Karmaphala, Karma-phala, Karman-phala, Karmaphalā: 14 definitions
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Karmaphala (कर्मफल) refers to the “fruits of actions”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.41.—Accordingly, as Viṣṇu and others eulogized Śiva:—“[...] O lord, the activities of auspicious nature result in happiness to the doer whereas inauspicious activities end in adverse, or in partially good and bad results. You alone are the bestower of the fruits of all actions (i.e., sarva-karmaphala). You are the lord of glorious things according to the Vedas”.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam
Karmaphala (कर्मफल) refers to:—Results of or reactions to past deeds. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism
Karmaphalā (कर्मफला) refers to one of the female Śrāvakas mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Karmaphalā).
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
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 (e.g., karmaphala). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
karmaphala (कर्मफल).—n The allotment of destiny.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Karmaphala (कर्मफल).—[-n], n. retribution for actions, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 11, 231.
Karmaphala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms karma and phala (फल).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Karmaphala (कर्मफल).—[neuter] fruit or result of actions.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Karmaphala (कर्मफल):—[=karma-phala] [from karma > karman] n. the fruit or recompense of actions (as pain, pleasure etc., resulting from previous acts or acts in a former life), [Āpastamba-dharma-sūtra]
2) [v.s. ...] the fruit of Averrhoa Carambola, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Karmaphala (कर्मफल):—[karma-phala] (laṃ) 1. n. Fruit of moral conduct; name of a fruit.
[Sanskrit to German]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Karmaphala (ಕರ್ಮಫಲ):—[noun] = ಕರ್ಮಪರಿಪಾಕ [karmaparipaka].
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Karmaphaḷa (ಕರ್ಮಫಳ):—[noun] = ಕರ್ಮಪರಿಪಾಕ [karmaparipaka].
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Karmaphalahetu.
Ends with: Sarvakarmaphala.
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Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 18.27 < [Chapter 18 - Mokṣa-yoga (the Yoga of Liberation)]
Verse 2.43 < [Chapter 2 - Sāṅkhya-yoga (Yoga through distinguishing the Soul from the Body)]
Verse 18.11 < [Chapter 18 - Mokṣa-yoga (the Yoga of Liberation)]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 1.1.37 < [Chapter 1 - Bhauma (the earthly plane)]
Verse 2.3.169 < [Chapter 3 - Bhajana (loving service)]
Yoga-sutras (Ancient and Modern Interpretations) (by Makarand Gopal Newalkar)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
III. Who can hear the voice of the Buddhas? < [Part 3 - Speaking to innumerable universes by means of a single sound]
Cidgaganacandrika (study) (by S. Mahalakshmi)
Verse 217-218 [Omnipresence of Śakti’s shine in everything] < [Chapter 4 - Fourth Vimarśa]