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reads on karma and transmigration

Post by lee » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:29 pm

Hi everyone,

Any suggested reads on karma, transmigration and the three kayas, ranging from beginners to advanced reads to work my way up.

Thank you

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Post by diamind » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:54 pm

lee wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:29 pm
Hi everyone,

Any suggested reads on karma, transmigration and the three kayas, ranging from beginners to advanced reads to work my way up.

Thank you
Jakata Tales, Sutra of the Wise and Foolish, and Torch Lighting the Way to Freedom by Dudjom Rinpoche.

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Re: reads on karma and transmigration

Post by Thomas Amundsen » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:17 pm

Vasubandhu's Abhidharmakosha. Chapter Four is on Karma.

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Re: reads on karma and transmigration

Post by Punya » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:12 pm

Finally, I would like to distinguish rebirth from transmigration. You may have noticed that in Buddhism, we consistently speak of rebirth and not transmigration. This is because in Buddhism we do not believe in an abiding entity, in a substance that trans-migrates. We do not believe in a self that is reborn. This is why when we explain rebirth, we make use of examples which do not require the transmigration of an essence or a substance.
http://www.buddhanet.net/funbud10.htm

A recommended text on karma is Karma: What It Is, What It Isn't, Why It Matters by Traleg Rinpoche.
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Post by Josef » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:42 pm

The sections on karma etc. in Jigme Lingpa's Treasury of Precious Qualities are the best I have read.
Kye ma!
The river of continuity is marked by impermanence.
Ceaseless flowing of appearance.
Beautiful and repulsive.
The dance of life and death is a display of the vast expanse.
With gratitude the watcher and the watched pass through the barrier of duality.

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Post by Motova » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:00 am

Punya wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:12 pm
Finally, I would like to distinguish rebirth from transmigration. You may have noticed that in Buddhism, we consistently speak of rebirth and not transmigration. This is because in Buddhism we do not believe in an abiding entity, in a substance that trans-migrates. We do not believe in a self that is reborn. This is why when we explain rebirth, we make use of examples which do not require the transmigration of an essence or a substance.
http://www.buddhanet.net/funbud10.htm

A recommended text on karma is Karma: What It Is, What It Isn't, Why It Matters by Traleg Rinpoche.
I am reading this now, I'm only on chapter 2 though. It's very well written, insightful, and fun!
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The four means of converting beings to the Dharma are generosity (which itself as four aspects: giving material gifts, conferring fearlessness, loving kindness and teaching Dharma), pleasant speech, conduct and setting an example.

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Re: reads on karma and transmigration

Post by kirtu » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:29 am

"Heartdrops of Dharmakaya" (although it does not directly discuss either karma or transmigration).

"Naked Awareness", Karma Chagme, Gyatrul Rinpoche

"Bardo Teachings: The Way Of Death And Rebirth", Lama Lodu, Kalu Rinpoche

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Re: reads on karma and transmigration

Post by javier.espinoza.t » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:26 pm

lee wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:29 pm
Hi everyone,

Any suggested reads on karma, transmigration and the three kayas, ranging from beginners to advanced reads to work my way up.

Thank you
The Surangama Sutra has in general the material you are looking for, i believe.

In particular there is an explanation given by Buddhan himself -since the lecture is considered his- about the 31 planes of existence (this contains the 6 general groups of transmigration conditions, the realms) with the specific causes and conditions regarding each one.

The lecture is a bit heavy if you are not used to study dharma by yourself, but is totally a worth even if you would say you don't need it.

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Post by WeiHan » Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:17 am

A very good sutra to read and recite as foundation is "Sūtra of the Path of the Ten Good Karmas". It explains that karma decides the form of beings and that it depends on the mind. It explains that understanding of karma and the 10 virtuous deeds is the foundation of higher practices. The sutra in English can be found in the link below.

http://www.sutrasmantras.info/sutra27.html

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Re: reads on karma and transmigration

Post by Motova » Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:06 pm

Motova wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:00 am
Punya wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:12 pm
Finally, I would like to distinguish rebirth from transmigration. You may have noticed that in Buddhism, we consistently speak of rebirth and not transmigration. This is because in Buddhism we do not believe in an abiding entity, in a substance that trans-migrates. We do not believe in a self that is reborn. This is why when we explain rebirth, we make use of examples which do not require the transmigration of an essence or a substance.
http://www.buddhanet.net/funbud10.htm

A recommended text on karma is Karma: What It Is, What It Isn't, Why It Matters by Traleg Rinpoche.
I am reading this now, I'm only on chapter 2 though. It's very well written, insightful, and fun!
I finished it and recommend it. It's a good introduction, but left me wanting more.
Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:58 pm
The four means of converting beings to the Dharma are generosity (which itself as four aspects: giving material gifts, conferring fearlessness, loving kindness and teaching Dharma), pleasant speech, conduct and setting an example.

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