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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 and…

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Lipner, Julius, “Karman”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 29 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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