Karma has got nothing to do with punishment and reward

When we hear about the law of karma we immediately assume it’s another variation of punishment and reward that we know about in our creator religions. It’s also the view deep in our bones even if we’re not religious: instinctively we feel guilty if we do something bad...

We are the creators of our own reality

There seem to be two generally accepted ways of thinking about how or why we get born: if we have a theistic religion, we believe that God created us; if we’re materialists we believe that our parents made us. Well, Buddha’s got a different view: effectively, he says...