“If the seed is not sown, no fruit can grow; likewise,
If the good or bad action is not accumulated,
No happy or painful result whatever can happen,
For there is no meeting with uncreated karma.”
Verse 258 From The Essence of Nectar – Stages of the Path to Enlightenment by Kongpo Lama Yeshe Tsondru, as published in The Essential Nectar: Meditations on the Buddhist Path by Geshe Rabten. Edited and verse translation by Martin Wilson. Wisdom Publications (currently out of print).