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How did it all begin?

How did it all begin?
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8/2/18 12:59 AM
If we are all the result of past accumulated Karma that would seemingly suggest that if you reverse the process back in time sufficiently, there would be a point in the past where we have no accumulated Karma. Thusly, would one assume a mind absent from accumulated conditioning is pure, and if so - why would a pure mind manifest ignorance leading to the accumulation of current Karma?
 
I am aware the Buddha said there is no discernible beginning in the Tipitika. This is more for fun / speculative purpose. 

Metta

RE: How did it all begin?
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8/2/18 7:45 AM as a reply to U Ba Fin.
Perhaps there's never been a beginning. There's always been mind. There's always been karma.

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Maybe this goes against Dharma theory, but perhaps it is wrong to assume at "the beginning" of mind, it was pure. What if it was born into illusion? 

RE: How did it all begin?
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8/3/18 2:57 AM as a reply to Nick O.
< insert metaphysical speculation noble silence here >