The realization of the Self, or Atman, the nature of all and everything beyond all the impermanent selfless names and forms, or in another term, the realization of selflessness, will free the perceptive thinking mind from the delusive self-existence that the ignorant egoistic impure intellectual assertive mind identifies as the existence of an individual being of 'I', where this 'I' attached onto impermanent and selfless qualities of names and forms which all are bound by the law of nature, of cause and effect, of what certain minds believe as good or bad karma, for being existing, changing and cease existing respectively according to cause and effect.
All kinds of names and forms, regardless of living or non-living objects, where all are impermanently and selflessly existing and changing under the law of nature are autonomously being bound by the law of nature, cause and effect, or what many people refer as 'karma'.
But the non-manifested selfless, nameless, formless, attributeless, birthless, deathless nature of everything beyond the impermanent selfless existence of names and forms, is undetermined by cause and effect, of the existence and non-existence of certain names and forms that selflessly affecting and influencing one another, of all the intentional and non-intentional actions and the consequences of actions, as well as all the impermanent selfless changes of all the names and forms.
This unborn, non-manifested, attributeless, beginningless, endless, ageless, changeless Atman beyond time, space and causation is void of substance, quality and ego or egoistic desire and intention, is unconditioned by cause and effect, or what many people refer as karma, even though all and everything are forming and deforming under the law of nature, cause and effect, deriving from the selfless intentionless Atman selflessly and intentionlessly.
The minds that are functioning under the influence of ignorance and egoism with a strong idea/perception of a self-existence of a personal/group identity cannot penetrate the teaching of "Selfless (there's no 'I' existing as the performer of action or the enjoyer of the fruit of action) and intentionless (void of good or bad intention) actions generated out of selflessness aren't bound by what many people refer as good or bad karma."
Because the ignorant egoistic mind needs to have certain desire, motivation or intention to be performing certain action and enjoying the fruit of action, it can't understand how actions are being performed selflessly, desirelessly and intentionlessly.
Within the physical body, there are countless individual cells inter-affecting and inter-supporting each other to be existing and functioning selflessly and intentionlessly, performing their individual duty in their respective system, organ and sense that allow this body to be existing and functioning. There is no ego, or the idea of 'I' within all these cells that are working/performing actions ceaselessly from the beginning of birth (the selfless forming of this body) until death (the body breaks down and disintegrates selflessly.) While the selfless existence and function of all these cells is being supported by the selfless and intentionless nature that provides selfless intentionless energy, elements, minerals, water, air, temperature, and so on.
Just as the selfless intentionless existence and function of the sun in this universe that is ceaselessly supporting all and everything to be existing in this universe, selflessly, unconditionally, non-discriminatively, intentionlessly and desirelessly, is not bound by good or bad karma, even though the existence and function of the sun is also influenced by the law of nature, cause and effect, it is also subject to impermanent and selfless changes from the moment of forming until the moment of depletion, or disintegration. When people got sun burn or skin cancer due to too much exposure of sunlight, the sun isn't generating bad karma. When all and everything forming, growing, aging, decaying and deforming, where lives exist, enjoying, suffering, destroyed and cease existing due to the element of the sun, or any of the other elements, there is no good or bad karma being generated in all these selfless intentionless elements of the nature that inter-affecting and inter-influencing all and everything in the universe.
But somehow, out of ignorance, the selfless impermanent perceptive thinking faculty that comes along with the existence and function of this impermanent and selfless physical body, has an idea of 'I', of an individual identity, claiming ownership and authority over the existence of this impermanent and selfless physical body and the perception of an impermanent selfless worldly life existence, desiring and expecting and making the selfless body, the selfless life existence and the selfless world to be and not to be in certain ways according to the likes and dislikes, craving and aversion of this perceptive intellectual assertive thinking mind, where the existence and function of the thinking faculty, or the mind, is also impermanent and selfless, that also is being supported by the impermanent and selfless existence and function of the physical body that is being supported by the selfless nature, but there is this thinking or thought in the mind, thinks and believes that 'I' exists as an individual being, and hence, 'I' am good and 'I' am bad, 'I' am superior and 'I' am inferior, 'I' deserve this and 'I' don't deserve that, 'I' want this and 'I' don't want that, 'I' aspire and 'I' inspire, 'I' am satisfied and 'I' am dissatisfied, 'I' am meaningful and 'I' am meaningless, 'I' perform action and 'I' don't perform action, 'I' am pleased and 'I' am hurt, 'I' enjoy and 'I' suffer, 'I' am happy and 'I' am unhappy, and so on. Where all these qualities of names and forms are also arising, changing and passing away, impermanently and selflessly under the influence of cause and effect.
