By Swami Harshananda
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