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In Buddhist teaching the law of Karma states the following For every event that occurs there will follow another event whose existence was caused by the first and this second event will be pleasant or unpleasant according as its cause was skillful or unskillful The video The Beach demonstrates very good examples of the two events A skillful event is one that is not caused by craving resistance or delusions In the video Etienne demonstrated an exemplary skillful event when he rushed out to save the fishermen who had been attacked by the sharks Etiennes event was skillful because he rushed out the help the others in their desperate time of need without any personal gain except maybe saving the lives of his friends An unskillful event is one that is caused by craving resistance or delusions Richard demonstrates unskillful events throughout the video A few examples of Richards unskillful events or mistakes are when he cheated on Francoise with Sal when he went to Copanyang when he made a copy of the secret map for the stoners and when he stole Francoise from Etienne All of these actions had severe effects later on Richards relationship with Francoise deteriorated after the trip to Copanyang because Francoise found out about his night with Sal The stoners came to the beach and Richard had to stay away from the camp and wait for their arrival Richard also lost his friendship with Etienne because of stealing his girlfriend Karma is based on the theory of cause and effect Although is doesnt exactly fit the definition of supernatural phenomenon it is a spriritual doctrine based on the philosophy that God is not responsible for the happiness or failure of an individual rather we as individuals are solely responsible for the consequences of our own behaviour In conclusion Karma is the concept that every thought every action that we create sets a consequence Everything that we do will produce effects
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