Classification of Karma

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Classification of Karma

Postby Madushka » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:01 pm


Classification of Karma

Apart from the ‘Function’, there is another classification of Karma according to the ‘priority of Effect’

Apart from ‘the function’ and ‘The priority of Effect’, there are two other classifications of Karma.

Karma Vipaka (Actions & their Results) and the ‘Three Planes of Existence’

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Re: Classification of Karma

Postby gavesako » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:00 pm

Cetanāhaṃ, bhikkhave, kammaṃ vadāmi. Cetayitvā kammaṃ karoti: kāyena, vācāya, manasā.

"Intention, I tell you, is kamma. Intending, one does kamma by way of body, speech, & intellect.

Katamo ca, bhikkhave, kammānaṃ nidāna-sambhavo? Phasso, bhikkhave, kammānaṃ nidāna-sambhavo.

"And what is the cause by which kamma comes into play? Contact is the cause by which kamma comes into play.

Katamā ca, bhikkhave, kammānaṃ vemattatā? Atthi, bhikkhave, kammaṃ niraya-vedanīyaṃ, atthi kammaṃ tiracchāna-yoni-vedanīyaṃ, atthi kammaṃ petti-visaya-vedanīyaṃ, atthi kammaṃ manussa-loka-vedanīyaṃ, atthi kammaṃ deva-loka-vedanīyaṃ. Ayaṃ vuccati, bhikkhave, kammānaṃ vemattatā.

"And what is the diversity in kamma? There is kamma to be experienced in hell, kamma to be experienced in the realm of common animals, kamma to be experienced in the realm of the hungry shades, kamma to be experienced in the human world, kamma to be experienced in the world of the devas. This is called the diversity in kamma.

Katamo ca, bhikkhave, kammānaṃ vipāko? Tividhāhaṃ, bhikkhave, kammānaṃ vipākaṃ vadāmi – diṭṭheva dhamme, upapajje vā, apare vā pariyāye. Ayaṃ vuccati, bhikkhave, kammānaṃ vipāko.

"And what is the result of kamma? The result of kamma is of three sorts, I tell you: that which arises right here & now, that which arises later [in this lifetime], and that which arises following that. This is called the result of kamma. ... 6-063.html
Bhikkhu Gavesako
Kiṃkusalagavesī anuttaraṃ santivarapadaṃ pariyesamāno... (MN 26)

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