In Karma and Kamma Chaos a scholar (professor/psychiatrist/meditation
teacher) and his son examine the ancient Kamma
doctrine of karma in the light of modern Chaos Kamma
Theory. Though most religious and moral philosophies express a Kamma
belief in some law of "you reap as you sow," from the
limited perspective of an individual this Kamma
seems to be contradicted by accidents, luck, and an unscientific,
mystical cosmology. The idea that there might be a Kamma
higher moral law that functions independent of capricious.
These eight essays explore the interface between psychiatry, science,
and the timeless teachings of the Buddha. Kamma
Drawn from the personal experiences of a therapist and practitioner
of Vipassana meditation, this work explores meditations similarities
and differences with psychotherapeutic and scientific endeavors.
In the title essay, parallels are drawn between the atomic synthesis
of free choice and lawful consequence in Chaos Theory and karma,
offering contemporary insights into one of Buddhisms core
concepts. The empirical roots of meditation, its relevance to daily
life, and the challenges and benefits of daily practice of Vipassana
meditation are also addressed. Practical examples for continued
observation outside of formal meditation retreats guide readers
in incorporating Buddhist practice into daily life.