Kamma And Its Fruit

Selected Essays

by Nyanaponika Thera | 1975 | 32,009 words

Kamma—or, in its Sanskrit form, karma—is the Buddhist conception of action as a force which shapes and transforms human destiny. Often misunderstood as an occult power or as an inescapable fate, kamma as taught by the Buddha is in actuality nothing other than our own will or volition coming to expression in concrete action. The Buddhist doctrine of...

About The Contributors

Leonard A. Bullen was one of the pioneers of the Buddhist movement in Australia, where he actively propagated the Dhamma until his death in 1984 at the age of 76. He is best known for his book A Technique of Living (Wheel No. 226/230).

Bhikkhu -aa.najiivako (Cedomil Veljacic) was for many years a lecturer in Asian philosophy at the University of Zagreb in his native Yugoslavia. A prolific writer of scholarly works on Buddhist and Indian thought in his native tongue, he lived in Sri Lanka as a Buddhist monk.

Nyanaponika Thera (1901-1904) was born in Germany and became a Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka in 1936. The founding-president of the BPS, he is the author of numerous works on Buddhism in both English and German.

Francis Story (1910–1971) was a British Buddhist who lived in Asia for 25 years, deeply absorbing the Buddhist philosophy of life. His collected writings on Buddhism are published in three volumes by the BPS.

Nina van Gorkom is a Dutch Buddhist who first encountered Buddhism in Thailand. A keen student of the Abhidhamma, she is the author of Buddhism in Daily Life and Abhidhamma in Daily Life, both published in Bangkok.

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