Karma & Rebirth Workshop 5: Going Deeper
How does kamma and rebirth fit into the Buddha’s teachings on liberation, especially the four noble truths, dependent origination, and awakening?
We will be asking questions such as: How do we contemplate rebirth so that it has an real spiritual impact? How does karmic continuity and rebirth without a self work? Does the Dhamma make sense without rebirth, for instance, the idea of suffering?
Please do not forget to read and contribute to the discussions on the Karma & Rebirth course at SuttaCentral.
1. MN072 Aggivacchagotta: on the meaning of the ending of rebirth.
2. MN038 Mahātaṇhāsaṅkhaya: dependent origination with practical example, including rebirth. (§ 25–40 in Bhikkhu Bodhi’s translation)
3. DN15 Mahānidāna: dependent origination and rebirth. (§ 4+21–22 in Maurice Walshe’s translation)
4. AN03.111 Causes: good kamma leads to the end of kamma.
5. AN04.077 Inconceivable matters: in what way kamma as inconceivable.
6. AN03.076 & AN03.077 Bhava: kamma is the field.
7. SN15.009 The stick: how to interpret this simile.
8. SN12.46 A certain Brahmin: who experiences the result of kamma?