Imagining Karma: Ethical Transformation in Amerindian, Buddhist, and Greek Rebirth
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With Imagining Karma, Gananath Obeyesekere embarks on the very first comparison of rebirth concepts across a wide range of cultures. Exploring in rich detail the beliefs of small-scale societies of West Africa, Melanesia, traditional Siberia, Canada, and the northwest coast of North America, Obeyesekere compares their ideas with those of the ancient and modern Indic civili...more
Paperback, 477 pages
Published November 11th 2002 by University of California Press (first published 2002)
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“Although European thinkers see the Greeks as their intellectual forebears, the Greeks themselves looked toward the East for the sources of true wisdom-to Egypt, Persia, and, during the early centuries of the common era, India.” 0 likes
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