Author: V Hanson
Editor: R Stewart / S Nicholson
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120818164
This volume is a collection of twenty-four articles by scholars who express varied points of view. They enrich our understanding of this simple yet complex law that operates continually in our lives and in the world.
The Sanskrit term, Karma has been adopted in English dictionaries as the all-embracing term for that universal law, the harmonic law of adjustment, of compensation, action-reaction, to which all natural processes are subject. The ramifications of the law must be endless and complex as those processes; yet in its ultimate simplicity, the law is harmony, the perfect relationship which obtains between all things elsewhere.
It has become increasingly clear in recent years that we live in an interconnected, holistic universe in which 'all things everywhere' are interdependent. In this context it is more evident than it was in the nineteenth century, when Karma was introduced in the West, that past and future are connected, that events flow in the Whole where movement at any level of life affects all other levels.
In the overview of life implicit in much of modern thought, the concept of Karma seems almost inevitable. Moreover, considering Karma as it relates to such area as Western psychology, social problems, spiritual growth, even economics throws new light on this ancient concept. The articles in this collection enrich our understanding of this simple yet complex law that operates continually in our lives and in the world.
PART I : UNDERSTANDING KARMA
Karma in Motion
Karma as Organic Process
Karma and Reincarnation
God Is Not Mocked
The Source of Becauses
PART II : KARMIC PRINCIPLES IN WORLD RELIGION
A Buddhist View of Karma
Karma, The Link Between Lives
The Meaning of Karma in Integral Philosophy
The Christening of Karma
A Kabbalistic View of Karma
PART III : KARMA, PSYCHOLOGY AND ASTROLOGY
Karma, Jung and Transpersonal Psychology
Karma and the Birth-Chart
The Ancient Shape of Fate
PART IV : SOCIAL DIMENSIONS OF KARMA
Karma Re-Examined: Do We Ever Suffer Undeservedly?
Choosing: Karma and Dharma in the 21st Century
Karmic Process in Science and Society
Can We Avoid Karmic Debts?
The Side Blows of Karma
PART V : BEYOND KARMA
The Transmutation of Karma into Dharma
The Other Face of Karma
Karma and the Path of Purification
Karma, the Chakras and Esoteric Yoga
Karma and Cosmos