To provide a fuller picture. Karma is the cause and effect relationship. The storehouse consciousness is the center for the effect or retribution. Since the beginning, all seeds are stored as innate within the storehouse consciousness, but without being perfumed, these seeds do not take effect/retribution. To perfume the seed, it required activity (energy), the 7 consciousnesses are the agents of activity. Within all the innate seeds, they are positive and negative seeds, positive seeds refer to seed that lead to awakening, whereas the negative seeds lead to ignorance. By performing positive acts, the positive seeds are perfumed, being perfumed, it manifests as positive phenomena, through positive interaction with these phenomena, new positive seeds will be engendered, when new seeds are being perfumed, it manifests further positive phenomena, and this process of positive growth continue as long as the storehouse consciousness is not being arrested by the fruit of arahat. Conversely, if negative acts are performed, the negative seeds will be perfumed and lead to manifestation of negative phenomena, and through negative interaction with these phenomena, new nagative seeds will be engendered, and the process of negative growth will continue leading to suffering that has no ending.