Jul 06, 2022
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Is abortion a bad karma? Yes. Buddhism believes that the moment of fertilization, the fertilized egg itself has life, so induced abortion is an evil karma of "killing". The term "bad karma," however, does not mean "mistakes," "moral blemishes," or "stains": the Buddhist definition of "bad" is "creating suffering" (Kusatra: "If it is not love, it is "Evil deeds" name."), "karma" means action; in a modern context, I would be more inclined to use the term "self-harm". Is abortion self-harm? Yes. The Buddhist definition of an act of self-injury mainly comes from how deep the "wound" that kind of action leaves in our hearts: when all conditions are met, the action becomes a "severe injury" (the technical term is "karma"). road"). Generally speaking, artificial abortion will have two or three banner design of these conditions, which is "slander". Here are a few simple Buddhist concepts: Is the fetus life? Yes, Buddhism believes that the moment of fertilization is life, a human being (if it is a human fetus). Will the fetus become a spirit body after an abortion? He/she will be reincarnated within a maximum of 49 days, reincarnated as other life forms, and there is some chance that he will be reincarnated as a hungry spirit (ghost). If the aborted fetus turns into a ghost, will he hunt down the mother? Generally speaking, it is not "only" to hunt down a single object (only the mother does not look for the father), and if it really becomes a ghost, then his needs are sacrifices rather than hunting. Does Buddhism agree with "infant spirit"? What is a baby spirit? If we are talking about: After an abortion, because of "resentment", he immediately turned into a ghost and chased after his mother, then such "baby spirits" have not only never appeared in Buddhist scriptures, but are also not recognized by Buddhist teachings.