Kamma is Intention behind a mental, verbal or bodily action:
Kamma is intention to push and act and not the later
emphasized the core Law of Kamma: Moral Efficacy of any Action!
He said: Kamma should be known and understood:
The cause by which kamma comes into play should be known.
The diversity in kamma should be known.
The result of kamma should be known.
The ending of kamma should be known.
The way of practice for the ending
of kamma should be known.
Thus it has been said. In reference to what was it said?
Intention, I tell you, is kamma.
Intending, one makes kamma by way of body, speech,
And what is the cause by which kamma comes into play?
Contact is the cause by which kamma comes into play.
Having had sense contact one generates a kammic intention.
And what is the diversity in kamma?
There is kamma to be experienced
as a future in hell,
kamma to be experienced in the realm of
the various animals,
kamma to be experienced in the realm of the hungry
kamma to be experienced as a future in this human world,
kamma to be experienced in the world of the
This is called the diversity in kamma.
By intending something one
plants an egg of future hatching resultants!
And what is the result of kamma?
The result of kamma is of three sorts, I tell you:
that which arises right here
and now, or later in this very lifetime,
and that which arises in later lives. This is called the result of kamma.
And what is the ending of kamma?
The ending of contact thereby also ends
the accumulation of kamma.
And what is the way of practice for the ending of kamma?
Just this Noble eightfold path:
right mindfulness, &
This is the way of praxis leading to the end of kamma.
Now when a disciple of the
Noble Ones comprehends kamma in this way,
the cause, the diversity, the result,
the end, and the way of practice
leading to the ending of kamma in this way, then he sees the fulfillment
of the Noble life as the end of kamma.
Kamma should be fully understood:
The cause by which kamma comes into play...
The diversity in kamma...
The result of kamma...
The ending of kamma...
The way of practice for the ending of kamma should be known.
Thus it has
been said, and in reference to this was it said.
Reference: AN VI.63
For details on the mechanics
of Kamma = Intentional Action see: