Karma is a Sanskrit word meaning “action.” It refers to the entire cycle of cause-and-effect where our actions—and the intentions and consequences of our actions—directly influence our future. It is an important concept in many Eastern religions, particularly Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism, where the sum total of the force produced by a person’s actions and intentions in this lifetime (and previous lives) influences the person’s next incarnation in samsara, the cycle of death and rebirth. It’s a dynamic force and dynamic energy system that responds to our every action.


Why Do People Have Different Karma? Thich Nhat Hanh Answers Questions

Thay answers questions on 21 June 2014. Question 6. Topics: thich nhat hanh, Buddhism, 21 day retreat, karma, action, cause, effect, past, future, continuation, parents, collective, individual, interbeing, duality

Happiness in Your Life—Book One: Karma

Karma is a word often thought to mean a curse on people who do bad things, or a comfort to people who do good things and are yet to see any reward. Karma, however, is not a punishment and reward system. It is instead, based on understanding.

Karma, Dna of Our Soul

Karma, meaning action, is a term in yogic spirituality for explaining the soul's evolution from life to life. Karma is generally portrayed as the effect of our individual actions, extending from past lives to present and future lives.

If we do an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, we will be a blind and toothless nation.


Understanding Karma

An excerpt from the DVD “Understanding Karma” by Brother Anandamoy. Discover why the law of karma is not a matter of "punishment," but a stimulus to help us reclaim our immortal divine potential.

Karma: What It Is, What It Isn't, Why It Matters

A master of Tibetan Buddhism cuts through prevalent misconceptions around karma and rebirth to get to the root cause of our suffering—and how we can end it The Buddha’s teaching on karma (literally, “action”) is nothing other than his compassionate explanation of the way things are: our th...

Healing America’s Racial Karma

More than 150 years after the end of slavery, America’s tragic racial karma rolls on. If we understand how karma really works, says Buddhist teacher Larry Ward, we can stop it.

The law of karma says that no matter what context I find myself in, it is . . . I alone who have brought myself into this state because of my past actions. Instead of trapping me in a fatalistic snare, this gives me freedom.


Karma Actions and Reactions - Radhanath Swami

How Does Karma Affect Your Life?

Unless you are a highly evolved, enlightened being, Karma affects your life in every way; in fact, your life is the constant unfolding of Karma!


Past Lives and Reincarnation