All bad AND good actions one takes produces karmic chains that must be worked through to the end until freed from them (unless character/participation can be dropped instantaneously, in which case liberation is immediate).

This is why concepts like non-action are proposed to lead one to freedom. Allowing acts to flow from one's being without calculated intent. Responding to what arises without motive or attachment for a specific end result. Neither leaning out nor in, for even actions that seem good from the perspective of the conditioned mind emerge from a place of ego and entangle one in a chain of cause-effect with external forces in relation to a self. By non-action they are permitted to work their way through and out, and by continuous non-action they cease to accumulate further.

Essentially we stop reacting to conditioned thoughts and start allowing life to do its thing through us.

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