Hi Michael, thanks for taking the time to draft such an insightful response. You have been through your own journey of suffering as well, I’m glad that you’re able to find peace now.
I do agree with the point of view that suffering is just part of life. Perhaps some action I took in a previous life was the cause of what…
This is my summary of life.
My father was an alcoholic Christian and sex addict.
Before he died I was a dedicated Christian and with the release that came with his death I gradually analyzed what were the driving forces of decision making.
I am also a bit of a computer buff…
Hi Michael, good question! I’m not going to pretend I have anything but a shallow understanding of the concept of karma, but I think for most people who are in the same boat as me Buddhism’s concept of “life is suffering” is perhaps easier to swallow than karma, especially when we look at cases where bad things happen to young children.
Happy to discuss more on this topic!