Teachings offered by Upasaka Culadasa

Stronghold 25 September 2011

What did the Buddha mean when he said Karma is intention? Is Karma the cause of everything? This talk discusses the radical changes that the Buddha brought to the concept of Karma, and discusses why these radical views are often hard to find in contemporary Buddhism. Upasaka Culadasa presents the critically important concept that Karma does not determine what happens to you; instead, it determines the “you” to which things happen. Doesn’t the Buddha’s assertion that the “self” does not exist contradict the concept of reincarnation? What then, besides reincarnation, could explain the remembrance of past lives?

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