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Influence of Meritorious and Demeritorious Deeds on Individual
- This paper is a presentation of living beings under the influence of meritorious and demeritorious deeds. It is intended to know that the living beings enjoy or experience according to their past actions. The importance of volition (Cetanā) in performing action is presented by drawing from Pāli Canon, commentaries and sub-commentaries. Although living beings are found to perform good deeds with difficulty and they are found to perform bad deeds easily. They drawback good deeds but are happened to be delighted in bad deeds because they are influenced by defilements such as greed (lobha), hatred (dosa), conceit (moha), wrong view (diṭṭhi) etc. and they ignore evil consequences of bad deeds. Knowing that the resulant effects are produced on account of their bad actions according to the Law of Kamma, living beings should avoid bad deeds and to perform good deeds. In this way one can become a person of morality in social life.
Zin Mar Oo
Khin Myint Myint
- Departmental research paper