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  • A thrust from a kamma is almost certain death, and this they are so careful to avoid inflicting, that amid all their fighting I never saw a wound of that kind, though there was a most abundant harvest from the edge of the weapon. 13 Another of their practices was to rob and pilfer in the bazar in broad daylight; meat, vegetables, and other eatables were not safe from their clutches; but above all a good lambskin-cap had irresistible attractions in their eyes, the abstraction being usually accomplished by first knocking down the owner of the coveted spoil.

    Glimpses of Life and Manners in Persia

  • The Pali word kamma (Sanskrit karma) literally means "action" (i.e., volition: cetana), which can be either skilled (kusala) or unskilled (akusala).

    Buddhism and Sex by M. O'C. Walshe

  • The Pali word kamma (Sanskrit karma) literally means "action" (i.e., volition: cetana), which can be either skilled (kusala) or unskilled (akusala).

    Archive 2009-07-19

  • He is armed from top to toe: a long gun at his back, a pistol at his waist, another behind, a sword at his left, a tremendous dagger called a kamma at his right, while at his belt dangles an infinity of horns for various sorts of ammunition – powder for loading, powder for priming, balls, &c.

    Glimpses of Life and Manners in Persia

  • When these realizations give rise to dispassion both for fabricated experiences and for the processes of fabrication, you enter the path of the fourth kind of kamma, leading to the Deathless.

    All About Change by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

  • We may say they are lucky, or enjoy the results of favorable kamma in this respect.

    Buddhism and Sex by M. O'C. Walshe

  • THE SANSKRIT TERM karma kamma in Pali literally means "action," which suggests the basic point that our actions have consequences—more precisely, that our morally relevant actions have morally relevant consequences that extend beyond their immediate effects.

    David Loy - Rethinking Karma

  • But attachment is kamma, and unskilled kamma at that.

    Buddhism and Sex by M. O'C. Walshe

  • The results of action (kamma) accrue to the doer as vipaka, which is pleasant when the action was skilled, unpleasant when it was unskilled (if I look before I cross the road, I shall get across safely, which is pleasant; if I don't look I may get run down, which is unpleasant).

    Buddhism and Sex by M. O'C. Walshe

  • It involves a proper elementary grasp of what is meant by kamma — something which many people, who may have been "Buddhists" for years, have never had.

    Buddhism and Sex by M. O'C. Walshe

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