173 and 174. Just as to a person, his child-wife is unfit
for enjoyment, but when having become mature, she is fit for enjoyment and attracts his
attention, so also in the case of a right believer: all the previously bound karmic
conditions, though present, begin to operate only when they become mature and then they
produce corresponding psychic states through which they bind the Self.
175. In the case of the right believer, the previously
bound karmas such as jnanavaraniya, remain ineffective so long as they are latent, but
when they become efficient and operative, through the instrumentality of psychic states
such as attachment, they bind the Self in seven ways, (exclusive of age-karma) or in eight
176. In the case of right believer, the karmic inflow of
the opposite psychic is absent. (When this is absent) the remaining karmic conditions,
(since they are incapable of producing bondage leading to samsara) are declared to be
non-binders. On account of these reasons, the right believer is said to be non-binder.