Karma & Rebirth Workshop 3: What the suttas say
This workshop gives a general overview of how the suttas describe karma and rebirth.
2. MN041 - Sāleyyaka
definition of ordinary right view; general teaching on kamma.
3. AN03.069 - Akusalamūla
the roots of bad choices.
4. AN06.063 - Nibbhedika
kamma is intention. (only the fifth section/item, which is on kamma)
5. AN03.034 - Hetu
the roots of good and bad; the connection between kamma, intention and motivation.
6. MN120 - Saṅkhāruppatti
rebirth according to intention and kamma.
7. AN10.47 - Mahāli
ayoniso manasikāra and wrongly directed mind added as causes of bad kamma.
8. MN057 - Kukkaravatika
directing the mind successfully gives a corresponding rebirth, but wrong view leads to hell + the four type of kamma.
9. MN060 - Apaṇṇaka
why acting as if there is rebirth and kamma is always right + consequences of wrong view. (§ 1–28 in Bhikkhu Bodhi's translation)
10. MN135 - Cūḷakammavibhaṅga
root sutta on kamma, but with important interpretational problems.
11. MN136 - Mahākammavibhaṅga
root sutta on kamma, on the complexity of the relationship between kamma and rebirth.
12. SN36.021 - Salla
eight causes of feeling, of which kamma is only one.
13. AN03.061 - Tittiya
the view that all is the result of kamma leads to the negation of the spiritual life. (only first half of sutta)
14. AN03:100 - Loṇaphala
the lump of salt: well known and powerful simile + a number of other good similes.
15. MN129 - Bālapaṇḍita
various destinations and the path leading there + simile of the blind turtle and the yoke.
16. AN03.036 - Yama the interrogator
how this should be understood.
17. MN068 - Naḷakapāna
the Buddha declares people' rebirths to inspire. (§ 9–24 in Bhikkhu Bodhi's translation)
18. AN07.057 - Sīha
he says he does not know rebirth, but accepts it on faith/confidence.
19. AN10.177 - Jānussoni
what we can do for the departed.
20. SN42.006 - Asibandhakaputta
why prayers do not help for rebirth.
21. SN15.003 - Tears
on the sheer scale of saṁsāra.