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II The Karma Orientation, Rebirth, and Tibetan Values The second of the three
orientations introduced in Chapters r and 2 was the Karma Orientation. I
summarized this as: the sphere of death and rebirth, past and future lives, seen in
terms of ...
Karma, literally 'action,' implies the effect of actions in a past life on one's present
existence, and (more especially) of one's present actions on future existences
within a continuing cycle of rebirth (samsdra). Rebirth and karma, and their ...
round of perpetual rebirth in one or another of several different states. These are
traditionally six in number; hell-beings, preta or hungry ghosts, animals, human
beings, asura or demi-gods, gods. Karma refers to rebirth within samsdra.
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Samuel wrote Civilized Shamans for an anthropological audience, but the book has become a key text for students of Tibet’s history and religion. He proposes that shamanic influence is greater in ... Read full review
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Everything about this book on the political and religious history of Tibet is big. A 150-page discussion on the socio-economic developments in Tibet serves as an introduction; the major discussion on ... Read full review
Shamanic and Clerical Buddhism
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Buddhism in Contemporary Tibet: Religious Revival and Cultural Identity
Andrew L. Christenson
No preview available - 1998