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Book Recommendation on Kamma

Does anyone have a recommendation for a good book on kamma? Some I’ve read are rather secular.

Many thanks!

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I found Good Kamma! Bad Kamma! What exactly is Kamma by Ven Dhammika quite helpful. It was part of the required reading of the 2015 Karma and Rebirth course.

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Perhaps Buddhadasa’s Kamma in Buddhism

BOOKS AND BOOKLETS ON KAMMA / KARMA

By Academics

Tull, Herman (2011) “Karma,” in Oxford Bibliographies. URL: Karma - Hinduism - Oxford Bibliographies

Bronkhorst, Johannes (2011) Karma. Hawai’i, Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press. URL: Karma – UH Press & (PDF) Karma | Johannes Bronkhorst - Academia.edu (PDF)

Chapple, Christopher (1986) Karma and Creativity. Albany: State University of New York Press. URL: Karma and Creativity

Doniger O’Flaherty, Wendy, ed. (1980, 2018) Karma and Rebirth in Classical Indian Traditions. Berkeley, CA:University of California Press. URL: Karma and Rebirth in Classical Indian Traditions by Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty - Paperback - University of California Press

Humphreys, Christmas (1994, 2005) Karma and Rebirth: The Karmic Law of Cause and Effect, Surrey, Uk: Curzon Press. URL: https://terebess.hu/zen/mesterek/ChristmasHumphreys-Karma-and-Rebirth.pdf (PDF)

Keyes, Charles F., and E. Valentine Daniel, eds. (1983) Karma: An Anthropological Inquiry. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. URL: Karma: An Anthropological Inquiry - Google Libros

Krishan, Yuvraj (1997) The Doctrine of Karma: Its Origin and Development in Brāhmaṇical, Buddhist, and Jaina Traditions. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass. URL: The Doctrine of Karma: Its Origin and Development in Brāhmaṇical, Buddhist ... - Yuvraj Krishan - Google Libros

McDermott, James P. (1984) Development in the Early Buddhist Concept of Kamma/Karma. New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal. URL: Formats and Editions of Development in the early Buddhist concept of kamma/karma [WorldCat.org]

Obeyesekere, Gananath (2002) Imagining Karma: Ethical Transformation in Amerindian, Buddhist, and Greek Rebirth. Berkeley: University of California Press. URL: Imagining Karma by Gananath Obeyesekere - Paperback - University of California Press & http://www.ahandfulofleaves.org/documents/Imagining%20Karma_Obeyesekere.pdf (PDF)

Reichenbach, Bruce (1990) The Law of Karma: A Philosophical Study, London, New York and Sanghai: Palgrave McMillan. URL: The Law of Karma - A Philosophical Study | Bruce Reichenbach | Palgrave Macmillan

Watts, Jonathan S., ed. (2009) Rethinking Karma: The Dharma of Social Justice. Bangkok, Thailand: International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB). URL: https://ogigaya.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/rethinking-karma.pdf (PDF)

By Monastics

Aggacitta Bhikkhu (1999) Dying to Live: Role of Kamma in Dying and Rebirth. Sukhihotu, Buddhanet website. URL: http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/dietolive.pdf (PDF)

Bhikkhu Cintita Dinsmore (2011) From Thought to Destiny: Traditional and Modern Understanding of Kamma. (Draft). Austin, TX: Sitagu Buddhist Vihara & Buddha-Sāsana website. URL: https://bhikkhucintita.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/fromthoughttodestiny1.pdf (PDF)

Bhikkhu Succito (2009) Kamma and the End of Kamma , Hemel Hempstead, UK: https://www.abhayagiri.org/media/books/sucitto_kamma_and_the_end_of_kamma.pdf (PDF)

Bhikkhu P. A. Payutto (1992) *Good, Evil and Beyond: Kamma in the Buddhist Teaching,*Buddhanet website. URL: http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/good_evil_beyond.pdf (PDF)

Buddhadasa Bhikku (2017) Kamma in Buddhism. Bangkok, Thailand: The Buddhadāsa Indapañño Archives & Norwalk, WI: Liberation Park. URL: https://www.suanmokkh.org/system/books/files/000/000/089/original/Buddhadas-Kamma-in-buddhism.pdf (PDF)

Dhammavuddho Thero (2000) Only We Can Help Ourselves. Penang, Malaysia: Inward Path & Buddhanet website. URL: http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/only_help.pdf (PDF)

Hammalawa Saddhātissa (1991) Facets of Buddhism. Kandy, Sri Lanka: Buddhist Publication Society, pp. 103-150, URL: https://www.bps.lk/olib/bp/bp440s_Saddhatidssa_Facets-of-Buddhism.pdf (PDF)

Jayatilleke, K. N. (1969, 2008) “Survival and Karma in Buddhist Perspective,” The Wheel Publication , No. 141/143. Kandy, Sri Lanka: Buddhist Publication Society. URL:Select document format &https://www.bps.lk/olib/wh/wh248_Nyanamoli_Buddhas-Words-On-Kamma.pdf (PDF)

Mahasi Sayadaw (-) Buddhist Theory of Kamma. BuddhaSasana website. URL: http://kusala.online-dhamma.net/文字資料/南傳佛教圖書館%20Theravada%20Buddhism%20E-Library/080%20網站%20%20Internet%20and%20Website/Buddha%20Sasana%20Website/ebdha172.htm

Narada Mahathera (1973) The Buddha and His Teachings. Kandy, Sri Lanka: Buddhist Publication Society, pp. 184-283, URL: Select document format https://www.bps.lk/olib/bp/bp102s_Narada-Buddha_and_His_Teachings.pdf (PDF)

