- List several counter-arguments to the attitude that people who are suffering misfortunes are “getting what they deserve” because of the non-virtuous actions that they committed in the past.
- Explain this statement by Geshe Sopa “…if you do not have any trust in karma and its results, then the whole structure of Buddhism has no base, no ground.”
- Choose an example from your own life of a non-virtuous or virtuous action and please describe the basis, thought, action, and culmination of the action.
The Foundation of All Good Qualities
Karma, as outlined in The Lam Rim Beginners Outline available here: http://www.abuddhistlibrary.com/Buddhism/A%20-%20Tibetan%20Buddhism/Subjects/The%20Stages%20of%20the%20Path/Lam%20Rim%20Outlines/lam_rim_outline.pdf
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