal law of karma,through its natural impartial "rewarding",
through its constant working.The ultimate goal of the Buddhasis to urge us all to become truly equalby becoming equally perfect Buddhas,by relinquishing all causes of inequality.
Our inequality can be equalised,
by creating perfect wholesome karma (pure merit),which overrides our unwholesome karma,which differentiates us from each other.For all to seen as truly equal,
(This is the accumulation of merit)
we must realise the mechanics and emptiness of karma,
to step beyond the reach of karma,
to realise our Buddha-nature.
(This is the accumulation of wisdom)
This is why the path to Buddhahood
is the perfection of
the accumulation of merit and wisdom -
nothing more, nothing less.
-Shen Shi'an (pic:utk.edu)