September 29, 2012

Student: What is karma?

Master:  Karma is the manifestation of your mind. When your mind manifests the reality or the truth, the reality of that manifestation is your karma.  If you feel you are unhappy with the reality, you will want to overcome some hindrances from your reality. People call these hindrances negative karma. They refer to it this way, but actually karma is not always bad. Buddha manifests Buddha’s karma; Bodhisattvas manifest Bodhisattvas’ karma; and an everyday person manifests an everyday person’s karma. We call the mind’s manifestation — karma.