Originally Posted by Acting Like Godot
Kanzeon says that the law of karma is exceedingly slow. This is a serious misconception.
But it is definitely incorrect to suggest that as a general rule, the process is "exceedingly slow".
Karma can be pretty instant and very specific. For example, in a fit of anger, you box someone on the nose. The next moment, the guy retaliates by boxing your nose back.
I suppose I can do nothing about your constant "correction" of my "mistaken" views.
Karma is almost NEVER instant and specific. If I punch you in the nose, the karmic consequences are signficant: the loss of control over anger that can become a habit, the change in others' perceptions of me and their attitude towards me, my altered or reinforced vision of myself, the fact that my hand may hurt the rest of the day, limiting my ability to function, and the ground that may be lost in my spiritual journey - for starters, and there may be many other consequences, depending on the reasons and motivations for striking you (if I struck you, for example, out of a racist or sexist motive, the intention and the karma and even more complex0.
A return blow is a small downpayment on the karmic results. The rest spreads out in much lesser defined ways, and may come back to me in a subsequent life. It doesn't come in tiny tit for tat packages.
I don't have a misconception about that. You do.