From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Swami Harshananda
Vipāka literally means ‘ripening’.
Vipāka, General Meaning
Vipāka as per Yogasutras
- Jāti - birth in a particular species of living beings
- Āyus - duration of life
- Bhoga - experience of good and bad results
Vipāka as per Ancient Medical Science
In the ancient medical sciences, the word was used to indicate the state of digestion of food.
- Karma is the actions about to give their results.
- Yogasutras 2.13
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore