Evil Kamma enhances other Evil Kamma »


Present evil action aggravates the effects of prior evil action!

The Blessed Buddha once explained:
Regarding the effects of actions, Ananda, as to the person here who kills
living beings, who takes what is not given, who abuses in sex, who speaks
false, who speaks divisively, who speaks aggressively, who speaks idle and
empty gossip, who is envious and jealous, who is of ill will, and who holds
wrong views and who at the  breakup of the body, right after death, thus
is reborn in a state of deprivation, a dreadful destination, in the painful
purgatory, in one of the hells: Either earlier - prior to this - such one also
did evil actions to be felt as painful, or later - after this - such one also
did evil actions to be felt as pain, or right at the death-moment such fool
entered and maintained wrong views! Because of one or more of these ills,
then right after the death moment, such one is reborn in a distressing state
of deprivation, a dreadful destination, in the painful purgatory, in one of 
the hells. And since such one furthermore has here also now in the present
killed living beings, taken what is not given, misconducted himself in sensual
pleasures, spoken false, spoken divisively, spoken aggressively, and spoken
empty and idle gossip, and since such one also now is envious and jealous,
and since such one also now is of ill will, and since such one and now holds
wrong views, such one will experience the result of that either here & now,
or the next rebirth, or in some subsequent coming into being...

For details on the mechanics of Kamma = Intentional Action see:




The worst enemy of the simple fool, is himself!
This his self commit the doings from which he
himself reaps the later result of bitter pain...
Dhammapada Illustration 66 Background Story 66

That action, which one later regrets, is not good...
Experiencing the result of such ill and evil deed,
one later weeps with a tearful face.
Dhammapada Illustration 67 Background Story 67

Initially, the taste of the evil deed appears as sweet
honey to the fool. Later, however, when the evil result
ripens, he grieves in pain.
Dhammapada Illustration 69 Background Story 69

Just as fresh milk do not sour just at once, then the evil
action does not ripen immediately. Rather it burns the fool
after a long smoldering, like embers covered with ashes.
Dhammapada Illustration 71 Background Story 71

Whatever power, fame or skill the evil fool acquires,
abused, it destroys his future, as if cleaving his head.
Dhammapada Illustration 72 Background Story 72

All sentient beings feel pain from violence...
All sentient beings fear death in panic!
Seeing other beings are like oneself;
Treating other beings like oneself;
One should never ever harm or kill ...

Dhammapada Illustration 129
Background Story 129

Whoever injures, with weapon or stick, beings
searching for their happiness - when after death -
seeking some happiness, such fool never finds it!
Dhammapada Illustration 131
Background Story 131+132

Do not ever speak harsh or angry words.
Such is always retaliated with angry talk.
Painful indeed is arrogant speech...
The inevitable retaliation invariably
falls back on such proud boaster.
Dhammapada Illustration 133
Background Story 133+134

When doing evil the fool does not recognize the bad as wrong.
Afterwards such simpleton is burnt, as with a fire lit by himself.
Dhammapada Illustration 136 Background Story 136

Whoever is violent against the harmless;
Whoever offends the innocent;
Such fool quite quickly experiences one of these 10 states:
The fool may suffer acute pain, disaster, injures of body,
severe sickness, insanity, lawsuits from police, accusations,
loss of wealth, fire burns his house and right after death,
he re-arise in the painful worlds or the
niraya hells ...
Dhammapada Illustration 137-140 Background Story 137-140

The Moderate speeches of the Buddha: The great speech on Action. MN 136
http://store.pariyatti.org/Middle-Length-Discourses-of-the-Buddha_p_1543.html Full Text

Bad behaviour Worsens prior Evil!

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