Posted by: Upāsaka | 10/06/2020

Bitter Fruit

What do you do when someone firmly believes you’re lying? What can you do when someone disbelieves you despite your protestations?

It seems to me that all one can do is reflect on the fact that we have lied in the past and our kamma is bearing fruit now. And, how fortunate we are that such kamma is ripening now when we can use the bitter fruit as medicine rather than simply being poisoned by it and sufferings without cause.

Yes, try to set things straight but if someone is determined to revile and resent you, call you a liar and despise you, take your lumps, because none of this would happen if you didn’t create the causes for it.


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