Do any clear-cut references to the Karmic cycle exist in Hindu scriptures from before the Buddha's time?

  • Hi. an answer to your question is already present here on this site pls. do check -hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/2492/5620. So for time being, I am marking your question as a duplicate. – SwiftPushkar Nov 3 '19 at 3:30
  • many, many pre-buddhistic references. see brahma sutras - wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/brahma-sutras for many references. – Swami Vishwananda Nov 3 '19 at 5:34
  • @Swami Most scholars agree that Brahmasutras are not pre- buddhist. – user16581 Nov 3 '19 at 5:53
  • @SwamiVishwananda - Namaste. I think the OP wants ref. of karmic law in the scriptures before the birth of Buddha.There are many Scriptures especially Upanishads composed before or at the same time buddhist text's e.g. Pali canon were composed. Brihadaryanka especially were composed much much earlier than those around about 700 BCE. And that makes it the text mentioning law of karma before buddha.That why I have marked the question as duplicate. – SwiftPushkar Nov 3 '19 at 6:52
  • @swiftpushkar, thank you. The reference from the Brihadaranyaka Upanishads as stated there is of a passing nature. Do you know of a scripture that also details reincarnation carrry- forward aspects of Karmic theory? – iruvar Nov 3 '19 at 13:51

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