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Definition of Karma
|(1) A concept which originated in Hindu philosophy that is used to explain injustice and retribution. By karma, a trespass in this life will be punished in the next. Essentially, "what goes around comes around". Actions bad or good will eventually be returned to you. (2) A Hindustani word which reflects the ancient belief that good and evil done will return to be visited on a person either in this life or in a succeeding one. (3) A belief that someone's thoughts and deeds can be either used against them or added to their spiritual path during several life times. (4) [from Sanskrit for a "deed"] originally meant religious rituals and actions. It later took on the meaning of the total actions of a person's life, seen from the perspective of reincarnation to a higher or lower level of life. (5) From Hinduism and Buddhism. The sum and the consequences of a person at any time during any of the life spans (incarnations on earth). Assumes reincarnation to be fact. The recorded accounting for all good, evil and indifference accompanies the entity and is a determiner of the soul's destiny in succeeding reincarnations. Karma is constantly created; natural law of Cause and Effect. (6) In many eastern religions, the load of guilt or innocence carried from one incarnation to the next, determining one’s lot in the next life; often used by American occultists as a general term for moral responsibility, as in “You can do that if you want to, but it’s your karma.” (7) The belief that one's thoughts and deeds can be either counted against them or added to their spiritual path during several life times. In Sanskirt it means "action." Follow the law of cause and effect. (8) The belief that one's thoughts and deeds can either be counted against them or added to their spiritual path across several life times. (9) The forces generated by a person’s actions to determine his destiny in his next existence. (10) The belief that one's thoughts and deeds can either be counted against them or added to their spiritual path across several life times. (11) The 'spiritual bank balance' carried by the Individuality (q.v.) from one Incarnation (q.v.) to the next. The literal meaning of the word is 'action' or 'cause-and-effect'. (12) 1. the belief that one’s thoughts and deed can be counted against or for them to their spirtual growth by counted against or for them to their spirtual growth during several life times in Sanskrit, it means “action”. Follow the law of cause and effect (TRASB) 2. ‘action’, measure of attachment, one’s worldly circumstances, psychological development and level of consciousness, often distinguishes as good of bad Karma, though in Indian tradition, all Karma is to transcended: Imperfections that are washed or burned by yoga, meditation, service, cultivating the Dharma or other spirtual practice. That which is created so long as one doesn’t realize one’s original nature. (Bodhidharma) Consequences of a thought, word or deed; reaping what is sown. Sum of the consequences of one’s thoughts, words, or deeds in this and previous lifetimes. Chain of moral cause and effect. Force generated by consciousness or actions that conditions this and future lives. Fate, the natural and necessary happenings of one’s lifetime, preconditioned by one’s past lifetimes. moral debt, worked out and repaid usually gradually, for past actions. That which the individual has instituted, carried forward, endorsed, omitted to do, or has done right, through the ages until the present moment ’ mythical rock symbolizing peace and courage. (Vietnamese) (NAD) (13) is the word used to describe one's fate or destiny, whether good or bad. (14) A concept which originated in Hindu philosophy that is used to explain injustice and retribution. By karma, a trespass in this life will be punished in the next. Essentially, "what goes around comes around". Actions bad or good will eventually be returned to you. (15) a belief system that is similar to the saying "what goes around, comes around". Karma can be either good or bad. What you do in this life will determine whether you are rewarded or punished in the next life. (16) The law of cause and effect that applies to all our actions and their consequences in this life or in future incarnations.||