TRANSFORMATION OF INSENTIENT MATTER-PARTICLES (ATOMS) INTO APPROPRIATE SPECIES OF KARMAS
Now, here someone raises a question that the matter-particles are inanimate and are devoid of knowledge; how do they then undergo transformation into appropriate species of karmas?
Answer: As on getting hungry, the mass of matter-particles of food swallowed through mouth gets transformed into bodily constituents like blood, flesh, semen, etc., and the atoms (particles) of that food (morsel) get appropriately distributed in the form of some bodily constituents in a lesser measure and in the form of some bodily constituents in greater measure. And in them, many atoms remain bonded for quite long duration and many for a short duration. Further, in those atoms many (atoms) possess greater power of producing their effect and many have less power. In this process none of the mass of matter-particles of food know that it should get transformed in this particular way. Moreover, there is no one to motivate them in this transformation; such type of Nimitta-Naimittika (cause and effect) relationship is existing and owing to which such transformation takes place.
Similarly, on the rise of passions the mass of matter in Karmavarganas (karmic matter) so absorbed through the channel of Yoga gets transformed into Jnanavarana, etc., type of Karmas (species) and the atoms of those Karma-varganas (Karmic-matter) get appropriately distributed into some types of Karmas (species) having less atoms and into some types of Karmas (species) having more atoms. And in them many atoms (of some species) remain in bonded state for a longer period and many for a shorter period. And in those atoms some (atoms) possess greater potency of producing their effect and some (atoms) possess lesser potency. In this process, none of the mass of matter-particles of Karma-Varganas knows that it should get transformed in this particular way. And there is no one to motivate them in this transformation; such type of Nimitta-Naimittika (cause and effect) relationship is existing and owing to which such transformation takes place.
Like this, many Nimitta-Naimittika relations are taking place in this universe. As owing to Nimitta of Mantras (incantations) water, etc., attains the potency of curing disease and pebbles, etc. attain the potency of stopping snakes. Similarly, owing to Nimitta of Jiva-Bhavas (dispositions of the soul) the pudgalas, i.e., the matter-particles (atoms) attain the potency of Jnanavarana, etc., types of Karmas. Here if Karmas produce the effect after deliberation effortfully then it ought to possess knowledge, but on meeting with an appropriate Nimitta the corresponding transformation takes place automatically, and so there is no need of knowledge.
Such is the set process of new bondage.