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Narrating karma and rebirth : Buddhist and Jain multi-life stories

Author: Naomi Appleton
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
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This book explores how multi-life stories served to construct, communicate, and challenge ideas about karma and rebirth within early South Asia.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Appleton, Naomi, 1982- author.
Narrating karma and rebirth
(DLC) 2014002456
(OCoLC)871200142
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Naomi Appleton
ISBN: 9781139523998 1139523996 9781139922241 1139922246
OCLC Number: 871316451
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Karma and the realms of rebirth; 3. Karma and human potentiality; 4. Jinas and Buddhas; 5. Karma and community; 6. Memory and omniscience; 7. Conclusion; Appendix: texts referred to in this book.
Responsibility: Naomi Appleton.

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'This lively study of narratives about karma and rebirth in Buddhist and Jain literature will be welcomed by scholars and non-scholars alike ... provide[s] abundant themes for classical scriptures, Read more...

 
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