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Alternative TermsGhatiya, Ghātīyas, Ghatiyas
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Four 'destructive' types of karma, which affect the innate qualities of the soul and thus hinder the path to liberation. They are:

  1. arśana-āvaraṇīya-karma – blocks the soul's perception – darśana
  2. jñāna-āvaraṇīya-karma – obscures the soul's knowledge – jñāna
  3. antarāya-karma – dampens the soul's energy – vīrya
  4. mohanīya-karma – clouds the soul's bliss – sukha.
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