Points of Controversy

21.8. Of Karma

Controverted Point: That all karmas are inflexible.

Similar to Kv20.7.1, 20.7.2 in the foregoing.

Theravādin: Do you mean that karma which eventuates in this life is a fixed fact as such? You assent. Then does it belong to either of the fixed orders? You deny. Then it belongs to no fixed order. The same holds good with respect to karma, results of which will be experienced at the next rebirth, or in a succession of rebirths.

Andhakas and Uttarapāthakas: But you admit, do you not, that none of these three kinds of karma is mutually convertible with the other two? How then am I wrong?