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The Doctrine of Karma in Jain Philosophy

The Doctrine of Karma in Jain Philosophy

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The term ‘karma’ has specific meaning in context of the doctrine of karma in Jain philosophy. In reference with the soul, karma is known as the subtle materialistic substance stuck to the soul. It is conceived of as an extremely subtle matter, which infiltrates the soul—obscuring its natural, transparent and pure qualities. Karma is thought of as a kind of pollution. The concept of karma is concerned with the molecules that affect and defile the power of the soul.
According to Jain philosophy, when a living being is engaged in some activity, the action is taken by the body, speech or mind or some combinations of these agencies. These actions and accompanying passions induce vibrations in the soul. The vibrations and passions of the soul attract karmic dust or karmic particles or karmic varganas i.e. Pudgala and transform it into karmic body. In other words, as the Jīva engages in any type of bodily, mental or speech acts, karmic dust or karmic particles or karmic varganas rush towards him. Karmic dust or karmic particles or karmic varganas i.e. Pudgals, have the potentiality of becoming Karma matter of different types and of getting attached to the soul. Particular category of matter called Karma varganas, is absorbed by the contaminated material soul due to its activity and passions and is converted into Karma body (कार्मण-शरीर) just as an oil lamp absorbs oil and converts it into a flame due to its heat. It has been mentioned that it is the contaminated soul that absorbs Karma matter. The Jīva always binds new karmas due to his inauspicious actions and consumes its fruits rotating in this world cycle
The term ‘karma’ has specific meaning in context of the doctrine of karma in Jain philosophy. In reference with the soul, karma is known as the subtle materialistic substance stuck to the soul. It is conceived of as an extremely subtle matter, which infiltrates the soul—obscuring its natural, transparent and pure qualities. Karma is thought of as a kind of pollution. The concept of karma is concerned with the molecules that affect and defile the power of the soul.
According to Jain philosophy, when a living being is engaged in some activity, the action is taken by the body, speech or mind or some combinations of these agencies. These actions and accompanying passions induce vibrations in the soul. The vibrations and passions of the soul attract karmic dust or karmic particles or karmic varganas i.e. Pudgala and transform it into karmic body. In other words, as the Jīva engages in any type of bodily, mental or speech acts, karmic dust or karmic particles or karmic varganas rush towards him. Karmic dust or karmic particles or karmic varganas i.e. Pudgals, have the potentiality of becoming Karma matter of different types and of getting attached to the soul. Particular category of matter called Karma varganas, is absorbed by the contaminated material soul due to its activity and passions and is converted into Karma body (कार्मण-शरीर) just as an oil lamp absorbs oil and converts it into a flame due to its heat. It has been mentioned that it is the contaminated soul that absorbs Karma matter. The Jīva always binds new karmas due to his inauspicious actions and consumes its fruits rotating in this world cycle

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Published by: Prof. Mahavir Saran Jain on Apr 12, 2014
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