Karmavarana, aka: Karmāvaraṇa, Karma-avarana; 1 Definition(s)
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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Karmāvaraṇa (कर्मावरण) refers to the “obstacle consisting of action” and represents one of the three obstacles (āvaraṇa), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter X. Of these three obstacles, action (karma-āvaraṇa) is the greatest. Once accumulated (upacitta), actions last for hundreds of koṭi of kalpas without being lost, changed or deteriorating; they produce their fruit of retribution (vipākaphala) without loss of time; when these long-lasting actions meet the favorable complex of conditions and time, they produce their fruit of retribution.(Source): Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
V. Why are there only ten powers? < [Part 1 - General questions]
Bodhisattva quality 13: liberated from the action-obstacle < [Chapter X - The Qualities of the Bodhisattvas]
I. The power of the possible and the impossible (sthānāsthāna-jñānabala) < [Part 2 - The ten powers in particular]
A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)