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Response to Pab Sungenis (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 12:13 PM

6. That's a beautiful story!

"The sins of the fathers" often are visited upon the sons, but they don't have to be!

The bible story seems to posit it as an inescapable but right here is an example of the fact that destiny is NOT a given, but rather, subject to our thought/word/action.

Buddhism teaches this; in Hinduism and earlier in Buddhism, it was taught that karma was unchangeable but later Buddhist teaching says that karma can be changed in this lifetime and that the benefits of a change in our karma extend to seven generations before us and after us.

I don't know if there's a similar metaphor in the bible, but I think your story illustrates the Buddhist concept beautifully.

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