A primarily Hindu belief that ties in with reincarnation- if you are good and build up good karma in this life, then next time you might be reincarnated as a Brahmin, or a Kshatriya. (In Hinduism, the only caste that is able to become enlightened thereby escaping the endless cycle of rebirths are the top caste, the Brahmins).
If I'm really good, maybe I'll get enlightened.. yay!
by rachel February 01, 2004
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.
by wendy lane May 23, 2003
the belief that all of your actions will have equal reprecussions, affecting you.
"My Karma ran over your Dogma"
by Hiro Protagonist August 16, 2003
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.
by Boltzmann April 12, 2005
the saying of 'what goes around comes around'
karma comes back around.
by ashleyy February 16, 2005
some say it is a bitch.
Mike broke his leg after he hit that old lady with a stick, karma's a bitch.
by daniel surratt May 07, 2007
“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.
by World_Religions August 04, 2010
Smackdown of the Gods
I kicked a cat the other day . . . today a giant sabertooth from the depths of time bit me.
by Kuma February 26, 2004

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