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Exploring Karma and Rebirth - Nagapriya

Exploring Karma and Rebirth

By: Nagapriya

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Published: 1st October 2004
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Exploring Karma & Rebirth is a vigorous and thought-provoking inquiry into two important but often misunderstood Buddhist doctrines. This challenging book: clarifies and critically appraises these traditional Buddhist doctrines, examines them in relation to their cultural origins and discusses whether these teachings are still relevant today, and offers an imaginative reading of what the teachings could mean for the postmodern Western world Above all, Exploring Karma & Rebirth insists that, to be of enduring value, these doctrines must continue to serve the overriding aim of Buddhism: spiritual awakening.

"An excellent introduction to the complex and frequently misinterpreted Buddhist doctrines of karma and rebirth..." - Stephen Batchelor, author of Buddhism Without Beliefs."

Introducing karma & rebirthp. 10
The origins of karma & rebirthp. 17
Karma and dependent originationp. 28
What is a karma?p. 41
The fruits of karmap. 53
Bending the 'iron law'p. 68
The undiscovered countryp. 83
The six realmsp. 92
Born againp. 102
The evidence for rebirthp. 111
Making some sense of itp. 118
Does rebirth matter?p. 130
Conclusion : the interconnected selfp. 140
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ISBN: 9781899579617
ISBN-10: 1899579613
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st October 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.88 x 14.07  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.24