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Q. How do I know which karmas I have to work out for myself? Is it possible to get it wrong, to think the karma I must work out is one thing whilst it’s actually another?

A. Saying that we have to escape or do away with karma never means that there are two kinds; bad karma to be eliminated and good karma to be preserved. Struggling to keep good karma from flying away and to fight off bad karma is just being deluded by illusions because both ‘good’ and ‘bad’ are just imaginary labels and because we cannot create the concept of good karma without simultaneously setting up that of bad karma against good karma.

This is why ancient masters would say that the best karma is not as good as no karma. In fact, karma is another name of illusion. Being ruled by karma is another expression of being deluded by illusions. 

©Boo Ahm

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