Joseph Goldstein – Insight Hour – Ep. 21 – Karma


A welcome exploration surrounding the question of how we can bring happiness into our lives.

Joseph explains that the Buddha’s teachings on karma and emptiness provide a bridge between our meditative insights and the manner in which we live. When we understand and fully absorb the idea that the unfolding of our lives begins in our minds, we are informed and empowered to make the decisions necessary to reduce the suffering befitting ignorance   

The concept of karma is much maligned and misunderstood. As an ancient theory that is more about living a balanced life than fatalism or retribution, it deserves another look. A compilation of essays on the subject by prominent thinkers from the world over says that karma is a dynamic and creative process that produces order out of chaos incessantly and is essentially a harmonizer to continually restore cosmic balance.


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