Karma In Hinduism


Karma among the Hindu people is regarded as a concept that explains causality through a system where good is earned from good thoughts and actions and harmful effects encountered from bad thoughts and actions, creating a system of actions and reactions throughout the souls, commonly refers to as Atman, reincarnated lives forming a cycle of rebirth.

The word karma first come to exist among the Hindu people in Rigveda. The word Karman also appears significantly in Vedas. According to the Brahmana, the scriptures quote ”as his wife man is born to the world he has made” , one is placed in a balance on the other world to determine one’s good deeds and also bad deeds. The scriptures also state that as a man is granted his desires, his soul is born in the other world in relation to these.

Research shows that the first existence and formulation of the karma doctrine occurred in Brhadaranyaka Upanisad. In this context, karma simply means actions or the universal principles of cause and effect, action and reactions that are believed to control all consciousness.

The Hindu scriptures divide karma into three kinds, and these are:

  1. Sanchita
    This is the accumulated karma. This kind of Karma involves or uses the concept of services, it states that a handful is taken out to serve one lifetime and the same handful of actions will bear fruits and get exhausted after the fruits have been enjoyed.
  2. Prarabdha
    This is regarded as the fruit-bearing Karma. It’s the portion of accumulated karma that is presented as a problem in the present life. It’s simply the result of your actions and thoughts.
  3. Kriyamana
    This is regarded as the outcome of our present life. This karma is believed to flow into the sanchita karma and desirably shape one’s future. It’s the karma that gives humans the ability to change their future destiny.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. drolia says:

    Like the karma theory, but my problem with this is it takes an easy way out by using the previous life troupe. Another problem is that it has been used to justify the caste system, Lastly, it does not solve the first cause problem and therefore, is an incomplete theory.

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  2. One of my favourite post

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you liked the post Veronica


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