O beloved, I distribute the different fruits among different men who perform penance without those ends in view.
An action once performed is never wasted even in hundreds of crores of Kalpas. Good or bad, one must of necessity enjoy the fruit of one's action.
Exclusively inauspicious action is contributory to hellish distress. Exclusively auspicious action is conductive to the attainment of heaven. A mixture of the two is said to be resulting in human birth.
The birth will be good or evil in accordance with the predominance or deficiency of the one or the other.
O great goddess, the action that cause bondage is said to be threefold as mentioned in the Karmakanda section of the Vedas. It is (1) hoarded (Sancita) (i.e. past actions still un-fructified). (2) That which had started yielding results (Prarabdha) (i.e. past actions beginning to fructify). (3) The current (Kriyamana) (i.e. present actions awaiting fruc-tification in future).
The action of the previous births is classified as hoarded. The action, the fruits of which are being experienced in the present birth is Prarabdha.
Ignorance is the cause of worldly existence and adoption of physical bodies means worldly existence.
O goddess (Parvati), whether good or bad the action performed in this birth is known as Kriyamana.
The annihilation of the Prarabdha Karma is only through enjoyment and not otherwise.
The destruction of other two types of action (i.e. Sancita and Kriyamana) is possible through worship alone.
Person endowed with Vedic studies, experts in different Sastras and the perfectly wise too become deluded when subservient to the force of the previous karmas.
Karma is in the nature of both merit and demerit. Both these are hindrances to liberation.
One is not subjected to bondage merely by the performance of rites. If the rites are performed with desire for the fruits thereof it results in bondage. Hence one shall abandon the fruits of actions.
In proportion to the force of his Karma, man suffers misery or enjoys pleasure. The Jiva that has accumulated an excess of evil never stays in peace - It is not separate from his Karmas; except Karma, there is nothing in this world.