The Jaina Doctrine of Karma And The Science Of Genetics ► [4.1] Bondage Of Karma ► Components Of Bondage Process

Posted: 27.04.2009

Components Of Bondage Process

Binding of karma varganā with the soul is called dravya karma. Attachment—aversion (rāga-dvea) oriented results of soul are called bhāva karma.

Our activities are physical, vocal and mental. Some are good and some are bad. Bad ones are:

1.

Physical

Like killing, hunting, crushing etc.

2.

Vocal

Abusive or harsh words, gossiping.

3.

Mental

Like thinking bad about someone etc.

Good ones are just opposite to bad ones. We do these three activities in three different ways:

  1. We do activities ourselves.
  2. We ask someone else to do for us.
  3. We encourage someone else who is doing them.

Though these nine types of our activities are:

 

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Fig. 20 : Factor of bondage
 

 

 

At the time of bondage of karma four factors are decided:

1.

Prakṛti (nature)

What kind of nature of karmas will be? What characteristic of the soul will it obstruct?

2.

Pradeśa (quantity)

How many karma particles will be involved?

3.

Sthiti (duration)

How long will these karmas stay with the soul?

4.

Anubhāga (intensity)

How intense will be results of those karmas?[35]

 

These are four components involved in bondage process. The nature and quantity of karma depend on the intensity of physical, vocal and mental activities (yoga) while the duration and intensity of karma depend on the intensity of desires i.e. kaṣāya behind these activities.

Footnotes:
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Source/Info

Doctoral Thesis, JVBU

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