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Karmic seeds

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The karmic seed. This is the essence of karma. When karma is dormant, it sleeps in this seed form. When it is latent, it exists as samskaras, as imbedded beliefs deep in the unconscious zone of the mind, and as liminal fantasies, encountered in dreams, hypnotic states and in meditation. When it is active, it is present in all seven levels, and we are aware of the force of craving or desire


The Karmic Seeds of Our Thoughts, Words, Acts