Buddha taught the world that the life cycle of an individual entity never stops. It is a continuous chain that cannot be broken through any means. This happens because all the life forms are from the same fundamental spiritual source, which was called the enlightened nature of the Buddha- nature. People can be reborn in different life forms, such as cats and dogs. It depends upon how you live off as in your current life. This is called Karma, which revolves around the cause and effect of a person (Lama and Franz, 2017). How you act and perform in your present life determines how you will be reborn as. Whether male, female, cat, or dog or any other animal. Karma is reflected as to how your actions were towards other people and how you were. A societal idea is introduced because if you have been good in this life, you will be given a sound, healthy body. If you had been wrong in the other life, you would be given a body that is sick or might have low wealth. If the person has been acting more like an animal rather than a human, then the person would be reborn as an animal that may be a cat or dog. The idea of shared Karma is referred to as the act of our relationship with other people, non-humans, and the environment.
7 Real reasons and causes of war are too huge that they cannot all be studied. Therefore the causes of war, according to Buddha and is most fundamental; basically, the flame under the boiling pot of soup can be discussed and observed (Raaflaub, 2016). War is something that happens and is something that most of us are familiar with. War happens due to actual reasons rather than personal paradigms. Humans make the decisions of waging war. It usually occurs when the collective opinion of people revolves around greed, and they require more wealth, or they are in a state of extreme hate or anger. We can see the implementation of domestic peace and goodness in the story of the Water War, which took place after four years of the Buddha's attainment of Enlightenment. The leading cause of the war was for water used in irrigation. Buddha when and stood between two armies, which stopped them from fighting. He called the chiefs and explained lives are more important than water, so fighting stopped. Hence the doctrine of Karma enforces that life is most precious. In theory, this is very good, so good that it seems almost impossible to achieve, but it can be done if specific practical steps are taken. The phase one in attaining it is realizing that if the Karma is the fundamental point of violence, it can be dimmed out and finished. It can reduce the intensity and can be started in by our own lives and in our society. Whenever an animal or human is killed, it resonated hate and resentment to its killer. It poisons the flesh, and hence the negative Karma is radiated to the people around it. Realizing that direct or indirect killing gives bad Karma will reduce the murder (Bhardwaj, 2018): 473-478). Step two is instilling in mind that
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