Antaraya Karma

Posted: 20.12.2008
Updated on: 24.01.2012

Alias

Antaraya, Antarāya

Energy obstructing karma

One of the 4 Ghati karma.

It is a type of karma, the rise of which is responsible for obstruction of the quality of power of the soul.

It has five sub-types:

1

Dānāntarāya

obstruction in the spiritual power to give

2

Lābhāntarāya

obstruction in the spiritual power to gain

3

Bhogāntaraya

obstruction in the spiritual power to indulge in consumption

4

Upabhogāntarāya

obstruction in the spiritual power to indulge in re-consumption

5

Vīryāntarāya

obstruction in the spiritual power of utilizing the spiritual energy for self-exertion

Unless it is completely annihilated, the soul cannot become kevali (omniscient).

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