Karma & the Rebirth
By Bodo Balsys
Unveiling the Esoteric in Buddhism, Vol. 1
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers
207 pages, 5 ¾” x 8 ¾”
In this volume, the nature of the karma that governs all phenomenal appearances in the three worlds of the samsara is examined. From the basic premises the thesis proceeds logically to expound the intricacies of the mode of manifestation of all aspects of this basic law. Many traditional beliefs are simplified “truths” that had their genesis in the infancy of humanity’s ability to logically enquire.
The Buddha utilized a similar primitive belief system concerning karma without any alteration. The simplified elementary beliefs are all that have been perpetuated, and Buddhists have never really queried inherently flawed logic, such as the belief of transmigration of human consciousness into the animal kingdom after death. They have asserted a near adamantine faith in the writings of those that have simply reiterated the exoteric teachings. The text presents a series of syllogisms rectifying the flaws, bringing to light part of the Buddha’s own agenda for the education of humanity.
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