Definitions for karma
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(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.
Etymology: Loan from कर्मन्, first attested in English in 1827.
Karma is a song by American singer and songwriter Alicia Keys, taken from her second studio album, The Diary of Alicia Keys (2003). Written by Keys, Kerry Brothers, Jr., and Taneisha Smith, the track takes influence from hip hop and classical music, and was released as the album's fourth and final single in November 2004, peaking at number 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 17 on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart—the album's only single not to top a Billboard chart. A mashup of "Karma" with Stevie Wonder's 1972 hit "Superstition" titled "Karmastition", produced by Go Home Productions, exists.
Karma is a concept in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Taoism that refers to the spiritual principle of cause and effect, where the intent and actions of an individual influences his or her future. It suggests that good intent and good actions contribute to good karma and future happiness, while bad intent and bad actions contribute to bad karma and future suffering.
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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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Karma is ranked #145220 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Karma surname appeared 114 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Karma.
44.7% or 51 total occurrences were Asian.
33.3% or 38 total occurrences were White.
8.7% or 10 total occurrences were Black.
7% or 8 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
6.1% or 7 total occurrences were of two or more races.
The numerical value of karma in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of karma in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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.
Nobody can escape Karma, you see. For whatever we do, that is the future that will be. But the one who realizes that the doer is not ME, He is the one from Karma who is free.
The challenge is to realize the truth of Karma and to escape from Karma itself. That is Nirvana, Moksha, Liberation and Enlightenment, the ultimate goal of life.
Karma. Karma does not necessarily determine our lives. Karma is not permanent. Karma is accountability. Karma is the consequence of free will. We create our karma, and we can change it. We create karma with our thoughts and actions. Good karma neutralizes bad karma. Enough good karma changes bad karma. A change in behavior is required to change karma. In this way we can change our karmic state.
Besides, we deal with a lot of avalanches and a lot of snow, that kind of karma is something we don't pass up.
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- karma, kohtaloFinnish
- カルマ, 業Japanese
- likimas, karmaLithuanian
- karman, karmaPolish
- karma, carmaPortuguese
- กรรมะ, กรรมThai
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