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Vipāka (Sanskrit and Pāli) is a Buddhist technical term meaning the result of Karma (Pāli Kamma), or intentional actions.
In Buddhist belief, the law of Kamma-vipāka is of great importance. In a discourse (A.N. VI.63 Nibbedhika Sutta) The Buddha said “Intention, monks, is Kamma I say. Having willed, one acts through body, speech and mind”.
Vipāka is the fruition of Kamma
- According to the seed that’s sown,
- So is the fruit you reap therefrom,
- Doer of good will gather good,
- Doer of evil, evil reaps,
- Down is the seed and thou shalt taste the fruit thereof.
- —Saṃyutta Nikāya