Nyanamoli Thera (1977, 2006) “The Buddha’s Words on Kamma,” The Wheel Publication, No. 248/249. Kandy, Sri Lanka: Buddhist Publication Society. URL: Select document format & https://www.bps.lk/olib/wh/wh141_Jayatilleke_Survival-and-Karma-In-Buddhist-Perspective.pdf (PDF)

Nyanaponika Mahathera (1959, 2008) “Kamma and Rebirth,” The Wheel Publication, No. 9. Kandy, Sri Lanka: Buddhist Publication Society. URL: Select document format & https://www.bps.lk/olib/wh/wh009_Nyanaponika_Kaamma-and-Rebirth.pdf (PDF)

Nyanaponika Mahathera, ed. (1975, 2015) Kamma and Its Fruit. Selected Essays. Kandy, Sri Lanka: Buddhist Publication Society. URL: Select document format & https://www.bps.lk/olib/bp/bp413s_Nyanaponika_Kamma-And-Its-Fruit-Essays.pdf(PDF)

Ottama, Ashin (1998, 2011) “The Message in the Teachings of Kamma, Rebirth, & Samsara,” The Wheel Publication, No. 425/427. Kandy, Sri Lanka: Buddhist Publication Society. URL: Select document format &https://www.bps.lk/olib/wh/wh425_Ottama_Message-in-Kamma-Rebirth-Samsara.pdf (PDF)

Pesala Bhikkhu (2017) An Introduction to Kamma. Association for Insight Meditation website. URL: http://www.aimwell.org/kamma.html# & http://www.aimwell.org/An%20Introduction%20to%20Kamma.pdf (PDF)

S. Dhammika. Good Kamma! Bad Kamma! What Exactly is Kamma?. Wisdom and Wonders website. URL: What Exactly is Kamma? – Wisdom & Wonders

Sayadaw U Silananda (1999) An Introduction to the Law of Kamma, Buddhanet website, URL: http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/volition.pdf (PDF)

Sayadaw U Thittila (1996) What Kamma Is. Mahindarama website. URL: whatkammais & http://kusala.online-dhamma.net/文字資料/南傳佛教圖書館%20Theravada%20Buddhism%20E-Library/033%20法義、教理%20Doctrine/What%20Kamma%20Is%20By%20Sayadaw%20U%20Thittila.htm & What Kamma is & What Kamma Is? By Sayadaw U Thittila. DharmaFlower.Net - PDF Free Download (PDF)

Story, Francis (The Anagarika Sugatananda) (1959, 2008) “The Case for Rebirth.” The Wheel Publication, No. 12/13. Kandy, Sri Lanka: Buddhist Publication Society. URL: Select document format & https://www.bps.lk/olib/wh/wh012_Story_The-Case-For-Rebirth.pdf (PDF)

Thanissaro Bhikkhu (1996) Wings to Awakening. Valley Center, CA: Meta Forest Monastery. URL: Contents | The Wings to Awakening & https://www.dhammatalks.org/Archive/Writings/Ebooks/wings210213.pdf (PDF)

Thanissaro Bhikkhu (1996) “A Refuge in Skillful Action,” in Refuge. Valley Center, CA: Meta Forest Monastery. URL: Summary | Refuge: An Introduction to the Buddha, Dhamma & Sangha & https://www.dhammatalks.org/Archive/Writings/Ebooks/Refuge_181215.pdf (PDF)

Thanissaro Bhikkhu (2018) Karma Q & A: A Study Guide . Valley Center, CA: Meta Forest Monastery. URL: Titlepage | Karma Q &A & https://www.dhammatalks.org/Archive/Writings/Ebooks/KarmaQAndA_181215.pdf (PDF)

Thanissaro Bhikkhu (2018) The Truth of Rebirth. Valley Center, CA: Meta Forest Monastery. URL: https://www.dhammatalks.org/books/TruthOfRebirth/Section0001.html & https://www.dhammatalks.org/Archive/Writings/Ebooks/TheTruthofRebirth_181215.pdf (PDF)

The Pa-Auk Tawya Sadayaw (2009) The Workings of Kamma (2nd ed.) Singapore: Pa-Auk Meditation Centre. URL: http://www.paauk.eu/images/meta/the-workings-of-kamma_thumb.pdf& https://www.dhammatalks.net/Books8/Pa_Auk_Workings_of_Kamma.pdf (PDF)

Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche (2015) Karma: What It Is, What It Isn’t, Why It Matters. Boston, MA: Shambhala. URL: https://www.shambhala.com/karma-3331.html &https://books.google.es/books?id=HubDCQAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&hl=es&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

A Few Thesis

Ly, Tran Van (2005) A study of the relationship between kamma and rebirth as depicted in the pali suttas (thesis). URL: http://lib.unipune.ac.in:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/1893 (PDF)

Padhi, Narayan Chandra (1979) The Doctrine of Karma (thesis), URL: http://14.139.116.20:8080/jspui/handle/10603/189187

Van Sau, Nguyen (2014) The theory of karma and rebirth in Buddhist and Jaina traditions(thesis), URL: http://14.139.116.20:8080/jspui/handle/10603/98504 (PDF)

Vati, Kula (2017) An Analytical Study of Action (Kamma) in Theravada Buddhism (thesis), Bangkok, Thailand: Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University. URL: http://lph.mcu.ac.th/userfiles/file/วิทยานิพนธ์/ปริญญาโท/พุทธศาสนานานาชาติ/6026Kula%20Vati.pdf (PDF)

จุลพล ผลขจี (2010) The Law of Karma as Interpreted by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu. PSU Knowledge Bank website. URL: https://kb.psu.ac.th/psukb/handle/2010/6836?mode=full (PDF)

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