There is qualities in karma. That's why people say there is good and bad karma. Anything that comes with qualities is still within the domain of Maya. It's not real, but the ignorant egoistic mind is being bound by karma, having an identity to be identifying as the performer of action and to enjoy or suffer the consequences of action.
The law of nature, of cause and effect, is nothing to do with quality. It's just the truth of what things are. They are impermanent and selfless. Everything exists, changes and cease existing being influenced by the selfless, attributeless, intentionless law of nature, of cause and effect. They are neither good nor bad. Neither positive nor negative. Neither happiness nor unhappiness. Neither right nor wrong. Neither appropriateness nor inappropriateness. Neither enjoyment nor suffering. And so on.
The realization of selflessness will free the existence and function of this physical body and the thinking faculty from being bound by what many people refer as good or bad karma (a by-product deriving from ignorance,) even though the existence and function of the physical body and the thinking faculty is still being conditioned by the law of nature, of cause and effect, to be existing, changing and cease existing. While the nature of everything, the Atman or Brahman, where all these impermanent selfless names and forms deriving from and residing upon, is uncontaminated/untouched/unconditioned by cause and effect that exists along the selfless manifestation of impermanent names and forms.
No matter how much goodness, or badness, or evilness, that exist in this impermanent and selfless world of names and forms deriving from ignorant egoistic actions and reactions and the fruit of actions and reactions out of ignorance and egoism, it doesn't contaminate the unborn, non-manifested, attributeless, beginningless, endless, ageless, changeless Atman or Brahman, the nature of all and everything that the ignorant egoistic intellectual assertive mind perceives through the senses and sense organs.
Even the most evil mind that has been intentionally performing many evil actions that bring along the evil consequences of actions, also can attain liberation upon Self-realization. Those who know this, they couldn't/wouldn't discriminate anyone, but all must work on their own liberation from ignorance through their own self-effort.
From this realization, the mind will understand that suffering is not due to bad karma and pleasurable enjoyment is not due to good karma, but both suffering and enjoyment are the by-products of ignorance and egoism of attachment, identification, desire of craving and aversion, judgment and expectation.
The minds that attached strongly onto certain worldly egoistic social/cultural/religious/spiritual thinking, belief, values and practice, to judge and categorize everything into good or bad, right or wrong, positive or negative, enjoyment or suffering, deserving or don't deserving, and so on, where they think and believe that they have been behaving in the good way and performing many good actions and not performing any bad actions, that they identify themselves as righteous, positive, good, loving, kind, sympathetic and empathetic human beings, but if they have strong discrimination and aversion towards names and forms of objects, beings, happenings, actions, reactions and behaviors that they judge and categorize as wrongful, negative, bad, unloving, unkind, unsympathetic or unempathetic, where they think and believe that these 'evil' names and forms don't deserve peace, happiness and liberation from suffering, but they deserve condemn, punishment and painful suffering, then these 'good and kind' minds are not free. They themselves are suffering greatly due to ignorance and egoism. And they couldn't understand or agree with this teaching about "The most evil person in this world also can attain liberation from suffering upon Self-realization, while many 'good and kind' people like themselves are still going through painful suffering," not to say, to be opened to inquire the truth of this teaching, as well as their own thinking, belief, values and practice which give rise to unnecessary suffering in themselves, and out of self-righteousness, they constantly interfering with other people's freedom of being, thinking, action and speech, generating hateful violent oppressive action and expression towards other people that they discriminate, dislike and disagree with, while thinking and believing that they themselves are the good and superior people in the world trying to uphold righteousness by oppressing, prosecuting, punishing and getting rid of what and whom they judge, think and believe as 'bad' and 'wrong'.
It's worst when the government of a country is run by such 'mentally
corrupted' human beings under the influence of certain
social/cultural/religious/spiritual thinking, belief, values and
practice. The people living in that country are inevitably being
'controlled', 'discriminated' and 'oppressed' under the constitution of
law and orders of that country dominated and ruled by minds that are
under the influence of ignorance and egoism. Unfortunately, the world is indeed full of such 'corrupted government' run by 'corrupted minds of human beings'.
Do not blind-believing, blind-following, blind-practicing and blind-propagating.
Inquire the truth of everything.