By Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche, Ph.D.
A woman buys a fancy hat and then returns it a few days later for a refund.
Is this moral?
That’s crazy, you say. As long as the woman has a receipt, there’s been no damage to the item and the store policy permits it, what does morality have to do with returning a hat? Potentially plenty.
To Buddhists, very few actions—even the seemingly innocent act of getting a refund—are ever without consequence. The reason lies in something that we ...