I am a believer in Buddism, as well as other forms of Eastern Philosophy. In many years of personal study and instruction through college, I have never seen anything like what is written in the first post here portraying Buddhist philosophy or Karma in traditionally accepted writings. Teachings from the Dalai Lama himself are very different from what is listed here.
I only felt compelled to post here because we all understand the misconceptions of our illness with people who are unfamiliar; it seems we wouldn't want to continue ignorances or misconceptions of spiritual beliefs either and when I was reading that, even from a purely educational perspective, I thought it just didn't sound like traditional beliefs (some off-shoot or otherwise, maybe?).
PS--I grew up Southern Baptist, so it was my own journey to learn about other belief systems in a search to understand those who were not like me and my own ignorances. Little did I know, that would later include Narcolepsy and Ankylosing Spondylitis...I am no longer ignorant to disabilities as well.
Now then. Exactly. Thank you for saving me alot of typing!
Although I don't exactly buy into the original post, no one here can prove that this is not what is happening. Nor can we prove that it is. It is just one guy with a copyrights opinion. The point really for us to realize, that past lives aside, we are here right now. dealing with the here and now. we need to live in this world not in "the past".
I do find it interesting that so many people got upset about this though. lol. If I wanted to believe it, it would almost prove the guys point.