Karmaphala, aka: Karma-phala, Karman-phala; 4 Definition(s)

Introduction

Karmaphala means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[Karmaphala in Buddhism glossaries]

Karmaphala (कर्मफल) refers to “deeds and fruit” and represents the last of the “four factors of faith” (śraddhā) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 81). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., karmaphala). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[Karmaphala in Marathi glossaries]

karmaphala (कर्मफल).—n (S) The allotment of destiny; the good and evil to be experienced as the consequence or fruit of merit and demerit in former stages of existence.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

karmaphala (कर्मफल).—n The allotment of destiny.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
context information

Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Karmaphala in Sanskrit glossaries]

Karmaphala (कर्मफल).—

1) fruit or reward of actions done in a former life; (pain, pleasure); न मे कर्मफले स्पृहा (na me karmaphale spṛhā) Bg.4.14;5.12;6.1; °फलत्याग (phalatyāga) Bg.12.11,18.2; °फलत्यागिन् (phalatyāgin) Bg.18.11; °फलप्रेप्सुः (phalaprepsuḥ) Bg.18.27; °फलसंयोग (phalasaṃyoga) Bg.5.14; °फलहेतु (phalahetu) Bg.2.47. एवं संचिन्त्य मनसा प्रेत्य कर्मफलोदयम् (evaṃ saṃcintya manasā pretya karmaphalodayam) Ms.11.231.

2) the fruit of Averrhoa Carambola (Mar. karmara); also कर्मरङ्ग (karmaraṅga).

Derivable forms: karmaphalam (कर्मफलम्).

Karmaphala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms karman and phala (फल).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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