In the end… We blame it on.. เวรกรรม (wain-gum)

The other day, someone said “Thai ppl are peaceful coz: for the very worst case, we just blame it on wain-gum.” I’ve never realized that but I think it’s quite true.

Let me try explaining ‘wain-gum’ now. Gum literally means ‘Action’. Err.. I’m not very sure what wain means. Let’s say, in this context, wain-gum = gum.

For buddhism belief, action always come with reaction; same as Newton’s first law. What ever action you do, sooner or later, the result of that action will return. it applies to both good and bad ones. So when you get into really really bad situation, you can sooth yourself by thinking of it as “It might be the result of my old Gum ” That’s make it easier to let go– no need to be furious/be upset with anyone coz it’s all because of you yourself… may be it’s what you did yesterday, last month, last year.. or even..last life.

One of my friend said “my next-life self, you’d better be careful!”

7 Comments so far

  1. Mic (unregistered) on June 16th, 2005 @ 11:22 pm

    It’s called “Karma”

  2. him (unregistered) on June 17th, 2005 @ 10:20 am

    So what kind of karma payback do you recieve for arbitary killing of so-called drug dealers by the 1000 or for stuffing people of other faiths into trucks until they suffocate?

    Or do the paper birds give enough + points :)

  3. Ben Harris (unregistered) on June 17th, 2005 @ 10:48 am

    I don’t like karma. There’s no control!
    I can’t release the karma payload onto someone who deserves it when I want and have to wait for some mysterious force to make it happen.

  4. Jib (unregistered) on June 17th, 2005 @ 10:12 pm

    I’m enlighten! thanks Mic. it’s nice seeing new name’s comment! Him, you really like the birds idea eh? and Ben, yeah it’s no control that’s why it’s interesting! :P

  5. Puck (unregistered) on June 17th, 2005 @ 11:06 pm

    I dont like that way of thinking, personally. Most thai people would just say ‘wain-gum’ in the bad situation.. and accept it by doing nothing..

    We should look at why it happen, so we might be able to improve the situation or prevent it from happening again? not just say that oh, something in the past life cause this. that’s not a very constructive.

    Even in Buddism, I believe that the teaching teach us to analyze the Gum about its cause (as in The 4 Truth) .. I think blaming it on past life is just easy way out..

  6. him (unregistered) on June 18th, 2005 @ 1:25 am

    I think that if we “analyze the Gum” we will find out that it is best inserted in the mouth, and chewed :D

  7. mat (unregistered) on June 27th, 2005 @ 4:52 pm

    That’s what makes Thai culture look so beautiful and makes us appreciate the country. I think people who are having any critic about the country shall leave it right away! Especially foreigners. But as foreigner, and distinctively westerners, are having that

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