Posted by Rockie (126.96.36.199) on October 21, 2000 at 04:23:19:
In Reply to: How to explain the death of a large number of people (e.g. bomb explosion) at the same time? posted by Paul on October 21, 2000 at 00:49:35:
The living beings with a similar karma trend to gather at the same place. Beings with hatred in their consciousness trend to gather in hell, beings with greed gather in realm of hungry ghosts, beings with ignorance gather in animal realm, beings with strong family attachments gather in human realm, beings with envy and strong selfconfidence gather in demigod realm, beings with weak, subtle wordly desires gather in heavens etc. Of course, karma can vary, for it's been created for aeons. Sometimes we endure sufferings alone, sometimes collectivelly. The last case simply shows that some consequences of past bad deeds have rippen for a certain number of people at the same instant. And there are billions and billions of dying beings in all universes every instant. It's a natural thing in samsara.This fact should to stimulate us practicing seriously.Metta.
: I am a Buddhist but one day when confronted by one of my Cathlic relatives I could not answer one of his questions, which was how to explain through Buddhism the sudden death and destruction that happens to thousands of people at the same time. For example when the Atomic bomb was dropped off Hiroshima about 75,000 people died instantly. Also what about the cases where thousands of people die instatly like, earthquakes, tonardoes, typhoons, storms, floods etc. Can anybody explain.
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