O father, this world is the site of karma;
beyond it lies the site of karmic result.
Whatever we have done in this life,
we will definitely experience in another.
Even small virtues and sins
can have extensive results.
Having been born into this site of karma,
why not opt for planting virtuous seeds?
from the book The Just King: The Tibetan Buddhist Classic on Leading an Ethical Life
translated by Jose Ignacio Cabezon
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