(Hinduism and Buddhism) the effects of a person's actions that determine his destiny in his next incarnation
One's destiny; fate.
(Mysticism) The supposed non-physical emanations that a person gives off, which may affect other people; vibrations.
The concept of "action" or "deed" in Indian and Nepalese religions understood as that which causes the entire cycle of cause and effect (i.e., the cycle called samsara) described in the dharmic traditions, namely: Hindu, Jain, Sikh and Buddhist philosophies. The total effect of a person's actions and conduct during the successive phases of his existence, regarded as determining his next incarnation.
A distinctive feeling, aura, or atmosphere.
The idea that one reaps what one sows; destiny; fate.
Origin: Loan from कर्मन्, first attested in English in 1827.
one's acts considered as fixing one's lot in the future existence. (Theos.) The doctrine of fate as the inflexible result of cause and effect; the theory of inevitable consequence
Karma in Indian religions is the concept of "action" or "deed", understood as that which causes the entire cycle of cause and effect originating in ancient India and treated in the Hindu, Jain, Buddhist, and Sikh religions.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kär′mä, n. the Buddhist conception of the quality of actions, including both merit and demerit, determining the future condition of all sentient beings by a sort of virtue inherent in the nature of things—by the blind and unconscious but inevitable concatenation of cause and effect: the theory of inevitable consequence generally: the result of the actions of a life.—adj. Kar′mic. [Sans. karma, work.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the unbroken sequence, according to the Theosophists, of cause and effect, in which every effect is regarded the cause of the next.
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The numerical value of karma in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of karma in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Karma is the mother and karma is the father, karma is God.
I tell her, be sure you Hungarian journalist that karma will get back to you, and God will not leave this be.
Besides, we deal with a lot of avalanches and a lot of snow, that kind of karma is something we don't pass up.
We couldn't turn our back on it, call it karma, call it whatever, it was in trouble and we had the chance to help it.
We Buddhists believe in afterlife, reincarnation and karma, if I were to die during the Khmer Rouge time, I would ask Mormons to leave me alone.
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- karma, kohtaloFinnish
- 業, カルマJapanese
- karma, likimasLithuanian
- karma, karmanPolish
- carma, karmaPortuguese
- กรรมะ, กรรมThai
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