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THE PATH OF ARHAT

Justice T.U.Mehta

Duration of Karmic Bondage

For what length of time the self is fettered by this Karmic bondage ? It is believed that the time duration of a karmic bondage is automatically determined at the time when that bondage is ‘earned' and its length entirely depends upon the nature and character of the karma done by us. However, the fruits of our karmas would not necessarily come out for enjoyment soon or during this very life. One may have to be confronted with these fruits even in next life or lives. If the fruits of good karmas predominate during a particular life the fruits of bad ones may not come to surface soon, and vice versa.