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karman [Source: from the Monier Williams Sanskrit Dictionary]
. act, action, performance, business
. office, special duty, occupation, obligation
. any religious act or rite (as sacrifice, oblation etc., esp. as originating in the hope of future recompense and as opposed to speculative religion or knowledge of spirit)
. work, labour, activity (as opposed to rest)
. action consisting in motion
. calculation
. product, result, effect
. (in Grammar) the object
. former act as leading to inevitable results, fate (as the certain consequence of acts in a previous life)

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