Sutra 2.16: heyam duhkham anagatam
- heyam = to be avoided
- duhkham = suffering, pain
- anagatam = which has not yet come
Translated loosely into English;
Pain yet to come is to be avoided.
The intention of the student is to intercept the fruition of future karmic consequences whether good or bad, to stop the accumulation of sankaras, and ultimately the cycle of life, death, re-birth.
The student must understand the 3 types of Karma;
1. Past Action/Past Life = Karma of this life or a past life. Fruit is present at this moment. The environment lived, family, status, career, values, etc., resulting from karmas of a previous life.
2. Past Action/Past Life = Karma of this life or a past life. Karmic fruition has not yet manifest.
3. Present Action = Karma of the present moment. This karma yields immediate results if the intentions are strong, otherwise karmic fruits are stored for later manifestation.
The student who is able to stop the accumulation of karmic impressions, is able then to dissolve accumulated previous karma before it comes into fruit and is free from karmic bondage.