Narrating Karma and Rebirth: Buddhist and Jain Multi-Life Stories
Released! 10/08/2015
Narrating Karma and Rebirth: Buddhist and Jain Multi-Life Stories
by Dr Naomi Appleton
Paperback

Buddhism and Jainism share the concepts of karma, rebirth, and the desirability of escaping from rebirth. The literature of both traditions contains many stories about past, and sometimes future, lives which reveal much about these foundational doctrines. Naomi Appleton carefully explores how multi-life stories served to construct, communicate, and challenge ideas about karma and rebirth within early South Asia, examining portrayals of the different realms of rebirth, the potential paths and ... read more