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The Resource Karma : what it is, what it isn't, why it matters, Traleg Kyabgon

Karma : what it is, what it isn't, why it matters, Traleg Kyabgon

Label
Karma : what it is, what it isn't, why it matters
Title
Karma
Title remainder
what it is, what it isn't, why it matters
Statement of responsibility
Traleg Kyabgon
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A jargon-free explanation of two central teachings of the Buddha: karma and rebirth. By now, we've all heard someone say, "It must have been his karma" or "She had bad karma." But what is karma, really? Does karmic theory say that we are helpless victims of our past? Is all karma bad, or can there be good karma too? Is reincarnation the same as the Buddhist theory of rebirth? In this short and eminently readable book, Traleg Kyabgon answers these questions and more by elucidating the Buddha's teachings on karma and rebirth. He distinguishes the Buddhist view of karma and rebirth from related notions of karma and reincarnation found in the Hindu tradition, explains why the notion of karma is indispensable to the theory and practice of Buddhism, and demonstrates how karmic theory provides a foundation for morality that doesn't require belief in God. Throughout he shows how to work with karma intelligently to bring about beneficial changes in the way we relate to our thoughts, feelings, and circumstances"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-2012
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kyabgon, Traleg
Dewey number
202/.2
Index
no index present
LC call number
BL2015.K3
LC item number
K93 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Karma
  • Buddhism
  • Buddhist philosophy
  • Buddhism
  • Buddhism
Label
Karma : what it is, what it isn't, why it matters, Traleg Kyabgon
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The origins of the concept of karma -- The Buddha's view of karma -- The Yogacara School's contribution to karmic theory -- The Bardo teachings on death, intermediate state, and rebirth -- No karma-- emptiness and the two truths -- Meaning in life and the fear of death -- Immortality, reincarnation, and rebirth -- Karmic theory as a possible foundation for ethics -- The empirical aspects of karmic theory and rebirth -- Working with karma -- Conclusion
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 163 pages
Isbn
9781590308882
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014042484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • sky268966720
  • (OCoLC)892581326
  • 904875
Label
Karma : what it is, what it isn't, why it matters, Traleg Kyabgon
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The origins of the concept of karma -- The Buddha's view of karma -- The Yogacara School's contribution to karmic theory -- The Bardo teachings on death, intermediate state, and rebirth -- No karma-- emptiness and the two truths -- Meaning in life and the fear of death -- Immortality, reincarnation, and rebirth -- Karmic theory as a possible foundation for ethics -- The empirical aspects of karmic theory and rebirth -- Working with karma -- Conclusion
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 163 pages
Isbn
9781590308882
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014042484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • sky268966720
  • (OCoLC)892581326
  • 904875

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