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ˈkɑr məkar·ma

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. karmanoun

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

GCIDE

  1. Karmanoun

    One's destiny; fate.

  2. Karmanoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. karmanoun

    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. karmanoun

    A distinctive feeling, aura, or atmosphere.

  3. karmanoun

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Karmanoun

    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. Etymology: [Skr.]

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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

Examples of karma in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    One of the Laws of Karma teaches us that if someone strongly believes something to be true; then sometime in her/his lifetime she/he will be called upon to demonstrate that particular truth. It's true. Life always offers opportunity, at least once, to put to practice what you believe in and what you are passionate about.

  2. Sophat Yin:

    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.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Life is governed by two basic laws. First is the Law of Karma; i.e. what you sow is what you reap in future, or what goes around always comes around. Second is the Law of Connection; i. e. Even though we feel something we do is inconsequential, it's still very important to get it done, because everything in our Universe is very well connected. So it's worth remembering that each step leads to the next step, even though the significance of their connectivity is not apparent prima facie, and everything we do creates our Karma, either good or bad or ugly, and that is guaranteed to return. Complexities of life are so simplified and condensed within these two simple laws. How interesting!

  4. AiR Atman in Ravi:

    Whatever our Present, it is not Magic… It may be Good, it may be Tragic… It depends on what we did in the past, Karma will decide until when it will last.

  5. Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter:

    The biggest surprise is that they delayed Karma, they said they wanted to work on the features... they did not explain the delay and why they did not notice it three months ago.

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