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Karmavipāka (‘fruition of karma’)
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Karmavipāka literally means ‘fruition of [[karma]]’.
  
The theory of karma is an extension of the proverb, ‘As you sow, so you reap!’ to the spiritual field. All the actions done by us have a twofold effect: that which is seen here and now; and, their future effect, depending upon whether they are puṇya (good) or pāpa (bad).
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[[Karma]] theory is the extension of the proverb, ‘As you sow, so shall you reap!’ to the spiritual field. All the actions have a twofold effect:
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# That which is seen here and now.
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# Their future effect, depending upon whether they are [[puṇya]]<ref>Punya means good.</ref> or pāpa.<ref>Pāpa literally means bad.</ref>
  
The ripening of a part of the accumulated karma, to give its result is called ‘karmavipāka’.
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The ripening of a part of the accumulated karma to give its result is called ‘karmavipāka’.
 
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See also KARMA.
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==References==
 
==References==
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore

Latest revision as of 03:27, 17 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Karmavipaka, KarmavipAka, Karmavipaaka


Karmavipāka literally means ‘fruition of karma’.

Karma theory is the extension of the proverb, ‘As you sow, so shall you reap!’ to the spiritual field. All the actions have a twofold effect:

  1. That which is seen here and now.
  2. Their future effect, depending upon whether they are puṇya[1] or pāpa.[2]

The ripening of a part of the accumulated karma to give its result is called ‘karmavipāka’.


References

  1. Punya means good.
  2. Pāpa literally means bad.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore