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Roots of the Belief in Karman and Rebirth

In Sanskrit karman means “action,” “deed,” or “work.” This entry is on a derivative meaning of the term, namely, that action of an individual, and the transempirical impression or residue it leaves, which helps consequentially to determine the quality…

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Julius Lipner, “Karman”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 18 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_2050150>
First published online: 2012

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