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18. Do Buddhists See All that Happens to One as Due to Karma?

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1. Title Title of document 18. Do Buddhists See All that Happens to One as Due to Karma? - Buddhism in Five Minutes
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Peter Harvey; University of Sunderland; United Kingdom
3. Subject Discipline(s) Religious Studies
4. Subject Keyword(s) Buddhism; Buddhist art; Buddhist ethics; Buddhist; Buddha; Nirvana; meditation; Zen;
5. Subject Subject classification Buddhism
6. Description Abstract Buddhism does not say that everything that happens to one is due to one’s past karma. The Buddha criticized theories which saw all experiences and associated actions as due either to past karma, the diktat of a god, or pure chance. These views, according to the Buddha, imply a form of fatalism that strips one of responsibility for one’s present actions and gives one no motivation to improve what one does. So, Buddhism stresses that present action is not fixed by past action. Rather, present action can bring about liberating change in a person.
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 25-Oct-2021
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
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12. Format File format PDF
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14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.40755
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Buddhism in Five Minutes
16. Language English=en en
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