Author Topic: Inquiring about the Textual Source of a Presentation on Karma  (Read 1142 times)

Offline Ben Yuan

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Dear Freesangha,

Alexander Berzin has a very useful chart on karma:
http://www.berzinarchives.com/web/en/archives/sutra/level2_lamrim/initial_scope/karma/mechanism_karma_mahayana_presentati/mechanism_karma_chart.html

However he does not explain the history or sources of this presentation, only which school prefers which. Does anyone have any knowledge regarding where this explanation may come from? Any text I can have access to? Preferably Sutric of course, but I am guessing it is scholarly.

Thank you.

Offline Will

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Re: Inquiring about the Textual Source of a Presentation on Karma
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2010, 11:38:09 am »
Earlier in his talk he mentions the two main sources that Tibetan's follow, Vasubandhu's & Asanga's Abhidharma works.  I doubt they have such a tidy display as his chart, so he probably used their teachings on karma and put together the chart himself
The bodhi resolve is like empty space, this because its marvelous qualities are boundlessly vast.  Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 39

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Re: Inquiring about the Textual Source of a Presentation on Karma
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2010, 12:07:06 pm »
I have been trying to compare the chart and Vasubandhu's Abidharmakosa. No definitive connections, but (as skull has mentioned) it is likely to have come from the aforementioned and the Abidharmasamuccaya. :namaste:

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Re: Inquiring about the Textual Source of a Presentation on Karma
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2010, 05:07:59 am »
Thank you very much,

 


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