What does KARMA mean?

Definitions for KARMAˈkɑr mə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. karma(noun)

    (Hinduism and Buddhism) the effects of a person's actions that determine his destiny in his next incarnation


  1. Karma(n.)

    One's destiny; fate.

  2. Karma(n.)

    (Mysticism) The supposed non-physical emanations that a person gives off, which may affect other people; vibrations.

  3. Origin: [Skr.]


  1. karma(Noun)

    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.

  2. karma(Noun)

    A distinctive feeling, aura, or atmosphere.

  3. karma(Noun)

    The idea that one reaps what one sows; destiny; fate.

  4. Origin: Loan from कर्मन्, first attested in English in 1827.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Karma(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [Skr.]


  1. Karma

    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

  1. Karma

    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

  1. Karma

    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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of KARMA in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of KARMA in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. H.W. Mann:

    Karma is accountability

  2. Unknown:

    My Karma ran over your dogma.

  3. Sharang Dev:

    Day --> Dharma. Night --> Karma

  4. H.W. Mann:

    We create our Karma and we can change it

  5. Amy Wynne Whatley:

    Karma is the mad hatter of a hater's world.

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