Yoga Sutra 2.12 the karma-stock to be felt in present or future lives

Sūtra II.12 Rooted in taints is the karma-stock to be felt in present or future lives That karma-stock of good and bad is produced from greed, delusion and anger. It is to be felt in the present or future lives. (Opponent) Why strive to get rid of the taints? (Answer) To this he says: Rooted in taints is the karma-stock to be felt in present or future lives. To say that the karma-stock is rooted in the taints means that its cause of origin is Ignorance and other taints. The karma-stock (āśaya), so-called because it is in stock (śaya) in the mind until (ā) it has brought forth its karma-fruit, is white or black in nature. It, that is, its fruits, has to be felt, has to be experienced, in either the present life or a future one. The sūtra means that the karma-stock whose fruit has to be karmically …

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