“‘Karma,’ (the Buddha) often said, ‘is intention’: ie a movement of the mind that occurs each time we come to understand how intentions lead to habitual patterns of behavior, which in turn affect the quality of our experience.”
Batchelor S. “Buddhism without beliefs. A contemporary guide to awakening.” Riverhead Books, NY, 1997. www.stephenbatchelor.org
Whatever we repeatedly intend / think, say & do, we get better at. It's ALL training. Playing the piano, following "compulsions of craving", or letting go of self-concern - practice makes perfect. We custom-design our talents.
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