Good resources on karma?

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Good resources on karma?

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Can anyone please recommend good books or articles about karma? Already have Karma by Kyagbon, What the Buddha Thought by Gombrich, The Truth of Rebirth by Thanissaro, Imagining Karma by Obeyesekere, The Foundations of Buddhism by Gethin, and the Tibetan book of the dead. Especially interested in discussions related to the Yogacara view.
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The Buddhist Unconscious: The Alaya-vijñana in the context of Indian Buddhist Thought (Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism)
by William S. Waldron
Link: https://amzn.com/0415406072

Buddhist Phenomenology: A Philosophical Investigation of Yogacara Buddhism and the Ch'eng Wei-shih Lun (Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism)
by Dan Lusthaus
Link: https://amzn.com/0415406102
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Thanks for good recommendations :)
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The Workings of Kamma (Second Revised Edition)
on this site
http://www.pamc.org.sg/index.php?option ... 64&lang=en
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Good resource! Downloaded :)
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The other book often mentioned here is:

Karma: What It Is, What It Isn't, Why It Matters
by Traleg Kyabgon
Link: https://amzn.com/1590308883
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The Maha and Culavibhanga Sutta at accesstoinsight.org

You will find them both in this search plus a lot more stuff! http://www.accesstoinsight.org/search_r ... &sa=Search
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Read Kyabgon. Liked much of it. Very nice list at Access, thanks :)
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Pardon me but you don't *sound* lazy ;)
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Appreciating laziness counteracts my tendency to turn meditation into a project, viewing nibbana as a goal. Try to be mindful, in the present here and now, both during activity and inactivity.
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Check out Vasubandhu's Karmasiddhiprakarana, and his chapter on karma in the Abhidharmakosha.
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Skal gjøre det (Will do that).
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The Law of Karma: A Philosophical Study by Bruce Reichenbach, University of Hawaii Press, ISBN 0-8248-1352-9

This book is a little obscure but it is wonderful and one of its kind. One of the only places I've ever seen anyone treat some of the philosophical conundrums that arise from the implications of various karma theories.
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Cool, written a so far unassessed PhD thesis in moral philosophy, so difficult academic texts are not a problem. Will take a look at it :)
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Johannes Bronkhorst, Karma and Teleology: A problem and its solutions in Indian philosophy.
§10. Vasubandhu
§11. Early Yogācāra
https://serval.unil.ch/resource/serval: ... F.P001/REF

I have no idea if that one is good or not, but at least it's free, lol.
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Sweet, thanks :twothumbsup:
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