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Peace Here and Now
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A word here regarding kamma. Action produces a dual result: one immediate and one timeless. Let us take, as an example of this, the case where someone is standing upon a crowded railway platform and, turning suddenly, unintentionally knocks against somebody who consequently falls on to the rail track and is killed. The immediate result (to the instigator) of this accident is that he becomes involved in the case in the mundane sense: his name and address are taken, he has to give evidence, to testify as a witness; he may even be suspected and tried for murder. Such is the immediate result of the act.