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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 qual…

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Lipner, Julius, “Karman”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 04 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2018

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