Karma

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A mental urge or impulse that accounts for the compulsiveness of one's behavior. (1) In all Tibetan Buddhist systems except Vaibhashika and Gelug Prasangika, equivalent to a subcategory of the mental factor (subsidiary awareness), a compelling urge. It is the mental factor that brings the mind in the direction of a specific physical, verbal, or mental action. (2) In the Vaibhashika and Gelug Prasangika, with respect to mental karmic actions, it is the mental factor of the compelling urge that brings the mind in the direction of that action. With respect to physical or verbal karmic actions, it is (a) the revealing form of the compulsive shape of the body during a physical action or the compulsive sound of the words of a verbal action, plus (b) the nonrevealing form of the subtle invisible "vibration" of the action, which continues during and after the action. Some translators render the term "karma" as "action." (3) A general term used loosely for behavioral cause and effect.

Tibetan: ལས། las

Sanskrit: karma

Pali: kamma

J. Hopkins: Action

Synonyms: Karmic impulse


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العربية: كارما
Deutsch: Karma
Français: Karma
Italiano: Karma
Русский: Карма
Tiếng Việt: Nghiệp
简体中文: 羯磨(业)
繁體中文: 羯磨(業)

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