Gotra Karma

Posted: 25.01.2017

Status-determining Karma-

1. One of the main eight types of Karma;

that Karma, which is responsible for the reincarnation of the Jīva (soul) in high or low caste etc., and also for gaining superiority or inferiority with respect to beauty, penance, strength etc.

uccanīcakulotpattilaksanah paryāyaviśesah tadvipākavedyam karmāpi gotram.

(PrajnāVṛ Pa 454)

2. The Karma which determines the highness or lowness of one's status (or position or rank) in the society.

uccanīcabhedam gacchati yeneti gotram.

(Jaisidī 4.3)

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