Samskaras in the Human Mind #128
Subtle deposits springing from all the thoughts and actions of our lifetime, as well as from lifetimes lived previously in other bodies, are called samskaras in Sanskrit. Positive, negative, and mixed, these collections of impressions are responsible for how beings think or do not think, what they are attracted to and what they are averse to, and in what modes they act — by which they reap, enjoy, and suffer their karmas from such
actions. Bringing these composites of thought and action to the surface for inspection via spiritual practices, the aspirant after freedom can render them ineffective to ever negatively influence mind, energy (prana), senses, and body again.