Dear Sir,

What is your opinion on when a person is faced with the same issues like a pattern. Are their karmic correlations??

Like A person always end up getting hurt and abandoned no matter how much They give into the relationship.

What seems strange is that there is a serious pattern!!

Does God punish someome who hurts a person  who love you unconditionally, but u stab them in the back

Hi Supriya,

First, Buddhists do not subscribe to the belief of the existance of an all-powerful God.  Certain percentage of one's life is the results of past kamma.  However there is also the power of one's will and ability to direct one's life.  Usually when there is a recurrant pattern, the possibility is due to one's incorrect manner of conducting one's life, although external influences may also cause the problem.  

We cannot pinpoint or blame on solely one aspect.  There is a mixed correlation of so many factors; also depending on individual cases.  One factor is for sure.  Present actions, good and bad will produce corresponding results, here and now, if not later.

Hope this helps.

Justin Choo  


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All your questions will be answered, and you may not have to agree with the answers. Such is the beauty of Buddhism. I follow the Theravada tradition, and have been studying Buddhism for more than 50 years. As I am not a Buddhist scholar, I answer in simple language, and I prefer answering general questions rather than textual.


I was brought up in the 50's as a Buddhist. For the past 50 years I have read numerous books on Buddhism and listened to numerous talks on Buddhism by well-respected and learned monks and lay teachers. I have conducted Buddhist classes for parents of Sunday School children in a Theravada Buddhist Temple. My teacher was the late Chief Reverend, The Ven. K Sri Dhammananda of The Brickfields Buddhist Mahavihara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. You can view the relevant website in memory of my revered late teacher @ http://www.ksridhammananda.com and my blog posting at http://blackandwhite999.blogspot.com/2008/08/my-revered-teacher.html

I am a life member of the Buddhist Missionary Society Malaysia.

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Bachelor of Commerce And Administration, Victoria University Of Wellington, NZ.(1974)

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