Karma - The Mechanism: Tattvarthasutra 8.20

Published: 04.09.2014
Updated: 04.09.2014


Shesanamantarmuhurta (20)

All other types of karma, i.e.
  • karma that obstructs access to the five channels of knowledge (jnana-varana)
  • karma that prevents insight and understanding (darshana-varana)
  • karma that causes delusion (mohaniya)
  • karma that determines the duration and place of our (future) embodiment(s) (ayu) and
  • karma that causes obstruction in life (antaraya)

will remain bound to us for a minimum of ca. 1 second (one avali) to ca. 48 minutes (one muhurta). (20)


The time for which karma is bound to us is considerably influenced by the stage of development (gunasthana) we currently experience.

In the ninth stage of development (anivritta karana) we gain the ability to actively dissolve deluding karma in the shortest possible time.

In the tenth stage of development (suksma samparaya) we become able to actively dissolve karma that prevents insight, obstructs access to the five channels of knowledge and causes obstructions, in the shortest possible time.

Sources

Title: Karma - The Mechanism

Publisher: Crosswind Publishing

Edition: 2000

HN4U Edition: 2014

'The purpose of souls is to assist each other.'
TATTVARTHASUTRA - Chapter 5, Sutra 21

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  1. Anivritta Karana
  2. Antaraya
  3. Ayu
  4. Darshana-varana
  5. Gunasthana
  6. Jnana-varana
  7. Karma
  8. Mohaniya
  9. Muhurta
  10. Suksma Samparaya
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