In Zen practice, a Mondo is a dialogue between a disciple and his master.

Karma

We produce karma through our actions and thoughts and our life is influenced by previous karmas: this I can understand. But I feel it is a universal karma, I do not see the individual aspect of a karma which would be personally transmitted.Parents and ancestors of course transmit elements that determine our physical and psychological state, ...

changing karma 2

Hello,Thank you so much for your quick response. I understand what you have said. It is very meaningful to me. My final questions are, how do I develop a sense of importance or confidence when I am so used to being negative about myself? And, do you think that if I or someone makes these positive changes of mind and spirit, that if a ...

Changing karma

Hello. I have recently begun to go to church every morning before work to pray the rosary by myself on my knees and breathe calmly. After work, I have been going every day to two hours of Bikram yoga. This all began due to a relationship ending where I believe I was not positive during parts of the relationship. Yet, I was also doing ...

The education we give our children.

For some years now my 19-year-old son "has turned bad"; firecracker, tags, police custody and already did 22 months in prison... I live alone with him and his sister who, by the way, doesn't cause any trouble. He drags a heavy karma and I feel impotent. It is nevertheless a good boy with whom I can have a dialogue and who respects me but he has ...


Karmic return.

Two questions: Firstly, I have practised for eighteen years, I haven’t stopped saying to myself that I am not in reality. What about reality? Secondly, Master Deshimaru taught that we go back inevitably to the infernal cycle of transmigration if our practice is not mushotoku. Do we follow this karmic return until our death? Thanks, all the ...



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