- Hinduism, Buddhism. action, seen as bringing upon oneself inevitable results, good or bad, either in this life or in a reincarnation: in Hinduism one of the means of reaching Brahman.Compare bhakti(def 1), jnana.
- Theosophy. the cosmic principle according to which each person is rewarded or punished in one incarnation according to that person's deeds in the previous incarnation.
- fate; destiny.
- the good or bad emanations felt to be generated by someone or something: Lets get out of here. This place has bad karma.
Origin of karma
Examples from the Web for karma
Others have taken the stage to tell women to just work harder and trust in karma.Tech’s Male ‘Feminists’ Aren’t Helping
Cate Huston, Karen Catlin
December 8, 2014
Good luck and pray that Karma doesn't attach a Freddy Krueger like scarletletter to your entire body.Most Creative ‘Net Neutrality’ Comments on the FCC Website
June 9, 2014
Two four-foot-wide paintings from the "Sigils" series by Will Boone, now on view at Karma gallery in New York.Abstraction, Spelled Out
August 15, 2013
Throw up one last fist-pump in memory of those nights at Karma, because all guido things must come to end.‘Jersey Shore’ Canceled: 11 Wildest Moments (VIDEO)
August 31, 2012
The Dalai Lama is quite happy to contemplate the karma of digital technology while leaving geeky details to the younger crowd.Dalai Lama, Twitter Rock Star: The Virtual Influence of His Holiness
August 6, 2012
I must saturate myself with repose and with the underlying—with Karma.Jewel Weed
Alice Ames Winter
Karma is the Law of the Universe, the expression of divine Will.Reincarnation
And what have ye done to Karma, that he is so wet and silent?The Bridge-Builders
How can one substitute here a sameness of Karma for identity of soul?India, Its Life and Thought
John P. Jones
I soon discovered that, no matter how the wheel is turned, the Karma or merit is equal.Hilda Wade
- Hinduism Buddhism the principle of retributive justice determining a person's state of life and the state of his reincarnations as the effect of his past deeds
- theosophy the doctrine of inevitable consequence
- destiny or fate
Word Origin and History for karma
1827, in Buddhism, the sum of a person's actions in one life, which determine his form in the next; from Sanskrit karma "action, work, deed; fate," related to krnoti, Avestan kerenaoiti "makes," Old Persian kunautiy "he makes;" from PIE root *kwer- "to make, form," related to the second element in Sanskrit.