The term, agama, can be used generally (similar to the word “scriptures” or “traditions”) or to refer to specific sets of spiritual texts. In Buddhism, agama refers to a collection of five texts of the early Buddhist schools. In Jainism, there is a collection of 46 texts that are referred to as governing scriptures, or agamas. In Hinduism, the agama scriptures contain texts on a variety of information, including the proper conduct for puja (reverence to God) and the purpose of four kinds of yoga (including Kundalini yoga). They also contain concepts focused on Self-realization through the physical and mental discipline of yoga practice.
Additionally, within karmic theory, agama karma denotes an aspect of free will that involves an individual’s capability to plan for their own future. The plans they make may or may not be achieved, depending on the choices they make (the free will they exercise) in the present.