The Three Main Types of Karma

Karma is a popular but widely misunderstood type of Buddhist teaching that essentially explains how our deeds and actions in our life can pass over and affect our lives once we are reincarnated. The idea behind the system is not only to teach people the consequences of their actions, but to show them that it’s possible for them to change who they are and achieve higher karmic resonance within the universe as well as their potential future.

There are three kinds of karma, yogically. The term karma relates to the outcomes we will achieve in the future of previous behaviour, current activities, and deeds.

The term Karma, literally translated, implies intervention. It originates from the ‘kr’ Sanskrit root, meaning acting. Karma’s intervention involves our bodies’ motion and the movement of our thoughts. The previous, current and future karmas are known as Sanchitta, Parabda, and Agami.

  1. Sanchitta

Sanchita is the accumulated karma— all good and bad actions— of previous incarnations that have gone on to the next existence. Sanchita is accountable for the body you have in today’s life, as well as the circumstances you discover yourself in. Good actions and mere ideas can modify destiny. When enlightenment is achieved, this type of karma is left behind.

  1. Parabda

Pradaxa is the component of the Sanchita karma in the current reincarnation that affects the existence of a person. Pradaxa is a karmic template that can not be prevented or altered. This karma is being encountered to operate on in the present lifetime. If in the present lifetime the assigned Sanchita is carried on and disbanded, more previous karmic points will emerge and continue on.

  1. Agami

Future activities resulting from your current behaviour are called agami karma. You inevitably generate fresh karma that you may or may not be willing to fix in your current lives as you try to fix previous karma. If you don’t solve them now, they’re going to go into the storehouse to be resolved in the future, and many take this into different aspects of their lives, such as getting a new job or winning at mobile pokies NZ.

Intention and Action

This is a good example of cause and effect. Suppose you drank coffee every morning and you don’t drink coffee one day and you get a headache–this is karma coffee. It’s because you’ve had coffee in the past, it generates the desire for coffee in the memory, or known as withdrawal. It’s karma when you make coffee and drink it. The feeling of it generates the desire for it in the future after you’ve had coffee; this is Karma in the future. So, one Karma is the previous experiences in the mind, the current intervention you are doing is another Karma, and another Karma is the feeling of the current situation.

A latent intervention is an idea in the mind–it is still action, but it is latent. Similar to a memory. One memory is now operational, and other memories within us are latent.