Cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth caused by karma binding to the soul as a result of activities. Only by destroying all karma can this perpetual cycle finish in mokṣa – liberation. The karma gained in life affects the next life, and even future lives, for example:
- in which of the three worlds the life is lived out
- which of four conditions – gati – the body takes, namely human, divine, hellish or as a plant or animal.