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Karma On Tap: The Online Buddhist Revolution

by:
R. B. Wilcox (Author)

ISBN: 0-7414-2065-1 ©2004
Price: $13.95
Book Size: 5.5'' x 8.5'' , 151 pages
Category/Subject: RELIGION / Buddhism / General (see also PHILOSOPHY / Eastern / Buddhism)

Spiritual evolution takes a quantum leap in this tale of a future Buddha who embraces high technology to help liberate the world.

Abstract:
What if you could go online and see your karma real-time? If reincarnation, once considered an Eastern religious myth, was now a proven fact? Spiritual evolution takes a quantum leap in this tale of a future Buddha who embraces high technology to help liberate the world. In this cynical age of governments for sale to the highest bidder, multinational corporate domination, and environmental chaos, a refreshing message of hope unfolds as online Buddhism leads the human family towards an ethical, compassionate and non-violent existence.

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Customer Reviews

  Karma On Tap , 09/27/2004
Reviewer: K. G. Wolek
I enjoyed this book. The premise intrigued me; I've been studying Buddhism for pretty close to two years now. As a computer geek, a sci-fi fan, and a practicing Buddhist, the idea that people could check their karma online is a very cool one! The characters were well thought out, interesting, and realistic (for the most part). Being science fiction, though, it's ok to have a character be a bit over-the-top! I think it's difficult to write a sci-fi book that is based on real teachings and real beliefs. In this, Wilcox did an outstanding job. The author's ideas (or Maitreya's) for revolutionizing the country were strong ones. A lot of thought went into them, and I thought they were explained well. I didn't agree with all of them, though. For me, that would be way too much governmental/spiritual control over people's lives. Funny I say that, because I do agree with the principles behind them, and I do actually practice most of the ones that I am able to! I'm just not so sure people should be nearly-forced to follow them all. The best thing about this book is that it did cause me to have to "absorb" it. It is more than just a sci-fi novel. When I read a simple sci-fi novel, there's not a hell of a lot to absorb or think about afterwards! "Karma On Tap" gave me food for thought, more like the books about Buddhism than the novels I read. I'll be sure to go back and reread parts of it.

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  Read it and reep , 10/14/2004
Reviewer: Amy Raff
I really enjoyed reading this book...Wilcox weaves buddhism, politics, and technology into a very timely (and not so far-fetched ) story. The reality of the accelerated improvements and progression of computer design and function help ground this work of science fiction, and make the scenario he presents seem all the more plausable. This present age of war, political intrigue, etc. demands that we all consider how our own actions impact others--"Karma on Tap" is a must-read.

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