For the use of this term in other Indian religions, see Karma. Sanskrit term that literally means “action” all about buddhism pdf “doing”.
Those intentions are considered to be the determining factor in the kind of rebirth in samsara, the cycle of rebirth. Sanskrit, also karman, Pāli: kamma, Tib. Sanskrit term that literally means “action” or “doing”. The word karma derives from the verbal root kṛ, which means “do, make, perform, accomplish.
One sows a seed, there is a time lag during which some mysterious invisible process takes place, and then the plant pops up and can be harvested. Tibetan Bhavacakra or “Wheel of Life” in Sera, Lhasa.
Karma and karmaphala are fundamental concepts in Buddhism. The concepts of karma and karmaphala explain how our intentional actions keep us tied to rebirth in samsara, whereas the Buddhist path, as exemplified in the Noble Eightfold Path, shows us the way out of samsara. Rebirth,, is a common belief in all Buddhist traditions. The cycle of rebirth is called samsarā.