An evil bitch that lives in the sky, punishing those who do the most minor of things with something a thousand times worse.
*Boy accidentally trips up friend*
Boy: 'Oops. Sorry'
*Miraculously a piano falls from the sky crushes his feet so he's unable to move, suddenly a pack of dogs emerge out of nowhere attack him; tearing all his clothes off, whilst a bunch of escaped horny convicts pass by, see their chance and have their way.*
Friend: Karma's a bitch
The Buddhist belief that whatever you do comes back to you, e.g. if you do something good, something good will happen to you, and vice versa.
I have good karma.
the belief that all of your actions will have equal reprecussions, affecting you.
"My Karma ran over your Dogma"
Karma is a word from the philosophy of many Indian religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism). The basic theory is that the universe runs according to certain laws, all described by one word 'Dharma' (Sanskrit) or 'Dhamma' (Pali). The basic theory is: 'cause and affect'. The laws (Dharma) decide what affect is beget from a given cause. Karma is the 'cause' part of this theory. In other words, your actions - mental, vocal and physical are your Karma (plural).
Please note that in the Buddhist philosophy, Dharma does not 'punish' or 'reward' anyone. The concepts of good and bad don't exist here. For example, gravity is one of the laws of the universe, and if you jumped off a building and killed yourself, we wouldn't say that gravity was punishing you.
Selfless service will help 'improve' my Karma.
the saying of 'what goes around comes around'
karma comes back around.
some say it is a bitch.
Mike broke his leg after he hit that old lady with a stick, karma's a bitch.
“Deeds,” “works,” the principle of inexorable cause and effect.
Karma is the balance of good and evil done in a given incarnation in Hindu belief.
Smackdown of the Gods
I kicked a cat the other day . . . today a giant sabertooth from the depths of time bit me.