By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Anarabdha, AnArabdha, Anaarabdha
Theory of karma and re-incarnation is accepted by Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. According to this theory, the principle,
Anārabdha literally means ‘not begun’.
‘As you sow, so you reap’ can be applied to the field of our actions, both physical and psychical.
- Sañcita - ‘the accumulated’
- Anārabdha - ‘not begun’
- Ārabdha or prārabdha - ‘the begun’
- Kriyamāṇa - ‘being done now’
- Āgāmi - ‘giving fruit in future’
Philosophical and religious works declare that ātmajñāna (self- realization) can destroy this mass of anārabdhakarma, thus preventing future transmigrations.
The word is also used in its literal sense of anything that is not begun or undertaken.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore