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Reviewed by Neil A White for Readers' Favorite
Told through a fascinating series of life-experience anecdotes by psychologist Constance L Vincent Ph. D., Karma In Action (Finding Meaning, Making Choices) is an expertly researched and masterfully explained book detailing the twelve laws of Karma. The concept of Karma - the sum of a person's actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences – comes to us from Buddhist teachings, but the overriding principle is paraphrased in many of today’s religions (e.g. Christianity’s golden rule).
In Dr. Vincent’s words: “Karma is not only about unraveling the past to find clues that explain the present or future. No one has to wait until old age to become enlightened.” And it is on this basis that she takes us through many of the life lessons she has learned over time and relayed them back to one of the corresponding twelve laws. There is something to be learned by every reader in Dr. Vincent’s teachings - whether religious or agnostic – as she cleverly links together the spiritual aspects of karma with a solid basis in psychological theory, thereby helping us to fully understand the cause and effect of one’s decision making.
A cynic may conclude that it would take an extremely brave – or foolhardy - reviewer to rate a book on karma anything less than five stars, though I would be the exception to that rule. I fall squarely on the agnostic side of the ledger when it comes to matters of spirituality, and have been called far worse than foolhardy. That being said, I found Dr. Vincent’s Karma In Action a fascinating read and well worthy of a five star rating.