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By Lotsawa Kawa Paltseg, Thubten K. Rikey, Andrew Ruskin

ISBN-10: 8185102821

ISBN-13: 9788185102825

In English (with a few textual content in Tibetan Landuage)

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Rs) Ripened results refers to effects such as generosity leading :o wea lth, st ealing leading to poverty, and killing or hurting leading to a short lik or many illnes:;e:;. Results that accord with the cause refers to the desire to do virtuous activit ies in th is life if one did virtuous activities in past lives or the desire to do negative actions in this life if one performed negativities in past lives. s the abando nment of afflictive emotions after one meditates on the Arya path. Results caused by persons include the accrual of many barley sp routs after one does farming, the accmal of many goods by doing business, or the accrual of many livestock by animal husbandry.

The causes of these actions arising, such as desire and anger, hurting onese lf and others, and their ripening becomes great suffering. Therefore their generation is called negativity. These non-virtues are not consistent with virtuous activity, and they lower one's position among the Aryas. By focusing on these non-virtues as the object, one accumulates impressions on one's mental continuum through these actions. Therefore, this process is called generation. If the impressions are not accumulated, then there is no generation.

22 A MANUAL OF KEY BUDDHIST TERMS to become matted and so forth will lead to liberation. Doubt is when one simultaneously entertains two points of view regarding the truths an so forth. One questions whether or not karma, the results of karma, the truths and the Three Jewels exist. If they do exist, one questions whether or not they have virtuous qualities. In this way, the ntind goes in two different directions. e) secondary affiictions .... ,... ,.. ·q-) Belligerence is the intention to harm a being in one's immediate environment.

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