re 338 what role does karma play in buddhism who does it affect and how does it affect them in this life the afterlife and the next life

What role does karma play in Buddhism? Who does it affect, and how does it affect them in this life, the afterlife, and the next life?

There will be a final paper of approximately 2000 words (about 6-8 pages), double spaced pages. You should provide at least six peer reviewed sources to help substantiate points made throughout you essays. Just as with the Mini Essays, you must use Chicago Style for references. At the beginning of your essay, please write out fully which prompt you will be writing about, as sometimes it is not always clear for me as a reader.

Your essays will be graded on the following criteria:

a) Evidence that the factual material called for in the question is presented and documented

b) Coherence of the essay in organization and structure

c) Ability to engage critically and analytically with the topic

d) Evidence of creative thinking

e) Correct annotation of sources and presentation of bibliography

f) Correct spelling, punctuation and grammar

There are some great resources out there to help you find appropriate peer reviewed source material. One place to find some good journal articles is JSTOR ( You should have free access to these articles through your SDSU account. Of course, there is also the SDSU library, which contains plenty of books, journal, etc. to help you with this task as well

These are reference that’s connect with the questions

The Critical Issue of Life and Death. Accessed October 31, 2017. .2 “The Buddha’s Path.” Good deeds and a wholesome life | The Buddha’s Path. Accessed October 31, 2017.


Ghose, Lynken. “KARMA AND THE POSSIBILITY OF PURIFICATION: An Ethical and Psychological Analysis of the Doctrine of Karma in Buddhism.” Journal of Religious Ethics35, no. 2 (2007): 259-90. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9795.2007.00306.x.

Buchanan, P., Nakamura, H., & Wiener, P. P. (1965). Ways of thinking of eastern peoples: India, China, Tibet, Japan. Books Abroad, 39(2), 237. doi:10.2307/40119753

Tannenbaum, N. (2015). Lived Buddhism and its localizations: Rebirth and sermons. Contemporary Buddhism, 16(1), 55–60. doi:10.1080/14639947.2015.1013084

2.0, Hindu. “52 Buddha Quotes On Life, Meditation and Peace.” Hindu 2.0. December 28, 2015. Accessed October 31, 2017. .9 The Six Realms of Existence. Accessed October 31, 2017

1Kain, Victoria J. “Babies Born Dying: Just Bad Karma? A Discussion Paper.” SpringerLink. October 06, 2013. Accessed December 09, 2018.-013-9779-x.

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