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Meaning & Significance of Karma

Karma is a Sanskrit word springing from the root "Kri" - "to do" or "to make" or more
simply, "action". The deeper meaning of Karma can be described as an infinite chain of
the results of action that is perceived and performed. Karma is a concept of wisdom,
based on the Ancient Vedas and Upanishads, which explains a system where beneficial
events are derived from past beneficial actions and harmful events from past harmful
actions, creating a chain of actions and reactions throughout a person's reincarnated lives.
When we talk about "Our Karma" we're talking about the actions we've "sown" or
performed in the past (including our past lives) that are the cause of what we "reap" in
our current life situation. This either becomes our Karmic Burden or Karmic Baggage or
our Karmic Blessing depending on whether we've performed positive or negative actions
in the past.
Every action, either physical, emotional or mental, every movement occurring either on
the plane of gross matter (Sthoolam) or on the astral planes (Sookshma), causes an
emission of Energy. In other words, it produces a Seed.
Being a Seed, Karma fructifies or does not fructify immediately after it is sown. The
innumerable Karmic Seeds we produce by our various actions - desire, aversion, love,
hatred, happiness, etc. will undoubtedly produce, sooner or later, a positive or negative
result according to the nature of the seed, if not in this life, then in some future one.
The Vedas propound, "Here they say that a person consists of desires. And as is his
desire, so is his will. As is his will, so is his deed. Whatever deed he does, that he will
reap."
Karma should not be confused with Fate. Fate is the notion that man's life is preplanned
for him by some external power, and he has no control over his destiny. Karma on the
other hand, can be corrected. Because man is a Conscious Being and he can be aware of
his Karma and thus strive to change the course of events, with the help of superior
powers.
Four Types of Karma
Karma is primarily of four kinds :
1. Sanchita Karma (Sum Total Karma or "Accumulated actions" or the Arrows in the
Quiver)
Sanchita Karma is the vast store of piled-up Karma accumulated in the preceding and in
all other previous births and yet to be resolved. In other words, it is the aggregate sum of
yet unseen Karmas committed during innumerable previous existences. This is your total
cosmic debt. Every moment of your every day, you are either adding to it or you are
reducing this cosmic debt. It is waiting to be fulfilled in your future births. So unless and

until the Sanchita Karma of a Soul is zeroed, it keeps on birthing in new physical bodies,
in order to exhaust it's balance Sanchita Karma.
2. Praarabdha Karma (Fructifying Karma or "Actions began; set in motion" or Arrows
in Flight)
That portion of the Sanchita Karma destined to influence human life in one or the present
incarnation is called Praarabdha. In other words, Praarabdha Karma is Karmic Template
(of that portion of Sanchita Karma) that is ripe enough to be experienced by you and
alloted for this lifetime for you to work on. If you work down your agreed upon debt in
this lifetime, then more past debts will surface to be worked on. And that much Sanchita
Karma gets dissolved.
Jyotish, the Vedic Astrology and any other authentic method of Astrology, at it's best, can
reveal only the Praarabdha Karma. Thus the Natal Horoscope is the Blue Print of the
Karmic Energy Patterns of the Praarabdha Karma only.
3. Kriyamana Karma (Instant, Current Karma or "Being made" or Arrows in Hand)
Kriyamana Karma is the daily, instant Karma created in this lifetime and that we create in
our life because of our free actions. It refers to those which are currently in front of us to
decide or act on. This contributes to our Future Karma in a big way. They can also be
worked off immediately. These are debts that are created and worked off - i.e. for
example, you park your vehicle in a 'No Parking Space', you get caught and you are fined
(punished) immediately.
While some Kriyamana Karmas bear fruit in the current life, others are stored for
enjoying in future births. Thus the Kriyamana Karma is classified into two subcategories: Arabdha Karma - literally, 'begun, undertaken;' the Karma that is 'sprouting'and Anarabdha Karma - 'not commenced; dormant' or 'The Seed Karma'. An example :
two persons committ a theft and one of them get caught - Arabdha Karma - and the other
one got away - Anarabdha Karma. The thief who got caught, immediately starts to feel
the effect of the cause or the reaction to his action; he gets caught and goes to jail. The
other robber who escaped, will have to experience, in this life or in a future one, the
effect of this wrongful action.
The Horary Chart of Prashanna and Aaruda methods of the Vedic Astrology, Tarot
Reading, Runes Casting and I-Ching Reading, when done under guidance, can reflect
both the Praarabdha Karma as well as the Kriyamana Karma. However, the Energy
Consultancy (Energy Audit) and the resulting LifeForce Energy Assessment Report will
be more accurate and more specific. It is, in a way, your latest Karmic Energy Bank
Statement in the context of the query.
4. Aagami Karma (Future Karma)

Aagami Karma is the Karmic Map that is coming, as a result of the merits and demerits
of the present actions of your current birth. In other words, it is the portion of Karma that
is created because of the actions in the present life and that will be added to your Sanchita
Karma. If you fail to work off your debt, then more debts are added to Sanchita Karma
and they become more Karmic Seeds and are served to you in more future lives.