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Rely on Good Karma, Not on Blessings & Good Luck - Ajahn Dhammasiha

Rely on Good Karma, Not on Blessings & Good Luck - Ajahn Dhammasiha

Update: 2021-04-23
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For the Theravada Buddhist New Year 13th April, traditional Buddhists visit the monasteries to make merit, and also to receive blessings to increase their 'good luck'. Ajahn Dhammasiha points out that 'good luck', fortune telling, astrology, feng shui, amulets, charms, and so on are not really a suitable foundation to bring us happiness.


If our precepts are not pure, and we are stingy and egotistic, even the blessings of the most revered monks, or the most auspicious astrological constellation will not be able to help us.


Instead, the Buddha encouraged us to rely on good karma. We have his garantee that whatever good karma ('puñña') we generate will always catch up with us at some stage, and will always result in happiness and good fortune.


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Rely on Good Karma, Not on Blessings & Good Luck - Ajahn Dhammasiha

Rely on Good Karma, Not on Blessings & Good Luck - Ajahn Dhammasiha