“Just as a tree starts to blossom during the proper season, so the doer of sinful deeds inevitably reaps the horrible fruit of their actions at the appropriate time.” (Lord Rama speaking to Khara, Valmiki Ramayana, Aranya Kand, 29.8)
Friend1: Alright, enough of the safe stuff. Today I’m really going to challenge you.
Friend2: You think that scares me? I’m not afraid of you.
Friend1: No, no. I’m going to bring up stuff that you’re not supposed to talk about. This isn’t just being inquisitive about the nature of the world and what the ideal situation is. I’m going to reference some ugly aspects of recent history.
Friend2: Really no difference there, but it’s nice to know you think that way.
Friend1: Here we go. Let’s first establish something. The material world is a dangerous place, right?
Friend2: At every step there is…
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