Non-destructive karmans. These karmans are attached to the soul but determine key aspects of the body and are either auspicious or neutral in their effect. There are four:

  • longevity – āyuśya-āvarṇiya
  • existence or physical body – nāma-āvarṇiya
  • social standing – gotra-āvarṇiya
  • the amount and intensity of pain and pleasure in that life – vedaniya-āvarṇiya.
« Back to Glossary Index
Please consider the environment before printing