Only the quality, that is the social surrounding, the physical appearance and the mental abilities of a person are fixed by the deeds of his previous existences, but in noway his actions.
If you see that other people are suffering, and you’re in a position to help, you focus not on their karmic past but your karmic opportunity in the present: Some day you may find yourself in the same predicament that they’re in now, so here’s your opportunity to act in the way you’d like them to act toward you when that day comes.
In Buddhism, rebirth is part of the continuous process of change. In fact, we are not only reborn at the time of death, we are born and reborn at every moment.
More on karma:
- Karma and Reincarnation in Theosophy, Buddhism
- Karma and reincarnation books
- The karma of disease and health
- Karma and Buddhism – Buddha’s World
- Karma in the Bhagavad Gita | Hinduism and India
- Free will, karma and reincarnation
- Aphorisms on Karma – by W. Q. Judge
- Good karma and money | Karma and Reincarnation
- Intention and Karma | Karma and Reincarnation